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Senior Director, Cellular Therapy Patient & Professional Relations, Public Affairs

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

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Discipline
Science/R&D, Biotherapeutics
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Hotbed
Biotech Bay, Best Places to Work

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Senior Director, Cellular Therapy Patient & Professional Relations, Public Affairs
United States - New Jersey - Parsippany

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.

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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 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.

Director, Cellular Therapy Patient & Professional Relations, Public Affairs

Reporting to the Senior Director of Cellular Therapy Patient & Professional Relations, this role will be responsible for developing and leading an advocacy and engagement strategy for Kite's cellular therapy portfolio. This includes establishing long-term relationships and strategic alliances with patient advocacy groups, professional associations and non-profit organizations. In this role, you will be responsible for managing relationships and creating opportunities for Kite to work with the broader oncology patient and provider community around disease education and awareness, patient support, research, continuing medical education and policy initiatives. You will work across Kite's Commercial and R&D teams and as part of the Patient and Professional Relations team, this role will bring the voice of the patient to Kite's programming.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Serve as a strategic business partner and advisor to Commercial and R&D teams, leveraging advocacy expertise, business acumen and interpersonal skills to bring the voice of the patient to Kite's planning and programming.
  • Manage key relationships within the oncology patient advocacy and professional association community to enable Kite to compliantly engage these groups as part of the Company's strategic public affairs outreach strategy.
  • Manage and execute programs that engage patient advocacy and professional provider groups including, but not limited to, disease awareness campaigns, continuing medical education, patient support initiatives, clinical trial recruitment and public policy work.
  • Execute programming associated with corporate sponsorships, programs and initiatives in partnership with third-party patient advocacy or provider groups including advisory boards and patient roundtables.
  • Collaborate with other Public Affairs team members to execute integrated public affairs campaigns (including public relations, advocacy, and internal communications) that are aligned to the business strategies and objectives for Kite.
  • Manage corporate sponsorships, programs and initiatives in partnership with third-party patient advocacy or provider groups including advisory boards and patient roundtables.
  • Partner with the Public Affairs Leadership team to optimize Kite and Gilead's overall corporate reputation.
  • Effectively manage a budget via corporate grants and ensure compliance with policies and reporting requirements.
  • The role is responsible for both domestic USA as well as global.


Basic Qualifications:
  • MA/MS with 12+ years of experience
  • BA/BS with 10+ years of experience


Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least 8-10 years of experience in biopharmaceutical industry
  • At least 8 years of experience working with patient advocacy associations, most of which should be directly related to oncology.
  • Strong cross-functional leadership skills
  • Experience in patient advocacy, community engagement, and issues management.
  • Strategic thinker who can devise solutions to patient care while working in the framework of a drug development company.
  • Able to prioritize tasks, and organize and manage multiple projects.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with internal customers and cross-functional teams.
  • Coordinate and manage projects with external consultants as needed or appropriate.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to take initiative and consistently deliver high-quality, patient-centric solutions while working in a high-matrix organization.
  • Must be willing to travel 30% of the time.


The salary range for this position is: $216,070.00 - $279,620.00. 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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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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