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Associate Director, Global Marketing Franchise

Santa Monica, CA, USA | Gilead Sciences

  • Industry:
    Pharmaceutical / Biotech
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
  • Experience:
    7-10 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!

The Associate Director, Global Marketing Franchise (Associate Director, Marketing) will play an important role on the global marketing cell therapy team. This role has responsibility for assisting in the development and implementation of global disease strategies and global asset strategic and tactical plans.This role works in close collaboration with the global marketing cell therapy brand and commercial operations leads and the global cross-functional and project teams.This role reports into the VP, Global Marketing and is based in Santa Monica, California.

Key Responsibilities

Facilitate the execution of the global brand and commercial operations strategic plans; oversee key elements of the global implementation plans

Ensure agile execution and refinement of the global plans by enabling real time monitoring and evaluation of competitive products and marketplace dynamics

Lead the implementation of core global tactics ensuring cross functional and global input with timely execution of global deliverables

Effectively partner with global and affiliate marketing, medical and market access colleagues to ensure the value of key deliverables

Initiating relevant Market Research projects to inform strategic brand plans, and KPI tracking

Serve as a core member of key cross functional teams

Responsible for coordinating various aspects of key global conferences for example organizing global events, contributor to global congress team.

Collaborating with the brand leads to set assumptions for and validate global sales and resources forecast and working closely with the country finance teams.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of global and/ or local 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 both a global and affiliate/ local marketing level, achieving success with both long term strategic development and short term tactical implementation.

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in marketing or related fields with a post-graduate degree preferred. 

Additional qualifications include:

A Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related fields is required (10+ Years with BS/BA).

An advanced science degree such as MD, PharmD, PhD or an advanced business degree such as an MBA is desirable (8+ Years with MS/MA or MBA)

Ability to coordinate with regional and local market teams to collect markets inputs into strategy development and support local implementation of global strategy

Comfort with uncertainty and demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment under tight timelines and independently determine appropriate action where precedent may not exist

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

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

Demonstrated ability to think strategically and align and engage both internal and external stakeholders to drive performance

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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