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Gilead Sciences, Inc. Director HIV Marketing – Field Based in Boston, Massachusetts

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.

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Job Description

The Director of HIV Marketing will be a key contributor to the Opinion Leader Programming (OLP) Team and the greater HIV BU. In this Field Based role, you will work across both HIV Treatment and Prevention/PrEP, contributing to the $13B HIV Franchise supporting Biktarvy and Descovy for PrEP.

You will drive strategy and develop an implementation plan for Key Opinion Leader development and engagement and key accounts. You will support advisory boards and may support other opinion leader activities as requested (conferences & speaker bureau). Your responsibilities will include budget oversight and management of agency partnerships. The Director will be expected to partner closely across the marketing team (Treatment & PrEP) and with various cross-functional stakeholders (especially Medical, Sales/Community/Field Teams, and P.A.) and external partners.

Essential Duties and Job Functions

  • Develop and implement a unified, strategic framework across Gilead for U.S. opinion leaders (OLs) and key accounts, from identification to prioritization, to management, and engagement

  • Lead cross-functional planning efforts for all O.L. and key account interactions to create an appropriately coordinated and tailored approach across internal teams

  • Support the creation, maintenance, and socialization of an opinion leader mapping database and activity tracker to ensure one repository for increased visibility and coordination

  • Evaluate the need for a field-based regional marketing team of thought leader liaisons

  • Participate in cross-functional engagement planning processes with other key internal stakeholders (i.e., advocacy groups, medical organizations, and community partners)

  • Identify and engage with emerging leaders, accounts, or potential partner organizations to advance Gilead's business objectives

  • May be called on to support other OLP and greater Franchise Team initiatives as needed and as bandwidth permits (i.e., advisory boards and conference debriefs)

  • Collaborates closely with HIV Treatment and Prevention teams to ensure broad communication of customer insights to inform marketing strategy and tactics

  • Actively monitors the HIV landscape and identifies areas of opportunity across the HIV

  • Cultivates relationships, manages, and provides direction and leadership across key agency partners to deliver on key strategic and tactical initiatives

  • Manages and supports promotional budget for assigned efforts

  • Supports the development and execution of the HIV OLP Marketing plan, supporting Opinion Leader strategies and tactics

  • Ensures compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and policies

  • Must be willing to travel extensively in the U.S. as dictated by business needs; customer/account facing time 70% and home office time 30%


  • Collaborative leader with the ability to set a vision and collaborate across internal and external stakeholders

  • Strategic thinker with an innovative mindset that has a strong track record of making recommendations while incorporating a diverse set of stakeholder input and feedback

  • Strong entrepreneurial thinking and confidence in working within a fast-paced and dynamic environment

  • Adept at forming and maintaining a collaborative work environment within cross-functional teams

  • Exceptionally strong interpersonal, verbal communication, and writing skills, including the ability to simplify complex topics through storytelling

  • Listens carefully to others' points of view, adapts style and content based on audience, and seeks to understand others' motivations and needs

  • Demonstrated excellence in project management and effectively managing multiple projects/priorities

  • Ability to understand and communicate clinical data and high-level science

  • Drive consensus thinking and manage conflicts among individuals from a variety of cultures and disciplines

  • Direct people management and experience managing highly cross-functional teams or workgroups are preferred

  • Track record of successful pharma/ biotech marketing in specialty categories

  • Clearly demonstrated understanding of the pharmaceutical regulatory requirements and impact on developing marketing materials

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree and Twelve Years' Experience


Masters' Degree and Ten Years' Experience


Ph.D. and Eight Years' Experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years of brand development and marketing

  • MBA in marketing or related field

  • Proven track record of marketing fundamentals, including advisory boards, brand plan development, and execution of sales and commercial programs

  • HIV Therapeutic Area knowledge is strongly preferred

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Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S. employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.​

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