Senior Director, Brand Launch Execution Oncology Strategy & Operations

Foster City, CA, United States
Dec 23, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Senior Director, Brand Launch Execution Oncology Strategy & Operations
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
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Senior Director, Brand Launch Execution - Oncology Strategy & Operations

Global Commercial Product Strategy

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 Senior Director, Brand Launch Execution role, you will drive the launch execution, with key markets, for Sacituzumab Govitecan, a clinical-stage antibody drug conjugate being developed across a range of solid tumors. You will partner closely with the brand team to ensure that you understand the global strategy. You will then partner with colleagues in the Global Center of Launch Excellence to ensure that affiliates are prepared for launch. This will range from local insight generation, identifying infrastructure needs, sharing best practices, and ensuring that the local POA are aligned to the global strategy. Ultimately, your goal will be to drive launch excellence, with key markets, for the launch of Sacituzumab Govitecan.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Executive Director, Global Commercial Product Strategy, Oncology Strategy and Operations, this role will:
  • Work closely with colleague(s) in the Global Launch Center of Excellence to ensure that best practices are disseminated across the world
  • Outline global oncology market insights, designing capabilities, and partnering with colleagues in the countries and regions to implement the global strategic launch for Sacituzumab Govitecan in TNBC, plus any follow on indications, and tailor plans that meet local market, regulatory and payer needs
  • Identify and engage with global oncology external stakeholders to help support access to education on Sacituzumab Govitecan and it's pending commercialization
  • Partner with the global brand team to develop a proactive process to streamline internal communications targeting global cross functional and local commercial colleagues to educate, inspire and support the success of the brand in markets
  • Create strong and close working relationship with brand counterparts in key US and exUS markets. Participate in working sessions and discussions, and lead regional forums to share practices and coordinate the execution of the global brand strategy
  • Become a thought partner with local counterparts, reviewing and challenging their country POAs and country-specific brand plans, embedding best practices, providing reactive feedback and input to ensure alignment to GCPS brand strategy
  • Your ultimate benchmark will be the successful execution of brand launch strategies to maximizes the overall patient impact and business opportunity

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

We're seeking a strategic, influential leader, and experienced oncology marketer with:
  • At least 12 years of relevant commercial experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry
  • Substantial oncology-specific experience and market knowledge, in particular in solid tumor malignancies; breast cancer experience is a plus
  • Substantial experience in global product strategic planning, including developing differentiated brand positioning and messaging
  • Ex-US local country experience, particularly in Europe, preferred
  • 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
  • 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
  • B.A. or B.S. required, MBA/PhD/PharmD and/or advanced degree in life sciences or medical degree preferred

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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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