Senior Manager, Competitive Intelligence

Kite Pharma
Santa Monica, CA
Aug 12, 2019
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Kite, a Gilead Company, is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel cancer immunotherapy products designed to harness the power of a patient's own immune system to selectively target and kill cancer cells. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at

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The Senior Manager, Competitive Intelligence will lead global Competitive Intelligence activities in support of Kite's cell therapy business. The role is focused on working with and collaborating with a broad cross-functional group of stakeholders (including but not limited to Commercial, Medical Affairs, Clinical, Research, Regulatory, Corporate Development, and Legal) as well as Senior Management to collect, synthesize, and deliver key insights and implications to our business on the competitive environment (related both to marketed products and pipeline compounds). Key areas of focus in this effort are the strategies, programs, and capabilities of both cell therapy and non cell therapy competitors in both R&D and promotional areas, as well as trends in areas such as treatment guidelines, pricing and IP. This position reports to the VP, Commercial Analytics, and is based in Santa Monica, CA.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Defining key strategic business questions in partnership with cross-functional group of stakeholders
  • Utilizing systematic processes to gather and summarize competitive information that is relevant to the needs of the cell therapy business
  • Providing context and objective analysis of competitive (commercial, clinical, and scientific) information to enable actions and business decision-making
  • Building and updating databases on competitor pipeline products and estimated potential launch timing
  • Building and maintaining select competitor product profiles
  • Providing conference coverage and analytic support of emerging clinical and market data
  • Evaluating and making recommendations on CI tools, processes, and services such as information dashboards, submission capturing and standardized reporting
  • Communicating key competitive information to teams and Executives throughout the organization through oral and written communication
  • Following pre-defined standards to ensure legal and ethical approaches to CI, protecting business interests and confidentiality
  • In select situations, work with functional leaders in Market Research and/or Forecasting to carry out projects in these areas and participate in the formulation of product/franchise strategies based on data and insights derived from CI, market research, and forecasting analyses
  • Manage third party agencies/projects to source relevant CI

Preferred Qualifications:
  • BA or BS with concentration in Life Sciences, Marketing, or Business required
  • MBA or other advanced degree in Business, Life Sciences or Medicine desirable
  • 5 or more years of work experience in pharma/biotech with relevant experience in oncology/hematology highly preferred
  • Strong knowledge regarding the drug development and commercialization process in order to assess and contextualize competitive efforts
  • Ability to interpret and synthesize pre-clinical and clinical scientific data and identify broader implications for our programs and / or specific opportunities
  • History of independence in researching, formulating, and delivering CI assessments (including basic information as well as strategic insights based on that information).
  • Experience in use of online data sources and scientific/market databases (e.g., Pubmed,, TrialTrove, Evaluate Pharma, etc.)
  • Strong relationship management skills with internal stakeholders and external contacts and resources
  • Evidence of achievement while working on cross-functional teams in a biopharmaceutical setting
  • Proven ability to present at and facilitate small-group and large-group meetings (with peers as well as superiors) to achieve pre-defined objectives
  • History of effective written communication skills (including both PowerPoint and Word/email mediums)
  • Excellent task management skills (specifically project planning, prioritization, objective setting, meeting management and plan execution) are required
  • Willingness and ability to work hands-on and with a sense of urgency, in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Business travel is required



Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at

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