Kite Pharma, a Gilead Company (“Kite”) has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa (“MLA”) on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for Vice President, Commercial Legal and Compliance (“Counsel”), to be located in Santa Monica, California. Interested candidates, please respond to the MLA recruiter who contacted you about this search or directly to KiteVP@MLAGlobal.com. Please do not contact Kite directly; all resumes sent to Kite will be routed to MLA for handling and may cause delays.
Overview: The legal department at Kite is seeking a VP-level attorney to lead its U.S. Commercial Legal and Healthcare Compliance function. This position will be based at Kite’s corporate headquarters in Santa Monica, California, and will report to the Head of Legal at Kite. This role will oversee all commercial legal and healthcare compliance aspects of Kite’s cell therapy business in the U.S., including support for Commercial, Medical Affairs, Regulatory, Market Access, Government Affairs, Public Affairs, Clinical Development, Safety and Pharmacovigilance, and Tech Ops. This person will manage a growing team currently consisting of five experienced attorneys in Santa Monica.
Company Overview: Kite, a Gilead Company, is a 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. Our core technology involves the genetic engineering of T cells, or white blood cells, to express either chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) or T cell receptors (TCRs) for the treatment of advanced solid and hematological malignancies.
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Relocation: Yes, this is a national search.
Experience: At least 12+ years as health law, life sciences or pharmaceutical compliance counsel either at a law firm, company and/or relevant government (e.g. FDA) agency. In-depth experience with the biotech or pharmaceutical industries, including business operations and regulatory framework. Experience managing a team of professionals. Significant prior experience in oncology or with cell therapy strongly preferred.
Process: Interested candidates please submit your resume (in MS Word format) to KiteVP@mlaglobal.com, or to the MLA recruiter who contacted you about this position.
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