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Senior Director, Medical Engagement Center of Excellence

Company: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Director, Medical Engagement Center of Excellence
United States - Remote

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

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Job Description

Senior Director, Medical Engagement Center of Excellence

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. We strive to transform and simplify care for people with life-threatening illnesses around the world. Gilead's portfolio of products and pipeline of investigational drugs includes treatments for HIV/AIDS, COVID, HBV, HCV, HDV, Oncology and Cell Therapy as well as Inflammatory Diseases co. Gilead is a patient centric, science focused company.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Global Head of Medical Engagement Center of Excellence, this individual will be responsible for building and expanding Medical engagement standards and best practices, advancing the learning and development of field Medical or Medical Scientists (MSs), implementing systematic MS impact performance measurement, and continuously assessing and enhancing internal capabilities to address internal and external changes in partnership with Global Medical Leadership, Region Medical Leads, Clinical Research, Business Conduct, Medical Governance and Commercial Leadership to deliver on our ambition of Medical Engagement Excellence. This individual will work across all therapeutic areas to ensure the successful implementation of key initiatives and provide strategic, technical and operational support to identify needs and incorporate innovation, address gaps against industry benchmarks, and reduce strategic, operational and compliance risk across MS teams.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as a matrix leader within the Global Medical Engagement Center of Excellence, working closely with Medical Affairs leadership, Business Conduct, Medical Governance, Development Leadership, and Commercial Leadership
  • Implement Field Medical analytics (e.g. outcomes analytics), processes, technology and tools to monitor, measure and predict better performance in collaboration with Medical and Commercial Leadership
  • Facilitate stakeholder mapping and engagement in collaboration with Global, Regional and local Medical Affairs Leadership
  • Implement region-specific innovative internal and external projects within a therapeutic area or above brands (i.e. Patient Inclusion, Healthcare disparities, Scientific Leadership, Clinical trials optimization, External Scientific Partnerships, Digital partnerships, etc.)
  • Meet budget and resource targets for the Medical Engagement Center of Excellence
  • Execute appropriate stakeholder and risk management interventions (i.e. stakeholder mapping and engagement plans) and identify and resolve business risks/issues
  • Develop and implement regional strategy for the Medical Engagement Center of Excellence
  • Function as a strategic thought partner internally as well as externally on matters of critical importance from Medical Engagement Center of Excellence
  • Develop creative and effective solutions to inter- and intra-project priority conflicts, resource constraints and other problems which may impact project or group goals and deliverables across multiple programs
  • Collaborate with relevant departments within Medical Affairs, across Development and Commercial as well as IT entities to establish and maintain communication channels, work practices, and processes
  • Implement real-time monitoring and analysis of KPIs, evolving standard reporting models to aid decision making and overall strategy
  • Direct and lead continuous improvement of processes and supporting tools to determine best practices and appropriate resource needs, including budget, tools, and personnel
  • Monitor industry Medical Affairs best practices and provide recommendations for process improvement, engagement innovation, training delivery and technology needs Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
    • Advanced scientific degree with significant business experience and/or business degree with significant scientific experience
    • 7-10 years global/in-market Pharma/Biopharma Medical Affairs -or equivalent experience
    • Oncology and/or Virology experience preferable
    • Experience shaping, developing and successfully implementing regional and in-market plans for medical engagement
    • In-depth understanding of industry regulations and requirements relevant for all aspects of Medical Affairs responsibilities
    • Well-developed aptitude for digital technology with broad knowledge of IT and infrastructure
    • Experience with strategic planning processes and tools
    • Experience interpreting forecasts, budgets, financial processes and tools
    • Experience effectively leading in a matrix organization
    • Experience in translating business needs into a coordinated plan
    • Results-orientation with ability to develop creative and simple solutions to complex problems
    • Strong ability to collaborate across multiple internal and external partners
    • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail, clarity, accuracy and conciseness
    • Uncompromising ethical standard and conduct
    • Able to motivate and foster team and cross functional collaboration
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships, collaborate, influence decision-making, negotiate and build consensus
    • Additional Capabilities
      • Innovative, self-starter with the resilience to work effectively in a fast-moving environment
      • Managing complexity: Ability to manage complex projects and use network to solve organizational issues
      • Comfort with ambiguity, paired with a proactive transformational leadership style
      • Prioritization: Ability to define priorities and focus on areas that add value
      • Problem Solving: Ability to identify the crux of a problem, and propose actionable solutions
      • Collaborative style and the ability to influence at senior levels
      • Project Management: Clear organizational skills/ability to drive a team to solve complex problems For Colorado Job Applicants: The salary range for this position is:
        $221,600.00 - $332,400.00
        Gilead considers a range of factors, including background and experience, when determining base compensation. These considerations means actual compensation will vary.
        Position is also eligible for bonus and benefits. For more information, visit

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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.

        Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.
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