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Sr. Director, Commercial Procurement

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
Jul 21, 2022

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Administration, Procurement
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Sr. Director, Commercial Procurement
United States - California - Foster City

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.

Making an impact on a global scale
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

Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description
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 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, 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, 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 in patients' lives.

Sr. Director, Global Procurement Business Partnering (Commercial)

For over 30 years, Gilead has been a leading innovator in treating and preventing HIV, but this expertise is just a foundation for our ambitions. As we continue to expand our scope into new disease states and new markets, we are transforming how we manage Indirect Procurement. We are redesigning our processes with a focus on simplification and user experience. We aspire to partner with stakeholders across our organization to ensure they can focus on innovating new treatments for our patients. We intend to do this by driving for results and value that have a meaningful impact, re-shaping our supplier strategies & relationships, and creating a diverse and inclusive culture where solution-oriented team players can thrive and grow fulfilling procurement careers. We are excited to begin our transformation journey by designing a new Procurement Operating Model and forward-looking technology and strategic roadmaps, ultimately re-shaping our approach to Procurement.

In this role, you will be responsible for managing key relationships and Procurement strategies across our global portfolio of spend in partnership with key stakeholder groups. You will lead a team of procurement professionals to develop and implement Procurement strategies that result in value beyond savings across a broad group of stakeholders worldwide.

Located in Foster City, CA (Office Based

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with Global Commercial (Sales & Marketing organization leadership across functions/regions to identify requirements aligned with Commercial strategies and business priorities. Successfully engage in strategic planning and target setting to deliver meaningful business impact.
  • Manage a holistic portfolio end-to-end, which includes an array of strategies and Operational Excellence Projects from across the Procurement organization while creating a single point of contact and a seamless Procurement engagement.
  • Drive procurement impact and value through strategic initiatives and directly improve the Procurement experience for all Commercial stakeholders and one voice to suppliers.
  • Establish and monitor key performance metrics, status on deliverables, Dashboards, Market Intelligence, and ensure visibility and adoption of preferred supplier programs.
  • Provide progress status briefings to management, project teams, and executives, proactively highlighting issues with projects, timelines, etc., that require awareness or attention.
  • Drive development and communication cadence on strategies, ensuring alignment with senior leadership. Generate executive-level presentations.
  • Create a compelling case for change and inspire stakeholders and your team to collaborate and realize the value, innovation, and creativity Procurement brings to the business plan.
  • Influence decision-making and gain adoption by leveraging compelling category and sourcing insights to contribute to business strategies.
  • Responsible for leading and developing a team to define and deliver global/regional category strategies.
  • Oversee development of key Commercial category strategies, including partnering with Lighthouse Program Management to operationalize Procurement programs.
  • Seek, develop, and establish business relationships with key suppliers. Meet regularly with regional and divisional stakeholders to ensure outstanding customer satisfaction and continuous improvement against category targets are met.
  • Partner with Commercial suppliers and internal senior leadership to define clear supplier targets which meet Gilead's business needs, including quality, reliability, innovation, and cost.
  • Act as a strategic thought partner while aligning on business objectives, challenges, projects, requirements, and expectations and ensuring Procurement team translates into category strategic planning and solutions.
  • Drive Value Creation: Identify specific cost improvement opportunities and present them to the marketing leadership for prioritization, resourcing, and implementation; align with regional teams on the implementation plans and drive execution and adherence to the strategy.
  • Collaborate with Category Management, Procurement and Category Management, Supplier Inclusion and Procurement Operations to create a standard and repeatable process to integrate business diversity and responsible procurement into an overall value proposition.
  • Head the development of benchmarks globally and understand marketing category industry dynamics through agencies capabilities sessions, attendance of industry-related workshops, reading publications, and discussions with other industry peers to bring best practices.
  • Oversee the development of fact-based negotiation strategies with critical strategic vendors within assigned categories.
  • Identify, develop, and advise implementing Procurements goals and category strategies based on deep subject matter expertise and an informal understanding of industry/market dynamics.
  • Provide holistic overview and insights across end-to-end category accountabilities, including category strategy development, business partner engagement, sourcing, contracting, negotiating, and supplier management at senior levels with key business units.
  • Foster and nurture a culture of inclusion, results orientation, psychological safety to optimize team performance.
  • Empower team members to feel like they can speak up, propose new and different ways of working, and most importantly, grow and advance in a career path in Procurement as well as Gilead overall.

Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree required; MBA/Graduate Degree in Business or Technical field (Preferred)
  • Minimum 14 years' experience with a BS/BA degree or 12 years' experience with an MA/MS/MBA/Ph.D. degree. Experience should be in procurement or supply chain experience with a large matrixed company environment.
  • 8+ years' experience leading and managing procurement teams with a focus on mentoring, coaching, and performance management
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration and effective business partnering capabilities. Proven ability to influence without authority.
  • Advanced understanding of marketplace and industry supply base, practices and standards
  • Ability to build strategic partnerships with global stakeholders and suppliers
  • Meets Gilead's leadership commitments with demonstrated experience in applying these practices

Gilead Core Values:
  • Integrity (Doing What's Right)
  • Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)
  • Teamwork (Working Together)
  • Excellence (Being Your Best)
  • Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)

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Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S., Canada, Australia, and Singapore employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.​

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.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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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. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.

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