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Director, Global Medical Information, Liver, Inflammation, Fibrosis & Established Products (LIFE)

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
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Jun 13, 2024

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Director, Global Medical Information, Liver, Inflammation, Fibrosis & Established Products (LIFE)
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.

Making an impact on a global scale
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

As the lead for LIFE therapeutic areas, the Director will oversee the development and delivery of medical information content for both marketed and investigational products to external (healthcare professionals, patients, and consumers) and internal (medical affairs staff in affiliates and distributors) customers in response to requests. They will also be responsible for the medical input for promotional and medical review committees. Additionally, the Director will be responsible for business optimization, which may include oversight of QA processes, call center, and other operational areas.

The Director will be responsible for identifying and implementing strategies to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Medical Information department. The role involves analyzing current processes, identifying areas for improvement, and developing solution to optimize operational performance. The director will oversee project management activities ensuring that projects are executed efficiently, on time and in alignment with the department's strategic priorities.

The Director will provide clinical, strategic, and personnel oversight for a therapeutic area(s); lead strategic initiatives that improve the ability of the department to provide its services; lead and manage staff; and foster the professional growth of individual team members through development, coaching and support.

Routine responsibilities may include performing and/or leading one or more staff members in:
  • Utilizing Medical Information content to provide scientifically balanced responses to external parties (healthcare providers and patients) or internal parties (affiliates and distributors) requesting medical or product information
  • Developing and maintaining up-to-date global response documents (GRDs) relevant to therapeutic area
  • Ensuring medical and scientific accuracy of medical information content deliverables and input into the Promotional Review and Medical Review Committees
  • Researching and proactively creating new scientific responses to unanticipated inquiries
  • Reporting adverse events per Standard Operating Procedure
  • Maintaining a record of all interactions via a relational database
  • Recognizing, obtaining pertinent data on, and accurately transmitting adverse events or product complaints to the appropriate internal departments
  • Evaluating drug compendia for accuracy, if applicable
  • Drive business optimization and Medical Information vendor management to ensure high quality service delivery and operational efficiency
  • Providing oversight and support for scientific conferences with medical information activities

including attending scientific conferences and answering questions at medical booths
  • Partnering and providing support to colleagues in Medical Affairs for projects and deliverables specific to therapeutic area
  • Identifying and analyzing medical information trends and data gaps for therapeutic area to contribute insights to medical affairs strategies and priorities
  • Collaborating with publication teams for updates and review of medical information trends/data gaps to contribute to therapeutic area publication strategies
  • Ensuring strategic alignment and cross functional communications with key internal stakeholders and partners across Gilead (Medical Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, Medical Scientists, Marketing, Business Conduct, Clinical Pharmacology, Analytic Operations, Supply Chain, etc.)
  • Interacting with affiliates and ensuring the proper triage of queries and content development
  • Developing and applying complex and often long-term strategies to promote global alignment across medical information geographies
  • Updating and ensuring compliance to Medical Information standard work practices and operating procedures
  • Developing departmental strategic initiatives to address major activities within assigned therapeutic area (product launches, labeling updates, etc)
  • Developing and maintaining a deep knowledge of product, disease state and competitor landscape for assigned therapeutic area
  • Building a strong global medical information community in collaboration with medical information regions/affiliates
  • Cultivating a number of influential contacts within and outside of own work area and expertise
  • Critically reviewing, editing, and/or writing scientific documents such reimbursement dossiers, draft manuscripts, and slide sets
  • Developing policies and procedures
  • Providing team leadership and coaching to the Global Medical Information Team staff; Training staff, fellows and interns

  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven track record in working in a dynamic, cross-functional environment
  • Highly self-motivated and able to perform multiple tasks in a timely fashion
  • Excellent project management, analytical, strategic-thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations regarding the dissemination of medical information, drug promotion and adverse event and product quality complaint reporting
  • Strong people management skills and ability to effectively lead and motivate a high performing team of individuals

Specific Education and Experience Requirements
  • Advanced scientific degree, MD, PhD, PharmD, or equivalent required
  • Demonstrated ability to lead strategically, drive performance, build alignment and collaborate
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in Medical Information or Medical Communications is required.
  • Minimum of 4 years of line management experience
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time
  • Ability to flex working hours to meet the global business need

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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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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