Sr. Manager, Employee Communications - Foster City, CA | Biospace
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Sr. Manager, Employee Communications

Gilead Sciences

Foster City, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Communications, Manager,

Job Description

Specific Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director, Employee Communications/Public Affairs, this role will be responsible for working on internal communications at the corporate and functional/regional levels.

Essential Duties and Job Functions

Work as a member of a small team that leads employee communications for worldwide Gilead organization.

Collaborate closely with other functions within Public Affairs, including Product and Corporate

Communications teams, to communicate to employees about key company milestones from data announcements and product approvals to major corporate news, including earnings and other business developments

Partner with executives and leaders to help draft communications plans and materials to communicate key developments within functions and outward to the rest of the company

Plan company-wide and large, functional all hands meetings, providing guidance on agenda, helping to develop slides and other materials, and offering logistical support in partnership with the functional leadership, Human Resources and IT

Manage complex projects, such as the coordination of panel events that bring patients, grantees and other outside speakers to the campus for employee engagement programs

Play an active role on cross-functional teams representing Public Affairs and providing perspective on the company’s culture and the communication of key information to the internal employee audience

Ensure the consistency, timeliness and delivery of messaging in communications intended for all or large groups of employees


Knowledge, Experience and Skills

Typically requires a BA degree in communications, liberal arts, business or science-oriented field and 10+ years of relevant experience, which includes 4-6 years of specific experience in public relations or employee communication or related field.

Ability to interact with senior management and provide counsel on internal communications with confidence and ease

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with a high level of attention to detail

Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously; flexibility is essential

Ability to work collaboratively with other team members

Demonstrated project and budget management capabilities

Knowledge of Gilead’s areas of therapeutic focus and/or an interest in learning and understanding the science behind our business

As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the ‘EEO is the Law’ poster.


Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.