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Sr. Manager: Strategic Sourcing, Devices

Employer
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location
Foster City, CA
Start date
Jul 23, 2022

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Discipline
Administration, Procurement, General
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Hotbed
Biotech Bay, Best Places to Work
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Sr. Manager: Strategic Sourcing, Devices
United States - California - Foster CityUnited States - New Jersey - Morris Plains

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.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:
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Job Description
Sr. Manager: Strategic Sourcing, Devices

This role is open to other locations (Morris Plains NJ or Cork Ireland) or remote for the right candidate

Job Description

Specific Responsibilities and Skills for Position:

This position is responsible for supplier relationship and performance management as well as sourcing, design transfer and manufacturing at external Medical Device suppliers. This position coordinates between all relevant Gilead functions and supplier functions to ensure supply plans and strategies are executed and achieved per plan. This includes driving performance of the strategic relationship under the direction of the department Director and in conjunction with Device Development and Primary Packaging Engineering (DDCPE) Team, Manufacturing, Quality, and other Gilead functions. This position will be a key member of Medical Device Category Management Team and support implementation and execution of supplier initiatives. This person will work with suppliers and internal partners to measure and drive results and initiatives, and to develop and maintain collaborative relationships. This position will also serve as the production champion for assigned suppliers and will lead the resolution of supply issues and risk mitigation at respective suppliers. This person will support Gilead Supply Chain Management in the development of supply mitigation plans with suppliers in response to critical supply issues.

We are seeking candidates with experience working with drug delivery device manufacturers in a pharmaceutical or medical device organization. The ideal candidate will possess a blend of strategic sourcing and technical expertise obtained working with device development, sourcing, contracting and management of external suppliers. This individual will be a key point of contact between Gilead and assigned external partners, responsible for the overall supplier relationship.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
  • Serves as supplier relationship manager and key point of contact for assigned external device suppliers.
  • Collaborate with internal functions to develop and refine strategy for management of device development/manufacturing, considering timelines, risk mitigation and business priorities.
  • Leads development and execution of supplier evaluation and selection of medical device suppliers to support assigned projects
  • Leads development, negotiation and execution of supplier agreements, (Non Disclosures, MSA's SOW's, Supply Agreements and quality agreements.
  • Reviews and facilitates approval of proposals, work orders, and changes of scope.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional team to transfer new programs to external partners.
  • Executes strategies that drive effective operational performance and service levels at suppliers. Strong alignment with Supply Chain, Commercial Manufacturing, and Quality is required.
  • Develops, executes and ensures compliance to purchasing control procedures
  • Monitors and troubleshoots key external activities via email, teleconferences, site visits and annual business review meetings.
  • Executes strategies that drive effective operational performance and service levels at external partners.
  • Communicates risks and delays to management and technical leads on a timely basis.
  • Report metrics and resolve issues with external partners in a collaborative fashion and escalate as needed.
  • Supports strategic business and quality compliance processes and changes by participating in working groups and acting as business process owner for system changes as needed.
  • Provides input for budgeting based on outsourced manufacturing needs.
  • Effectively communicate project, performance, and resource issues to management and within project teams.
  • Develops and maintains deep understanding of supplier capabilities, capacity, and risk for assigned suppliers
  • Understand the supplier market and develop relationships with potential suppliers that support Gilead's future needs
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of time.


Knowledge, Experience, and Skills:
  • Ability to influence and work well with others in a proactive and constructive manner.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with all levels of an organization
  • Proven ability to problem solve, build strong relationships, and to organize effectively
  • An independent self-starter with the ability to resolve supplier performance challenges and implement process and/or system improvements
  • Ability to develop, analyze, and leverage key metrics to improve overall business performance
  • Business acumen with an ability to anticipate operational issues and proactively recommend mitigations/solutions
  • Expertise working with Combination products and with domestic and international cGMPs
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and to work across multiple multi-national sites and diverse cultures
  • Demonstrated ability to collaboratively and positively influence suppliers, stakeholders and internal team members
  • Demonstrated communication, presentation, organizational, time management, and change management skills
  • Familiarity with ERP and supply chain systems a plus


Education and Experience:
  • BS with 8+ years of relevant experience in a related field or
  • MBA or MS plus 6+ years of relevant experience in a related field
  • Prior experience managing supplier relationships highly desirable
  • Prior experience working with combination products with drug as the primary mode of action highly desirable
  • Prior experience in pharmaceutical operations and/or Medical Device manufacturing and cGMP environment(s) highly desirable
  • Some travel may be required - up to 20%


We are seeking a high energy“go- getter”who will use their business savvy and technical experience to help drive high performance from our partners. This position will be eligible for Gilead's GFlex Program allowing remote work for up to three days a week.

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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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.

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.​

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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.

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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