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Gilead Sciences, Inc. Associate Director / Director Medical Excellence – ACE Region in Uxbridge, United Kingdom

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Associate Director / Director Medical Excellence – ACE Region

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. We strive to transform and simplify care for people with life-threatening illnesses around the world. Gilead's portfolio of products and pipeline of investigational drugs includes treatments for HIV/AIDS, COVID, HBV, HCV, HDV, Oncology and Cell Therapy as well as Inflammatory Diseases. Gilead is a patient centric, science focused company.

Reporting to the Head of Kite Medical Affairs Operations for the ACE region, the Associate Director​ / Director of Kite Medical Excellence for the ACE region will be responsible for advancing the development of medical capabilities in the region, by continuously assessing and enhancing internal capabilities to address internal and external changes in partnership with Global Medical Leadership (MALT), Global Medical Excellence and Operations, Regional Medical Leads, Clinical Research, Business Conduct, Medical Governance and Commercial Leadership to deliver on our ambition in Medical Excellence. In addition, a key aspect of this role is to ensure continuous engagement and alignment with the Gilead Medical Affairs excellence team in ACE, pro-actively engaging to ensure a one team approach in medical excellence.

This individual will ensure the successful implementation of key initiatives and provide strategic, technical and operational support to identify needs and incorporate innovation, address gaps against industry benchmarks, and reduce strategic, operational and compliance risk across ACE field teams.

This position will be based at our offices in Stockley Park, Uxbridge and offers the opportunity for hybrid working.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the regional strategy for Kite ACE Medical Excellence

  • Implement Medical analytics (e.g. outcomes analytics), processes, technology and tools that demonstrate the value of medical affairs.

  • Responsible for Kite ACE Medical Excellence initiatives: MS Excellence, MM Excellence

  • Operationally support the Kite ACE Insights Process

  • Support of Kite Medical Affairs business tools and technology at regional level (e.g., CRM, insights tools, STRIVE)

  • Operational responsibility for Kite Medical Affairs field dashboards (ACE)

  • Support Kite Omnichannel strategy

  • Provide operational support to project Foresight initiatives

  • Meet budget and resource targets for the department

  • Function as a strategic thought partner internally as well as externally on matters of critical importance for Medical Excellence

  • Develop creative and effective solutions to inter- and intra-project priority conflicts, resource constraints and other problems, which may impact project or group goals and deliverables across multiple programs.

  • Collaborate with relevant departments within Medical Affairs, across Development and Commercial as well as IT entities to establish and maintain communication channels, work practices, and processes

  • Implement real-time monitoring and analysis of KPIs, developing standard reporting models to aid decision making and overall strategy

  • Direct and lead continuous improvement of processes and supporting tools to determine best practices and appropriate resource needs, including budget, tools, and personnel

  • Monitor industry Medical Affairs best practices and provide recommendations for process improvement, engagement innovation, training delivery and technology needs

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • Advanced scientific degree with significant business experience and/or business degree with significant scientific experience

  • Extensive global/in-market Pharma/Biopharma Medical Affairs

  • Oncology and/or Virology experience preferable

  • Experience shaping, developing and successfully implementing regional and/or in-market plans for medical engagement

  • In-depth understanding of industry regulations and requirements relevant for all aspects of Medical Affairs responsibilities

  • Well-developed aptitude for digital technology with broad knowledge of IT and infrastructure

  • Experience with strategic planning processes and tools

  • Experience interpreting forecasts, budgets, financial processes and tools

  • Experience in an alliance or strategic partnership

  • Experience in translating business needs into a coordinated plan

  • Results-orientation with ability to develop creative and simple solutions to complex problems

  • Strong ability to collaborate across multiple internal and external partners

  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail, clarity, accuracy and conciseness

  • Uncompromising ethical standard and conduct

  • Able to motivate and foster team and cross functional collaboration

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships, collaborate, influence decision-making, negotiate and build consensus

Additional Capabilities:

  • Managing complexity: Ability to manage complex projects and use network to solve organizational issues

  • Comfort with ambiguity, paired with a proactive transformational leadership style

  • Prioritization: Ability to define priorities and focus on areas that add value

  • Problem Solving: Ability to identify the crux of a problem, and propose actionable solutions

  • Project Management: Clear organizational skills/ability to drive a team to solve complex problems

  • Collaborative style and the ability to influence at senior levels

  • Innovative, self-starter with the resilience to work effectively in a fast-moving environment

Gilead Core Values

  • Integrity (always doing the right thing)

  • Teamwork (collaborating in good faith)

  • Excellence (working at a high level of commitment and capability)

  • 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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Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to advancing innovative medicines to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis and cancer. Gilead operates in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong employees and contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. T he health of our employees, contractors, their loved ones, our partners and the communities and people we serve is a top priority. Vaccination is the most effective way currently available to deliver on that priority.

The purpose of the vaccination requirement is to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and support the health and safety of our communities. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request an accommodation.