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Executive Director, Global Program Lead

Company: Kite Pharma
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Job Description:

Kite 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 Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this jobJob DescriptionThe Executive Director, Global Program Lead (GPL) reports to the Head of Corporate Development and is accountable for leading an overarching Global Program of specific disease areas. The predominant function of the role is to lead a multidisciplinary team of functional experts focused on the end-to-end development cycle to secure global regulatory approval and market access, maximize commercial value and drive optimal life cycle management of portfolio assets, including external innovation strategy, while ensuring this is achieved with high quality in a compliant manner.Kite is looking for an experienced business leader with a demonstrated track record of developing and delivering integrated disease area / product strategy maximizing value of inline / pipeline product portfolios and delivering results through effective team leadership, collaboration and influence. The incumbent should have an exceptional ability to deeply understand the science, competitive landscape and commercial / business implications, as well as the sophisticated, cross-functional considerations critical to development and commercialization of cellular therapies. This role will have access to executive leadership team and requires a leader who combines executive presence, emotional intelligence and strong communication skills.Responsibilities (include but are not limited to): Builds Global Program Team (GPT) with accountability for disease area program vision, strategy and execution of pre-clinical, clinical and commercial stage therapy portfolioIntegrates disease area / product strategies and stakeholder insights into program strategy by developing strategic options to make the best trade-off decisions across the innovation landscapeLeads GPT to effectively manage, communicate, and mitigate risks while ensuring meticulous adherence to quality and compliancePartners closely with Research, Development, Technical Operations, Commercial, Corporate Development and other G&A functions to ensure alignment on program strategy, priorities, timelines, resources, budget and deliverablesProactively shapes the external environment to strengthen Kite position relevant to the program by engaging and building evidence and trust-based relationships with key stakeholders (KOLs, regulators, scientific societies, patient groups)Represents GPT at governance meetings ensuring alignment across cross-functional representatives and managementBuilds a trusted-advisor relationship with executive management and develops strategic vision, ambitions, and priorities for assigned disease area portfolioGenerates high quality, focused and proactive communication of program needs and recommendations to executive management including identification of program decisions at the portfolio, product and functional levelsResponsible for creating a high-performance team culture within the GPT through collaboration, coaching, mentoring and supporting talent development of cross-functional team membersCollaborates closely with line function managers in selection process and performance evaluation of program team membersRequirements: 16+ years' experience with BS; or 14+ years' experience with MS/MBA; or 12+ years' experience with a PhD/PharmD.8+ years of drug development (early phase non-clinical and/or clinical development) and commercialization experience.Additional QualificationsMBA is preferred.Experience with regulatory submissions and product launches is highly desirable.Strong knowledge and understanding of oncology therapeutic area with experience in diverse biological mechanismsBroad understanding of the evolving clinical and commercial landscape in oncologyDemonstrated organizational and project management skillsDemonstrated success in influencing senior leaders and key stakeholders through excellent interpersonal skills, high EQ, and persuasion. Able to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.Outstanding strategic planning and analytical skills with the ability to synthesize findings and articulate implications from multiple sources of information to formulate strong recommendations and uncover market opportunitiesKite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit . Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at .For jobs in the United States:As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability,--genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact--careers@gilead.com--for assistance.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the--'EEO is the Law'--poster.NOTICE: EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACTYOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACTPAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISIONOur environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.Full time

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