Director, International Oncology Therapeutic Area Communications, Public Affairs

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Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, California
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Feb 25, 2021
Apr 26, 2021
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Director, International Oncology Therapeutic Area Communications, Public Affairs
United Kingdom - Uxbridge

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, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting millions of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

Role Summary

Reporting to the Global Oncology Therapeutic Area Communications Lead, this role will help shape communications for the company's rapidly expanding Oncology portfolio outside of the U.S., working to connect global strategies with local implementation by Public Affairs teams at the country level. The role will initially focus on the company's medicine that is approved to treat metastatic triple negative breast cancer and other pipeline products. The person in this newly created position is responsible for helping to establish Gilead's leadership in Oncology through a variety of internal and external communications on the product portfolio, pipeline and disease areas of focus and through proactive issues management. This role works closely with Gilead's regional Clinical Development, Commercial, Medical Affairs and Government Affairs teams, and collaborates with Gilead's Kite cell therapy business unit to ensure communications initiatives support the achievement of corporate and business objectives. The role will also engage with global Public Affairs' colleagues to inform cross-functional priorities.

Position Description

Responsibilities include:

  • Integrate information from across the organization to ensure Gilead's oncology narrative is communicated to external and internal audiences outside of the U.S. in a compelling and consistent way
  • Engage with regional and local country teams to inform planning and implementation for oncology product launches outside of the U.S., with a focus on late-stage product pipeline
  • Drive regional communications and engagement programs that raise awareness of the availability and appropriate use of Gilead's approved oncology medicines, including data and regulatory milestone communications and disease awareness programs
  • Tailor global materials to support regional/country-level external communications, including key messages, Q&A documents, press releases, presentations, videos, social media content, key advocacy group partnerships and funding, among others
  • Lead cross-functional efforts to horizon scan and proactively address emerging issues at the regional level
  • Collaborate with global Public Affairs centers of expertise, including corporate communications, community engagement and corporate giving to communicate on oncology milestones
  • Maintain relationships with ex- U.S. reporters to shape reporting on Gilead's Oncology portfolio
  • Collaborate with PR agency partners, providing agency teams with appropriate information and oversight to effectively implement programs in compliance with Gilead's business conduct policies
  • Manage budgets to target, ensuring appropriate investment in priority work and identifying ways to optimise resources

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • Typically requires a BA degree in communications, liberal arts, business or science-oriented field
  • Relevant experience in healthcare communications within the pharma industry
  • Understanding of the ACE regional communications and healthcare environment, and experience working in one or more of these regions is required.
  • Demonstrated experience driving communications plans that support business priorities
  • Expertise in media relations and issues management
  • Ability to interact with senior management, academic experts and patient advocates appropriately, with confidence and ease
  • Ability to influence others and drive alignment across diverse teams
  • A passion for engaging in public health and policy issues
  • Adept at understanding scientific data. Prior experience in oncology communications is highly desired
  • Demonstrated knowledge of regulations governing communications for a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company

Gilead Core Values
  • 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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