Associate Director for Quality Transformation and Innovation

Location
Foster City, CA, United States
Posted
Jun 18, 2021
Ref
2310967
Discipline
Quality, Quality Control
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Associate Director for Quality Transformation and Innovation
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

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 ongoing 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.

Reporting to the Executive. Director, Quality Policies & Systems, the Associate Director for Quality Transformation and Innovation will oversee global quality improvement and technology modernization initiatives. In this role you will partner closely with executives and stakeholders in our Foster City location as well as globally to appropriately coordinate transformational projects to completion. This will include the application of structured change management techniques to ensure successful adoption of large-scale transformations and key Quality System programs.

Responsibilities:
  • Act as the central liaison between Quality and its stakeholders with regards to Global Procedures and other Business Enabling Documents and work closely with all functional disciplines and provide expert direction to the appropriate incorporation of current regulatory guidance, industry standards, and best practices into the Quality systems.
  • Administer the yearly Quality Planning process. Track and communicate progress of Quality Plan related activities to PDM leadership including status, timelines, budgets and risk mitigation strategies to ensure completion.
  • Establish communication strategies and structured organizational change management frameworks for the effective adoption of Quality Systems Programs and Technologies across PDM and its stakeholders. Identify stakeholders, assess organizational readiness and recommend change management plans that anticipate areas of resistance and maximize adoption.
  • Propose and implement plans to resolve complex issues and execute corrective actions
  • Manage and develop relationships with diverse stakeholders to secure cross-functional collaboration and engagement.
  • Create change narratives and communications plans that synthesize and simplify critical information with a focus on informing, engaging and connecting all employees to a larger strategic focus.
  • Partner with Quality University and other learning & development forums to deploy organizational change management capabilities and advance the skill level of the Quality & stakeholder organizations
  • Benchmark quality processes against performance metrics to identify improvement opportunities and implement routine process changes to improve organizational performance and operations
  • Provide change management support for initiatives in partnership with stakeholder organizations across the enterprise
  • Support budget creation and resource allocation decision-making within the organization


Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree with 10+ years of relevant work experience in project management, process analysis, process improvement.
  • 8+ years of relevant experience with a Master's degree
  • Includes 2 years of relevant experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceuticals industry
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences


Other Preferred qualifications
  • Change management certification or designation desired
  • Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts utilizing process discovery, capabilities mapping and knowledge mapping to determine change strategies
  • Experience at translating requirements between IT functions and the business
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including PowerPoint, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and with modern content management tools.
  • Successful experience working independently and with large-scale interdisciplinary teams to achieve results
  • Able to collaborate with virtual and remote team members across global time-zones


If this is not the right move for you now but remain interested in a career at Gilead Sciences please connect with us via our talent community: https://gilead.avature.net/Gilead

About Gilead:

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical 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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