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Director, Marketing Fundamentals Training

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
Apr 5, 2024

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Administration, Training
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Director, Marketing Fundamentals Training
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

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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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

Gilead's mission is to discover, develop, and deliver therapies that will improve the lives of patients with life-threatening illnesses worldwide. As a Director, Marketing Fundamentals Training reports to the Senior Director of Marketing Excellence Training and will be responsible for leading all aspects of training for marketing fundamentals that link to marketing competencies. This will include designing and delivering global marketing training content and conducting training for all affiliates, including the US. The candidate will be accountable for training content creation, conducting global training needs assessments, training design, training development, training delivery, and training evaluation.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, experienced individual with a strong track record of marketing experience in the pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industry. They must have the proven ability to manage complex projects effectively, influence stakeholders without authority, effectively network across the organization, and communicate with senior leaders, all within a fast-moving, challenging, and dynamic Commercial environment.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
  • Advanced experience in curriculum development, project management, executive presence, facilitation expertise, and a deep understanding of adult learning principles.
  • Work with US (key contributor) and Affiliate Commercial Learning & Development to:
  • Develop/enhance fundamental marketing training that is fit-for-future.
  • Develop an inventory of current regional/local existing training programs related to marketing.
  • Review the inventory of training to determine viability for reuse or adaptation at a global level, with a focus on optimizing/building what drives the most impact at scale.
  • Collaborate with global stakeholders to define desired performance outcomes and the required behaviors, skills, and knowledge needed by different roles to deliver them.
  • Determine content changes required for existing training curricula or work with external vendors to design and build new global content.
  • Incorporate motivating, creative, and interactive training techniques to enhance the training experience and maximize learning and retention.
  • Assure competencies and corresponding training to achieve competitiveness and operational excellence.
  • Once global training is developed, lead regional/local training activities for new/early-stage career marketers.
  • Build relationships and engage with senior executives and functional stakeholders.
  • Ensure that strategic plans, goals, and objectives are documented, communicated, reviewed, and evaluated continuously.
  • Ensure stakeholders are engaged throughout training development, continuously incorporating feedback to ensure relevance and inclusion.
  • Proactively engage with commercial groups to resolve issues, conflicts, and interdependencies
  • Lead by example, respecting Gilead's core values of integrity, accountability, teamwork, excellence, and inclusion.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree and Twelve Years' Experience


Masters' Degree and Ten Years' Experience


PhD and Eight Years' Experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver compelling training to large audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to connect and align stakeholders of diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent influencing skills: managing without direct power skills.
  • Strong leadership, self-direction, comfort, and experience tackling ambiguous and complex problems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to lead, interact with, focus, negotiate, resolve conflict, and drive consensus among individuals from various cultures and disciplines.
  • Strong executive presence with the ability to command respect through the exercise of sound business judgment and clear decision-making.
  • Proven ability to lead collaborative and creative problem-solving and overcome resistance or barriers.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage cross-functional teams or work groups.
  • Demonstrated excellence in program management, project management, change management, and managing multiple projects/priorities.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

People Leader Accountabilities

  • Create Inclusion - knowing the business value of diverse teams, modeling 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, and organizational objectives and holding them 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: $205,700.00 - $266,200.00. 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:

    Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

  • Company

    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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    Foster City

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