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Associate Director, Global Marketing, Early Commercial Strategy

Santa Monica, CA, USA | Gilead Sciences

  • Industry:
    Pharmaceutical / Biotech
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  • Experience:
    10-12 years
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Job Description

Kite, a Gilead Company, is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel cancer immunotherapy products designed to harness the power of a patient’s own immune system to selectively target and kill cancer cells. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at

Do you want to make a real difference in the world? Come help us in our quest to cure cancer! Everyone at Kite is grounded by this common goal. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Join us in our mission!

Associate Director, Global Marketing, Early Commercial Strategy (Associate Director, Marketing)

Job Description

The Associate Director, Global Marketing, Early Commercial Strategy will play an important role on the global marketing cell therapy team. This role has primary responsibility for partnering with early development teams to shape the path to commercialization for pipeline assets and assisting in development and execution of global disease strategy and business development projects. This role will work in close collaboration with the global marketing and global commercial analytics teams, global cross-functional project teams, and business development team. This role reports into the Director, Global Marketing, Early Commercial Strategy and is based in Santa Monica, California.

Key Responsibilities

Serve as commercial representative to multiple early asset project teams, working in close cross-functional collaboration with clinical development, translational medicine, regulatory, market access, and other functions

Provide input and feedback on development decisions to optimize competitiveness and commercial success of our pipeline assets

Develop early commercial assessment models in collaboration with global forecasting based upon relevant disease and target profiles, competitive landscapes, patient pathways and access opportunities

Drive development of asset- and disease-level market insights plans in collaboration with project teams, market research, and competitive intelligence; plan and execute advisory boards to incorporate

Lead the development of early brand strategies, including initial asset positioning, patient flow, pathways, issues and opportunities 

Lead cross-functional teams to ensure the development of robust disease strategies including patient pathways, evolving clinical landscapes, disease and target product profiles

Support corporate development by providing focused commercial insights to inform strategic business development decisions

10+ Years’ Experience with BS/BA required or 8+ Years’ experience with MS/MA or MBA required.

The ideal candidate will have 7+ years of hematology/oncology marketing experience at a specialty-focused pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies.Prior experience in cell therapy is a plus.  

The ideal candidate will possess experience working at a global level with demonstrated success in working in a project team environment to inform commercial optimization and decision making.

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in marketing, business, or sciences with a post-graduate degree highly preferred. 

Additional qualifications include:

Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to assess long term implications of near term decisions and align and engage both internal and external stakeholders to drive performance

Comfort with uncertainty and demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment under tight timelines, manage multiple high-priority projects simultaneously, and independently determine appropriate action where precedent may not exist

Leadership skills within a large matrix organization; ability to navigate complex business structures

Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams, synthesizing diverse perspectives into cohesive, aligned recommendation/deliverables, managing dissension along the way and championing team recommendations

An approachable and credible communication style, both verbally and written, to keep all levels of the organization informed and engaged

Experience in delivering complex messages to various internal and external customers with a track record of effective and influential presentations

Ability to understand the science and data; be effective at leveraging analytics and leading within a science-driven commercial model

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