Manager - Outsourced Manufacturing, Biologics

Oceanside, CA, US
Jan 15, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Manager - Outsourced Manufacturing, Biologics
United States - California - Oceanside

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

Manager - Outsourced Manufacturing, Biologics

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 process and analytical development teams to lead the outsourcing of development, testing and manufacturing of multiple clinical stage biologics at contract manufacturing organizations and contract testing labs globally.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Actively manage and oversee the outsourcing of analytical development, testing, cell bank generation and bulk drug substance manufacturing in partnership with analytical and process development and biologics technical and manufacturing operations.
  • Effectively negotiate Confidentiality Agreements, Master Services Agreements and Statements of Work
  • Prepare, review and negotiate request for proposals (RFP) and participate in due diligence evaluations of CTLs and CMOs
  • Act as a GSL (Gilead Site Lead) for High and Medium level partners
  • Responsible for purchase requisitions within Gilead's accounting system (Oracle)
  • Ensure accurate and on-time invoicing and payments to Gilead partners
  • Monitor and verify implementation of Gilead's controlled documents at contract testing labs (CTLs) and contract manufacturing sites globally
  • Write, revise and review Standard Operating Procedures
  • Develop budgets and accurately report accruals to Finance
  • Support business reviews with CTLs and external partners
  • Effectively communicate issues to management and project teams
  • Participate in Operational Excellence projects

Job Functions and Duties:
  • Organize and lead teleconferences and face-to-face meetings with CTLs; work closely with Gilead teams to manage deliverables
  • Develop and maintain outsourced project timelines and ensure progress against established dates
  • Onboard CTLs including integration into Gilead systems
  • Maintain oversight of financials and project deliverables associated with outsourced development and testing activities
  • Proactively communicate issues, project changes to key stakeholders and facilitate timely discussion and resolution
  • Maintain project documentation

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • Prior experience in biologics analytical testing, outsourced development and contract manufacturing
  • Specific knowledge of analytical and testing requirements for biologic products for drug substance and drug product.
  • Strong computer skills and experience with an ERP system and project management software
  • Good understanding of activities related to the CMC development and phasing of clinical stage products
  • 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; with sound organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work in a highly dynamic environment 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 10% domestic and international travel

Minimum Experience and Education:
  • 7+ 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.

Relocation package available for candidates outside of the greater San Diego area
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