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Due Diligence Lead

Company Description

Mundipharma is a global (ex-US) network of independent associated companies that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines and consumer healthcare products. We are an agile and fast-paced company seeking to increase access to health care through programmes and effective partnerships.

We are forward-looking and dedicated to bringing innovative treatments to many of the world’s most challenging conditions and diseases including: Pain Management & Supportive Care, Consumer Health, Anti-Infectives, Biosimilars, CNS, Diabetes, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Respiratory and transplantation immunity.

We make a difference to patient lives by delivering value to healthcare professionals in 120+ countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Our guiding principles, centred around Integrity and Patient-Centricity, are at the heart of everything we do. We encourage our people to think differently and our inclusive culture of continuous learning and collaboration make Mundipharma a great place to work.


  • The Diligence Lead is responsible for the strategic and operational governance, leadership and facilitation duties to support triage / pre-diligence of potential in-licensing, out licensing and divestment opportunities, and the planning / conduct of International Due Diligence projects.
  • Accountable for the design and implementation of a complete and consistent approach to Diligence activities across all franchise areas and product types (Ethical and Consumer Health).
  • Delivers diligence programs with integrity and in a collaborative way to build trust at all levels of engagement looking to empower others and nurtures an environment of learning.
  • Continually challenges the team to do things better, faster and in a way that does not reduce quality, while bringing value to the organization and reducing spend.
  • For opportunities authorised as progressing to diligence, the Diligence Lead will schedule and coordinate diligence meetings, set the strategy for diligence reviews, communicate assignments and expectations to team members, and coordinate the completion of all diligence related activities to ensure appropriate quality, integrity and completeness.  
  • The Diligence Lead will consolidate review-specific information and communication documents to facilitate the coordination of deliverables and will ensure stakeholder review materials are fully complete in a timely manner.
  • The position reports to the Head of Corporate and Business Development and will be based in Cambridge.


  • Successful completion of academic degree or PhD in Pharmaceutical Science/Technology, or a graduate from a University of Applied Sciences with a focus on management or natural sciences, or similar formal education and training
  • Significant experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with knowledge of clinical research and pharmaceutical development and the interactions between R&D, commercial and business development organisations
  • Understanding of the industry trends and emerging issues in Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Latin America, including social, economic and regulatory factors that might impact the delivery of successful outcomes.
  • Solid understanding and experience of organisational development, organisational design, change management, etc.
  • Advanced understanding and experience of project management principles and project management tools, proven project management skills and mastering of PM common practices.
  • Excellent experience with MS-Office with particular understanding of project planning strategy and software (e.g. MS Project)
  • Ability to work both independently and effectively through teams to achieve results
  • Strong demonstrated ability in organising and controlling complex processes

Additional information

  • Responsible for appropriate, consistent and complete diligence of potential licensing opportunities through leading global cross functional diligence teams to critically assess scientific, medical and technical elements, regulatory, intellectual property, corporate diligence and commercial valuation to ensure deal value is optimised and risks to the business are understood and mitigated
  • Liaise with external third parties to facilitate transfer of diligence materials, phone conferences, potential face to face meetings and manufacturing site assessments on pharmaceutical and clinical development opportunities
  • Utilises superior project management expertise, leadership skills and techniques, and pharmaceutical-scientific intellect in the coordination and governance of diligence reviews to ensure diligence reviews are effectively planned and well-organised, covering the entire geographical region(s) of interest. Manage the information relating to projects including the development and maintenance of diligence information hubs and ensuring the smooth flow of information within the diligence team.
  • Develops robust communication pathways for matrix team members and stakeholders, design relevant presentation and reporting templates, create appropriate presentation drafts, review/edit/maintain diligence deliverables (including, but not limited to, reports and Board of Director meeting materials), and create/maintain the diligence project information repository.