Gilead Sciences, Inc. Executive Director, Regulatory Affairs- Inflammation in Seattle, Washington

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Job Description

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 hundreds of thousands 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.

An exciting leadership opportunity has arisen within Regulatory Affairs for an Executive Director of global and US regulatory for lead investigational products and/or marketed products within our Inflammation therapeutic area. This role will manage a team of talented Regulatory professionals and be responsible for leading all regulatory activities for this area.

  • This position will be based in Foster City, CA.

The Executive Director will develop global regulatory strategies, provide regulatory guidance, critically review documents for submission to regulatory authorities, and oversee the execution of the global regulatory strategy by the regions in line with the project team’s goals for each of the products. This individual will represent regulatory affairs on the therapeutic area leadership team, and will provide strategic leadership to the regulatory project team and regulatory submission team with international participants.

  • Responsible for leading all regulatory activities for assigned projects in line with ICH requirements, regional requirements and scientific and company policies and procedures.

  • Contributes to the development of global clinical and regulatory plans and strategies, identifies and proposes risk mitigation strategies, and influences project teams and sub-teams.

  • Prepares and/or manages submissions that are technically complex and require extensive interaction with departments outside of regulatory affairs.

  • Maintains knowledge of highly complex regulatory requirements up to current date, contributes to preparation of new regulatory guidance wherever possible, comments on draft regulatory guidance and communicates changes in regulatory information to project teams and senior management.

  • Initiates or contributes to local and/or global process improvements which have a significant impact on business.

  • Schedules and arranges own activities and those of direct reports.

  • Is recognized as an expert resource for regulatory advice across departments.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • The ideal candidate for this position should have a science degree (PhD, PharmD, MD, MSc) with 12+ years of overall regulatory experience, and preferably including experience as global regulatory lead managing investigational and marketed products. The candidate should have demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.

  • Requires ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

  • Excellent verbal, written, negotiation, influence and interpersonal communication skills are required.

  • Must have an extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements, including ICH requirements and regional requirements and have an understanding of current global and regional trends in regulatory affairs and ability to assess the impact of these requirements to the business.

  • Must be capable of developing and implementing regulatory strategies and of managing complex negotiations with regulatory authorities.

  • Must be capable of taking a leadership role in updating and preparing the Company for major changes in legislation which impact many departments.

  • Must be capable of critically reviewing complex technical documents and influencing colleagues across functions.

  • Must be capable of effectively leading teams in preparation of submissions.

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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.

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