Associate Director, Medical Affairs Global Strategic Planning

Foster City
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October 30 2020
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Associate Director, Medical Affairs Global Strategic Planning
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. Gileads 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 companys five core values. Thats 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

Associate Director, Medical Affairs Global Strategic PlanningWorking under guidance toward both short- and long-range goals, the Associate Director, Global Strategic Planning, contributes to business-critical strategic and tactical planning and exhibits knowledge of pharmaceutical industry best practices relevant to this role. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:Job Requirements
  • Work cross-functionally with stakeholders from Medical Affairs (MA), Commercial, and other Gilead divisions to support strategic and tactical planning for Gilead's key therapeutic areas.
    • Closely partner with Director, MA Global Strategic Planning and Global Commercial Planning & Strategy (GCPS) to ensure Indication Leadership Teams (ILTs) meet key milestones and reviews associated with Indication Strategic Plans (ISPs). Partner with GCPS to leverage opportunities to support cross-functional collaboration, efficiencies and best practices across TAs and geographies.
    • In collaboration with other department staff, ensure global MA and affiliate MA teams meet all annual Plan of Action (POA) milestones including reviews and deliverables.
    • Within Medical Affairs, develop processes to support clearly defined, bi-directional feedback between global and country teams that foster communication and bolster quality and integrity of tactical plans.
    • Review global and country POAs to evaluate quality, alignment with ISP priorities, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Collaborate with internal partners to develop an industry-leading, Medical Affairs-specific digital planning and analytics framework.
    • Solicit input from key stakeholders throughout Medical Affairs to build a technology platform that effectively addresses user needs in strategic planning. Serve as key resource for global and country teams throughout implementation and help drive change management.
    • Define measures of impact that articulate the value that Medical Affairs provides to the broader organization.
      • Work closely with senior leaders to identify the metrics that uniquely capture how the Medical Affairs function can shift the standard of care for patients.
      • Ensure KPIs appropriately inform next-cycle budget needs (+/-).
  • Work with Patient Engagement (PE) and Medical Affairs Research teams to ensure patient voice and integrated evidence planning are appropriately incorporated within annual planning cycle.
Required Knowledge & Skills
  • Sound business judgment and strategic thinking skills. Demonstrated excellence in management of multiple projects/priorities including objective setting, prioritization, budgeting and analytics.
  • Ability to refine current strategic planning processes within an organization and the change management capability to achieve buy-in across a global matrix organization.
  • Awareness of the unique features of working in a highly regulated environment and all relevant compliance-related concerns.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills to support clear communication around new processes, timelines, objectives.
Education & Experience Requirements
  • 8+ years work experience preferred with a BS/BA or 6+ years with an MS/MBA.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical or related industry or strategic planning role is highly desired.

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