Manager, Supply Chain- Warehouse and Distribution

Oceanside, CA
Dec 24, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Manager, Supply Chain- Warehouse and Distribution
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

Manager, Supply Chain, Warehouse and Distribution - Oceanside, CA

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 our workplace, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. You will 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 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 Sciences, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

Gilead Sciences has an opportunity for an experienced candidate in Supply Chain at our Oceanside facility in Southern California. We are seeking motivated, organized, team-oriented leaders with expertise in Warehouse, Distribution, Inventory, and Materials Management.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Manages a team of Distribution and Warehouse personnel to include organizing workload, prioritizes tasks, organizes training and conducts performance reviews.
  • Manages processes and operations for Warehouse, Inventory Management, and Distribution that includes but not limited to raw materials, samples, cell bank vials, raw material sampling, weigh and dispense, lab supplies, equipment, and general supplies.
  • Manages operations, tasks, and performance reviews of assigned group of staff in the Supply Chain Distribution Department.
  • May serve as a project lead within the function.
  • May serve as a team representative on cross-functional projects to support more senior colleagues in the function.
  • Interfaces with external vendors/suppliers with the ability to challenge ideas and processes to ensure alignment with Gilead process and procedures.
  • Recognized as a knowledge resource within their area of expertise.
  • Revise operating procedures and business processes for the job family.
  • Demonstrates ability to articulate issues and outcomes to senior leaders and to answer questions or resolve issues.
  • Demonstrates an ability to proactively review information/data and to accomplish tasks with limited guidance/direction.
  • Works on problems of a moderately complex scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Responsible for implementing and providing input to the planning of activities related to the material purchase, material control, inventory control, and shipping/receiving and storage functions, in support of business plans.
  • Coordinates the efficient movement of materials with production, engineering, and other functional area customers.
  • Provides business solutions in support of Supply Chain planning.
  • Maintains and assists with the implementation of Supply Chain policies, procedures, techniques, standards, and systems. Contributes to the development of complex new concepts, techniques and standards.
  • Assists with the preparation of project plans and manages projects to successful and timely completion. Provides expertise to the team and functional areas to anticipate and identify complex project issues which pose a challenge to achieving strategic goals.
  • Reviews and assists with planning requirements for business operations. Acts as an advisor to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems
  • Supports the execution of supply chain planning initiatives to achieve departmental targets.
  • Develops and maintains documentation to reflect the effectiveness and efficiency of department activities.
  • Frequently collaborates with other departments, to ensure functional area resources are sufficient to achieve project goals and objectives.
  • May recommend and assist with the integration of new technologies and/or new processes as needed, to reduce costs.
  • May assist in the development of operational functional requirements and business process flow architecture of ERP functions and features, in support of existing and future business plans.
  • Responsible for the management and execution of change management records and tasks
  • Responsible for managing and responding to audit findings, observations, and CAPAs.

Knowledge, Experience, and Skills:
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in related field and a BS or BA;5+ years and an MS/MA; or equivalent experience required.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical operations/cGMP environment highly desirable.
  • Experience with DOT and IATA procedures for domestic and international transportation and shipping
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to develop solutions to a wide range of moderately complex problems, which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation.
  • Demonstrates good planning and organizational skills coupled with strong time management skills to include leadership and coaching skills.
  • Has an aptitude for working with computer systems to plan and manage supply chain requirements.
  • Demonstrates strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrates up-to-date knowledge of business operating systems, distribution requirements planning, as it relates to business needs.
  • Proficiency in ERP system software, Oracle and SAP preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with cold chain logistics preferred.

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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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