Sr Manager, Outsourced Manufacturing

Foster City, CA, United States
Nov 19, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Sr Manager, Outsourced Manufacturing
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

Senior Manager, Outsourced Manufacturing

The Sr Manager of Outsourced manufacturing will play a critical role within the Chemical Development and Manufacturing (CDM) organization to drive multiple projects at both clinical development and commercial manufacturing stages. The Sr. Manager will ensure delivery of clinical and/or commercial materials (API drug substance and their intermediates) on time, in good quality and in full compliance. The Sr. Manager will have the opportunities to work with and learn from colleagues across Gilead (Process Chemistry, Regulatory, Formulations, Analytical, Quality, Supply Chain, etc.), as well as multiple CRO and CMO organizations. Strong technical skills (chemistry/engineering, GMP regulation and drug development, etc.) and business skills (contract negotiation, project management and financial analysis, etc.) will be called upon and excelled at this position.

With the commitment and drive you bring to the CDM workplace, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. You will see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through on-going development. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining CDM at Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

Specific Responsibilities and Skills:

Technical Responsibilities
  • Manages technical transfer activities to new supplier sites
  • Contributes to the development of complex new concepts, techniques and standards in terms of synthetic routes, process scale-ups, and commercial launches
  • Contributes to the creation of analytical specifications and procedures with long-term project impacts
  • Develops methods, technique and evaluation criteria to plan and monitor production of commercial and/or clinical materials
  • Ensures all related manufacturing is consistent with appropriate regulations of GMP, ICH, ISO, or environmental control
  • Maintains documentation to reflect the effectiveness and efficiency of production and department activities

Business Responsibilities
  • Closely monitors and manages supply and demand of commercial and/or clinical materials using advanced planning tools
  • Identifies and purchases custom raw materials, reagents, and other services necessary for the supplies of drug substances
  • Negotiates manufacturing schedules and prices with external suppliers
  • Manages logistics activities for outsourced materials such as warehousing, transportation, custom clearance, and invoicing
  • Frequently interacts with other functional peer group managers within Gilead and CROs/CMOs to support the development or manufacturing activities above

  • In-depth understanding and application of pharmaceutical process development
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities
  • Working knowledge of GMPs and associated regulations
  • Sound organizational and time management skills
  • Strong negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior management

Knowledge and Experience
  • 8+ years of progressively responsible experience in a related field, including process development, manufacturing, or outsourcing in the pharmaceutical industry and a BA or BS degree in Chemistry or Engineering fields
  • A MA/MBA degree can be substituted for 2 years of relevant experience.
  • A Ph.D. degree can be substituted for 4 years of relevant experience.

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