Sr. Manager, Competitive Intelligence, Emerging Viruses/HIV

Foster City
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November 18 2020
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Sr. Manager, Competitive Intelligence, Emerging Viruses/HIV
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.

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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

Senior Manager, Competitive Intelligence (HIV/Emerging Viruses)

Senior Manager, Competitive Intelligence (CI) will support CI activities across the Virology organization. The role is focused on working with and collaborating with a broad cross-functional group of therapeutic area partners (including Commercial, Global Marketing, Corporate Development, Corporate Strategy, Medical Affairs, Clinical, Research, Regulatory, and Legal) as well as Senior Leadership. The Senior Manager will be responsible for collecting, synthesizing and delivering key insights and implications to our business on the competitive environment (related both to marketed products and pipeline compounds). These activities are structured around key strategic business questions that the Senior Manager will define in partnership with the HIV/Emerging Viruses CI Lead and relevant cross-functional stakeholders. Key areas of focus for this role include the strategies, programs, and capabilities of competitors in both research and promotional areas, as well as trends in the industry.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
  • Gathering, summarizing and reporting on competitive information
  • Providing context and objective analysis of competitive (commercial, clinical, and scientific) information to inform business decision-making
  • Leading core CI initiatives, including: congress coverage, workshops, monitoring/news
  • Creating/updating content on competitor products, launch timings, and product profiles
  • Mapping and assessing competitive dynamics in key indications and/or therapeutic areas
  • Communicating key competitive information to teams and leadership throughout the organization
  • Providing conference coverage and analysis of clinical data and commercial presence
  • Supporting stakeholders in development of function-specific deliverables (ex: forecasts, market assessments, brand plans, development plans, life cycle strategies)
  • Partnering with third party agencies to support CI projects
  • Following pre-defined standards to ensure legal and ethical approaches to CI, protecting business interests and confidentiality

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • Strong relationship management skills including ability to adapt communication style, content, timing and tone to audience/stakeholder needs
  • Experience working in a highly matrixed environment with a strong commitment to work collaboratively in a fast pace organization
  • Strong oral and written communication, including history of effective written communication (including both PowerPoint and Word/email)
  • Proven ability to present at and facilitate small- and large-group meetings (with peers as well as leadership) to achieve pre-defined objectives
  • Ability to interpret and synthesize key data and identify broader implications
  • Experience with researching, developing, and delivering CI assessments from key data/information and strategic insights
  • Experience in use of online data sources and scientific/market databases (e.g., Pubmed,, TrialTrove, Evaluate Pharma, etc.)
  • Ability to be proactive and operate with incomplete information
  • Excellent task and time management skills (specifically project planning, prioritization, objective setting, meeting management and plan execution) are required

Education and Experience:
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry, specifically CI, consulting, marketing or analytics
  • BA/BS Required. Masters, PhD or equivalent graduate degree with preference to life science backgrounds
  • Experience and familiarity within virology (preferred but not required)

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