Senior Director, People Technology

Location
Foster City, CA, United States
Posted
Jun 13, 2021
Ref
2224738
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Senior Director, People Technology
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

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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. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North, South and Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Gilead makes it a priority to increase access to its medicines for people who can benefit from them, regardless of where they live or their economic status.

As the Senior Director, People Technology, you have primary responsibility for leading the development of a long-term strategic vision and global roadmap for all aspects of People Technology within and across Gilead.

You are an innovator that puts the end user's voice at the center of everything you do and delivers value at speed. You will manage a high-performing and highly motivated team that designs, develops, implements, and supports new or existing changes/enhancements to Gilead's HR technology. Partnering with COEs, HR Shared Services, IT and external vendors, you will create the global portfolio roadmap in alignment to the HR strategy and drive the vision and strategy of these initiatives to enable the business. Above all else, you are a leader who focuses on people development and talent attraction/retention, establishing market-leading practices and future focus, challenging the status quo, and operating with transparency.

SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide oversight and structure to ensure effective delivery of HR technology projects / programs, including portfolio management, influencing and managing initiative prioritization, cost tracking and change management.

  • Provide a global view and identify opportunities for global alignment, regional responsibilities, and local technology needs.

  • Lead HR technology product managers to create and maintain roadmaps for each of the HR technology domains (Recruiting, Core HRIS, Learning, ServiceNow, etc.) and ensure strategies are in place to maximize adoption of new and existing HR technology by employees, managers and HR.

  • Actively shape HR transformation roadmap by identifying key technology enablers including support of Gilead's HR service delivery model, self-service and employee experience.

  • Work with HR Shared Services and HR COE leaders to identify and execute HR technology improvement opportunities balancing both end-user experience and the operation's needs.

  • Provide oversight and structure to ensure effective delivery of People Technology solutions/projects/programs, including portfolio management, influencing and managing initiative prioritization, cost tracking and change management.

  • Enhance platform governance to ensure optimal prioritization of team resources and to manage stakeholder expectations.

  • Develop and ensure compliance to team's SLAs to ensure high level of customer service and responsiveness.

  • Ensure integrity, privacy and security of all HR's data through the design and enforcement of procedures and standards.

  • Build and maintain a strong functional team through training, coaching, team building and knowledge sharing.

  • Maintain technical business relationships with vendors to understand their strategic path for the future. Ensure delivery of agreed-upon support and service level agreements, act as the point of escalation to resolve any vendor issues. Participate in annual vendor review and strategic planning.

  • Maintain awareness of vendor plans and the potential impact of those plans on current and future HR systems functionality.

    KNOWLEDGE

  • 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)

  • B.S./B.A. + 14 or more years of experience

  • M.B.A./Masters/PhD + 12 or more years of experience

  • 7+ years of relevant leadership experience within consulting or forward-thinking HR organization is required

  • Deep expertise in HR technology, including Workday HCM and ServiceNow HR solutions

  • Ability to understand business needs to drive consensus among business leaders to enable transformation and advance strategic priorities while building rapport and fostering a collaborative working environment

  • Exceptional communication skills and an above average ability to translate technology concepts to others and experience resolving conflicts across different groups of stakeholders

  • Deep understanding and perspective on emergent HR technologies and how they create value, drive scale and shape the next generation of products

  • Proven transformational experience implementing solutions across people, process and technology for a large, globally diverse organization

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with impeccable customer service skills, positive attitude, and display professionally mature behavior in challenging situations; ability to communicate effectively and work with confidential and sensitive information at all levels of a large, complex organization

  • Ability to deliver in a highly matrixed and rapidly growing and changing environment

  • Managed a budget over $10MM with capital and non-capital plans as well as subscriptions/licensing, payroll, and employee related expenses

  • Negotiated large vendor contracts and maintained successful vendor relations

  • Worked with teams in various operating models including; dev/ops, on-shore, off-shore, factory-model, matrixed

  • Proven ability to build credibility and trust with a diverse audience and be perceived as a leader

    Preferred

  • Agile/Lean/Six Sigma methodology

  • Workday or ServiceNow HR certification

  • WalkMe implementation experience

  • Big 6 consulting experience

    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.

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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.

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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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