Manager, Supply Chain

Foster City, CA
Apr 27, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Manager, Supply Chain

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. As part of our rapidly growing science-driven organization, colleagues at Gilead are revolutionizing healthcare by bringing urgently needed medicines to patients in the areas of HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, hematology and oncology, inflammation and respiratory diseases and cardiovascular conditions. We are proud to have some of the most talented colleagues from across the research, healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotechnology & business sectors, working together and supporting each other to help make a real difference to the lives of patients.

The Manager, Supply Chain will play a key role as part of the Systems and Processes group within PBO Supply chain & External Manufacturing. He/She will support the function with business analysis in support of the development of systems, processes and analytics across Supply Chain. The Manager will partner with business owners within the Business Process Management model to deliver on Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing (PDM) priorities and ensure designs are in line with overall business architecture.

The successful candidate will have detailed knowledge of supply chain management and ERP systems.

The successful candidate will be required to work across organizational, cultural and geographic boundaries to optimize company strategic results.

  • Partner with Business Process Owners to identify areas of improvement and translate these opportunities into deliverable solutions.
  • Support the gathering, documentation, and management of system & process requirements.
  • Assess the value delivered for improvement initiatives
  • Use informal management skills to work with cross-functional groups and contractors to ensure successful and timely deliverables
  • Support strategy, roadmap management & process mapping to support future state supply chain models and strategic decisions
  • Support management of the Business Process Management Community
  • Create business cases for identified process improvements and solutions
  • Support the business on standardization of E2E supply chain processes, with a focus on cross functional integration & supporting technology:

-Forecasting, Planning, S&OP and IBP

-Master Data

-Network & site capacities

-Inventory management

-Quality planning

-Sales, Warehousing & Distribution

-Procurement & CMO management

-Supporting Analytics and information management
  • Support project management of future state processes & implementation activities
  • Ability to organize, define objectives and scope, identify tasks and milestones, build project schedules, identify resource needs, track project execution, & manage risks
  • Support building of processes and structures to use supply chain data analytics & KPI measurements to drive root cause analysis, solve problems and identify improvement opportunities
  • Gain an understanding of the enabling technologies supporting supply chain, single source of data, integrated applications and integrated business processes
  • Supports analysis of Gilead policies, procedures, techniques, standards, and systems. Contributes to the development of new business processes and standards.
  • Support and facilitate the preparation and communication of complex ‘current state' and ‘future state' documents.

Skills & Experience:
  • 6+ years of relevant experience in related field and a BS or BA; or 4+ years of relevant experience and a MA/MBA is required
  • Primary degree in Business, Science or Engineering discipline. Master's degree and/or professional qualifications in supply chain management desired.
  • Lean/Six Sigma certification and APICS CPIM and CSCP certifications preferred
  • Prefer 6+ years of experience in project/portfolio management role
  • Prefer 6+ years of experience in Supply Chain Planning
  • Experience in pharmaceutical operations/cGMP environment highly desirable
  • Supply chain knowledge with an ability to identify and summarize business problems in the end to end context and pull the key stakeholders together to form cross functional responses.
  • Experience managing relationships with internal stakeholders and external business partners.
  • Demonstrates a collaborative mindset, nurtures teamwork and influences cross-functionally.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication including strong presentation and group speaking skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent analytical skills – ability to manage large datasets
  • Must have a desire to learn new business operations

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:

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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