Executive Director, Global Head of Medical Engagement Center of Excellence- Remote

Foster City, CA
Oct 03, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Executive Director, Global Head of Medical Engagement Center of Excellence- Remote
United States - Remote

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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Executive Director, Global Head of Medical Engagement Center of Excellence- Remote

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. We strive to transform and simplify care for people with life-threatening illnesses around the world. Gilead's portfolio of products and pipeline of investigational drugs includes treatments for HIV/AIDS, COVID, HBV, HCV, HDV, Oncology and Cell Therapy as well as Inflammatory Diseases co. Gilead is a patient centric, science focused company.

Reporting to VP Global Medical Strategic Operations, this individual will provide strategic leadership to a team of experts responsible for building and expanding MS engagement standards and best practices, advancing the learning and development of MSLs, defining and implementing systematic MS impact performance measurement, and continuously assessing and enhancing internal capabilities to address internal and external changes in partnership with Region Medical, Development, Compliance and Commercial Leadership to deliver on our ambition of Field Medical Engagement Excellence. This individual will work across all therapeutic areas to ensure the successful completion and delivery of key deliverables and provide strategic, technical and operational leadership to identify and incorporate innovation, address gaps against industry benchmarks, and reduce strategic, operational and compliance risk across all MSL teams.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Develop a framework and operating model for the Medical Engagement Center of Excellence together with the Medical Affairs leadership, Business Conduct, Development Leadership, and Commercial Leadership
  • Build and lead a diverse and inclusive proactive team of experts to deliver medical engagement excellence
  • Regularly benchmark Gilead Medical Affairs field performance and approach vs relevant competitors
  • Define and implement Field Medical analytics (e.g. outcomes analytics), processes, technology and tools to monitor, measure and predict better performance
  • Lead the planning and coordination of stakeholder mapping and engagement in collaboration with Medical Affairs Leadership
  • Drive innovative projects by identifying opportunities and proposing tailored solutions for internal and external projects within a therapeutic area or above brands (ie Patient Inclusion, Healthcare disparities, Scientific Leadership, Clinical trials optimization, External Scientific Partnerships, Digital partnerships, etc)
  • Identification, development, engagement, retention and succession planning for direct and indirect reports
  • Plan for budget and resources to implement Medical Engagement Center of Excellence
  • Address appropriate stakeholder and risk management interventions (i.e. stakeholder mapping and engagement plans) and identify and resolve business risks/issues.
  • Develop a long-term strategy and implementation of the Medical Engagement Center of Excellence globally
  • A recognized leader, expert and spokesperson internally as well as externally on matters of critical importance from Medical Engagement Center of Excellence
  • Develop creative and effective solutions to inter- and intra-project priority conflicts, resource constraints and other problems which may impact project or group goals and deliverables across multiple programs.
  • Collaborate with relevant departments within Medical Affairs, across Development and Commercial as well as IT entities to establish and maintain communication channels, work practices, and processes
  • Lead creation of real-time monitoring and analysis of KPIs, developing standard reporting models to aid decision making and overall strategy.
  • Direct and lead continuous improvement of processes and supporting tools to determine best practices and appropriate resource needs, including budget, tools, and personnel

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • Advanced scientific degree with significant business experience and/or business degree with significant scientific experience
  • 7-10 years global/in-market Pharma/Biopharma experience
  • Oncology experience preferable
  • Experience shaping, developing & successfully implementing global plans
  • Process management expertise; with experience applying LEAN Methodology to reduce complexity
  • Experience in strategic planning processes and tools
  • Experience in understanding of forecasts, budgets, financial processes and tools
  • Experience in an alliance or strategic partnership
  • Experience in translating business needs into a coordinated plan
  • Results-orientation with ability to develop creative and simple solutions to complex problems
  • Strong ability to collaborate across multiple internal and external partners
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail, clarity, accuracy and conciseness
  • Uncompromising ethical standard and conduct
  • Able to motivate and foster team & cross functional collaboration
  • Additional Capabilities
    • Managing complexity: Ability to manage complex projects and use network to solve organizational issues
    • Comfort with ambiguity, paired with a proactive transformational leadership style
    • Prioritization: Ability to define priorities and focus on areas that add value
    • Problem Solving: Ability to identify the crux of a problem, and propose actionable solutions
    • Communication: Extreme clarity of communication, focused on key issues
    • Project Management: Clear organizational skills/ability to drive a team to solve complex problems
    • Collaborative style and the ability to influence at senior levels
    • Innovative, self-starter with the resilience to work effectively in a fast-moving environment

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