International Brand Associate Director / Director - Inflammation Gastro

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech company with offices in Europe in Belgium (Mechelen), France (Romainville + Paris), the Netherlands (Leiden), Switzerland (Basel), Italy (Milano), Spain (Madrid), UK (London), Germany (München), and in US (Boston).


We’re in the business of changing lives. In our quest to discover and develop life-improving medicines we go where no one has ever gone before. In every challenge we face, we see new opportunities. We want to challenge the impossible. We need thought leaders and rapid thinkers, entrepreneurs in spirit and status quo-fighters. Collaborative innovators and perseverant idealists. We need the best-in-class. In other words, we need you : The ‘make-it-happener’.


We are looking for an International Brand Associate Director/Director (Inflammation - Gastro) to join our Marketing team, supporting our growing Inflammation portfolio.


Scope of the job

The International Brand (Associate) Director Inflammation will be an integral part of the Gastro inflammation brand team reporting to the Sr. Brand Director Inflammation and will be responsible for supporting many aspects of the filgotinib launch plan internationally with key focus on omnichannel content strategy and development, in strong co-partnership with Gilead.


Your role

The role includes coordination and delivery of key marketing tactics to support a drug launch in a close collaboration with Gilead. The main deliverables include but are not limited to omnichannel content strategy and related content creation.

As the filgotinib launch moves forward this role will grow in complexity and breadth as more elements of the commercial plan are conceptualised and delivered.

The International Brand (Associate) Director Inflammation will interact regularly with the other members of the wider Commercial team and coordinate with other functions including Medical Affairs, Market Access, Marketing Insights & Omnichannel, Compliance, Communications, to help drive initiatives forward and ensure alignment across the organization and with Gilead.


Key responsibilities also include :

  • Lead content strategy development in close collaboration with Omnichannel team
  • Co-creation of materials and tactics together with our launch partner Gilead
  • Seamlessly work together with Medical Affairs on all OC cross functional activities (one Eco system)
  • Day to day collaboration and connection with external agencies
  • Close collaboration with countries to support local implementation
  • Close collaboration with the Congress and Events team in the preparation of external events
  • Support and contribute to the (extended) brand team
  • Ensure compliance with internal and external marketing/pharmaceutical regulations
  • Managing budgets, purchase orders and MSAs / CDAs as required
  • Support in tracking the annual budget.

Job requirements

Who are you?

You have a degree in science or business related disciplines. With 10-15 yrs work experience in pharmaceutical industry as brand marketeer and experience with omnichannel marketing, digital marketing from which at least 3 -5yrs in an international environment with clear experience and knowledge from the EU6 markets.

Inflammation / Gastro are preferred therapeutic areas.


Biotech or start up experience adds some points! And if you have worked in co-partnership(s) before, that would be great! You are a digital native with experience in multi-channel initiatives. You are an excellent and fluent communicator in English and you easily connect with others. It goes without saying that you are a team player. Resilient, creative, self-driven, with a proactive approach and positive mindset. You are a make-it-happener with excellent project management and planning skills.

What’s in it for you?

You will be part of a fast-growing and amazing company. As a ‘make-it-happener’ you will get all the support you need to make your job successful and to develop your marketing career. At Galapagos, we aim to recruit the best people, who stand out among their peers, with integrity and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Our employees are the strength behind Galapagos, a highly motivated team, eager to maintain Galapagos’ leading position and achieve breakthroughs in pharmaceutical research. Galapagos offers a competitive remuneration package and a dynamic work environment.

We are Galapagos: together we can make it happen…!