Marketing Director, Kte-X19, Oncology Promotions

Kite Pharma, Inc. California , MD 20619

Posted 7 months ago

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Job Description

Kite, a Gilead Company, is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel cancer immunotherapy products designed to harness the power of a patient's own immune system to selectively target and kill cancer cells. 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

Do you want to make a real difference in the world? Come help us in our quest to cure cancer! Everyone at Kite is grounded by this common goal. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Join us in our mission!

We have the following exciting opportunity in our Santa Monica, CA location.

Marketing Director, KTE-X19, Oncology Promotions

Specific Responsibilities:

The Director, Oncology Promotions, will report directly to the Sr. Director of Marketing for the Cell Therapy business unit. The successful candidate will be a key contributor on the US Marketing team overseeing promotions of Kite's Cell Therapy in Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) with an asset (KTE-X19) currently in Phase 2 development with Breakthrough Therapy designation (BTD). The Director of Oncology Promotions will be responsible for strategically leading both physician and patient promotional efforts and helping to set the short term & long-term vision for Kite's Cell Therapy in MCL. The Director will maintain appropriate procedures, systems, metrics and infrastructures to support our promotional efforts.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:

  • Significantly contribute to US commercial launch for a Phase 2 Oncology cell therapy in MCL

  • Distill key world-wide market research findings to derive insights that support the US Commercial launch plan and the positioning

  • Lead development and execution of branded and unbranded HCP as well as Patients promotional portfolio

  • Launch US promotional speaker bureau for KTE-X19 in MCL

  • Leverages market research and analytics to optimize brand strategies and marketing tactics.

  • Lead execution of KTE-X19 MCL presence at key medical meetings (ASCO & ASH)

  • KTE-X19 MCL Marketing lead for the planning and execution of sales meetings in collaboration with field sales and training

  • Lead Promotion Review Committee (PRC) process to ensure marketing materials are cleared for promotional use and secures final production.

  • Creative agency of record management (staffing and budget).

  • Manage promotional cost center budget coordinating with team members as appropriate.

  • Ensures that all marketing activities are in compliance with regulatory and legal requirements.

Knowledge, Experience &

  • 10+ years of relevant marketing or related healthcare experience required; heme/oncology highly preferred

  • A Bachelor's degree in marketing or related fields is required.

  • An advanced science degree such as MD, PharmD, PhD or an advanced business degree such as an MBA is desirable.

  • Cell Therapy experience is desirable

  • Advanced experience with product lifecycle management is desirable.

  • Proven ability to manage cross-functional teams or work groups.

  • Strong strategic thinker with ability to formulate, develop and execute strategy

  • Intellectually curious with the ability to process a great deal of information in a fast paced environment

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to lead, interact with, focus, resolve conflict and drive consensus among individuals from a variety of cultures and disciplines.

  • Strong team player and motivated individual contributor

  • Results oriented with sense of urgency.

  • Excellent communications skills with an ability to efficiently and productively communicate both orally and in writing.

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Kite 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

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Marketing Director, Kte-X19, Oncology Promotions

Kite Pharma, Inc.