Sr Manager- Project Management

Oceanside, CA
Nov 26, 2021
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Sr Manager- Project Management
United States - California - Oceanside

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.

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

Sr Manager- Project Management

This position directly supports project leaders/managers within the Biologics Development Analytical Operations function to maintain and track routine project activities including timelines, action items, resource plans and other project related documents.
  • Provide project management support for Biologics Analytical Operations (BAO) function within the Biologics Development organization.
  • Project Manage Analytical Subteams accountable for analytical development and testing deliverables for molecule development projects
  • Facilitate the design, implementation, and updating of Project Plans in Smartsheet for multiple development projects simultaneously.
  • Work in partnership with BAO analytical leaders to ensure timely, efficient, and effective meetings, as well as progress on team activities.
  • Ensure alignment and connectivity between site PMO and BAO leadership and management.
  • Participate in and provide meeting management support to cross-functional process teams within BAO.
  • Facilitates critical escalation activities for critical projects and molecule development programs.
  • Propose and implement plans to resolves issues and take corrective actions for projects critical to strategic business objectives.
  • Provide leadership to project teams and functional areas within the BAO organization to identify and mitigate complex project issues that may pose challenges to strategic goals.
  • Effectively balance strategic and tactical thinking and tasks.
  • Contribute towards sustainability of project and program management processes.
  • Represent site PMO in meetings and forums, as needed.
  • Represent BAO in various forums and meetings, as needed.

Essential Functions:
  • May participate in project and relevant departmental meetings and activities.
  • Posts and maintains basic information to online databases and shared folders as necessary.
  • Provides relevant associated reports and presentations.
  • Assists in following-up on relevant basic departmental or project related issues.
  • Assists with basic project resource planning.
  • Uses tracking and reporting tools as needed to provide input to the project teams and/or senior project management personnel.
  • Generates agendas/minutes and facilitates team/sub-team meetings that involve cross-functional groups.
  • Establishes excellent working relationships with internal and external business partners.
  • Facilitates and assists in risk and impact assessments.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • 8+ years of relevant experience, BS in science and PMP, MS or MBA a plus
  • Bioanalytical development or testing experience a must.
  • Required to have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Required to be able to manage multiple activities and teams simultaneously.
  • Must be an adept user of Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, Visio (Swimlanes) and PowerPoint.
  • Must be detailed oriented.
  • Must be able to work under close supervision using defined procedures and processes.
  • Must be knowledgeable in biotech development and clinical manufacturing process.
  • Smartsheet project management tool expertise highly desired.

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