Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs, Advertising and Promotion

Foster City, CA
Nov 26, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs, Advertising and Promotion
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

Within the Regulatory Affairs Advertising and Promotion (RA Ad/Promo) group at Gilead, provide commercial regulatory strategy to help the US business to meet its commercial needs in a compliant manner. Support one or more high volume and/or complex products and therapeutic areas. Manage direct reports according to business need.

Job Responsibilities:

Technical Skills:

  • Provide commercial regulatory support to assigned products and/or therapeutic areas without direct managerial oversight, as appropriate. Conduct review and approval of promotional materials.

  • Serve as Promotional Review Committee Chair for one or more high volume and complex brands or therapeutic areas.

  • Serve as regulatory liaison to FDA/CDER/OPDP for assigned products with managerial oversight, as appropriate.

  • Maintain a continued awareness and understanding of FDA regulations, guidance documents, and enforcement actions with regards to advertising and promotion of pharmaceutical products.

    Process Improvements:

  • Initiate and/or contribute to local or global process improvements for activities that relate to regulatory advertising and promotion.

    Strategic Influence:

  • Provide regulatory guidance on new concepts, new campaigns, and marketing strategy.

  • Represent the RA Ad/Promo group at Regulatory Project Team meetings.

  • Represent the RA Ad/Promo group at labeling meetings and provide strategic regulatory guidance.


  • Mentor RA Ad/Promo and cross-functional team members.

  • Manage direct reports according to business need.

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the regulatory requirements associated with advertising and promotion of prescription drug products.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work on multiple concurrent projects are required.

    Education and Experience:

  • Typically requires a BA/BS degree and 8+ years of relevant experience, including 4-6 years of experience in the regulatory review of promotional materials for prescription drug and/or biologic products.

  • Relevant education or training may be viewed as equivalent to, or a substitute for, work experience.

  • People management experience is desirable but not required.

    For jobs in the United States:

    As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. 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 for assistance.

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