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Business Unit Director Inflammation

Job Description

Job Description


We are looking for a Business Unit Head who will be based in our Israeli affiliate located in Hod Hasharon and will lead and manage the launch of the oral JAK-inhibitor therapy in Rheumatology and IBDs businesses.

The BU Lead will have overall responsibility for Strategy, Sales & Marketing and will lead the cross-functional team to launch Gilead into a new business area.  The BU Lead will report to the General Manager of Gilead Israel and will be a member of the Country Leadership team.


Essential Functions

  • Lead the inflammation cross-functional team providing vision, motivation, support and coaching to drive the business and achieve our commercial objectives
  • Drive development and execution of commercial strategy and action plans for Inflammation portfolio
  • Lead & ensure well-functioning marketing & sales team
  • Drive Operational Excellence in marketing & sales efforts and business/forecast planning 
  • Develop, implement, and maintain the required infrastructure to meet business goals
  • Establish effective working relationships with opinion leaders and other key stakeholders & be recognised as trusted and preferred partner in Rheumatology and Gastroenterology 
  • Partner with Medical Affairs to ensure effective development and implementation of strategies
  • Partner with Government Affairs and Public Affairs to ensure a positive policy environment
  • Support Market Access activities for all impending launches
  • Create an environment in which every member of the team has an opportunity to succeed, regardless of their tenure or standing within the organization
  • Participate actively in the Israeli leadership team and contribute to this high performing team to drive business forward
  • Represent the Israeli leadership team and local market perspective in international launch and project teams
  • Represent the leadership team of Gilead internally and externally
  • Role model Leadership Essentials and support strong Gilead culture and Core Values


Specialist Experience

Knowledge, Experience and Skills


In order to be successful in this exciting and challenging position, the ideal candidate should possess the following key competencies and experience:

  • MBA or Advanced science degree preferred
  • Demonstrated successful pharma product launches experience in highly competitive market is a requirement
  • Knowledge and experience in the specialty care ideally in Inflammation/Immunology  (i.e. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease) in Israel
  • Relevant knowledge of the Israel pharmaceutical market and experience with the national reimbursement system (or demonstrated ability to gain and develop knowledge rapidly).
  • Relevant pharmaceutical industry experience to include expertise in marketing & sales strategy and operations
  • Field sales management or other field-based management experience essential
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive, develop and implement multi-dimensional marketing and business plans
  • Experience with Israel pharmaceutical regulatory requirements
  • Demonstrated excellence in project management and effectively managing multiple projects/priorities
  • Track record of successful budget management with an understanding of revenue forecasting and expense budget planning and tracking
  • Proven planning skills, routinely anticipates and plans for alternative/unlikely scenarios
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills, internally and externally
  • Extensive understanding and network of key healthcare stakeholders
  • Ability to lead, work in and contribute to high performance cross functional teams
  • Good communication and presentation skills and experience
  • Consistently engages and motivates others to create energy and enthusiasm and commitment to an inspiring vision
  • A visionary leader and motivator that the team willingly wants to follow. 
  • Coaches and develops direct reports and cross-functional teams to sustained growth and success.
  • Excellent and demonstrable command of written and spoken in English and proficiency at communicating verbally and in written form.
  • experience as BU from multinational pharmaceutical company


    Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting. Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.



Job Summary

Tel Aviv
  • Israel
  • Other
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
03 June 2019
Applications Deadline
10 August 2019

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