Associate Director, Finance PDM FP&A

Foster City, CA, United States
May 22, 2021
Administration, Finance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Associate Director, Finance PDM FP&A
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.

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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 of more than 12,000 people 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 25 marketed products that are benefitting millions 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.

Associate Director, PDM FP&A
This position will play a key role in partnering with the Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing (PDM) organization and will be based in Foster City, Ca. The individual will drive business partnering with leaders in the PDM organization and lead the forecast and budget process, decision support and analysis, management reporting and process improvement initiatives. The individual must have the ability to interact with and present effectively to senior management in both Finance and PDM. This position reports to the Sr. Director in PDM FP&A.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
  • Provide financial support and leadership to PDM including but not limited to the following:
  • Establishes strong business partnerships with the PDM organization to provide comprehensive financial support and ongoing analytics for key strategic initiatives as well as day-to-day operations.
  • Drives development of meaningful financial analyses and creates effective presentations to communicate conclusions and recommendations to senior leadership.
  • Leads PDM financial consolidation for the groups supporting clinical development including planning and delivery of management reporting packages for budgeting, monthly close and other corporate requirements.
  • Delivers accurate and timely management reporting to business partners to drive discussions on business trends, forecast accuracy and upcoming projects/activities.
  • Drives development and implementation of key process improvement initiatives. Proactively engage with Finance colleagues and business partners to develop continuous process improvements to planning, analyses and reporting.
  • Monitors and ensures compliance with internal controls, company policies and procedures including the Worldwide Controller's Policies.

The Key Competencies for This Candidate Are:
  • Business Partnership and Collaboration: The candidate must demonstrate an ability to build strong relationships with Finance and non-Finance business partners. The candidate should be a proactive leader exhibiting strong influencing capabilities with business partners and a willingness to maintain open and transparent communication across the organization.
  • Results Orientation: The ideal candidate will be results-driven and must thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. He/She must have the ability to lead and meet deadlines for multiple priorities and projects and take ownership of issues and resolve them in a timely manner. A "can-do" attitude is an absolute must.
  • Willingness to be hands-on: the individual must have a willingness to become involved in operations to understand the processes so that the person can be viewed as the financial partner by the business.
  • Provide Forward Thinking: The individual must be able to identify the interdependencies across different parts of the organization and proactively address the potential impact of issues with relevant parties.
  • Business Savvy and Financial Acumen: The candidate will possess exceptional financial analytical and problem-solving skills. These skills must be balanced by sound business judgment.
  • Project Management: The candidate must possess the ability to actively manage the execution of projects that involve cross-functional stakeholders. This includes providing guidance on project scope and timelines, integrating the work of multiple teams into project deliverables, and ensuring quality and timeliness of deliverable.
  • Team Leadership: The candidate must demonstrate the ability to align and motivate a team to achieve objectives including financial results, timely and accurate reporting, transparency, and controls.
  • Change Leadership: The candidate must possess a desire to proactively pursue continuous improvements and guide the team in challenging the status quo to gain efficiencies and raise the quality of deliverables.

Knowledge, Experience and Skillsets:
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in Finance, having held positions of increasing scope and responsibility. 4+ years of supervisory experience.
  • Prior experience in biotech or pharmaceuticals industry or supporting manufacturing is preferred. Experience in multi-national organization a plus.
  • A BS or BA is required and a CPA is preferred. MBA is a plus.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical abilities.
  • Experience with project reporting, operational accounting and reporting is required.
  • Demonstrated success working in a deadline driven and multi-task environment.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Must have proficiency with Oracle and Hyperion and advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. SAP experience is a plus.
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