Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

IDEAYA Biosciences
South San Francisco, California
Jun 20, 2024
Jun 27, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Work Mode
Employment Type
Organization Type
Corporation / LLC
IDEAYA Biosciences (NASDAQ: IDYA) is a public, clinical-stage precision medicine oncology company committed to the discovery and development of targeted therapeutics for patient populations selected using DNA sequencing and other molecular diagnostics. Our approach integrates extensive capabilities in identifying and validating translational biomarkers with small molecule drug discovery to select patient populations most likely to benefit from the therapies we are developing. We are applying these capabilities across multiple classes of precision medicine, including direct targeting of oncogenic pathways and synthetic lethality - which represents an emerging class of precision medicine targets. We believe this diversified approach will enable us to deliver the right medicine to the right patient to drive a more robust clinical response. IDEAYA has an industry leading platform and pipeline in precision medicine / synthetic lethality. IDEAYA wholly-owns or controls its three most-advanced clinical programs. It has established strategic collaborations with GSK, Amgen, Pfizer and Gilead supporting certain clinical and preclinical pipeline programs.

When you're at IDEAYA, you will be in the midst of brilliant minds working on precision medicine therapies to help cancer patients. We are passionate and committed about being on the forefront of oncology medicine, which means we all have a high internal drive that is at the very core of every person at IDEAYA. We are inquisitive, ask deep questions, and are data-driven innovators who like to collaborate and use team work to move science forward. For more information, please see .

Position Summary:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Chief Commercial Officer to join our dynamic oncology biotech company. As the CCO, you will play a pivotal role in guiding our organization from a pre-commercial to a fully commercial entity, ensuring the successful launch and commercialization of our innovative oncology products. This position requires a strategic thinker with a strong commercial background, a passion for driving growth, and a proven track record in the oncology or biotech industry.

What you'll do:

Design and build the commercial organization:
- Hire key leadership roles within the commercial organization.
- Design the key functional areas within the commercial organization, including sales, marketing, and medical affairs.

Develop and implement commercial strategies:
- Design and execute comprehensive commercial strategies that drive revenue growth and market share for our oncology products.
- Collaborate with the CEO and other executive team members to align commercial strategies with the company's overall vision and objectives.

Lead the sales and marketing functions:
- Oversee the sales and marketing teams, ensuring they operate cohesively to meet the organization's financial and business objectives.
- Establish clear sales targets and KPIs, monitor performance, and provide guidance and support to achieve goals.

Analyze market trends and competitors:
- Stay informed about market trends, customer behavior, and competitive landscape in the oncology and biotech sectors.
- Leverage data analytics and market research to inform strategic decision-making and optimize commercial strategies.

Foster customer relationships:
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with key customers and stakeholders in the oncology and biotech sectors.
- Ensure customer satisfaction and retention by implementing feedback mechanisms and addressing customer needs.

Drive new business opportunities:
- Identify and pursue new business opportunities, including partnerships, collaborations, and licensing deals in the oncology and biotech sectors.
- Develop and execute strategies to penetrate new markets and expand the company's product and service offerings.

Manage commercial operations:
- Oversee the budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis for the commercial function.
- Ensure compliance with company policies, industry laws and regulations, and ethical business practices.

    • Bachelor's or master's degree in business, marketing, or a related field.
    • A minimum of 15 years of experience in sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical industry, with at least 5 years in a commercial leadership role in the oncology and biotech industry, preferably as a CCO.
    • Proven track record of driving a biotech, precommercial organization to become a successful commercial entity by driving revenue growth and market share in the oncology or biotech sector.
    • Strong analytical skills and experience using data analytics and market research to inform decision-making.
    • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work collaboratively across functions and with internal and external partners.
    • Passion for delivering value to customers and a deep understanding of market dynamics in the oncology and biotech sectors.

$460,000 - $525,000 a year
The salary range is an estimate and may vary based on the Company's compensation practices.

The Company complies with all laws respecting equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants with regard to any protected characteristic as defined by federal, state, and local law. This position requires you to work onsite at the Company's facilities, with partial work-from-home flexibility, and the Company requires that all employees working in its facilities be fully vaccinated (except as required by applicable law). Therefore, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law. The Company considers you fully vaccinated once 14 days have passed since you received either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine must have been FDA approved, have emergency use authorization from the FDA, or, for persons fully vaccinated outside of the U.S., be listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization.

Along with our highly collaborative and inclusive environment, IDEAYA offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes (but is not limited to) medical/dental/vision coverage (100% company paid for employees and 90% company paid for dependents), retirement benefits, ESPP and wellness programs. All full-time employees will also be eligible for an annual bonus and equity refresh.

IDEAYA is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, IDEAYA does not discriminate in hiring or otherwise in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. EOE/AA/Vets.

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