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Head of Strategy

BenevolentAI, founded in 2013, creates and applies AI technologies to transform the way medicines are discovered and developed. BenevolentAI seeks to improve patient’s lives by applying technology designed to generate better data decision making and in doing so lower drug development costs, decrease failure rates and increase the speed at which medicines are generated. The company has developed the Benevolent Platform™ - a discovery platform used by BenevolentAI scientists to find new ways to treat disease and personalise drugs to patients.BenevolentAI is HQ’d in London with a research facility in Cambridge (UK) and further offices in New York and Antwerp. BenevolentAI has active R&D drug programmes from discovery to PhaseIIb in disease areas such as ALS, Parkinson’s, Ulcerative Colitis and Sarcopenia.

The Role

BenevolentAI is the global leader in the development and application of artificial intelligence for drug discovery and development. We are hiring a Head of Strategy to drive strategic decision making and increase operational efficiency across the Company. This is a critical role that will report directly to the CEO and play a crucial role in impacting the growth of the Company.

BenevolentAI is committed to growing diverse and inclusive teams. We welcome you to apply if the job description as a whole appeals, even if there are specific areas where you don’t have previous experience.

Primary Responsabilities

  • Lead the definition and articulation of Benevolent’s strategy: take in the views of the team to build a consistent framework for our overall company strategy and strategy for each of the product, tech, science, and corporate functions. Facilitate the discussions with key stakeholders to develop annual and long-term strategies to outline the future growth and direction of the Company.
  • Along with key stakeholders, define and develop future business opportunities and revenue streams that leverage the Benevolent platform and lie outside our traditional business model.
  • Lead operational planning of our Company objectives and plans, as well as create a calendar for the ‘rhythm of the business’.
  • Measure and evaluate the performance against Company objectives and plans.
  • Support the CEO with the Board, particularly with regards to planning for board meetings as well as work with stakeholders on the preparation of the materials for the board meetings
  • Direct and support the leadership team to ensure buy-in and consensus on key decisions and to guide the team to action.

We are looking for someone with

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred
  • 5+ years of healthcare industry experience; consulting or corporate strategy/development experience highly preferred
  • Strong analytical background required, with business development and partnership experience preferred
  • Ability to operationalise plans and use data and metrics to challenge delivery and execution against plans
  • A driven and flexible self-starter who can prioritise a challenging workload
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to influence and collaborate with senior-level stakeholders across multiple teams

Who we are

We are an eclectic bunch at Benevolent, united by our belief that innovative thinking and purposeful technology can truly change outcomes for the better. Our mission is to re-engineer drug discovery and deliver life-changing medicines for patients in need and we do this by applying AI, machine learning and other advanced technologies to reinvent the ways drugs are discovered and developed. We strive to bring together unique skills and perspectives across biology, chemistry, engineering, AI research, informatics, precision medicine and drug discovery. Together, we envision a world in which no disease goes untreated. If you are benevolent, curious, want to tackle real world problems and are willing to embrace new ideas, hit that ‘apply’ button and join us.

Important Note

It has come to our attention that unfortunately fraudsters have been falsely offering jobs and set-up fake interviews under the guise of being a Benevolent recruiter. We therefore advise you to be very stringent about who is reaching out to you. Any enquiry from our team will only be made via the email careers@benevolent.ai or an email from this domain @benevolent.ai. Please flag any suspicious contact request to hello@benevolent.ai