Cell Therapy Account Manager Andalucia

Foster City, CA
Nov 26, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Cell Therapy Account Manager Andalucia
Spain - Seville

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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Cell Therapy Account Manager

Gilead Sciences Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercialises innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need.

Kite, a Gilead Company, is engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognise and kill tumours. Kite is currently adding additional talent as it focuses on providing maximum access to patients with unmet needs.

Position Summary

The Cellular Therapy Account Managers will be field based in regions of Spain and will be responsible for building and developing professional relationships within targeted academic hospitals to ensure the successful introduction and use of our first product, axicabtagene ciloleucel (axi-cel). You will be reporting to the Spanish Cell Therapy CTAM Lead who is based in our Madrid offices.

The CTAM is accountable for managing key accounts related to Kite Cell Therapy. The role includes but not limited to:

  • Developing and executing territory account plans in line with Brand Strategy

  • Managing professional relationships with HCPs in centres which deliver and/or refer patients for cell therapy treatment.

  • Execution of promotional strategy and tactics in both delivery and referral centres.

  • Help coordinate delivery centre qualification process and training of relevant of HCPs

    Being a core member of the commercial team, you will add value through engagement with key stakeholders at all levels to drive differentiation and continue establishing Kite as the leader in cell therapy.

    Key Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Responsible for meeting with appropriate leaders across the academic hospital to educate and logistically support the use of Kite product(s)

  • Operate in compliance with all laws, regulations and policies

  • In collaboration with HQ and Medical teams ensures successful coordination of cell journey and patient access

  • Collaborate and develop effective relationship with HQ, Medical teams, Therapy Area Experts (TAEs) and key decision makers / influencers

  • Attend and provide support at professional meetings, reporting on scientific sessions and facilitation

  • Ability to navigate a complex account environment and understand the needs/issues of various stakeholders at all levels within the account

  • Collaborate and regularly communicate with colleagues in commercial, quality and medical affairs

  • Actively gains customer insights, providing timely follow-up on commitments and requests

  • Provide Medical Affairs and Commercial colleagues with appropriate feedback and insights from interactions with healthcare professionals (HCPs).

  • Facilitate and provide timely feedback to appropriate management regarding account business trends, changes in the therapeutic landscape, industry issues and business opportunities

    Key Requirements

  • Proven track record of high performance

  • Demonstrated initiative, willingness to do what it takes in support of the customer

  • Possesses a long term, strategic understanding of the oncology market, ideally in cell therapy

  • Ability to integrate and lead cross functionally

  • Working knowledge of regulatory and compliance framework

  • Strong business acumen and ability to evaluate and apply data to inform decision making

  • Experience with managing large accounts including strategic planning, problem solving and execution

  • Launch experience within academic hospitals preferred

  • Significant oncology/hematology experience

  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills

  • Outstanding written, verbal and presentation skills with internal and external stakeholders

  • Demonstrate initiative and a willingness to work hands-on and with a sense of urgency, in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

  • Graduate-level degree is preferred

  • Good level of English

  • Requires some overnight travel - 25%

    Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit www.kitepharma.com. Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kitepharma.

    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
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