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VP Strategy & Operations

The Company

BenevolentAI unites technology with human intelligence to re-engineer drug discovery and deliver life-changing medicines. We have developed the Benevolent Platform®, a drug discovery platform built on powerful data foundations with state of the art machine learning and AI technology. Our technology empowers scientists to decipher the vast and complex code underlying human biology, find new ways to treat disease and personalise medicines to patients. Benevolent has active in-house R&D drug programmes in disease areas such as neurodegeneration, immunology, oncology and inflammation and has research and commercial collaborations with leading pharmaceutical and research organisations. The company is headquartered in London with a research facility in Cambridge (UK) and a further office in New York.

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.

The Role

BenevolentAI is the global leader in the development and application of artificial intelligence for drug discovery and development. We are hiring a VP of Strategy and Operations 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 Responsibilities

  • 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. Take responsibility for developing annual and long-term strategies to outline the future growth and direction of the Company.
  • Define and develop future business opportunities and revenue streams that leverage the Benevolent platform and lie outside our traditional business model.
  • Lead, manage and develop key relationships with investors and strategic partners.
  • Lead operational planning of our Company objectives and plans.
  • Measure and evaluate the performance of Company objectives and plans.
  • Support the CEO with the Board, particularly with regards to planning for board meetings.
  • Direct and support 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
  • 6+ years of healthcare industry experience; consulting or corporate strategy/development experience highly preferred
  • Strong analytical background required, with business development and partnership experience preferred
  • Proven business development and partnership cultivation experience
  • A driven and flexible self-starter who can prioritise a challenging workload
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to manage senior-level stakeholders across multiple teams

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 or an email from this domain Please flag any suspicious contact request to