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Senior Director, Global Commercial Product Strategy (GCPS) NSCLC

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
May 25, 2023

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Senior Director, Global Commercial Product Strategy (GCPS) NSCLC
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

Senior Director, Global Commercial Product Strategy (GCPS) - NSCLC

Located in Foster City, CA

Making an impact on a global scale

For over 30 years, Gilead has been a leading innovator in virology, and we developed today's leading medicines for treating and preventing HIV and treating viral hepatitis. More recently Gilead has expanded its oncology portfolio and seeks to become a leader in this critical disease area.

As our Senior Director, Global Commercial Product Strategy - NSCLC, you will play a key role in leading the global pre-launch and launch marketing strategy for a new product launch in NSCLC.

Sacituzumab Govitecan is a clinical-stage antibody drug conjugate being developed across a range of solid tumors. From product launch to new indications and lifecycle management, you'll be providing insights and partnering with local markets, Global Medical Affairs, Global Value and Access, Global Commercial Operations, Clinical Development, Governmental Affairs, Public Affairs to help drive the development and implementation of integrated global commercialization strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Director, Global Commercial Product Strategy Oncology, you will:

  • Build and execute the pre-launch commercial plan for 2L NSCLC, focusing on key pre-launch deliverables that will set Sacituzumab Govitecan up for success
  • Help build integrated global strategic plans that meet global market, regulatory and payer needs and work with global counterparts to develop and implement annual commercial plans that inform country-specific brand plans
  • Develop and implement the global plans of action that inform country specific plans of action
  • Develop the global brand profile and key marketing deliverables as the promotions launch lead, including global value proposition, messaging, positioning, differential advantages and brand book
  • Develop and execute global campaigns, including the development of a differentiating strategy, unique branding, compelling positioning and key messaging that maintain or extend our global market position
  • Lead key cross-functional global workstreams to deliver integrated solutions that bring value to our customers
  • Create strong and close working relationships with a few key Gilead markets, which you will support and partner with on strategy implementation
  • Conduct strategic marketing activities including market and competitive research and product positioning in close collaboration with cross-commercial disciplines
  • Identify actionable insights based on market research and ensure that the product / brand addresses unmet need areas
  • Manage partnership with agencies to ensure flawless execution and budget management
  • Your ultimate benchmark will be the successful execution of a global commercial strategy that maximizes the overall value of the asset and patient access across the product lifecycle

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

We're seeking a strategic, influential leader, and experienced oncology marketer with:

  • B.A. or B.S. required, MBA/PhD/PharmD and/or advanced degree in life sciences or medical degree preferred
  • A minimum of 14 years' experience with an Undergraduate Degree, or 12 years of relevant commercial experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry w/an MS/MA/MBA/PhD/PharmD
  • Substantial oncology-specific experience and market knowledge is essential, in solid tumor malignancies; lung cancer experience is a plus
  • Substantial experience in global product strategic planning, including developing differentiated brand positioning and messaging
  • Broad understanding of oncology drug development process, regulatory pathways, clinical data analysis, global pricing and access environments, and other factors that may drive program success
  • Experience working in a major market preferred - US experience a plus
  • A proven track record in planning and executing new product launches
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive, develop and implement multi-dimensional marketing and business plans, including branded and unbranded campaign development and tactical planning and budgeting
  • Strong analytical ability to conduct technical and quantitative assessments, derive key insights / implications, and incorporate into strategic business plans and recommendations
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to influence and work successfully with varied audiences and executives

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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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