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Director Regional Marketing, Oncology Opinion Leader Programs (OLP) - Blue Grass/Great Lakes

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
Start date
Nov 29, 2022

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Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
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Director Regional Marketing, Oncology Opinion Leader Programs (OLP) - Blue Grass/Great Lakes
United States - Minnesota - MinneapolisUnited States - Wisconsin - MilwaukeeUnited States - South Dakota - Sioux FallsUnited States - Iowa - Des MoinesUnited States - Iowa - Cedar Rapids

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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Job Description

The Director Oncology Marketing covers the Blue Grass/Great Lakes territory, which includes MI, IN, IL, KY, WV and OH.

This is a foundational role in the expansion of the US Oncology marketing team for the growth and launch of TRODELVY (sacituzmab govitecan) in metastatic triple negative breast cancer (mTNBC), metastatic urothelial cancer (mUC) and hormone receptor positive metastatic breast cancer (HR+ mBC). The Director will assume a key role responsible for a multitude of OLP-related activities aimed at preparing the US commercial organization and the external marketplace for these important launches and growth opportunities in this emerging business unit for Gilead. The individual who assumes this role will be responsible for executing all activities of within the Regional Oncology team to support the ongoing launch activities.

Commercial and Cross-functional collaboration in executing the following:
  • Developing and executing the regional US thought leader engagement planning for TRODELVY across indications
  • Effectively translating scientific, clinical, and market research into actionable commercial activities
  • Leading the development and implementation of the Regional advisory board plan across academic, regional, and community Oncology HCPs
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with key opinion leaders and Oncology medical associations
  • Development and execution of the Regional Conference plan for regional Oncology meetings
  • Building the strategic and operational readiness plans for the expanded Regional mBC and mUC speakers bureaus (nomination, training, content development, and monitoring)
  • Aiding in the development of Peer to Peer and Speaker Program educational content, such as slide decks and patient cases
  • Coordinating the development of Regional integrated unbranded and branded OLP tactics according to strategy and within agreed upon budgets
  • Facilitating approval for marketing materials through internal review process to ensure marketing activities follow compliance with regulatory and legal requirements
  • Developing and implementing processes for accurate measurement and evaluation of appropriate OLP activities
  • Participating in the annual brand planning process, leading development of the Regional OLP plan and budget
  • Cultivating relationships, manage, and provides direction and leadership to key agency partners to deliver on key strategic and tactical initiatives within timelines and allocated budget
  • Collaborating with HCP marketing team to ensure alignment of key messages and customer insights
  • reports
  • Leading or serving as a key commercial member on cross-functional initiatives, often with high visibility within the organization

Basic Qualifications:

High School Diploma and Fourteen Years' Experience


Associate's Degree and Twelve Years' Experience


Bachelor's Degree and Ten Years' Experience


Masters' Degree and Eight Years' Experience


Ph.D. and Two Years' Experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3 years of pharmaceutical marketing experience
  • Launch experience in Oncology
  • MBA or other advanced degree
  • Knowledge of the Breast Cancer Market
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with and present to KOLs
  • Excellent strategic thinking skills with ability to formulate, develop and execute strategy
  • Ability to gather insights from customer engagements and translate market research findings into actionable insights and tactical plans
  • Ability to understand and communicate clinical data and high-level science
  • Strong capacity to collaborate with and lead cross-functional teams. Must work cooperatively with commercial management, clinical development, medical affairs, field sales leadership, regulatory, compliance, market research and others
  • Demonstrated excellence in project management and effectively managing multiple projects/priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to lead agencies and other external partners in aligning and developing tactical plans and promotional materials that are aligned with brand strategy
  • Champion materials through medical, legal, regulatory reviews (promotional review) process
  • Travel greater than 40% as dictated by business need, including overnights and attendance at some nighttime and weekend programs

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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. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.

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