Senior Director, Global Brand Strategy Solid Tumors

Foster City, CA, United States
Dec 18, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Senior Director, Global Brand Strategy Solid Tumors
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.

Making an impact on a global scale
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

Senior Director, Global Brand Strategy - Solid Tumors

Global Commercial Product Strategy Oncology

United States - California - Foster City

Making an impact on a global scale

For over 30 years, Gilead has been a leading innovator in virology and we developed today's leading medicines for treating and preventing HIV and treating viral hepatitis. More recently Gilead has expanded its oncology portfolio and seeks to become a leader in this critical disease area. In this position as a Senior Director, Global Brand Strategy - Solid Tumors, you will play a key role in driving the global marketing strategies for Sacituzumab Govitecan's near and long-term solid tumor indications outside of breast cancer. Sacituzumab Govitecan is a clinical-stage antibody drug conjugate being developed across a range of solid tumors. From product launch to new indications and lifecycle management, you'll be providing insights and partnering with local markets, Global Medical Affairs, Global Value and Access, Global Commercial Operations, Clinical Development, Governmental Affairs, Public Affairs to help drive the development and implementation of integrated global commercialization strategies.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Executive Director, Global Commercial Product Strategy Oncology, this role will:
  • Help build integrated global strategic plans that meet global market, regulatory and payer needs and work with global counterparts to develop and implement annual commercial plans that inform country-specific brand plans
  • Develop and implement the global plans of action that inform country specific plans of action
  • Develop the global brand profile and key marketing deliverables, including global value proposition, messaging, positioning, differential advantages and brand book
  • Develop and execute global campaigns, including the development of a differentiating strategy, unique branding, compelling positioning and key messaging that maintain or extend our global market position
  • Lead key cross-functional global workstreams to deliver integrated solutions that bring value to our customers
  • Create strong and close working relationships with a few key Gilead markets, which you will support and partner with on strategy implementation
  • Conduct strategic marketing activities including market and competitive research and product positioning in close collaboration with cross-commercial disciplines
  • Conduct commercial opportunity assessments in partnership with cross-commercial disciplines to inform clinical development plans, including indication prioritization, trial endpoints, and target product profiles
  • Manage partnership with agencies to ensure flawless execution and budget management
  • Your ultimate benchmark will be the successful execution of a global commercial strategy that maximizes the overall value of the asset and patient access across the product lifecycle

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

We're seeking a strategic, influential leader, and experienced oncology marketer with:
  • At least 14+ years with BS/BA or 12+ Years with MS/MA/MBA/PhD/PharmD of relevant commercial/consulting experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry
  • Substantial oncology-specific experience and market knowledge preferred, in particular in solid tumor malignancies
  • Ex-US local country experience, particularly in Europe and Canada, is preferred
  • Substantial experience in global product strategic planning, including developing differentiated brand positioning and messaging
  • A proven track record in planning and executing new product launches
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive, develop and implement multi-dimensional marketing and business plans, including branded and unbranded campaign development and tactical planning and budgeting
  • Strong understanding of oncology drug development process, regulatory pathways, clinical data analysis, global pricing and access environments, and other factors that may drive program success
  • Strong analytical ability to conduct technical and quantitative assessments, derive key insights / implications, and incorporate into strategic business plans and recommendations
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to influence and work successfully with varied audiences and executives
  • B.A. or B.S. required, MBA/PhD/PharmD and/or advanced degree in life sciences or medical degree preferred

The Gilead Difference

Everyone at Gilead is motivated by our overarching mission to discover and deliver innovative therapies that improve patient care in areas of unmet medical needs. But it's just what we do that gives us an edge, it's how we do it. We expect everyone at Gilead to lead by example, guided by our core values:
  • Integrity - Doing What's Right
  • Inclusion - Encouraging Diversity
  • Teamwork - Working Together
  • Accountability - Taking Personal Responsibility
  • Excellence - Being Your Best


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