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Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Senior) Manager Patient Advocacy (m/f/d) in Munich, Germany

Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

Please log onto your Internal Career Site at https://www.myworkday.com/gilead/d/inst/13102!CK5mGhEKBggDEMenAhIHCgUI1A0QcQ/cacheable-task/2997$2151.htmld to apply for this job.

Job Description

(Senior) Manager Patient Advocacy (m/f/d)

This position reports to the Senior Director Public Affairs for Germany. This role has responsibility for Gilead patient advocacy initiatives in Germany in assigned (tbc) Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus (one team member is already working as patient advocacy lead and responsibilities/therapeutic areas of focus will be divided up). It is the responsibility of the advocacy lead to develop and implement country plans that help engage local patient advocates on shared objectives for each therapeutic area. In this position you will closely cooperate with the advocacy lead and take over responsibility for assigned therapeutic areas of focus.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary Gilead contact for local patient advocacy groups in assigned therapeutic areas of focus

  • Maintain on-going two-way dialogue with patient advocacy groups to understand priorities and opportunities for collaboration and support, and share information on Gilead and our position on key issues

  • Develop and implement specific plans that engage patient advocacy groups in our shared goal of enhancing patient access to Gilead’s innovative medicines in Germany, focusing on disease and treatment education, public health policy, and support for capacity building of patient advocacy group

  • In alignment with the Senior Director Public Affairs and the brand teams, drive patient related external communication projects and support internal communication about disease areas and Gilead patient advocacy programs

  • Represent the voice of the patient community in internal planning

  • Add insights and a patient advocacy perspective to the German Grants Committee manage the grants programme in Germany, reviewing applications for funding against predetermined criteria, awarding grants, and monitoring and evaluating funded projects

  • Together with Medical Affairs, engage patient advocacy groups in advisory boards to gather patient insights to inform our decision-making

  • Collaborate with the regional Public Affairs leads for each therapeutic areas to ensure alignment of the German advocacy activities to the regional strategy and to share best practices

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Requires a track record of experience implementing projects with defined outcomes in a public affairs, advocacy or policy role

  • Excellent strategic thinker with ability to formulate, develop and execute on agreed strategies

  • Knowledge of the healthcare system and key policies relevant for pharmaceutical market access for highly innovative medicines

  • Strong executive presence with ability to command respect with both external and internal stakeholders

  • Sound business judgment and analytical skills

  • Successful working within cross-functional teams

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills

  • Experience with budget management

Gilead Core Values

  • Integrity (Doing What’s Right)

  • Teamwork (Working Together)

  • Excellence (Being Your Best)

  • Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)

  • Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)

About Gilead

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

It is the policy of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively "Gilead" or the "Company") to recruit select and employ the most qualified persons available for positions throughout the Company. Except if otherwise provided by applicable law, all employment actions relating to issues such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoffs, company-sponsored training, education assistance, social and recreational programs are administered on a non-discriminatory basis (i.e. without regard to protected characteristics or prohibited grounds, which may include an individual’s gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, veteran status, and age, unless such protection is prohibited by federal, state, municipal, provincial, local or other applicable laws). Gilead also prohibits discrimination based on any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

Please log onto your Internal Career Site at https://www.myworkday.com/gilead/d/inst/13102!CK5mGhEKBggDEMenAhIHCgUI1A0QcQ/cacheable-task/2997$2151.htmld to apply for this job.

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.

If this is not the right move for you now but remain interested in a career at Gilead Sciences please connect with us via our talent community at http://gilead.avature.net/Gilead

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