Senior Director, Value and Access Therapeutic Area Lead – Inflammation
United States – California – Foster CityUnited 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. Gilead’s 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
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Senior Director, Value and Access Therapeutic Area Lead – Inflammation

At Gilead, we are driven to develop lifesaving products that make a difference for patients around the world. Everyday, we to transform the promise of science and technology into breakthrough, innovative therapies that have the power to cure, prevent or treat disease. As a research-based biopharmaceutical company, we are revolutionizing healthcare by bringing medicines to patients in the areas of unmet need including HIV, AIDS, liver diseases, hematology and oncology, and inflammation and respiratory diseases. When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives.

Making an impact on a global scale

For over 30 years, Gilead has been a leading innovator in treating and preventing HIV, but this expertise is just a foundation for our ambitions. As we continue to expand our scope into new disease states and new markets, we are investing in our global commercial capabilities. In this role, you will lead our Liver Disease Value and Access team to build global market access strategies and value propositions for liver disease assets as well as maximize product potential for all markets through pricing and launch sequencing.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Vice President, Head of Global Value & Access (GV&A), you would:

  • Lead the Filgotinib Transition team – working closely with our colleagues in Galapagos to oversee a smooth transition of key deliverables to support continued market access success of Filgo in RA and help them prepare for launch in Europe in UC.
  • Grow and lead an industry-leading team to develop and execute robust global value and access strategies across the Inflammation therapeutic area (TA), including setting clear direction for planning and implementation, managing budgets, creating V&A objectives, coordinating strategies across assets and providing guidance and input for all key V&A deliverables for TA assets
  • Oversee the generation of the global V&A strategy, integrated evidence plans, value story, pricing and launch sequence strategy and stakeholder engagement planning for TA-specific assets – both Pipeline and launched medicines.
  • Partner with Global Commercial Product Strategy (GCPS) TA Lead and other cross-functional partners to ensure alignment of V&A strategy with the global brand strategy and ensure collaboration with cross-functional partners (R&D, Medical Affairs, Government Affairs, global and local commercial counterparts) to develop a comprehensive TA strategy and business priorities annually
  • Represent TA from a V&A perspective, providing a comprehensive view of the global priority markets to the team and cross-functional partners, including R&D, and ensuring the payer perspective is reflected in the overall product commercial and development strategy across the lifecycle of our medicines
  • Guide the development and implementation of global value and access strategy for TA-specific assets throughout the product lifecycle, from pre-clinical to post-launch, drawing on health economics, pricing models, payer landscapes and global evidence requirements to create optimized that maximize product value and patient reach

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

We’re seeking a strategic, influential leader and experienced manager with:

  • B.A. or B.S. required, MBA and/or advanced degree in life sciences or medical degree preferred
  • At least 12 years of experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry in a market access function or related activities, including experience with global and in-country market access (*10 years’ experience with an advanced degree)
  • Broad therapeutic-area knowledge
  • Global experience working with or in multiple key markets
  • Deep understanding of global payer environment, including coverage and reimbursement, pricing and contracting, formulary management, HTA and payment policy and HEOR
  • Strong understanding of strategic pricing, contracting and negotiation, including innovative approaches and experience developing pricing strategies and business cases. Experience required in global pricing policy development
  • Advanced understanding of the pharmaceutical product lifecycle, including experience market access launch planning, execution and drivers of value
  • Advanced understanding of global, regional and country-specific regulatory systems and global health systems
  • Significant experience developing global V&A strategies, including developing global value messages, integrated evidence planning and creating tools to support implementation in key markets
  • Experience with early-stage assets, including conducting commercialization assessments and providing V&A guidance into target product profiles and development plans
  • Proven track record in managing a high-performing team, building a distinctive team culture in a globally dispersed team and developing people through coaching and mentoring
  • Proven ability to lead and influence across functions and levels as well as lead cross-functional teams; skilled facilitator, negotiator and counselor

The Gilead Difference

Everyone at Gilead is motivated by our overarching mission to discover and deliver innovative therapies that improve patient care in areas of unmet medical needs. But it’s just what we do that gives us an edge, it’s how we do it. We expect everyone at Gilead to lead by example, guided by our core values:

  • Integrity – Doing What’s Right
  • Inclusion – Encouraging Diversity
  • Teamwork – Working Together
  • Accountability – Taking Personal Responsibility
  • Excellence – Being Your Best

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