Director, Leadership Communications- CFO

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
San Mateo, California
Jun 15, 2024
Jun 16, 2024
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Director, Leadership Communications- CFO
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead's therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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Inclusion is one of the company's five core values. That's because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

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Job Description

Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North, South and Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Gilead makes it a priority to increase access to its medicines for people who can benefit from them, regardless of where they live or their economic status.

Director, Leadership Communications- CFO

The person in this role will provide external and internal communications strategy guidance and support for Gilead's CFO organization, including direct support for the Chief Financial Officer and his leadership team. In close collaboration with the Executive Director, Leadership Communications, the rest of the Leadership Communications team and cross functional partners, this person will create and execute a long-term external and internal messaging and engagement strategy for Gilead's CFO organization, which includes Audit, Controllership, Corporate Development, Corporate Operations, FP&A, Tax and Treasury. This person will also contribute inspiring, engaging, interesting and relevant content for Gilead's channels to demonstrate the company's commitment to improving human health. Additionally, this role will flex, as needed, to work on cross functional projects with inputs from other functions, such as Human Resources, Commercial and Corporate and Legal Affairs.

This role reports to the Executive Director, Leadership Communications.

Essential Duties and Job Functions
  • Lead and execute on a communications strategy for Gilead's CFO and the CFO Leadership Team, including external speaking opportunities, long-form content, social media, town halls, all-employee meetings, emails, social media, etc.
  • Further build Gilead's profile as a pioneer in human health by positioning the CFO and his leaders at relevant external events, where they can raise awareness of the company's transformative work
  • Develop a deep, intuitive understanding of Gilead's business, specifically the CFO organization, to provide the best possible strategic counsel to leaders and their teams, and to anticipate their communications needs
  • As a member of the Corporate and Internal Communications team, surface interesting stories that support our company narrative and build engagement and passion for Gilead in our employees and external audiences
  • Consistently stay aware of current and relevant trends in communications, such as person-first and anti-racist language
  • Together with the team, constantly push for new ideas, better platforms, new ways of connecting with employees; understanding what's coming next, bringing these ideas to Gilead and interpreting them in a way that works for our audiences
  • Together with the Executive Director, Leadership Communications, support the Chief Financial Officer and his leadership team members with internal and external speaking opportunities, including content creation, prep, and feedback
  • Work closely with the employee engagement team to help leaders build morale and engagement and stay connected with their teams
  • Build and maintain networks within Public Affairs, in the CFO organization, and in other functions to better understand the needs and sentiment of the employee population

Knowledge, Experience and Skills
  • Enterprise thinker, working cross-functionally and through extensive personal networks to connect dots across the company
  • Self-starter; instinctual knack for overcoming obstacles and roadblocks to get things done
  • Expert written communications skills, passion for telling stories well
  • High EQ; ability to anticipate the needs of leaders, to stay ahead of trends in the business
  • Curiosity for continually learning new skills and knowledge, even when their application to the work at hand is not always immediately clear
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communications skills
  • Innate executive presence, ability and ease working with senior leaders
  • Exceptional track record in employee communications and engagement
  • A knack for navigating ambiguity and making decisions with incomplete information
  • Skill for managing multiple, high-urgency projects simultaneously; flexibility is essential
  • Strong project management capabilities
  • Understanding of regulations and principles specific to communications for a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company

Knowledge, Experience and Skills
  • BS or BA degree and minimum 12 years in related field such as public affairs, communications, health care policy, public policy, or related field preferred

The salary range for this position is: $205,700.00 - $266,200.00. Gilead considers a variety of factors when determining base compensation, including experience, qualifications, and geographic location. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary. This position may also be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, discretionary stock-based long-term incentives (eligibility may vary based on role), paid time off, and a benefits package. Benefits include company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans .

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Eligible employees may participate in benefit plans, subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

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