Senior Director- US Medical Affairs, Managed Care and Government Accounts (MCGA) Inflammation, Liver

Foster City, CA, US
Nov 06, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Senior Director- US Medical Affairs, Managed Care and Government Accounts (MCGA) Inflammation, Liver Fibrosis COVID-19 (LFC)
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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We have an exciting opportunity within US Medical Affairs for a Senior Director in our Managed Care and Government Accounts (MCGA team). This role can be office-based in our Foster City, CA headquarters, or remote.

Senior Director- US Medical Affairs, Managed Care and Government Accounts (MCGA)

The Senior Director, MCGA-Inflammation and LFC will have overall responsibility for leading the development of Medical Affairs (MA) strategies and Plans of Action (POA) for the Inflammation and LFC Therapeutic Area (TA) for US payers and key accounts. This position will report to the Executive Director and Lead of MCGA.

Job Responsibilities (including, but are not limited to)
  • In collaboration with global and US TA MA, Managed Markets, Value and Access, Commercial and Government Affairs, develop Medical Affairs strategies and POA to ensure that MCGA is improving patient lives by aligning patient population needs, external stakeholder value drivers and Gilead portfolio and products.
  • Identify and develop patient access strategy and research opportunities for US payers and key accounts ensuring alignment and inclusion of all Inflammation and LFC MA activities, to support MA scientific objectives.
  • Understand MCGA OL needs, identify and communicate data gaps, and work collaboratively with research teams (Clinical Development, Medical Affairs Research, Value and Access Health Economic and Outcomes Research) to actively address evidence needs throughout product lifecycle. Accountable for providing MCGA strategic input into Publication Strategy.
  • Consistent with the scientific strategy, develop tools and resources to support successful implementation of the POA.
  • Proactively share insights and needs with the Indication Leadership Team (ILT) for development of the Global Integrated Strategic Plan (ISP).
  • Lead communication strategy with MCGA stakeholders, including leveraging the appropriate avenues for early scientific engagement and AMCP Dossier development.
  • In partnership with the FD's, co-lead efforts for key MCGA conferences
  • Management of MCGA Medical Affairs Advisory Programs (MAAPs)
  • Develop and maintain positive professional relationships with MCGA thought-leaders based on mutual respect and the sincere interest in sharing their perspective on medical therapies.
  • Work closely with the MCGA Medical Scientists to deliver on the POA
  • Collaborates effectively and in a compliant manner with colleagues in other functional areas throughout Gilead.

  • 7+ years Medical Affairs (medical device/pharmaceutical industry), managed care, and HEOR experience, preferred
  • Advanced degree in life sciences in one or more of the following: MD, DO, PharmD, PhD
  • Excellent strategic thinking skills, with demonstrated ability to successfully lead the ideation, development of a plan and move to action
  • Possess a willingness and ability to work hands-on and with a sense of urgency, in a fast-paced, scientific, entrepreneurial environment
  • Extensive knowledge of the US healthcare ecosystems and payer landscape
  • Existing contacts with payers, providers, advocates, institutions and/or hospitals strongly preferred
  • Solid working knowledge of regulatory and compliance environment
  • Effective organizational, project planning, and time management skills
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively present to and engage with a wide range of audiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills including excellent verbal and written communication
  • Computer proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe®
  • Ability to travel frequently (+/- 30%)

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