Marketing Director (m/f/d) Liver Disease

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September 22 2021
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Marketing Director (m/f/d) Liver Disease
Germany - Munich

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

Marketing Director (m/f/d) Liver Disease

Gilead Sciences Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet 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, liver diseases, inflammatory diseases, oncology and cell-therapy.

Gilead pursues a long-term engagement in the medical field of liver diseases. The current commercial focus resides on viral Hepatitis, where Gilead possesses a strong portfolio of Direct Antiviral Agents. In the light of a broadened product pipeline, Gilead will prepare for the commercialization of current late stage compounds for new indications in further areas of liver disease.

We are seeking a Marketing Director Liver Disease who is responsible for developing and implementing the marketing strategy for the Gilead portfolio in Hepatitis and embark on preparatory activities for future product launches in new indications.

Reporting to the Senior Business Unit Director for the Liver Disease franchise, the Marketing Director leads the Marketing team and closely liaises with other functions to drive cross-functional planning and coherent implementation of strategy.

Essential Functions:
  • Leads the Marketing team and drives advancement of the unit's marketing capabilities with a focus on development of competencies, state-of-the-art tools and processes.
  • Develops marketing strategy and initiatives ensuring cross-functional alignment and cohesion.
  • Generates relevant market insights, establishes adequate performance indicators and forecasts demand and portfolio performance, in close collaboration with Business Analytics.
  • Sets clear objectives for marketing initiatives, measures progress and success, and generates relevant learnings.
  • Tightly connects with the Sales team to ensure optimal execution of marketing campaigns and usage of field team's insights for campaign development.
  • Ensures optimal allocation of marketing resources, both personnel and expenses, and diligently manages budget.
  • Ensures all marketing activities comply with all legal and regulatory requirements.

Specifically, for our Hepatitis-C business:
  • Develops strong cross-functional narrative and communication plan, drives generation of relevant content per customer segment, and develops multi-channel design for optimal impact.
  • Designs initiatives that support market development and patient finding, in line with the goal of HCV elimination in Germany.
  • Engages to advance the care infrastructure together with external stakeholders, and in close collaboration with internal functional teams, such as Medical and Market Access.
  • Steers coordinated opinion leader engagement and further evolves strategic partnerships.

Essential experience, knowledge, and skills:
  • Strong strategic thinking skills with ability to see the big picture and to formulate and execute strategy
  • Proven leadership skills with an ability to set a vision, to inspire, to champion change, drive innovative thinking and influence across functions
  • Has a track record of leading and delivering in Marketing roles, with personal Sales experience being a plus.
  • Requires relevant product launch experience in Rx market paired with substantial experience in driving brand performance at later stages of the product lifecycle.
  • Strong pharmaceutical market expertise, particularly with regards to health economy, access and reimbursement, product lifecycle, and applicable knowledge of relevant laws and regulations.
  • Must possess ability to foster close collaboration with Medical affairs at eye-level, hence requires ability to embrace science and meaningfully leverage Medical expertise for the design and implementation of strategies.
  • Strong interpersonal savviness with ability to establish robust professional relationships, create alignment, resolve conflict, inspire others.
  • Self-starter mentality, taking personal ownership. Ability to navigate through ambiguity, remain focused and prioritize carefully.
  • Fluency in conversational German and English.
  • Able to travel up to 20% of time.

Advocating Gilead Core Values:

Integrity - Doing What's Right

Inlcusion - Encouraging Diversity

Teamwork - Working Together

Excellence - Being your Best

Accountability - Taking personal ownership

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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