Associate II Outsourced Manufacturing, Drug Product Manufacturing

Foster City, CA, United States
Jan 02, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Associate II Outsourced Manufacturing, Drug Product 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.

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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

Associate II -Outsourced Manufacturing, Drug Product Manufacturing

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can 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 Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

This role will work closely with development teams to lead and support the outsourcing of development, testing and manufacturing of clinical/development drug product at contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs).

Main Responsibilities:
  • Actively support the outsourcing of drug product manufacturing (including but not limited to oral solid dosage and sterile manufacturing), medical device development/manufacturing, drug product labeling, packaging and distribution in partnership with the technical teams.
  • Effectively review and negotiate Proposals and Work Orders
  • Prepare, review and negotiate request for proposals
  • Enter purchase requisitions to Gilead accounting system (Oracle)
  • Ensure accurate and on-time payments to Gilead partners
  • Monitor and verify implementation of Gilead's controlled documents at CMOs
  • Monitor and track Gilead owned resources at partner sites, including equipment and materials
  • Review budgets and accurately report accruals to Finance
  • Support business reviews with external partners
  • Effectively communicate issues to management and project teams
  • Participate in Operational Excellence projects

Job Functions and Duties:
  • Organize and participate in teleconferences and face-to-face meetings with CMOs; work closely with Gilead teams to manage deliverables
  • Maintain outsourced project timelines and ensure progress against established dates
  • Onboard CMOs including integration into Gilead systems
  • Maintain oversight of financials and project deliverables associated with outsourced development testing and manufacturing activities
  • Proactively communicate issues, project changes to key stakeholders and facilitate timely discussion and resolution
  • Maintain project documentation, included but not limited to; meeting minutes, project timelines, proposals/business agreements etc.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • Prior experience in outsourced development and manufacturing preferred
  • Strong computer skills and experience with an ERP system and project management software
  • Good understanding of activities related to the CMC development
  • Knowledge of GMPs and associated regulations (21CFR parts 11, 210, 211, 820)
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams
  • Strong people management skills
  • Strong negotiation, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple programs/projects; sound organizational and time management skills is essential
  • Ability to work under uncertainty and to resolve conflict in a constructive manner
  • Ability to solve problems through ingenuity and collaboration with subject matter experts and other key stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment is essential
  • Project management experience and/or certification are a plus
  • This position may require up to 5% domestic and international travel

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of experience in a biotech organization or relevant manufacturing environment and a BA or BS degree; an MA/MBA degree may be considered as 2 years of relevant experience and Ph.D. may be consider as 4 years' experience.

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