VP, Global Oncology Medical Affairs

Location
Foster City, CA
Posted
Nov 26, 2021
Ref
2667370
Hotbed
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
VP, Global Oncology Medical Affairs
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


Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical 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 inflammatory diseases.

Our portfolio of more than 25 products includes complete treatment regimens for HIV and chronic hepatitis C infection available in once-daily single pills and the first CAR T therapy approved for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma after two or more lines of systemic therapy.

Since its founding in Foster City, California, in 1987, Gilead has become a leading biopharmaceutical company with a rapidly expanding product portfolio, a growing pipeline of investigational drugs and 12,000+ employees in offices across six continents. Millions of people around the world are living healthier lives because of innovative therapies developed by Gilead.

Today, our innovative approach to external partnerships, and our internal research and development effort includes hundreds of ongoing and planned clinical studies evaluating compounds with the potential to become the next generation of effective medicines.

Vice President, Global Medical Affairs- Oncology

Position Description:

Gilead is engaged in the development of innovative cancer therapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care.

The Vice President Global Medical Affairs for Oncology (ONC) will have overall responsibility for building and overseeing the Medical Affairs Department globally providing strategic leadership for all Medical Affairs activities and developing and executing the Integrated Strategic Plan (ISP). The ONC VP MA will report to the Global Head of Medical Affairs, Gilead Sciences. They will operate cross-functionally by engaging with the diverse Oncology teams across Gilead including, but not limited to: Research and Development, Regulatory Affairs, Commercial, Government Affairs, and Public Affairs.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Leads and manages the global team of ONC Medical Affairs in the corporate offices in Foster City, CA, US and in our other corporate offices in the UK. Helps lead and direct country affiliate oncology medical affairs staff in offices around the world.
    • Managing all Global MA staff responsible for ONC
    • Leads MA team's involvement in development of strategic plans in a cross functional manner including contributions to Integrated Strategic Plan (ISP), MA Global Plan of Action, Integrated Evidence Plan, Conference Strategy, and Publication Plans
    • Chairs, or delegates chair, of Medical Affairs Subcommittee (MAST) for Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR) and Phase 4 research assessment
  • Leads the delivery of timely, accurate and succinct communication of fair-balanced clinical and scientific presentations to healthcare professionals, both proactively and in response to requests for information, consistent with promotional compliance and regulatory requirements.
    • Chair Editorial Review Board (ERB) for review and approval of all scientific content.
    • Approves all abstracts, manuscripts, posters and slides for internal and external educational meetings
    • Develop strategic topics and slides for Medical Scientist (MS) training and use
    • Leading the Global Publication Plan for ONC
    • Accountable for accuracy of all Standard Response Documents (SRDs) within Oncology
  • Responsible for, in conjunction with Medical Information, ensuring the successful dissemination of innovative clinical information to thought leaders and foster medical and scientific information exchange from and throughout the specific disease communities.
  • Develops and maintains positive professional relationships with thought-leaders based on mutual respect and the sincere interest in sharing perspective on medical therapies. This includes obtaining feedback from the independent community of relevant healthcare professionals within Oncology.
  • Coaches, oversees and conducts performance evaluations of Medical Affairs personnel via active observation of the team; establishment of clearly defined team and individual goals & objectives (quantitative and qualitative); implementation of processes to routinely monitor.
  • Collaborates effectively and in a compliant manner with colleagues in other functional areas throughout Gilead and cross functionally with Kite Pharma, a Gilead Company.
  • Responsible for development and execution of Early Access/Compassionate Use Program.
  • Acts as patient advocate to ensure the successful delivery of therapy; will respond to call center to triage matters as required.


Qualifications:
  • 15+ years Medical Affairs experience
  • MD degree required; MD/PhD preferred
  • Previous pharmaceutical or medical device industry experience
  • Clinical experience in oncology and/or hematology strongly preferred
  • Solid working knowledge of regulatory and compliance environment
  • Excellent strategic thinking skills, with demonstrated ability to successfully lead the ideation and development of a plan and move to action
  • Possess a willingness and ability to work hands-on and with a sense of urgency, in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Existing contacts with oncology institutions and/or hospitals strongly preferred
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively present to and engage with a wide range of audiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Computer proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe
  • Ability to travel approximately 20%


Competencies:
  • Results orientation- The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. He/ She will have a strong drive to meet and exceed goals, even under adverse circumstances, and is willing to take ownership of problems and make decisions in order to move forward. The candidate will be adept at clearly defining objectives and priorities and establishing appropriate milestones through a strong understanding of the market and innovative approaches. He/ She will assign accountability and incorporate disciplined processes to ensure success and nimbly manage ‘derailments' with contingency plans and coordination.
  • Team leadership- The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to build, develop, and motivate a team as evidenced by effective hiring, coaching, and mentoring of direct reports. Additionally, this individual will have a track record of successfully leveraging diversity of thought to achieve the highest level of results. The ideal candidate will develop an inclusive culture comfortable with challenging current market paradigms to achieve and exceed goals. He/ She will also have constructed an appropriate succession plan and process.
  • Strategic Orientation- The successful candidate will be able to articulate evolving priorities for the business, identify market opportunities and adapt short-term plans. This includes the ability to strategically assess customer needs and build/execute specific, segmented strategies to win business across a diverse set of customers. The successful candidate will have passion for, and success in, developing commercial strategies that have measurable business impact.
  • Collaboration and Influence- The successful candidate must be able to influence without ownership, which they will do by demonstrating competence and confidence, being personally accessible and likable, being a good listener, use fact-based persuasion, passion, and persistence as appropriate to the audience and issue at stake. Gaining the support and involvement of key internal constituencies will be critical to success, as will influencing those important constituencies external to the company. The successful candidate must therefore have excellent skills at influencing outcomes and shaping and catalyzing dialogue across and outside the organization. Credibility and integrity are critical attributes to effectively command the respect and trust of key individuals.


As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the EEO is the Law poster.

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