Senior Manager Alliance Management

Corporate FunctionsHybrid Remote, Bothell, United States


Position at Seagen

Seagen is a global, multi-product biotechnology company dedicated to developing and commercializing transformative cancer medicines. As the industry leader in antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technology, we pioneered a new generation in the science of harnessing antibodies to deliver cell-killing agents directly to cancer cells. Seagen’s dedication to improving the lives of cancer patients goes beyond science, and we believe that every employee has a role in contributing to this mission. By working together with a shared dedication and diverse perspectives, we can reach our full potential and make a real difference in the world. Seagen is a fast-growing company and has an abundance of opportunities available for you to grow your career. Put your passion to work at Seagen and join us! 


Seagen is seeking a highly motivated Senior Manager for Alliance Management. This role is an individual contributor position that will be responsible for supporting the Alliance Management team.  The incumbent will interact with internal and external partners to initiate agreements, manage or support the overall relationships, governance, and events to meet joint goals and ensure optimal strategic partnerships.   


  • Work as a member of the Seagen Alliance Management team when partnering with companies to initiate alliances, manage joint milestones, and implement partnership agreements.  
  • Serve as alliance point of contact working with external partners and joint cross-functional team, as well as alliance counter parts to manage the health of the collaboration, including- contractual terms and issues, operating principals and advance joint goals and deliverables. 
  • Develop tools and resources that support collaboration governance and operating norms (e.g. communication, decision-making) including onboarding materials, joint sharing workspaces, and standard templates 
  • Responsible for working closely with internal stakeholders, team members and functional leads to ensure an aligned approach in relation to partner strategy, governance, and operations, including key business activities and events.  Responsible for escalating misalignment as appropriate.  
  • Coordinate with internal business partners (e.g. Finance, Communications, Legal, and Corporate Development) to facilitate ongoing and proactive relationship management with external partners to ensure strong alignment in support of key activities.  
  • Proactively track, monitor, and communicate contractual obligations and deliverables to ensure responsibilities are met in accordance with terms of collaboration  
  • Ensure that alliances are managed consistently, drive implementation of alliance management best practices, standard tools, and approaches 
  • Build and maintain internal alliance management communications and working space for sharing resources and best practices 
  • Develop tools for continuous improvement of partnership management at Seagen 
  • Build expertise in managing partners, including organizational awareness, effective governance, and engaging across management levels 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in biomedical sciences, business, or other discipline related to drug development 
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in pharmaceutical, life sciences or related industry  
  • A minimum of 1 year's experience working with partners demonstrating relationship management abilities 
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams, including joint leadership or governance committees, to accomplish shared goals 
  • Excellent business acumen with demonstrated ability to develop solutions that support product, team, corporate and alliance objectives 
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of the global drug development process and biotech/pharma industries 
  • A proven track record of being a proactive and strategic thinker, with strong facilitation, problem-solving and issue resolution skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to facilitate internal alignment, effectively and diplomatically negotiate and resolve conflict 
  • Adept in using collaboration with outstanding communication, relationship management skills and high emotional intelligence 
  • Adaptive leadership style with ability to influence teams without formal authority 
  • Ability to collaborate across multiple client groups in a highly matrixed global organization to advance priorities 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 2 years’ experience working with partners or accounts, demonstrating relationship management abilities 
  • 3 years of relevant experience in pharmaceutical or life science industry with a focus in oncology is desirable 


As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seagen is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seagen, please visit  

Seagen is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.  

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, Seagen requires that all newly-hired employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before commencing employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and other requirements of applicable federal, state, and local law.