Senior Director, Teams Coach Gilead Team System Office

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

Serve as a critical member of the Gilead Team Systems Office (GEO), maximizing team system effectiveness across the drug development lifecycle from early stage to commercial launch and beyond. Supports advancement of principles, practices and metrics for continual evolution of the Gilead team system.

S/he will work with various team leaders (e.g., Program Strategy Leader, Global Development Leader, Commercial Leader), team members and leaders across functions to advance greater agility and improved decision-making that drives Gilead's portfolio success. Will serve as a GEO business partner with Functions (e.g., Development/ Commercial/ Manufacturing), and be immerged in strategic, and operational elements, leading and driving GEO business-critical projects. Will be a dynamic, experienced individual with a deep understanding of drug development through commercialization, strong track record of strategic and operational work experience and successes across a variety of settings and topics in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a dynamic, leader and team coach to enhance and maximize team effectiveness. Work to embed Team System principles, guidance and practical consideration across teams and functions
  • Manage and drive complex and ambiguous projects (as needed) through a network of teams, influence stakeholders without direct authority, and effectively network across the organization and enterprise
  • Serve as a creative voice in the organization, thinking outside of the box to uncover opportunities for team effectiveness and efficiency improvements
  • Analyze industry best practices to ensure programs teams, processes and initiatives are meaningful and aligned with team system principles and overall business strategy
  • Identify and leverage key members across Gilead to support successful implementation of long-term projects
  • Able to communicate with senior leaders within a fluid environment.
  • Curate and facilitate topical discussions for team leaders and team members driving actions and follow-ups
  • Coordinate GEO leader inputs on key projects/initiatives and engage with relevant internal advisors and external consultant to drive projects

  • Robust understanding of and prior experience with biotech/pharmaceutical project teams and expertise in a development or commercial setting (technology industry experience not applicable)
  • Strong collaboration, teamwork and relationship-building skills across multiple levels and functions in the organization
  • Ability to effectively and independently manage multiple competing priorities with high attention to detail
  • Strong organizational, planning and time-management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and influence without authority
  • Comfort with working in an environment of uncertainty and complexity
  • Ability to influence and communicate at the senior leadership levels and beyond
  • Ability to set, communicate and enable a vision by setting clear priorities and allocating resources to the highest value opportunities


Position will be hired based on level of education & experience.
  • Bachelor's degree required. MBA or higher degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 12+ years of innovation leadership with significant expertise in agile ways of working in pharma/biotech companies is required.
  • Functional depth in at least one of the following domains: Strategy, Consulting, Operations, Development and/or Commercialization
  • Flexible, adaptable and collaborative
  • Self-starter who demonstrates tenacity and perseverance, working through obstacles in a determined manner
  • Resourceful leader with strong emotional intelligence
  • Willingness to travel as needed
  • 6+ years of growing responsibility with broad exposure to multiple functions

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