Partner Manager/Director, Health Care & Life Science

San Carlos

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We believe that everyone benefits from their biological information. It’s our mission to empower every person to improve their life through DNA.

With our high-quality, trusted partners and state-of-the-art lab, we’ve created the first platform of personalized products and services powered by genetics. From advanced cancer screening to custom fitness and nutrition plans, the world of DNA learning is becoming more accessible and more valuable than ever.

Our big vision comes with big responsibility. That’s why we’re building a team of experts in the field of genetics, engineering, design, business development, and beyond to help bring actionable insights to our customers. We’re looking for the best and brightest minds who are passionate about our mission and are excited to work on a truly diverse team.

As a Strategic Partner Manager in a small team, you will be critical part of the company's partnerships efforts and have the opportunity to foster and manage Helix's strategic partnerships.You would have an integral role in helping partners conceive, develop and iterate innovative products on Helix platform. You will help manage a vibrant ecosystem of partners and revolutionize consumer genomics. This position provides a unique opportunity to make an immediate impact in a fast-paced dynamic environment. If you are looking for an opportunity to lead and make a significant contribution, this role provides an empowering and action-oriented environment to take your career and our mission to the next level.

As Strategic Partner Manager, HealthCare & Life Science, you will:

  • Work closely with the company's leadership team in supporting strategic partnerships, in particular in the HealthCare and Life Sciences sectors
  • Foster relationships with partners ranging from C level execs to project and product leaders
  • Lead program management of Partner’s product development, influence Helix product management, and work to interweave cross-functional deliverables  
  • Influence and drive key decisions and discussions with Helix's partners
  • Be an expert on your partner’s core business, products, business models, growth plans and key motivations
  • Be responsible for keeping up with a dynamic and rapidly changing industry
  • Become the go-to person for business intelligence that informs important partnership discussions
  • Create best-in-class presentation materials to support Board meetings and partnership discussions
  • Always be where the fire is hottest - jumping in to help solve the most critical challenges

Required background:

  • 5 plus years in a partner or alliance management role. Product or program management roles with significant exposure to external partners also considered
  • 5 plus years in the health tech or life sciences industry
  • Familiarity with the consumer genomics and genetic testing space
  • Solid understanding of genetics, genomics and next generation sequencing technologies
  • At least 8-10 years of total experience to be considered for Director
  • Sustained relationship with partners over a long term
  • Impeccable organization skills backed by deep knowledge of healthcare product and partner needs
  • Comfortable creating high-profile presentations for use with partner executives and Helix Board
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Willing to contribute in a variety of ways, even if outside formal responsibilities
  • Comfortable working with executive team and stepping into a leadership role as needed ­­ 

An ideal candidate will have:

  • MBA or other advanced degree in ­technology, life sciences
  • Subject knowledge expertise in genetics, genomics, next generation sequencing technologies and/ or molecular biology
  • Experience in health tech space
  • Experience working with large scale partners
  • Experience with software products
  • Ability to  work in a fast paced environment
  • Comfort with organized chaos

What Helix can offer you:

  • Competitive compensation, including meaningful equity
  • Great benefits, including medical, dental and vision
  • 401k with employer matching
  • 12 weeks paternity and maternity leave
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Commuter benefits
  • Gym subsidies