Director of Knowledge Management, Process Development, Global Business Operations

Kite Pharma
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Oct 08, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Define and implement strategic knowledge management capabilities, processes, tools, and services to enable Process Development staff to create, acquire, capture, share and use knowledge assets
  • Define and implement business objective-driven standards, processes, roles, and metrics to organize, secure, maintain, and dispose of data
  • Drive cross-functional adoption and effectiveness of knowledge management and information governance/record management practices and systems
  • Bring organizational leadership as a member of the Enterprise Technology and Solutions team
  • Provide team leadership to recruit, manage, and develop staff
  • Bring Innovation mindset and delivery-based agile approaches
  • Define and internally publish performance and growth metrics that drive results and continuous improvement in support of strategies and objectives
  • Strategically optimize service structure and processes, balancing demand, resources, and quality of service delivery
  • Engage and influence key business partners, IT stakeholders, and external vendors
  • Incorporate changes or advancements in technology and practices to bring competitive advantage to Kite Pharma Process Development
  • Lead strategic engagements with external partners for system-related projects, managed services, and licensing agreements
  • Demonstrate leadership in professional and industry networks

  • Bachelors degree +12 years experience or Masters +10 years experience in technical, scientific, information, or management field preferred
  • Information technology or information systems experience
  • Experience with record and information management preferred
  • Experience with leading teams using Agile methodologies and tools strongly preferred
  • Experience in the biopharma industry strongly preferred
  • Certifications in Knowledge Management, Information Management, and/or Record Management preferred
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and able to effectively handle multiple projects or activities simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to resource and lead large-scale, cross-functional projects within budget
  • Ability to establish and manage multiple competing priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives with minimal supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to work in partnership with others in a collaborative or advisory role
  • Comfortable briefing executive level summaries and detailed operational level reviews
  • Experience developing and managing IT related vendor contracts with knowledge of common licensing, support, and maintenance constructs preferred
  • Experience establishing effective partnerships within and outside the organization; maintains productive and positive interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to mentor, coach, and effectively transfer expertise to others
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and develop staff
  • Strategic thinker. Ability to manage multiple goals and deadlines

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!
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