Associate Director, Alliance Management
Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Gilead Sciences
At Gilead, we strive to transform the promise of science and technology into 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 HIV, AIDS, liver diseases, hematology and oncology, and inflammation and respiratory diseases. We are growing a diverse team of professionals and an atmosphere of inclusion across departments. We need your unique talents, expertise and background to help millions of people around the world live healthier. Join a close community where every voice is heard - where you can see and measure the results of your contributions. Our values - integrity, inclusion, teamwork, accountability and excellence - are evident in everything we do. Do you love complex and diverse projects? Join our team and directly impact how we operate as a company!
The Alliance Management group is responsible for managing and optimizing the value of Gilead's alliances in drug development and commercialization at all stages of the product life cycle. This includes strategic in- and out- licenses, collaborations, and commercialization partnerships.
This role will be a key contributor in developing and maintaining strategic alliances at Gilead.
Oversee the governance of strategic partnerships in research, development and commercialization partnerships. This including managing governance committees, identifying key issues and solution-driving. Monitor implementation of and adherence to agreed-upon research, development and commercialization plans; take appropriate action to ensure execution.
Work directly with the partner company to set the direction and scope for implementation of partnership agreement: key activities, timing and responsibilities on either side.
Crisis management- address hot topic issues that require immediate attention while working to minimize crisis management situations
Perform regular alliance audits and health checks
Compliance/contract management - liaise with legal, finance, R&D, Commercial and other functions to ensure that key contract milestones, financial transactions, progress reports, etc. are handled appropriately and also to provide information/updates as needed. Regularly collect/develop and control quality of forecasts as appropriate to support financial planning activities Internal Alliance Representation
Conduct regular reviews/meetings with senior management and other functions as appropriate to communicate key issues, milestones, etc. and gather feedback
Lead and/or participate in contract renegotiations as appropriate
Participate in review of new partner contract negotiations as appropriate and provide input into partnership execution terms of the contract, in particular governance structures and processes
Build expertise about partner company, including company organization/leadership, strategies, financials, priorities, etc.; become Gilead "internal expert" on partner company Participate in alliance management group meetings to review progress and issues and share best practices
Skill and Experience Qualifications
Advanced degree in Life Sciences, Business, Medicine or Law
Experience with cross-industry partnering and aligning diverse stakeholders
10+ years experience plus BS/BA or 8+ years experience plus graduate degree in the pharmaceutical, life sciences or related industry, preferably in commercial, business development, or project leader/project management role.
5-years experience in Alliance Management, Business Development or related function
Strong experience in drug development
Strong leadership and self-direction, high-capacity for learning quickly
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to lead, interact with, focus, negotiate, resolve conflict
Strong quantitative and analytical skills
Demonstrated ability to identify, prioritize and resolve key project and partnership issues
Demonstrated attention to detail and excellence in project management and effectively managing multiple projects/priorities
Demonstrated ability to work with and coordinate demands from multiple customers, both internally and with partners. Must be able to handle ambiguity well.
Demonstrated ability to operate in a Matrix team
Participation in development and life cycle management project teams
Excellent communication skills with an ability to efficiently and productively communicate both orally and in writing.
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Preferred experience in immuno-oncology therapeutic areas and emerging areas of research.
Knowledge and experience in virology, oncology, inflammation, liver disease therapeutic areas
Experience in global markets (eg, EU, Japan, and other)
Fluency or proficiency in at least one other language
Set up alerts to get notified of new vacancies.