Director, Strategic Projects CEO Office

Location
Foster City, CA
Posted
Jun 26, 2022
Ref
2996491
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

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. 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, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

Responsibilities

Reporting to Chief of Staff, CEO Office, this high caliber individual will:
  • Drive and direct a variety of key strategy and planning initiatives at the corporate level and support strategic work with and for key stakeholders across functions (Commercial, Development, etc.).
  • Support and consult on the development and execution of other strategic initiatives led by team members in alignment with overall organizational goals and objectives
  • Support and drive ad hoc projects related to the corporate strategy
  • Identify and uncover areas of the company to drive performance, efficiency, and accelerate execution across functions
  • Provide thought leadership and advocate for strategic initiatives and develop work products (models, frameworks, presentations, recommendations, thought pieces, etc.) for senior level management consideration, evaluation and decision-making
  • Develop and maintain detailed work plans on key initiatives including project tasks, clear milestones, and assignments of work project responsibilities, schedules, plans, and status reports
  • Proactively engage with cross-functional stakeholders to identify interdependencies, resolve issues, and champion strategic initiatives led by the office
  • Interface regularly with members of the Leadership Team and other senior leaders


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree and 10+ years of relevant experience, OR Master's degree / PhD / MD with 5+ years of relevant experience
  • 2+ years at top tier consulting firm a plus
  • Must have at least a basic understanding of our portfolio (Clinical Development and Commercial) as well as historical context of company moves.


Preferred Experience / Skills

We're seeking a strategic influential leader with:
  • Significant experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry with demonstrated cross-functional collaboration and leadership; deep knowledge about the biotech / biopharma segment is ideal
  • Demonstrated ability developing pharma/biotech strategy, whether specifically corporate strategy or across other major functions
  • Ability to multi-task and independently lead multiple projects and meet key deadlines
  • High EQ, ability to listen, and adapts to dynamic of situation
  • Confidence to provide dissenting views when appropriate
  • Ability to work cross functionally and understand the motivations of colleagues in other functions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to lead, interact with, focus, negotiate, resolve conflict and drive consensus among individuals from a variety of cultures and disciplines
  • Highly adept at influencing upward and downward without direct reporting relationship
  • Quick learner – applies 80/20 rule
  • Drives forward in face of ambiguity
  • Bias for action; ability to prioritize
  • Strong leadership, self-direction, comfort and experience tackling ambiguous, complex problems
  • Proven ability to lead collaborative and creative strategic problem solving by breaking down issues, identifying options to address, synthesizing insights, and driving to action and resolution
  • Deep experience in designing and deploying rigorous processes, tools, templates and governance
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to synthesize complex situations, illustrate conceptual paths, and facilitate discussions leading to resolution on key issues
  • Must be proficient in PowerPoint and able to craft stories with minimal guidance

As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the ‘EEO is the Law' poster.

Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion. #LI-JS2


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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance.

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Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

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