Executive Director, HIV Marketing

Foster City, CA
Oct 13, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Executive Director, HIV Marketing
United States - California - Foster CityUnited States - New Jersey - Morris Plains

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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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

The Executive Director, HIV Marketing will lead the marketing team for Gilead's $12Bn HIV treatment business.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, experienced individual with a strong track record of commercial success in the pharmaceutical industry. They should have a proven ability to provide strategic brand/portfolio management, team leadership, vision, and direction within a fast-moving, challenging, and dynamic commercial environment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Leading, developing, and managing a team of marketing professionals
  • Lead the strategic and tactical planning for HIV Treatment Marketing in support of continued leadership in the HIV treatment space
  • Work closely with cross-functional colleagues to ensure execution of the strategic plans
  • Collaborate with Global Colleagues to align strategies and share best practices
  • Create content and materials to deploy through a sales team and ensure clear focus and execution
  • Lead a very significant Direct to Patient marketing effort
  • Understand new ways to reach and engage with customers and consumers
  • Effectively manage the Marketing budget
  • Oversee all agency relationships and performance
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and policies
Basic Qualifications:
High School Degree and Eighteen Years' Experience


Associates Degree and Sixteen Years' Experience


Bachelor\'s Degree and Fourteen Years' Experience


Masters\' Degree and Twelve Years' Experience


Ph.D. and Twelve Years' Experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 14 years of pharmaceutical industry experience including expertise in marketing
  • BA/BS degree required with an MBA or advanced scientific degree desired
  • Knowledge and experience in HIV preferred
  • Experience managing cross-functional teams or workgroups as well as direct reports
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to lead, interact with, focus, resolve conflict and drive consensus among individuals from a variety of cultures, and disciplines
  • Strategic capabilities with the ability to conceive, develop and implement multi-dimensional marketing and business plans
  • Demonstrated excellence in project management and effectively managing multiple projects/priorities
  • Strong communication skills with experience presenting before executive staff
  • Track record of successful budget management with an understanding of revenue forecasting and expense budget planning and tracking
  • Sales/market research experience is preferable, though not required

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