We have the following exciting opportunity in our Santa Monica, CA location:
About Kite Pharma
Kite Pharma, a subsidiary of Gilead Sciences, is the leading global cell therapy company, developing cancer immunotherapy products with a primary focus on genetically engineered autologous T cell therapy with chimeric antigen receptors. With its initial commercial cell therapy product, Yescarta, Kite Pharma has provided more patients with long term remission, rapidly establishing commercial leadership in CAR T cell therapy. The company is focused, with an industry leading pipeline, on the clinical and commercial development of innovative cancer immunotherapies to bring patients closer to cure.
As a part of Kite’s commitment to patients globally, Kite is currently establishing a global marketing cell therapy group that will focus on ensuring the optimal global commercialization of all of Kite’s current and future therapies.
Director, Global Marketing YESCARTA
The Director, Global Marketing YESCARTA will play a key role on the global marketing cell therapy team. This role will have primary responsibility for launching YESCARTA in a new indication and to lead the development of a global launch strategy. This role will work in close collaboration with the global marketing franchise and marketing leads as well as with the global and regional cross functional teams to ensure commercial readiness for the successful launch of a new indication for YESCARTA.
This position report to the Senior Director, Global Marketing YESCARTA Brand Lead.
The ideal candidate will have 8+ years of marketing experience at specialty-focused pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies, with significant experience in Hematology. Prior experience in cell therapy is a plus.
The ideal candidate will possess experience working at both a global and affiliate/ local marketing level, achieving success with both long term strategic development and short term tactical implementation.
Candidates must have a degree in biological science or related fields. An undergraduate or graduate degree in marketing and/or MBA is preferred. Additional qualifications include:
Results orientation. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. He/She will have a strong drive to meet and exceed goals, even under adverse circumstances, and is willing to take ownership of problems and make decisions in order to move forward. The candidate will be adept at clearly defining objectives and priorities and establishing appropriate milestones through a strong understanding of the market and innovative approaches. He/She will assign accountability and incorporate disciplined processes to ensure success and nimbly handle ‘derailments’ with contingency plans and coordination.
Team leadership. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to lead a cross-functional team. Additionally, this individual will have a track record of successfully leveraging diversity of thought to achieve the highest level of results. The ideal candidate will develop an inclusive culture comfortable with challenging current market paradigms to achieve and exceed goals.
Strategic Orientation. The successful candidate will be able to articulate evolving priorities for the business, identify market opportunities and adapt short-term plans. This includes the ability to strategically assess customer needs and build/execute specific, segmented strategies to win business across a diverse set of customers. The successful candidate will have passion for, and success in, developing commercial strategies that have measurable business impact.
Collaboration and Influence. The qualified candidate must be able to influence without ownership, which they will do by demonstrating competence and confidence, being personally accessible and likable, being a good listener, use fact-based persuasion, passion, and persistence as appropriate to the audience and issue at stake. Gaining the support and involvement of key internal constituencies will be critical to success, as will influencing those important constituencies external to the company. The successful candidate must therefore have excellent skills at influencing outcomes, and shaping and catalyzing dialogue across and outside the organization. Credibility and integrity are critical attributes to effectively command the respect and trust of key individuals.
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