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Associate Director, Category Management, Research And PDM - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
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Feb 2, 2023

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Associate Director, Category Management, Research And PDM - Foster City
United States - California - Foster CityUnited States – Remote

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

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Job Description

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. It's our aspiration 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 exciting 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 developing and managing Procurement category management strategies across our global portfolio of spend that result in value beyond savings across a broad group of stakeholders around the world.

Primary Location - FOSTER CITY, CA

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Develop enterprise-wide category strategies to deliver value by achieving cost savings and improving quality and delivery.
  • Partner with Procurement Business Partner and business stakeholders across multiple regions to understand business objectives, desired product/service specifications and projected demand.
  • Ensure the company has a good understanding of the supply market. Work with the Procurement Business Partner and business stakeholders to jointly create innovative win-win customer and supplier strategies.
  • Provide category subject matter expertise to business stakeholders and Procurement functions.
  • Oversee all spend activity for assigned category areas and determine proper action plan for all purchases in alignment with category strategy.
  • Consult with cross functional teams to execute strategic sourcing projects for assigned category.
  • Proactively identify improvement opportunities for assigned category and recommend key actions to the appropriate stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with Procurement Business Partners, Supplier Inclusion and Sourcing Operations to create standard and repeatable process to integrate business diversity and responsible procurement into overall value proposition.
  • Consult on the development of fact-based negotiation strategies with suppliers within assigned categories.
  • Partner with Procurement Program Managers to operationalize enterprise Procurement programs.
  • Execute initiatives to classify suppliers and manage supplier relationships according to defined supplier relationship management standards.
  • 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 Procurement Business Partners a range of suppliers and internal senior leaders to define clear supplier objectives which meet Gilead's business needs, including quality, reliability, innovation, and cost.
  • Combine all spend information into yearly plans and long-term forecasts for costs, savings targets, value beyond savings and planned projects
  • Drive use of procurement best practices and standardization of processes while minimizing supply risk.
  • Foster a culture of inclusion, results orientation and psychological safety to optimize team performance.

Experience Requirements:
  • 10+ years professional work experience plus a BS/BA or 8+ years professional work experience plus a MA/MS or MBA in a corporate environment, preferably in the areas of DEI, procurement and supplier management, or corporate strategy.
  • Experience supporting Global Procurement transformation projects working directly with business partners to execute on defined scope, budget and transformation results.
  • Proven track record of applying procurement principles, concepts, best practices, and standards along with an in-depth knowledge of industry practices required.
  • Ability to develop category and sourcing strategies by identifying opportunity areas, with a proven record of effectively directing and leveraging procurement spend in assigned category areas by leading global cross functional teams.
  • Experience managing and maintaining strong supplier relationships.
  • Strong leadership presence and negotiation/contract management experience
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with procurement/spend systems data and analysis
  • Experience working with and leading multiple projects and teams simultaneously across a matrixed organization.
  • Meets Gilead's leadership commitments with demonstrated experience in applying these principles

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

For Colorado Job Applicants: The salary range for this position is:
$147,920.00 - $221,880.00
Gilead considers a range of factors, including background and experience, when determining base compensation. These considerations means actual compensation will vary.
Position is also eligible for bonus and benefits. For more information, visit

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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 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, Singapore, and Hong Kong 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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