Myovant Sciences is a healthcare company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies for women’s health and prostate cancer with a mission to become the global leader in women’s health. Myovant launched in the spring of 2016 and completed the largest biotech IPO of the year. Since then the company has been on a rapid growth trajectory. Myovant recently announced data from LIBERTY 1 and LIBERTY 2, replicate Phase 3 studies in uterine fibroids, and expects to file a New Drug Application by the end of 2019. Myovant also expects data from three additional Phase 3 studies for relugolix in prostate cancer and endometriosis in 2019 and 2020, respectively. These indications represent major commercial opportunities for which the company has retained full US and European rights. In addition, Myovant has global rights to a second product candidate, MVT-602, which is being developed for the treatment of female infertility as part of assisted reproduction.

We are currently seeking a qualified, highly motivated, experienced individual for the position of Director, Advocacy. The position is located in Brisbane, California.

Position Summary

The Director, Advocacy will be a key member of the Corporate Strategy and Advocacy leadership team, reporting to the Head of Corporate Strategy and Advocacy. The Director, Advocacy will develop productive partnerships with local, national, and global advocacy organizations to further the care of patients and advance women’s health and prostate cancer. He/she will also be responsible for integrating patient voice into the everyday operations of the company, informing corporate strategies and decisions. The Director, Advocacy will partner closely with clinical development, regulatory, commercial, medical affairs, and corporate communications, to achieve company objectives and to create a best-in-class advocacy organization. As part of the Corporate Strategy and Advocacy leadership team, The Director, Advocacy is expected to provide the vision and strategy for advocacy as the company advances clinical programs and transitions into a commercial organization.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Become a trusted and credible partner for advocacy organizations and patient communities, ensuring understanding of specific challenges and needs and identifying mutually beneficial opportunities
  • Develop and drive Myovant’s global advocacy relations plan with clear and actionable objectives, strategies, and tactics
  • Foster strong partnerships with medical affairs, commercial, and other functions to ensure aligned objectives and to identify opportunities and needs for advocacy engagement
  • Manage full spectrum of daily interactions with advocates in full compliance with US and European regulations
  • Manage charitable grants, including the maintenance of all data capture requirements for reporting purposes
  • Develop innovative approaches for engaging external organizations, educate them about Myovant, and partner with them on issues and projects of shared importance
  • Champion the patient voice and experience internally among Myovant employees in support of Myovant’s patient-centric approach and culture
  • Actively monitor new developments and insights in the field of advocacy and incorporate such developments, ideas, and strategies into the development and execution of programs
  • Serve as trusted advisor to leaders across Myovant, providing counsel and recommendations on how best and compliantly to partner with the advocacy community



Education, Experience & Skills

  • 10+ years of advocacy, public affairs, or related experience, preferably with a biotech or pharmaceutical company
  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • European experience preferred
  • Proven team leadership, development, and management skills
  • Successful track record of cross-functional collaboration, including demonstrated productive relationships with medical affairs, commercial, and corporate communications
  • Experience working with stakeholder groups at the local, national, and global levels that serve different constituencies to forge mutually beneficial results and solve community problems
  • Extremely strong verbal, written, and presentation communication skills and an ability to summarize complex medical and scientific information for broad audiences
  • Project management skills, including planning, timelines and budgets
  • A desire to think creatively and a proven track record of building campaigns with diverse alliance and creating strategic communication plans to achieve desired outcomes
  • A purpose-driven mindset with a high level of energy, initiative, and ownership
  • Extensive knowledge of HIPAA and ICH/GCP and all appropriate regulatory and legal requirements



  • Ability to travel approximately 25% within North America and internationally
  • Regularly required to operate standard office equipment
  • Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time
  • Regularly required to sit for long periods of time, and occasionally stand and walk
  • Regularly required to use hands to operate computer and other office equipment
  • Close vision required for computer usage
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, climb and lift up to 20 pounds

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of

all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


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