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Associate Director, Alliance Management

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Gilead Sciences

San Mateo, CA 94404
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Job Description
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.


Partnership Management

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 Qualifications
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

Reference: 1152693870

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