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Senior Director, Global Medical Affairs

United States - California - Santa Monica, United States – RemoteMedical AffairsRegular

Job Description

We are hiring a Senior Director, Global Medical Affairs.  Primarily, you will be responsible for the strategic development and overall tactical execution of all medical affairs activities related to the lifecycle management of Yescarta; including where relevant early and late stage pipeline launch indications. You will collaborate cross-functionally with Clinical Development, HEOR, Market Access, Government Affairs, Marketing and in-function across different regions etc., as well as collaborate with external KOLs and decision-makers. You will be focused on developing and executing the full range of Medical Affairs strategy and tactics, including a life cycle data generation plan, defining communication and education areas of focus, cross-functional support with scientific expertise and real world practice enhancing strategies to improve patients outcome.

This role will be office-based in Santa Monica, CA or Remote based.


  • Provide vision and direction for the assigned disease area, drive the development and execution of the cross-functional product and disease strategy
  • Provide strategic direction, medical monitor responsibility and operational oversight on evidence generation activities under the medical affairs function in close collaboration with cross functional team
  • Provide strategic input and excellence in execution on launch plans where appropriate for the disease area
  • Capture insights on the assigned therapy area systematically, both internal and external, and be able to translate these insights into actionable activities for the therapy area
  • Provide clear strategic guidance for the development and execution of the disease strategy, the medical Plans of Action (POAs) and cross-functional projects
  • Ensure continuous development and training of the medical affairs team with regards for disease area expertise
  • Plan and monitor the disease area budget
  • Participate in the exchange with the medical community and maintain a thought leader network
  • Contribute to the development and execution of the global Market Access strategy and support individual country initiatives when global strategic decision is needed
  • Contribute to the development of Regional and countries medical affairs POAs
  • Collaborate effectively and in a compliant manner with colleagues in other functional areas, e.g. Clinical Research, Sales and Marketing, Market Access, PVE
  • Stay up to date with Medical Affairs management approaches in the industry and apply them to the Kite team where appropriate
  • Stay up to date with medical and scientific developments in the field and apply them internally
  • Provides local medical expert input into global product development
  • Lead and/or contribute to organizational projects at the national, international, and departmental level
  • Represent Global Medical Affairs to external and internal stakeholders, including groups of experts, medical professional groups, societies, regulatory groups and at national and international scientific meetings

Basic Qualifications

Advanced scientific degree (i.e. MD, PharmD, PhD) and 12+ years of medical affairs or clinical research experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong clinical and/or scientific knowledge in Oncology/hematology
  • Significant leadership experience in the matrix
  • Ability to embrace Kite’s patient-centric values, including highest ethical and compliance standards
  • Strategic mindset with a focus on collaboration and excellence
  • Excellent organizational skills including attention to detail and prioritization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Works independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience of working in an international environment
  • Approximately 35% travel