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Vice President & Head of Global Medical Affairs Virology and Liver, Inflammation, Fibrosis, &

Employer
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location
Foster City, CA
Start date
May 11, 2024

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Discipline
Clinical, Medical Affairs, Science/R&D
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Vice President & Head of Global Medical Affairs Virology and Liver, Inflammation, Fibrosis, & Established Products
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.

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.

We believe every employee deserves a great leader. People Leaders are the cornerstone to the employee experience at Gilead and Kite. As a people leader now or in the future, you are the key driver in evolving our culture and creating an environment where every employee feels included, developed and empowered to fulfil their aspirations. Join Gilead and help create possible, together.

Job Description

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to advancing innovative medicines to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis and cancer. Gilead operates in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

For more than 30 years, Gilead has been a leading innovator in the field of HIV, driving advances in treatment, prevention, testing and linkage to care, and cure research. Today, millions of people living with HIV globally receive antiretroviral therapy provided by Gilead or one of the company's manufacturing partners. We are leading the charge to end the epidemic for everyone, everywhere, from the first single tablet regimen to treat HIV, to medicines that help prevent it, to our continued search for a cure. We have helped cure millions of people with hepatitis C. As we work to eliminate it by 2030, we are also providing options for people with hepatitis B and D. We delivered the first approved treatment for COVID-19, now available in 170+ countries. Our research and preparation for future public health crises is ongoing.

We are advancing an early pipeline of potentially best-in-class molecules to control chronic inflammatory and fibrotic diseases. And, we are on our way to becoming a top 10 oncology company by 2030 and eventually curing certain cancers through cell therapy. Together with Kite, we have built a world-class oncology portfolio with nearly 50 clinical-stage programs across nearly every tumor type.

Since its founding in Foster City, California, in 1987, Gilead has become a leading biopharmaceutical company with a rapidly expanding product portfolio, a growing pipeline of investigational drugs and 18,000+ employees in offices across six continents. Millions of people around the world are living healthier lives because of innovative therapies developed by Gilead.

Today, our innovative approach to external partnerships, and our internal research and development effort includes hundreds of ongoing and planned clinical studies evaluating compounds with the potential to become the next generation of effective medicines.

Vice President & Head of Global Medical Affairs - Virology and Liver, Inflammation, Fibrosis, & Established Products

The Vice President, Global Medical Affairs (GMA) will provide oversight in the areas of prevention (PrEP) and treatment of HIV, hepatitis (B, C, and Delta), inflammation and fibrosis, as well as established products across Gilead's therapeutic areas. The VP, GMA will have overall responsibility for overseeing the Medical Affairs Department globally in these therapeutic areas by providing strategic leadership for all Medical Affairs activities and developing and executing the Integrated Strategic Plan (ISP). Will oversee the development and execution of the long-term strategy through the global Medical Affairs Plan of Action (POA) for each of these therapeutic areas based on a landscape assessment of unmet needs, with inputs from colleagues within Medical Affairs as well as cross-functionally, and provide oversight and direction to country affiliate Medical Affairs teams for local implementation. Additionally, will oversee the Medical Affairs Research group, which provides global operational MA research capabilities across therapeutic areas.

The VP, GMA will report to the SVP and Head of Global Medical Affairs. They will operate cross-functionally by engaging with the diverse teams across Gilead including, but not limited to: Research and Development, Regulatory Affairs, Commercial Operations, Government Affairs, and Public Affairs.



Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the SVP of Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Patient Safety, & Quality, this role will lead and manage a global team in the corporate offices in Foster City, CA, US; in our other corporate offices in the US and UK, and GMA staff located around the world. You will help lead and direct country affiliate medical affairs staff of relevant therapeutic areas in offices around the world.
  • Managing all Global MA staff responsible for Virology and Liver, Inflammation, Fibrosis, & Established Products
  • o Leads MA team's involvement in development of strategic plans in a cross functional manner including contributions to Integrated Strategic Plan (ISP), MA Global Plan of Action, Integrated Evidence Plan, Conference Strategy, and Publication Plans, etc
  • Chairs, or delegates chair, of Global Review Committee (GRC) for Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR) and Phase 4 research assessment
  • Manages the MA Research staff responsible for planning and strategy for Virology MA research as well as those responsible to providing global, cross-therapeutic area operational delivery of MA research capabilities


Leads the delivery of timely, accurate and succinct communication of fair-balanced clinical and scientific presentations to healthcare professionals, both proactively and in response to requests for information, consistent with promotional compliance and regulatory requirements.
  • Chair Editorial Review Board (ERB) for review and approval of all scientific content.
  • Approves all abstracts, manuscripts, posters and slides for internal and external educational meetings
  • Develop strategic topics and slides for Medical Scientist (MS) training and use
  • Leading the Global Publication Plan for relevant therapeutic areas
  • Accountable for accuracy of all Standard Response Documents (SRDs) within relevant therapeutic areas


Responsible for, in conjunction with Medical Information, ensuring the successful dissemination of innovative clinical information to thought leaders and foster medical and scientific information exchange from and throughout the specific disease communities.

Develops and maintains positive professional relationships with thought-leaders based on mutual respect and the sincere interest in sharing perspective on medical therapies. This includes obtaining feedback from the independent community of relevant healthcare professionals within relevant therapeutic areas.

Coaches, oversees and conducts performance evaluations of Medical Affairs personnel via active observation of the team; establishment of clearly defined team and individual goals & objectives (quantitative and qualitative); implementation of processes to routinely monitor.

Collaborates effectively and in a compliant manner with colleagues in other functional areas throughout Gilead.

Acts as patient advocate to ensure the successful delivery of therapy



Qualifications:
  • 15+ years Medical Affairs experience
  • MD degree required; MD/PhD preferred
  • Previous pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Clinical experience in infectious diseases preferred
  • Solid working knowledge of regulatory and compliance environment
  • Excellent strategic thinking skills, with demonstrated ability to successfully lead the ideation and development of a plan and move to action
  • Possess a willingness and ability to work hands-on and with a sense of urgency, in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Existing contacts with HIV or infectious disease institutions and/or hospitals preferred
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively present to and engage with a wide range of audiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Computer proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe
  • Ability to travel approximately 20%



Competencies:
  • Results orientation- The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. He/ She will have a strong drive to meet and exceed goals, even under adverse circumstances, and is willing to take ownership of problems and make decisions in order to move forward. The candidate will be adept at clearly defining objectives and priorities and establishing appropriate milestones through a strong understanding of the market and innovative approaches. He/ She will assign accountability and incorporate disciplined processes to ensure success and nimbly manage ‘derailments' with contingency plans and coordination.
  • Team leadership- The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to build, develop, and motivate a team as evidenced by effective hiring, coaching, and mentoring of direct reports. Additionally, this individual will have a track record of successfully leveraging diversity of thought to achieve the highest level of results. The ideal candidate will develop an inclusive culture comfortable with challenging current market paradigms to achieve and exceed goals. He/ She will also have constructed an appropriate succession plan and process.
  • Strategic Orientation- The successful candidate will be able to articulate evolving priorities for the business, identify market opportunities and adapt short-term plans. This includes the ability to strategically assess customer needs and build/execute specific, segmented strategies to win business across a diverse set of customers. The successful candidate will have passion for, and success in, developing commercial strategies that have measurable business impact.
  • Collaboration and Influence- The successful candidate must be able to influence without ownership, which they will do by demonstrating competence and confidence, being personally accessible and likable, being a good listener, use fact-based persuasion, passion, and persistence as appropriate to the audience and issue at stake. Gaining the support and involvement of key internal constituencies will be critical to success, as will influencing those important constituencies external to the company. The successful candidate must therefore have excellent skills at influencing outcomes and shaping and catalyzing dialogue across and outside the organization. Credibility and integrity are critical attributes to effectively command the respect and trust of key individuals.



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 them to account. They provide the support needed to remove barriers and connect their team to the broader ecosystem.



Gilead Core Values
  • Integrity (Doing What's Right)
  • Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)
  • Teamwork (Working Together)
  • Excellence (Being Your Best)
  • Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)


As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. 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 careers@gilead.com for assistance. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the EEO is the Law poster.

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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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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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