Senior Product Manager - HIV & COVID-19

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February 20 2021
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Senior Product Manager - HIV & COVID-19
Belgium - Brussels

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

Gilead Sciences was founded over 30 years ago and it is an ambitious, innovative, research-based biopharmaceutical company with a pioneering mind-set that discovers, develops and commercialises 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, inflammation, invasive fungal infection and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions. The Belgium office is based in Diegem near Brussels.

The Position

In the role of Senior Product Manager, you will be fully responsible for all operational marketing aspects of our HIV and COVID-19 portfolio in Belgium

This role will report to the Director Sales & Marketing and work closely together with the HIV and COVID-19 team, as well as with the wider cross-functional team (e.g. Medical, Governmental Affairs, Market Access

Specific Responsibilities





  • Be an active member of the X-functional HIV Brand Team
  • Contribute in building a strong X-functional Plan of Action (POA) as response to local brand opportunities & challenges
  • Take the lead in the execution of X-functional HIV projects as defined by the POA, while respecting the roles and responsibilities of each member of the X-functional team as defined by the business conduct manual
  • Collaborate with the Therapeutic Specialists and Medical Affairs to develop and execute strong account specific activities as defined by the account planning







  • Responsible for the marketing activities for COVID-19 in the Belux
  • Lead the development and execution of the local Brand Strategy and Plan of Action for COVID-19
  • Partner with Medical Affairs, Government & Public Affairs to ensure effective development and implementation of strategies
  • Develop effective working relationships with opinion leaders and other key stakeholders in the Belux market
  • Develop and implement the promotional communication strategy and tactics ensuring alignment with the overall brand strategy
  • Work closely with the Marketing and Operations Lead COVID-19 ACE Region 1 for cluster 1 to implement ACE region strategy in Belux






  • Ensure all marketing activities are compliant to regulatory and legal requirements
  • Manage the marketing budget (OPEX) and project timelines
  • Drive excellence in commercial efforts, including business planning/forecasting
  • Utilize high level of business acumen in analyzing and coordinating activities from identified industry trends, competitor's resources and practices.
  • Setting-up market research activities to better understand brand opportunities & challenges
  • Ensure performance tracking/monitoring (dashboard), including required action planning





  • Analytical thinking
  • Health science background and ability to translate science into commercial activities
  • Collaborates and works well across teams
  • Requires a university degree and demonstrated experience within the pharmaceutical/health care industry
  • Successful track record in marketing/sales related positions
  • Strategic thinker with ability to formulate, develop and execute brand strategy
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to lead, interact with, focus, resolve conflict and drive consensus among cross functional teams
  • Ability to analyze complex issues, execute sound judgment and make decisions with strong level of agility
  • Successful track record in the development and implementation of digital marketing tactics
  • Demonstrated excellence in project management and effectively managing multiple projects/priorities
  • In-depth ability to work with external agencies, including advertising, public relations and medical education vendors to develop programs and materials
  • Ability to develop, maintain, and utilize a high level of product and therapeutic disease knowledge to promote the appropriate use to opinion leaders in the field of infectious diseases
  • Fluent in Dutch, French and English





  • Resilient profile with the ability to deliver in an ambiguous environment
  • Ability to engage and manage multiple stakeholders to achieve the objective
  • Curious with learning agility
  • Operationally excellent
  • Organized with systematic approach to prioritization



Integrity (doing what's right)

Teamwork (working together)

Excellence (being your best)

Accountability (taking personal responsibility)

Inclusion (encouraging diversity)

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
It is the policy of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively "Gilead" or the "Company") to recruit select and employ the most qualified persons available for positions throughout the Company. Except if otherwise provided by applicable law, all employment actions relating to issues such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoffs, company-sponsored training, education assistance, social and recreational programs are administered on a non-discriminatory basis (i.e. without regard to protected characteristics or prohibited grounds, which may include an individual's gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, veteran status, and age, unless such protection is prohibited by federal, state, municipal, provincial, local or other applicable laws). Gilead also prohibits discrimination based on any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.

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