Senior Director of Alliance Management, Companion Diagnostics (CDx) (ADX-115-20)

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Senior Director of Alliance Management, Companion Diagnostics (CDx) (ADX-115-20)
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THE COMPANY: ArcherDX, Inc. -


ArcherDX is advancing molecular diagnostics with a robust technology platform for genetic mutation detection by next-generation sequencing. By combining patented Anchored Multiplex PCR (AMP™) chemistry in an easy-to-use, lyophilized format and powerful bioinformatics software, the Archer® platform enhance genetic mutation identification. ArcherDX provides oncology-focused research products and is pursuing regulatory approval for multiple companion diagnostic assays. ArcherDX is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Learn more at and follow @ArcherDXInc on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

The successful candidate will help to establish and execute successful CDx partnerships with external pharmaceutical companies within agreed timelines, budgets, and resources. The candidate will manage a team of Alliance Managers supporting multiple CDx devices in development. The candidate will coordinate multi-disciplinary teams, including Finance, Assay Development, Bioinformatics, Clinical Development Operations, PMO, Regulatory, Market Access, Business Development, Legal, & Marketing.
This position will be responsible for establishing processes to efficiently manage numerous prospective, retrospective, and/or bridging studies in support of CDx clinical claims on multiple universal CDx devices in development (ie. one device, with multiple pharma partners). They will be responsible for ensuring partner expectations are properly defined, contracted, and managed. The candidate will be responsible for managing and coordinating all active CDx activities with partners, leveraging dedicated Alliance Management support across the various devices in development. This candidate will work closely with the Pharma CDx Business Development team to align on CDx Strategy focusing on global partnerships in addition to delegating activities to Business Development for their assistance when appropriate.
Job performance will involve a variety of activities including:
  • Develop and execute project plans for each device in development. These plans will provide details for each contracted partner, individually and over-arching, to ensure full efficiency is achieved. These plans will be presented to leadership for management review on a quarterly basis.
  • Maintain relationships with contracted Pharma customers from project initiation through completion.
  • Coordinate with internal ArcherDX functional teams as needed for the various efforts associated with successful project completion, general relationship coordination.
  • Maintain and develop the CRM database, provide monthly sales pipelines and forecasts for active projects.
    • Review, understand, and comply with all Regulatory and required policies and procedures (ie. GDPR, IT, etc).
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in alliance management (or project/program management) for CDx device development
  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience in people management role
  • Skilled communicator with experience in personalized medicine and ability to effectively communicate with both internal and external audiences
  • Strong understanding of Pharmaceutical therapeutic development in personalized and targeted medicine
  • Self-starter with the ability to create and execute plans and processes
  • Ability to build and analyze models to forecast and track results
  • Understanding of Regulatory Requirements (GLP, GCP, GMP, CLIA) within a Drug Development process including Phase I, II, III, IV clinical trials associated with personalized medicine requirements.
  • Willingness to travel (15-25%)
  • Drive and determination
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to participate with others as a member of the team to ensure that demanding and difficult projects are handled smoothly and cooperatively to enhance the success of the projects and maintain strong relationships within all parts of the company.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Self-starter
    • Driven to perform
    • Self-directed: needs little explicit direction and no hand holding
    • Able to organize, prioritize, and delegate tasks to efficiently move projects forward.
  • Advanced degree in biology or Business (MS/PhD or MBA) is preferred
  • Orientation – Basic training
  • Standard Operating Procedures – training on SOPs related to role
  • On-Job-Training – As required and with manager/peers/leadership in the Field
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Conveniently located minutes from downtown Boulder via Pearl Street or the Goose Creek Path. Easily commutable from all directions.

An Insider's view of ArcherDX

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Collaborative - when I walk through the ArcherDX office at any time of day, I can see cross-functional collaboration in action. Our team members are constantly connecting in structured and unstructured meetings to solve problems and achieve goals.


Corporate Recruiter

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration between functional groups is key to the Logistics team's success at Archer. Working closely with Sales, Manufacturing, Assay Development, Customer Support, Finance and QA allows us to provide better customer service by improving our processes, troubleshoot, brainstorm new ideas, learn from each other and share our best "dad" jokes.


Logistics Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Creativity requires a break from the routine and the screen. Here at Archer the team gets creative through walks to the food trucks, lunch runs, climbing gym sessions or a few end of the week craft brews. Some of our best algorithms were developed or refined on the climbing gym mat.


VP of Bioinformatics and Commercial Development

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The marketing team brings in and drives the voice of our customers across the organization. Each strategic decision we make at ArcherDX is informed by a deep, customer-centric approach, where we use our insights to better understand how we can deliver an exceptional experience and aim to positively impact the lives of the patients we serve!


Director, Global Marketing

What are ArcherDX Perks + Benefits

ArcherDX Benefits Overview

ArcherDX offers a competitive and generous benefit package including:

• Medical PPO or HMO and Dental-82% of monthly premium covered by the company
• Optional vision, life, FSA, dependent care plans
• Basic AD&D, Short and Long Term disability-covered 100% by the company
• 160 hours PTO per calendar after three months of service
• 6-weeks parental leave covered 100% by the company
• 401K with company match with potential of up to $2000/year
• 2019 bonus - 5% based on company objectives (for non-commissioned employees)
• Company stock options for all employees
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Ecopass

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Company sponsored family events
Archer sponsors family oriented events annually. This year, we had our summer picnic at the Boulder Reservoir.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Archer hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5250.
Cross functional training encouraged
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