Department: General

Director, Alliance Management


Reporting to the Head of Program and Alliance Management, this position will manage global research and development alliances and will work in collaboration with internal cross-functional teams and external partners or consortia to manage the relationship and ensure efficiency and effectiveness of the collaboration.  Provide project management support for teams to facilitate preparation of project plans, including timelines and budget, and track progress towards milestones and key deliverables.

Position description:

  • Manage day-to-day alliance activities, while fostering and maintaining collaborative working relationships
  • Coordinate with other functions as needed to facilitate work and ensure completion of objectives e.g. Business Development for timely review and execution of legal agreements, External Affairs to contribute to timely donor reporting and to support content development for fundraising proposals
  • Define joint operating norms with external partners (communication, decision-making) and build processes and infrastructure to support efficient information sharing and collaboration
  • Act as primary point of contact for assigned collaborations to facilitate communications with the partner organization and within TB Alliance; communicate proactively and bidirectionally to represent the partner’s needs to TB Alliance management and team(s) and represent TB Alliance’s perspective to partners
  • Work with internal cross-functional colleagues to prioritize tasks, manage responsibilities, assess resource needs, mitigate risks, and ensure alliance objectives are achieved
  • Responsible for executive level communication and deliverables including briefing management on key developments, critical issues and preparations for joint committee meetings
  • Provide logistical support to joint meetings through input to and communications about agendas, minutes and follow-up actions and next steps
  • Proactively track, monitor, and communicate contractual obligations to ensure deliverables are met
  • Ensure timely and efficient decision-making, aligned with internal decision-making structure and in accord with governance for collaboration
  • Manage alliance risks and issues by proactively identifying potential delays, gaps or conflicts, assisting with resolution and escalating when appropriate
  • Coordinate key business activities across collaboration, including budgeting and goal setting
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable GxP regulations in performing the functions of the job and completion of applicable regulatory trainings provided by TB Alliance.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • A minimum of 10+ years of pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry experience,

including global drug development experience in the pharmaceutical, life sciencesorrelatedindustry

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biomedical sciences or other discipline related to drug development. Advanced degree (MS, MBA, Pharm.D., Ph.D.) preferred
  • Strong program/project management experience supporting comprehensive cross-functional initiatives, with internal and external deliverables. 
  • Experience in a collaboration/partnership, as well as the ability to understand strategic aspects of the relationship.
  • Collaborative team player with strong communication and relationship management skills, including the ability to resolve conflicts effectively and diplomatically
  • Experience building relationships and influencing without authority to achieve collaboration objectives
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented


New York, NY

Organizational Information:

TB Alliance is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of better, faster, affordable tuberculosis drugs that are available to those who need them.Through innovative science and with partners around the globe, we lead a global effort to ensure development of and equitable access to faster, better tuberculosis cures that will advance global health and prosperity.

With an annual operating budget of approximately $60 million, the TB Alliance leads the advancement of the most comprehensive R&D portfolio of TB drug candidates in history. Additionally, the TB Alliance drives efforts to ensure regulatory approval, country adoption of new regimens, and widespread availability of new drug regimens to patients. For more information, please access the website: www.tballiance.org.

Our Pipeline

TB Alliance manages the largest pipeline of new TB drugs in history.

View the portfolio