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Senior Director, Government Affairs, ICR

Employer
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location
District of Columbia, DC
Start date
Apr 9, 2024

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Senior Director, Government Affairs, ICR
United States - District of Columbia - Washington

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.
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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, South and Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Gilead makes it a priority to increase access to its medicines for people who can benefit from them, regardless of where they live or their economic status.

Senior Director, Government Affairs, ICR

The primary responsibility will be to help manage the company's government and consultancy relationships in Washington D.C. and develop strong ties with U.S. Administration officials at key agencies, dedicate more focused and strategic engagement with the foreign embassies, and leveraging relationships with trade associations based in D.C.

The Senior Director will be responsible for prioritizing regional advocacy needs and identifying resources available across the team that can support ICR advocacy, coordinating closely with Policy, International Government Affairs, and other sub-teams as needed. This individual will build strong cross-functional relationships with Gilead's Value and Access, Medical Affairs, Regulatory, Legal, and Public Affairs teams. Within Government Affairs and Policy.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain trust-based relationships with policymakers in priority ICR governments, leading outreach to national ministries and regional governmental organizations.
  • Liaise with international organisations based in DC, such as IMF, World Bank, PAHO, think tanks and membership organisations such as PhRMA, US chamber of commerce.
  • Partner as appropriate with US Federal Government Affairs to align Gilead's outreach with key US Government Agencies, such as the State Department, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Global Affairs, the US Department of Commerce, USTR and relevant departments to support regional objectives.
  • Collaborate with the Policy team to develop ICR relevant policy positions, stakeholder mapping and advocacy action plans.
  • Serve on the ICR/GPS Government Affairs Leadership Team and represent Government Affairs and Policy views on the policy environment and support the GA ICR leadership team in developing novel approaches to a constantly changing external environment.
  • Coordinate internally with GA Policy team in D.C. to ensure successful and efficient operations in the ICR.
  • Provide timely updates to GA ICR leadership team on opportunities, challenges, and risks in the ICR policy and government affairs environment.
  • Manage relationships with trade associations and other membership and advocacy groups in Washington.
  • leveraging all internal and external communication opportunities with foreign embassies and consulates, to establish Gilead as an industry leader in driving innovative patient solutions.
  • Guide the creation of presentations and narratives with U.S. Administration officials that demonstrate Gilead's unique partnerships and role in the broader healthcare landscape.
  • Ensure integrity and uphold Gilead's corporate values and adherence to laws, regulations, and compliance principles in every market.


Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • B.S. or B.A. degree and a minimum of 12-15 years' experience with a successful track record of being a leader in policy setting environments in government, and/or in policy and government relations functions with a corporation, consultancy, trade association or special interest group.
  • Strong existing relationships with international and US government officials, policymakers, and agencies at a national and as regional level is essential.
  • Significant experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries.
  • Track record of managing business compliant projects in diverse markets.
  • Excellent strategic thinker with demonstrated leadership, operational, analytical, negotiation and consensus building skills, and strong executive presence.
  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives and to work in (and cultivate) highly collaborative and cross-functional teams (internal and external).
  • Track record of being a leader in policy-setting environments such as in-house at a corporation, NGO, trade association or a relevant government agency, with skill managing teams or working groups.
  • An ability to draft well-crafted documents and prepare presentations is essential.
  • Fluent spoken and written English is essential, an ability to speak Spanish is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of HIV, HBV, HCV, Liver Disease and Oncology policy environment particularly across emerging and international markets is preferred; and an understanding of public health/global health policy issues is essential.


The salary range for this position is: $232,220.00 - $300,520.00. 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*.

For additional benefits information, visit:

https://www.gilead.com/careers/compensation-benefits-and-wellbeing

* 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 ApplicantAccommodations@gilead.com for assistance.

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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.

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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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