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Associate Director, Global Medical Affairs Program Management Primary Biliary Cholangitis

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

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Clinical, Medical Affairs
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Associate Director, Global Medical Affairs Program Management Primary Biliary Cholangitis
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

We are seeking a talented Associate Director to join our team as a project manager for Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) in LIFE (liver, inflammation, fibrosis, and established products). The ideal candidate will have previous experience medical affairs.

This role is based in Foster City, California.

Specific Job Responsibilities
  • Lead and manage moderately complex department/cross-functional specific programs and/or initiatives.
  • Lead and manage moderately complex project/initiative communications and ensures that all stakeholders are fully informed and knowledgeable of project activities and their status.
  • Provide Global Program Management support for programs/projects/initiatives; attend sub-team meetings; organizes ad hoc working groups as needed.
  • Provide leadership to the team and functional areas to anticipate and identify complex project issues which pose a challenge to achieving strategic goals; propose and implement plans to resolve such issues and execute corrective actions.
  • Identify and manage critical path activities and resources.
  • May manage the work of less experienced colleagues, contractors, vendors and/or third parties.
  • Work in partnership with Project Sponsor/Lead and stakeholders to ensure timely, efficient and effective meetings and progress on activities between meetings.
  • Work in partnership with Sponsor/Lead to develop, gain approval and execute on strategy.
  • Co-chair project meetings and coordinate moderately complex team operations and communications.
  • Organize and/or lead preparation of high-quality documents for review by internal committees and external stakeholders. May author documents and/or procedures for leadership teams.
  • Track and prepare project information and activities, including minutes, timelines, budgets, action items and function-specific deliverables. Ensure integration of project timing, scope and resources.
  • Represent Project Team to functional area leadership and/or steering committees for strategic decisions.
  • May represent Gilead at external professional meetings or discussions with industry trade groups.
  • May develop and implement continuous improvement and optimization initiatives across the department.
  • Ensure project work complies with established practices, policies and processes and any regulatory or other requirements.
  • May have one or more direct reports.

Essential Skills

Project Management & Business
  • Recognized as a functional area expert for specific products, programs, projects and/or initiatives.
  • Has complete knowledge of full cycle project management, from project start-up to close-out, and has shown ability to effectively apply this knowledge to achieve targeted project outcomes.
  • Has advanced knowledge of project management best practices and tools and has shown ability to apply these to improve project efficiencies and effectiveness.
  • Has significant industry knowledge, including knowledge of drug development, and is able to flex own knowledge to work on molecule and/or non-molecule projects.
  • Demonstrates expertise in developing and managing project scope, deliverables, risks and resource requirements.
  • High degree of organizational awareness and knowledge of change management with the ability to help teams anticipate, plan and adapt to an evolving environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence programs, projects and/or initiatives.
  • Ability to understand and communicate scientific and/or business elements in a clear and concise manner.

Interpersonal & Leadership
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and understanding of team dynamics.
  • Proven ability to work successfully in a team-oriented, highly matrixed environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently take on and execute multiple complex tasks.
  • Ability to take accountability and empower individuals and teams to make effective decisions which are aligned with the company's vision, values and goals.
  • Must be quality driven individual with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to create an inclusive environment and lead empowered teams who operate with high standards of alignment, trust, accountability, expertise, transparency, and collaboration.
  • Organized; attention to detail and able to meet timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work at times under minimal and at times no supervision.

  • Advanced knowledge and skill with Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel and other reporting and tracking tools.
  • Ability to work in a global environment which will require participation in meetings outside of standard work hours to accommodate time zone differences
  • Must be fully cognizant of and adhere to regulatory and legal (Business Conduct) requirements for clinical trials and other Medical Affairs activities; knowledge of FDA regulations, ICH guidelines and GCPs governing the conduct of clinical trials

Preferred qualifications
  • BA/ BS with 10+ years' relevant project management or scientific experience in the biopharma industry, or 8+ years' relevant experience with MA/MS/MBA, or 2+ years' experience with PharmD/PhD.
  • A scientific background may be required.
  • Experience typically includes 3+ years leading cross-functional project management activities within the biopharma industry; building, managing and articulating comprehensive, complex, cross-functional plans.
  • Typically required to demonstrate proven effectiveness managing project teams in life sciences, including proven capabilities for effectively and efficiently facilitating project meetings and decision-making.
  • Typically expected to have a proven track record of successfully managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) or other PM certification or equivalent is a plus.

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

The salary range for this position is: $191,335.00 - $247,610.00. 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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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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