Gilead Sciences, Inc. Director, External Communications, EMEA PA (EU5) in Madrid, Spain

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Job Description

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical 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.

The Position

Reporting to the Senior Director, Public Affairs, (EU5), this role is responsible for delivering strategic branded and unbranded external communication programmes for Gilead’s new therapy areas (TAs) including oncology, liver disease portfolio which includes viral hepatitis and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and inflammation.

Works closely with the TA teams based at Stockley Park and Foster City and local market cross functional TA colleagues.

Job duties include

  • Representing Public Affairs internally as part of the cross functional team and externally with a variety of different stakeholders

  • Setting new TA communications strategy for the market in alignment with global direction and local market input

  • Coordination with cross-functional colleagues to ensure alignment and collaboration in strategic priorities and messaging across different stakeholders

  • Providing leadership and support for the implementation of in-market PR activities

  • Development/strengthening of relationships with a wide variety of external organizations and professionals, media and other influential organizations in those TAs

  • Preparation of communications materials, including strategic programmes, key messages, Q&A documents, press releases, presentations, etc.

  • Response to media requests and coordination of interviews with Gilead spokespeople and opinion leader spokespeople as appropriate

  • Issues mitigation and management

  • Understanding of the regulatory frameworks in the market and ability to manage approvals and interactions with the review team.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Market level or pan-EU experience in product PR, media and advocacy

  • Ability to understand and accurately communicate complex science

  • Demonstrated experience in media relations (traditional and social), issues management; knowledge of healthcare and industry media and reporting trends

  • Demonstrated knowledge of regulations and principles specific to communications for a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Experience managing multiple projects (timelines, budgets, priorities) simultaneously; flexibility and results-oriented focus are essential

  • Ability to interact with senior management and high-profile experts appropriately, with confidence and ease

  • Ability to give formal presentations to internal and external audiences of various sizes

  • Experience working successfully with patient organisations

  • Fluency in English as well as the local market’s language

  • Typically requires a BA degree in communications, liberal arts, business or science-oriented field (or International Equivalent) proven relevant experience, which includes solid healthcare public relations experience

If this is not the right move for you now but remain interested in a career at Gilead Sciences please connect with us via our talent community: https://gilead.avature.net/Gilead

Behaviours

  • Resilient profile with the ability to deliver in an ambiguous environment

  • Ability to engage and manage multiple stakeholders to achieve the objective

  • Curious with learning agility

  • Operationally excellent

  • Organised with systematic approach to prioritisation

  • Process orientated to achieve the business objective

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)

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercialises 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.

If this is not the right move for you now but remain interested in a career at Gilead Sciences please connect with us via our talent community at http://gilead.avature.net/Gilead