We are seeking the Head of Intercontinental Legal (“Intercontinental Head”), reporting to the VP of International Legal (“Head of International”). The Intercontinental Head will be responsible for the Asia 5 Region (Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan), Latin America (Brazil and Mexico affiliates and distributor markets), Middle East (Dubai affiliate office and distributor markets) and Russia.
The Intercontinental Head will report directly into the VP of International Legal and Compliance, who is responsible for legal and compliance in all commercial markets of the world outside of the United States. The Intercontinental Head will become a member of the International Legal Leadership Team (“ILLT”) lead by VP of International Legal and partner and collaborate closely with his/her peers at the ILLT (Head of ACE Legal, who is responsible for Australia, Canada and Europe; Head of Legal Japan; Head of Legal China, Head of Legal Antitrust & Competition Law; Head of International Legal Centre of Excellence, Head of International IP and Head of International L&I) to ensure a consistent approach to our global legal organization. The Intercontinental Head will also partner with the Senior Vice President of Intercontinental Commercial and counsel him on all aspects of commercial, strategic and business conduct decision-making for the region.
The Head of Intercontinental will also be part of the Global Compliance Leadership Team led by the SVP, Chief Compliance Officer. He/she will be expected to contribute to the oversight and management of the Legal Function globally including strategic decisions on Legal policies, practices and methods for ensuring risk mitigation is aligned with Gilead’s business strategy.
Gilead is looking for an experienced executive leader ideally from the biotech and/or pharmaceutical industry.
With a region that spans multiple continents with diverse cultures, reimbursement policies and regulatory environments, we are seeking an experienced individual with proven cultural adaptability. The successful candidate will have gained experience both at an operational level, such as Country/Affiliate General Counsel, as well as in regional roles. Ideally the successful candidate will have gained exposure to working within an organization with a US-based headquarters, as well as experience with operations in major markets worldwide. The preferred location for the role is Stockley Park, UK.