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Gilead Sciences, Inc. GTAL Global Strategies Counsel, Oncology in Uxbridge, United Kingdom

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Job Description

The GTAL Global Strategies Counsel is responsible for providing primary legal and business conduct support for the Global Commercial Strategy and Operations team (GCSO), Global Medical Affairs (GMA) and other global functions in the planning and execution of activities related to an allocated Gilead therapeutic area and the related Gilead products. The initial primary allocated responsibility will be the Oncology Therapeutic Area.

The Global Strategies Counsel also provides support and guidance to Legal personnel in Gilead’s affiliates outside the US regarding such global activities and collaborates closely with the attorneys within the GTAL team who support the allocated therapeutic area activities in the US.

The GTAL Global Strategies Counsel will be a member of the GTAL Global Strategies team and will collaborate closely with colleagues in the GTAL Global Strategies team, Global Compliance team colleagues, as well as other Legal function colleagues to ensure a consistent approach to our global legal organization.

The role will be based at Gilead’s offices in Stockley Park, UK. The role will report into the GTAL Global Strategies Lead for Oncology.

Essential Duties and Job Functions

● Serve as a key business partner and provide GTAL support to the Global Oncology TA focused functions (GCSO, GMA, Global Government Affairs, Global Public Affairs, etc.) in delivering operational excellence in a compliant manner. This includes handling TA-specific matters, which may include:

  • Providing legal and compliance advice with a focus on pipeline activities, commercialization, promotion, marketing and advertising of the Company’s approved products;

  • Counseling on anti-bribery, anti-kickback and related laws and regulations;

  • Appropriate interactions with and communications to healthcare providers, industry associations, patients/patient organizations, government agencies and other stakeholders;

  • Supporting internal Global teams in Marketing, Medical Affairs, Public Affairs, Government Affairs, Clinical Research, Intellectual Property, Learning & Development, etc.;

  • Collaborating with and supporting as needed other internal legal functions such as International Country Legal, Compliance, Corporate, Contracts, Litigation & Investigations, Competition, Pricing & Access,

Privacy, Cybersecurity and Information Governance, Anti-Bribery, Anti-Corruption; Regulatory Legal, etc.;

  • Providing legal support to a wide range of Company activities such as advising on promotional review, evaluating proposed corporate business plans, strategies, tactics, grant proposals, research activities, funding requests, competitor complaints, supporting regulatory actions, investigations, working groups, and drafting and updating Company compliance policies, contracts, etc.; and

  • Recognizing and escalating matters of unusual risk, specialty or complexity as appropriate.

● As a member of the GTAL Global Strategies team, work with colleagues to support the Global Compliance team and provide insights to ensure that efficient and consistent legal and healthcare compliance policies and processes are in place for global functions, and to support Training and Monitoring activities.

● As a member of the GTAL Global Strategies team, work with colleagues to ensure optimal interactions between GTAL and International Legal (including regional counsel and country legal) in relation to matters concerning the allocated TA, including facilitating effective two-way communication/collaboration with country legal on TA specific initiatives to:

  • ensure awareness of TA matters and inform business-enabling local counsel by country legal

  • ensure alignment and consistency on relevant policy, procedure and execution

  • identify specific operational needs and priorities arising in countries.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

An experienced lawyer from the biotech and/or pharmaceutical industry.

Experience both at an operational level, such as country/affiliate counsel, as well as in global/regional roles.

Detailed requirements include:

● A Juris Doctorate or fully qualified legal credentials in one or more geographies of operations. Fully admitted to practice law in the respective country or jurisdiction.

● Professional experience in-house in biotech, pharmaceuticals or other highly regulated industries or law firm advising in all relevant areas of practice for these industries.

● Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and ideally one or more other languages of the countries in which the company operates.

● Able to exercise judgment in working through complex issues and independently determine and take appropriate action where precedent may not exist.

● In-depth understanding of business objectives and how those translate into Legal’s priorities to deliver practical advice and guidance to the business.

● Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, an inquisitive mind, and the ability to work effectively in a global, matrixed organization with multiple functions, together with a positive attitude and strong work ethic.

● Strong business partnering attitude; the maturity and awareness to strike a balance between facilitating, enabling and challenging the business.

Personal Competencies / Behaviors

The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial, and solutions orientated, display personal and professional maturity and have a strong work ethic and personal integrity.

● Collaborative and culturally experienced team player that leads by example.

● Strong strategic thinking skills with ability to see the big picture, and to formulate and execute strategy.

● Excellent influencing, interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to network, engage and partner with other functions and establish positive relationships.

● Strong business judgment with proven ability to identify and address customer needs.

● Strong organizational and project management skills and willingness to take initiative.

● Proven analytical skills and sound judgment, and a practical approach to problem-solving.

● Ability to practice Gilead’s Core Values and Leadership Commitments

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.

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Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to advancing innovative medicines to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis and cancer. Gilead operates in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

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