Senior Director, Brand Strategy - HIV Treatment

Foster City, CA, United States
Dec 22, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Senior Director, Brand Strategy - HIV Treatment
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 - Brand Strategy - HIV Treatment (Global Commercial Product Strategy)

At Gilead, we are driven to develop lifesaving products that make a difference for patients around the world. Every day, we transform the promise of science and technology into breakthrough, innovative therapies that have the power to cure, prevent or treat disease. As a research-based biopharmaceutical company, we are revolutionizing healthcare by bringing medicines to patients in the areas of unmet need including HIV, liver diseases, hematology and oncology, and inflammation and respiratory diseases. When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives.

Making an impact on a global scale

For over 30 years, Gilead has been a leading innovator in treating and preventing HIV. Despite tremendous advances in the field, HIV is still a global epidemic with an unequally heavy impact among the most marginalized populations. In this role, you will drive the global marketing strategy and implementation for our HIV treatment therapies. From clinical trial design, lifecycle management, new indications and product launches, you'll be providing insights and partnering with local markets, Medical Affairs, Value and Access, Commercial Operations, Clinical Development, Governmental Affairs, Public Affairs to implement an integrated, global HIV strategy.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Executive Director, Global Commercial Product Strategy, HIV Treatment, (in this role) you will:

  • Develop and execute the HIV Treatment commercial strategic vision, balancing near-term and long-term priorities
  • 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
  • Create strong and close working relationship with 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
  • Identify actionable insights based on market research and ensure the product/brand addresses unmet need areas
  • Develop and execute global communication platforms and promotional tools, including the development of compelling messaging which sustains and expands our global market position

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

We're seeking a strategic, influential leader and experienced global manager with:
  • B.A. or B.S. required, MBA and/or advanced degree in life sciences or medical degree preferred
  • At least 14 years of relevant commercial experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry (or 12 years' experience with advanced degree)
  • Substantial HIV-specific experience and market knowledge
  • Substantial experience in global product strategic planning, including developing differentiated brand positioning and messaging and promotional tools
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive, develop and implement multi-dimensional marketing and business plans, including branded and unbranded campaign development and tactical planning and budgeting
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to influence and work successfully with varied audiences and executives
  • Strong analytical skills, demonstrated by the ability to identify and interpret complex issues and provide appropriate recommendations to senior management and across functional areas
  • Demonstrated excellence in project management and effectively managing multiple priorities and projects
  • Proven ability to nimbly navigate complex situations, adapt and simultaneously deliver innovative solutions and positive outcomes for both the business and for patients

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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