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Senior Director, Global Brand Strategy and Promotions Breast Cancer and Pipeline

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
Feb 26, 2024

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Marketing, Science/R&D, Immunology, Oncology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Senior Director, Global Brand Strategy and Promotions Breast Cancer and Pipeline
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

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At Gilead, we're creating a healthier world for all people. For more than 35 years, we've tackled diseases such as HIV, viral hepatitis, COVID-19 and cancer - working relentlessly to develop therapies that help improve lives and to ensure access to these therapies across the globe. We continue to fight against the world's biggest health challenges, and our mission requires collaboration, determination and a relentless drive to make a difference.

We empower our leaders to step up, share ideas, listen, learn, and lead. We're welcoming bright, diverse, and imaginative minds; we're nurturing them to foster an environment of inclusion and growth where innovation is encouraged. We expect our people leaders to model that environment, and to focus on creating inclusion, developing talent, and enabling teams.

Every member of Gilead's team plays a critical role in the discovery and development of life-changing scientific innovations. Our employees are our greatest asset as we work to achieve our bold ambitions, and we're looking for the next wave of passionate and ambitious people ready to make a direct impact. Join Gilead and help create possible, together.
Job Description

As our Senior Director, Global Brand Strategy and Promotions - Breast Cancer and Pipeline, you will play a key role in driving the global marketing strategy and will lead promotions for global launch in TNBC, while also supporting key initiatives to advance its pipeline indications. 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:
  • 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.
  • Conduct commercial opportunity assessments in partnership with cross-commercial disciplines to inform clinical development plans, including indication prioritization, trial endpoints, and target product profiles.
  • 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.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree and Fourteen Years' Experience, Masters' Degree and Twelve Years' Experience, PhD and Twelve Years' Experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 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
  • Broad and deep understanding of oncology drug development process, regulatory pathways, clinical data analysis, global pricing and access environments, and other factors that may drive program success.
  • Substantial oncology-specific experience and market knowledge is a requirement, in particular solid tumor malignancies; breast cancer experience is preferable.
  • Ex-US local country experience, particularly in Europe and Canada is required.
  • Substantial experience in global product strategic planning, including developing differentiated brand positioning and messaging.
  • 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.

People Leader Accountabilities:
  • Create Inclusion - knowing the business value of diverse teams, modelling inclusion and embedding the value of diversity in the way they manage their teams.
  • Develop Talent - understand the skills, experience, aspirations and potential of their employees and coach them on current performance and future potential. They ensure employees are receiving the feedback and insight needed to grow, develop and realize their purpose.
  • Empower Teams - connect the team to the organization by aligning goals, purpose, organizational objectives and holding to account. They provide the support needed to remove barriers and connect their team to the broader ecosystem.

The salary range for this position is: $237,660.00 - $307,560.00. Gilead considers a variety of factors when determining base compensation, including experience, qualifications, and geographic location. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary. This position may also be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, discretionary stock-based long-term incentives (eligibility may vary based on role), paid time off, and a benefits package. Benefits include company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans*.

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* Eligible employees may participate in benefit plans, subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

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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.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'Know Your Rights' poster.



Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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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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