Associate Director, Responsible Sourcing

Location
Foster City, CA, United States
Posted
Apr 21, 2021
Ref
2229167
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Associate Director, Responsible Sourcing
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

The role is critical to drive the constant enhancement of Gilead's Procurement function, specifically Responsible Sourcing. The role is broad-based and will be responsible for working with our clients in support of their Responsible Sourcing programs including Supplier Diversity, Sustainability, and Risk Management programs.

The role offers an excellent opportunity for rapid career growth and development - the selected candidate will have an opportunity to partner with a diverse group of stakeholders across multiple procurement categories on a global basis.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

Support the establishment and maturity of Responsible Sourcing programs - specifically, Supplier Diversity, Sustainability, and Risk Management aspects.

Assist the leadership team in defining program goals, metrics, and a long-range plan for Responsible Sourcing initiatives;

Present and report progress to all levels of management Communicate and partner effectively with client teams and drive engagement with Small and Diverse suppliers to promote and develop small and diverse suppliers within Gilead Collaborate with business partners to engage targeted suppliers that significantly impact client Scope 3 emission programs

Expand supplier risk management protocols across the business by enhancing processes and incorporating new technology and tracking mechanisms

Develop, implement, and monitor appropriate program governance

Ensure opportunities and understanding for new suppliers, develop/provide training suppliers to ensure they understand how to do business with Gilead

Manage and improve Responsible Sourcing content and communication channels, including, but not limited to, supplier landing page, internal intranet page, training resources, and events

Responsible for training/awareness, including providing Responsible Sourcing training for company Procurement representatives

Work closely with Sourcing, Procurement & Legal to insure appropriate Responsible Sourcing language is incorporated into bid opportunities and contracts

Attend external Responsible Sourcing events for the purpose of engagement with the Responsible Sourcing community

Maintain process integrity, adherence to internal policies and controls, and ensure compliance to all applicable laws and regulations

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

Minimum education and years of relevant experience, including experience in biotech/pharma sector and/or professional services (e.g. consulting, finance, legal, and/or corporate experience in a relevant function)

o B.S./B.A. + 10 or more years of experience

o M.B.A./Masters + 8 or more years of experience

o PhD + 2 or more years of experience

At least 2 years proven work experience directly within a corporate Responsible Sourcing Program

A passion for Responsible Sourcing programs and considered an expert in the field.

Contributes to the development of complex, new concepts, techniques, and standards.

Ability to translate overall direction and strategy; communicated across organizational levels and functions.

Serves as a consultant to management and acts as a special external spokesperson for the organization on significant matters pertaining to its policies, plans and objectives.

Experience evaluating and managing industry leading Procurement tools and technologies

Proficiency in Procurement and end-to-end procure-to-pay process

Knowledge of laws and regulations that apply to a Responsible Sourcing Program

Strong supplier relationship and managerial skills

Proven ability to lead projects to successful completion

Strong communication and presentation skills

Strong data collection and analysis skills

Proven problem-solving skills

Proven track record working with teams

Proven ability to quickly establish credibility with diverse audiences and be perceived as a leader

Proven ability to influence or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations

Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with dotted line and non-reporting functions

High level of self-motivation, leadership, positive attitude, and a strong work ethic

As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster: https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

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Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion
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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster.

NOTICE: EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT
YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION

Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.
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