Associate Director, Development Project Management, Clinical Pharmacology

Foster City, CA
Oct 10, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Associate Director, Development Project Management, Clinical Pharmacology
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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Job Summary

Acts as the project manager for assigned projects of moderate to high complexity. Expected to co-lead assigned projects with little to no guidance from other senior Development Project Management leaders.

Expected to contribute to short- and long-range strategies, plans and infrastructure development.

Specific responsibilities
  • May lead or oversee managing building Pop PK dataset and process flow, document drafting, ClinPharm timeline in NDA/BLA
  • With little or no direction, leads coordination of document drafting with Medical Writing, Regulatory Project Management and the ClinPharm team and multiple stakeholders and contributors
  • Manages timelines based on submission plans and internal review process across multiple programs
  • Manages deliverables supporting submissions including Pop PK Exposure Data, Pop PK Report, Summary modules, Part 11 Files used to derive Pop PK data, etc.

Essential duties and job functions
  • Influence may span across multiple Development Project Management teams by taking a lead on continuous improvement and best practices efforts.
  • Leads complex assignments that enable multiple functions and teams to achieve their project objectives within targeted timelines and allocated resources.
  • Advises other functions on how to best achieve their project goals and objectives.
  • Interacts with other functions across Development and Research (key contacts include ClinPharm Rep, Bioanalysis Rep, ClinPharm Management, Clinical Operations, Clinical Data Science and Regulatory Affairs)
  • May manage external vendors involved in assigned projects.
  • Collaborates and partners with others across Development to ensure assigned projects are completed on-time, within-budget and to the quality expected.

Key Accountabilities/Core Job Responsibilities
  • Expected to contribute to the evolution of best practices by taking a lead in special activities that build and share knowledge management across Development Project Management.
  • Develops and maintains strong stakeholder relations, as evidenced by consistently positive stakeholder feedback.
  • May have one or more direct reports.
  • Extracts consistently high-quality results through others and optimized approaches to assigned work.
  • Provides matrix management to project teams supported. Typically manages multiple teams simultaneously.
  • Independently creates and manages project budgets and resource plans for assigned projects, seeking advice as needed.
  • Responsible for identifying cross-project synergies to leverage efficiencies and ensure consistencies where appropriate.
  • Leads complex projects that enable Development initiatives to proceed. Errors made at this level may cause delays to achieving targeted project outcomes.
  • Identifies cross-project synergies that accelerate our progress and maximize efficiencies.

Education and Experience

10+ years relevant experience with BA/BS

8+ years relevant experience with MA/MS/MBA

2+ years relevant experience with PhD, PharmD, or equivalent
  • Minimum of 4 years' cross-functional project management or other relevant leadership experience in life sciences, including multiple years' experience managing project teams.
  • Proven effectiveness managing multiple project teams in life sciences.
  • Has advanced knowledge of functional or therapeutic area, as evidenced by independence in designing, implementing and managing project team plans, deliverables and resource management.
  • Has increased interaction and responsibility for solving cross-functional problems.
  • Develops solutions to a wide range of complex problems, which require regular use of ingenuity and innovation. Ensures solutions are consistent with organizational objectives.
  • Coaches less experienced team members in resolving problems.
  • Specific Clinical Pharmacology experience desirable

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