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Business Ops
London

VP Strategy & Operations

With over 35 nationalities and a range of backgrounds represented in our Benevolent team, we aim to build an inclusive environment where our people can bring their authentic selves to work, be respected for who they are and the exceptional work they do. We welcome and actively encourage applications from all sections of society and are committed to offering equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, age, citizenship, or any other basis. We see our diversity as an asset as we tackle challenging problems that bridge the gap between drug discovery and technology.

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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

We share a passion for being part of a mission that matters, and we are always looking for curious and collaborative people who share our values and want to be part of our journey.  If that sounds like a fit for you, hit the apply button and join us.

About us

BenevolentAI unites AI with human expertise to discover new and more effective medicines. Our unique computational R&D platform spans every step of the drug discovery process, powering an in-house pipeline of over 25 drug programmes. We advance our mission to reinvent drug discovery by harnessing the power of a diverse team, rich with different backgrounds, experiences, opinions and personalities.  In our offices in London and New York and research facility in Cambridge (UK), we work in highly collaborative, multidisciplinary teams, harnessing skills across biology, chemistry, engineering, AI, machine learning, informatics, precision medicine and drug discovery.

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Head over to our Glassdoor page to learn about our benefits, culture and to find out what our team think about life at Benevolent. You can also find out more about us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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