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Director, Field Reimbursement

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
May 15, 2024

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Administration, Finance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Director, Field Reimbursement
United States – Remote

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.

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's mission is to discover, develop, and deliver therapies that will improve the lives of patients with life-threatening illnesses worldwide. As the Field Reimbursement Director, you will report to the Executive Director, Patient Access Solutions and will lead a team of Field Reimbursement Managers (FRMs) to ensure PBC/Liver patients have access to our medications by effectively navigating insurance coverage and reimbursement challenges. This role oversees the strategic direction, operations, and performance of the Field Reimbursement team to optimize patient access.

The position is a remote/field-based role that leads FRM's across the country.

Specific job responsibilities:
  • Provide strong leadership to the Field Reimbursement team, inspiring a culture of excellence, collaboration, and patient advocacy
  • Recruit, train, mentor, and develop FRMs to enhance their skills and capabilities in navigating reimbursement challenges and advocating for patients
  • Foster a high-performance team environment that prioritizes patient-centricity, compliance, and operational efficiency
  • Develop and execute strategic initiatives to optimize patient access to prescribed medications through effective reimbursement strategies
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including National Accounts, Patient Services, Trade, Sales, and Marketing to align reimbursement strategies with product commercialization objectives
  • Stay informed about evolving healthcare policies, insurance regulations, and market trends to anticipate challenges and opportunities in reimbursement landscape
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including healthcare providers, payers, patient advocacy groups, and industry associations
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on reimbursement policies and practices, providing guidance and support to internal and external stakeholders
  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to monitor the effectiveness of reimbursement strategies and the performance of the Field Reimbursement team
  • Analyze data and metrics to identify trends, opportunities, and areas for improvement in patient access and reimbursement processes
  • Provide regular reports and updates to senior management on the performance and impact of reimbursement initiatives

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree and 12 Years' Experience OR
  • Master's Degree and 10 Years' Experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • BA/BS/RN with minimum 10+ years of experience working for a major pharmaceutical organization on the field reimbursement team
  • MA/MS/PharmD with 9+ years of experience working for a major pharmaceutical organization on the field reimbursement team
  • Proven track record of leadership and success in managing field teams, driving results, and achieving strategic objectives
  • Deep understanding of relationship between payers, providers, and pharma companies in reimbursement process.
  • Experience engaging with and managing large, complex provider accounts.
  • Familiarity with pharmacy benefit, specialty payer landscape and reimbursement pathways (commercial, Medicare, Medicaid).
  • An understanding of local and state policy changes effect on reimbursement policies.
  • Preferably have experience with specialty pharmacies and utilizing a HUB service
  • Preferably have experience in multiple buying models, including buy & build
  • A willingness to travel 75% of the time across designated region. This is a field-based role where in-person meetings with key stakeholders are crucial to success

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: $201,025.00 - $260,150.00. 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.

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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.

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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