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Associate Director, Digital Data Management, Data Strategy and Governance

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
May 24, 2024

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Associate Director, Digital Data Management, Data Strategy and Governance
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.

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 an Associate Director, Digital Data Management, Data Strategy and Governance you will be responsible for maintaining data sanctity by taking ownership of digital data management process across multiple systems and providing the business acumen to monitor data quality, maintaining business rules and providing cross-functional support on digital data management related projects. This role will be a trusted advisor to the commercial organization on everything digital data.

*This is an on-site position based in Foster City, California

Key Responsibilities

Data Acquisition:
  • Identify onboarding of right commercial data sets and integrate into analytics warehouse to support effective decision making for all commercial and data science teams
  • Work with multiple publishers, agencies, Gilead legal & compliance teams to execute on data agreements and data layouts to bring in the data into Gilead.
  • Support data enablement for key digital initiatives like Market Mix Media dashboards, Campaign metadata and taxonomy. Led the data collection and ingestion process across various agencies, publishers, and vendors across all brands
  • Led the development and maintenance of a data catalog and marketplace, along with a business rules repository for digital data assets

Data Integrity and Accuracy:
  • Own data management work streams from end to end which includes fidelity in operations of data warehouse as well as governance process around it.
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of digital data by implementing robust data validation and cleaning processes
  • Develop and execute data quality assurance protocols to identify and resolve data discrepancies and inconsistencies both for aggregated data as well as HCP level data
  • Creates, Design and maintain data quality dashboards for digital data management processes
  • Manages and provides oversight for data onboarding, data staging, data processing process

  • Collaborate with IT and other departments to integrate various data sources into a cohesive data lake, ensuring seamless data flow and availability for marketing analytics as well as operations
  • Facilitates business rules discussions with cross-functional teams and other stakeholders

Technology Utilization
  • Influence the design of the analytics tech stack with end users needs and perspectives in mind; Lead efforts in de-identified patient mastering (Patient MDM) and data aggregation across channel and secondary data sets;
  • Having a deep understanding of digital eco system, Work with Data aggregator to facilitate provisioning of data to deliver key insights and also ability to activate marketing cohorts.
  • Lead and own the clean room environment working with multiple stakeholders across Gilead and external partners.

Continuous Improvement
  • Stay updated with the latest data management technologies, best practices, and industry trends to continually improve data management processes
  • Manage sustainment requests and prioritization for marketing data warehouse and reporting updates across franchises

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree and 10 years of experience or
  • Masters' Degree and 8 years of experience or
  • PhD and 2 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Data Management, Information Systems, Marketing, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in data management within a digital marketing context.
  • Strong understanding of data compliance regulations such as GDPR and HIPAA.
  • Proficiency in data management tools and platforms
  • Excellent attention to detail and analytical skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively within a matrixed organization.
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical and qualitative information to non-technical executives through interpersonal, verbal, and written channels.


The salary range for this position is: $177,905.00 - $230,230.00. 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.

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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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