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Director, Commercial Planning Inflammation

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Job Description


Specific Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Senior Director (Inflammation), Commercial Planning (CP), this role will oversee market preparation in RA/IBD and future indications for filgotinib (e.g., Ankylosing Spondilitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Uveitis, etc).  The candidate will be accountable for collaborative commercialization plan and strategy development in coordination with regional and cross-functional teams. 

Essential Duties and Job Functions:

  • Implement and evolve current filgotinib global market development strategic plan and communication platform.
  • Partner with Senior Director and key stakeholders including regional teams, R&D, biomarkers team, medical affairs, and business development to develop a market development plan.
  • Develop and evolve tactical market development plan and communication plan in collaboration with clinical and medical affairs, including conference presence.
  • Collaborate closely with other members of cross functional team (market research, payer & market access, competitive intelligence, and Executive Director).
  • Design and implement a process to ensure adoption of global market development deliverables by regional and country operations. 
  • Work closely with ED to develop and execute efficient global governance for inflammation.
  • Lead the strategic planning process in 2018 ensuring collaboration with cross functional teams.
  • Lead by example, respecting Gilead core values of integrity, teamwork, accountability, excellence, diversity and inclusion.
  • Provide leadership to continue to foster the Gilead environment; creating and driving transparency with teamwork dynamics, providing a highly motivating and innovating culture through inclusion, while leading with excellence and integrity.
  • Create and oversee ongoing training as part of the teams on-going development, encourage industry conference participation and involvement within group and serve as a thought leader in the Alliance industry as a spokesperson/participant staying on the forefront of trends and transitions in the marketplace. Knowledge, Experience and Skills
  • The ideal candidate will be a proven business leader with a passion for commercializing breakthrough medicine, a global mindset, strong scientific acumen, strategic thinking.
  • A successful candidate will have understanding and experience in pre-launch market development work in disease areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop successful partnership including the following functions – R&D, Medical affairs, Pricing & access, Health economics/Outcomes Research, Policy, government affairs, public affairs.
  • Position requires proven “leading and influencing without authority” skills.
  • Provide crisp, strong communication to all parts of the business as an impact leader managing change and direction.
  • Successful candidate needs to have a deep understanding of the evolving payer and market landscapes, health reforms, and can anticipate and prioritize what is needed in these rapidly evolving landscapes with extremely challenging healthcare economics. 
  • Prior experience in developing a market in early disease life cycle is preferred.

         Bachelor’s degree is required (adv degree in life sciences or M.B.A. preferred)

  • 8-10 years’ experience in the biopharmaceutical industry.  Experiences to include global product strategic planning, in-country marketing, new product planning, portfolio management and lifecycle management.

Gilead Core Values:

Integrity (Doing What’s Right),

Teamwork (Working Together),

Excellence (Being Your Best)

Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)


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