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Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics. The Guardant Health Oncology Platform leverages capabilities to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs across all stages of the cancer care continuum. Guardant Health has launched liquid biopsy-based Guardant360®, Guardant360 CDx and GuardantOMNI® tests for advanced stage cancer patients. These tests fuel development of its LUNAR program, which aims to address the needs of early stage cancer patients with neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatment selection, cancer survivors with surveillance, asymptomatic individuals eligible for cancer screening and individuals at a higher risk for developing cancer with early detection.
The Head of Corporate Development is responsible for leading and directing the overall corporate development function for the Guardant Health. This person will be responsible for proactively shaping Guardant’s corporate development strategy to help the Company maintain its leadership position in the industry by identifying industry trends, maintaining relationships with relevant external partners, as well as sourcing, negotiating, structuring, and executing strategic acquisitions/investments across all of the Company’s geographies and businesses. S/He will collaborate with the Company’s founders and other members of the Company’s executive management team to identify the Company’s strategic trajectory and opportunities for inorganic growth and changes.
Support the Company’s growth strategy through identification, assessment and execution of potential M&A, investments and JVs as well as divestitures by the company
Establish and lead a robust and comprehensive process to identify and evaluate potential opportunities, which includes a rigorous idea generation and screening process that will bring quality acquisition and investment ideas to the Company’s executive management team
Collaborate with the Founders and the Business Unit Leaders to think about corporate development opportunities in a progressive, systematic and routine fashion. Build relationships with each business unit to keep an ongoing flow of ideas that is aligned with the business units’ objectives
Manage the Company's deal/investment relationships with Investment Banking firms
Partner with business leaders before, during and after the M&A processes, to ensure the deals make strategic sense, fit with the forward-looking business plans, and are integrated smoothly and fully optimized
Lead cross-functional teams in developing acquisition business case analyses and executing and interfacing with finance, accounting, legal, tax, HR and other departments of the Company to ensure seamless deal execution
Evaluate and execute other strategic initiatives such as joint ventures, divestitures, licensing and partnership activities
Play a key role in all of the Company’s M&A activities and provide general transaction and analytic support, including the creation of summaries and presentation materials to communicate recommendations to senior management
10+ years of transaction experience in Corporate Development or M&A at a comparable size company or Investment Bank
MBA or relevant graduate degree from quality institution or similar academic / professional experience
Relevant experience in leading teams to execute all aspects of transactions including direct experience in M&A negotiation, execution and integration
Growing knowledge of biotech and/or medical device industry, understanding of genomics, cancer, and/or diagnostics a big plus
Experience working in a demanding environment with highly motivated and driven professionals
Ability to handle projects with multiple workstreams, with proven leadership success over a wide variety of functional business problems
Superior analytical and problem solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor
Ability to structure and manage complex projects and processes with multiple stakeholders at both senior and junior levels
Excellent presentation skills, including strong oral and writing capabilities; ability to clearly communicate compelling messages to senior managers
Strong leadership skills with a team-oriented and collaborative approach to work
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