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Director HIV Portfolio Strategy and Pipeline

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
May 18, 2024

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Marketing, Strategic Marketing
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Director HIV Portfolio Strategy and Pipeline
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.

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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.

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, HIV Portfolio Strategy and Pipeline, you will lead various strategic projects and workstreams across the HIV Business Unit, reporting to the Sr. Director of Strategy and Operations.

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Deep marketing experience in a portfolio setting
  • High communication skills with an ability to simplify and solve complex issues
  • Understanding of Gilead's HIV portfolio, including inline and pipeline products and and clinical development in general
  • Strategic thinking
  • Cross-functional teamwork and collaboration
  • Ability to influence and lead without authority
  • Strong project management skills, attention to detail and the desire to work in a fast-paced, matrix environment

Specific job responsibilities:
  • Lead critical projects relating to strategic priorities of the HIV business unit that have broad portfolio impact e.g., support the long-range planning process. Drive a pipeline positioning with a portfolio approach creating a shared understanding of how our future assets will fit into our growing portfolio.
  • Represent the HIV Business Unit (BU) on cross-functional strategic projects and be the single point of contact for the US Managed Markets Team, provide them with our consolidated commercial perspective and ensure our field-based teams are appropriately and timely informed on relevant Managed Markets news.
  • Represent the US organization on global pipeline planning, providing a single point of contact to the program strategy team (PST) and Global Strategic Marketing (GSM) for all HIV development programs except for L4P which is led by the launch team. Lead the gathering of all cross-functional pipeline US input, prepare the joint recommendation for decision making by the US senior management and communicate back to the PST/ GSM. Keep line of sight to upcoming PC decisions in Gilead's Ecosystem and ensure the relevant data and insights are created in time for decision making
  • Provide thought leadership and advocate for strategic initiatives and develop work products (models, frameworks, presentations, recommendations, thought pieces, etc.) for leadership team consideration, evaluation and decision-making.
  • Develop and maintain detailed work plans on all key initiatives, including project tasks, clear milestones, and assignments of work project responsibilities, schedules, plans, and status reports
  • Foster cross-BU collaboration and collective accountability by:
    • Providing continuous development of BU governance (i.e., what forums need to exist to support efficient and effective decision making, how each forum is utilized, and who leads each forum)
    • Leading the new cross-functional brand and tactical planning process across the HIV BU to ensure pull-through of the medical commercial collaboration intent and provide strategic and operational guidance to brand teams
    • Proactively engaging with cross-functional stakeholders to identify interdependencies, resolve issues, and champion strategic initiatives
    • Seeking ways and developing processes to enhance communication across the HIV Marketing Teams including best practice sharing
    • Collaborating with the leadership team on marketing training & development programs
  • Support the preparation for critical internal meetings and ad hoc projects as needed

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree and Twelve Years' Experience


Masters' Degree and Ten Years' Experience


PhD and Eight Years' Experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters, MBA degree, preferably in life sciences, business administration, or equivalent.

  • 10+ years of commercial experience in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry (preferably in specialty pharmaceuticals)

    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: $221,170.00 - $286,220.00. 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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    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:

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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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