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Director U.S. Oncology Patient Advocacy, U.S. Public Affairs

Employer
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location
Foster City, CA
Start date
Jun 1, 2024

Job Details

Director U.S. Oncology Patient Advocacy, U.S. Public Affairs
United States - New Jersey - ParsippanyUnited 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.

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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 U.S. Oncology Patient Advocacy, U.S. Public Affairs

Reporting to the Senior Director of U.S. Oncology Advocacy, this role will be responsible for developing and leading a patient advocacy and engagement strategy for Gilead's GU, thoracic, and GI cancer portfolio. This includes growing Gilead's long-term relationships and strategic alliances with patient advocacy groups and other relevant stakeholders to meet patient needs and drive Gilead's patient advocacy strategic goals and objectives.

The Director can be based in our Parsippany NJ office (hybrid), Foster City, CA or Washington D.C location.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Serve as a member of the U.S Oncology Patient Advocacy team to develop and execute a patient-focused oncology advocacy engagement strategy that aligns to Public Affairs, Oncology Franchise, and corporate objectives.
  • Lead cross-functional patient advocacy working groups. Cross-functional partners will include, but not be limited to: Public Affairs, Medical Affairs, Clinical Research, Regulatory, Market Access, Commercial Planning, Legal, and Government Affairs

  • Serve as the primary point of accountability to develop long-term, trusting relationships

    with patient advocacy organizations in the United States

  • Coordinate Gilead's funding and support strategy to ensure alignment with GTG strategic objectives
  • Maintain two-way dialogue with patient advocacy groups to understand and identify specific unmet needs, represent Gilead perspective to the community and community perspectives to Gilead

  • Represent the patient/caregiver and external stakeholder voice in the discovery, development, and delivery of Gilead therapeutic products.

  • Maintain awareness of current and new local, state, and federal health care policy and population-health related initiatives aimed at improving healthcare access for patients and families impacted by cancer

  • Engage external patient advocacy groups in dialogue related to delivering health equity to populations in need.

  • Develop and collaborate with Public Affairs Therapeutic, Corporate, and Employee Communications to drive an external communications plan for education and disease awareness, clinical milestones, product development, advocacy partnerships, media engagement.
  • Be responsible for communicating working group developments and activities to internal stakeholders, and for representing the company's patient advocacy efforts and priorities externally.

  • Coordinate with, and support, global affiliate Public Affairs Leads to align U.S. advocacy efforts with global advocacy and corporate strategies

    Education/Qualifications:

  • Requires 12 years of relevant experience with a bachelor's degree or 10 years relevant experience with an advanced degree.

  • Advanced degree is a plus
  • Knowledge of GU, GI, and Lung cancer therapeutic areas is strongly preferred

  • At least 8-10 years' experience in biopharmaceutical industry

  • At least 8-10 years' 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

  • Experience working in a co-promote business model
  • 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: $187,000.00 - $242,000.00. 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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    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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