Director, Public Affairs, Global Therapeutic Area Communications, HIV Access Communications

Location
Foster City, CA, US
Posted
Oct 21, 2020
Ref
2027083
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Director, Public Affairs, Global Therapeutic Area Communications, HIV Access Communications
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible



Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting millions of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

Director, Public Affairs, Global Therapeutic Area Communications, HIV Access Communications

Reporting to the Executive Director of Public Affairs, Global Therapeutic Area Communications, HIV, this role will triage and manage emerging issues relating to the company's products and programs in the HIV therapeutic area. In collaboration with cross functional partners, this role is responsible for articulating and asserting the company's point of view on topics pertinent to the company's efforts to help ensure access to its innovative HIV treatment and prevention medicines for people living with and at risk of acquiring HIV.

Responsibilities include:
  • Monitor environment and media to anticipate and advise on key issues relating to the company's products and programs in the HIV therapeutic area.
  • Maintain an up-to-date understanding of issues relevant to Gilead's HIV business ensuring that talking points and key message documents are updated and disseminated among internal and external audiences in a timely, proactive manner.
  • Consult with cross functional colleagues in other Corporate and Legal Affairs centers of expertise, including corporate legal, business conduct, corporate communications, community engagement, corporate giving and policy to determine appropriate courses of action in managing potential issues.
  • Triage and respond to media inquiries. Maintain relationships with key top-tier and trade reporters to shape reporting on Gilead's HIV product portfolio, pipeline and patient support.
  • Manage PR agency partners, providing agency teams with appropriate information and oversight to effectively implement programs in compliance with Gilead's business conduct policies.
  • Manage budgets to target, ensuring appropriate investment in priority work and identifying ways to optimize resources


Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • BA/BS degree in communications, liberal arts, business or science-oriented field and 12+ years of relevant experience, or MA/MS and 10+ years of relevant experience.
  • Expertise in media relations and issues management
  • Demonstrated experience driving communications plans that support business priorities
  • Ability to interact with senior management, academic experts and patient advocates appropriately, with confidence and ease
  • Ability to influence others and drive alignment across diverse teams
  • A passion for engaging in public health and policy issues
  • Prior experience in HIV communications, advocacy, government affairs, marketing or medical affairs is highly desired
  • A strong understanding of the US market access environment is essential. Experience working outside of the US is a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of regulations governing communications for a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company


As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. 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 careers@gilead.com for assistance. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the EEO is the Law poster.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental 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 careers@gilead.com for assistance.

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

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