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Associate Director, IT VMO

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Raleigh, NC
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Mar 22, 2023

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Associate Director, IT VMO
United States - North Carolina - RaleighUnited 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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At Gilead we believe every employee deserves a great leader. As a people leader now or in the future, we expect that you will model and create an environment of inclusion, be intentionally focused on the hiring, development, growth and retention of talent, and empower teams to align and achieve goals.
Job Description

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, South and Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Gilead makes it a priority to increase access to its medicines for people who can benefit from them, regardless of where they live or their economic status.

The Associate Director of IT Vendor Management will be responsible for establishing vendor management best practices focusing on managing MSPs (managed services providers)/strategic technology suppliers/vendor governance, compliance, commercial management, and portfolio within the supplier/vendor scope. The role is key for the operational delivery, quality, commercial efficiency, budget control as well as contract compliance.

The leader in this position, will manage and monitor the overall relationship with strategic suppliers/vendors providing managed services, products, and technology services to the organization and will be responsible for monitoring and ensuring adherence Gilead's vendor management policies. This enterprise-wide IT-focused role uses Gilead's cross-IT supplier performance inputs and market research, partnering with Global Procurement, to develop recommendations for a performance/risk/cost balanced supplier portfolio, including rebalancing or consolidating supplier scope. This role also supports key sourcing initiatives/solutions through deal shape, transition guidance, and organizational strategic enablement and training for internal stakeholders.
  • Manage and enhance IT strategic supplier portfolio (performance, service portfolio coverage, spend/mix) reporting for IT leadership. Based on current supplier performance and the supplier market, lead supplier portfolio management in partnership with Enterprise Architecture, Security and Procurement.
  • Define and manage cross-supplier performance management and cross-supplier governance structure. Manage vendor activity to identify and recommend methods to support cost savings, cost avoidance, improved efficiency or more strategic sourcing.
  • Conduct supplier spend/consumption analytics in partnership with Finance to provide sourcing optimization recommendations, including contract consolidation/restructure, as needed. Research, analyze and interpret the IT services marketplace to understand supplier/market characteristics and identify sourcing trends/opportunities
  • Accountable for managing all IT software budget, renewals management and budget forecast responsibilities.
  • Responsible for establishing efficient guidelines, processes and management systems for properly managing IT supplier relationships, including supplier contracting (“right contract for the right work”, proactive management of strategic supplier data/reporting in internal platforms)
  • Provide oversight for sourcing initiatives, including supplier transition program leadership, to ensure consistency in supplier enablement.
  • Proactively manage the contractual relationship of strategic suppliers/vendors through the initiation (RFP) process through execution and monitoring through governance, reporting and in partnership with Service Owners
  • Conduct supplier due diligence including scorecards, annual reviews, reporting metrics, establish dashboards, and financial analysis.
  • Responsible for vendor related conflict resolution, escalation and resolution procedures
  • Provide input to support compliance audit regarding adherence to contractual agreements.
  • Responsible for IT software Asset management program to ensure proper audit controls, data analysis to understand and challenge usage, compliance, trends and version controls.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Associate's Degree and Twelve Years Experience OR Bachelor's Degree and Ten Years Experience OR Master's Degree and Eight Years Experience OR PhD and Two Years Experience
  • Proven track record of people management, including experience managing nimble, distributed, multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong Vendor Management experience in an IT function
  • Excellent Stakeholder Management skills
  • Prior experience with development and evaluation of vendor scorecards

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Possess strong negotiation and leadership skills needed to gain commitments and initiate action to remediate risks and vulnerabilities from the leadership of other teams
  • Ability to synthesize disparate information quickly to develop a succinct, accurate summary of the opportunity/need.
  • Comfortable with both setting the long-term strategy and making it happen, digging deep into the details.
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally
  • Experience working with multiple business units, suppliers, and/or other regulated industries like insurance or health care (payments experience preferred, global experience is highly beneficial)
  • Demonstrated understanding of technology products and terms
  • Demonstrated expertise in multiple systems environments
  • Experience in a large-scale environment, ideally from a Healthcare Services industry
  • Well organized, initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute conflicting demands in a high-pressure environment.
  • Excellent analytical, evaluative and problem-solving skills and ability to make sound, logical decisions.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for continuous learning and innovative thinking.
  • Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate with internal clients.
  • Exceptional client service orientation and commitment to meeting the expectations of internal clients and external vendors
  • Ability to work across multiple countries and time zones
  • Experience in championing and/or acting as a sponsor for change initiatives; experience in building feedback loops with internal teams

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

    The salary range for this position is: $160,565.00 - $207,790.00. Gilead considers a variety of factors when determining base compensation, including experience, qualifications, and geographic location. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary. This position may also be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, discretionary stock-based long-term incentives (eligibility may vary based on role), paid time off, and a benefits package. Benefits include company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans*.

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    * Eligible employees may participate in benefit plans, subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

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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.​

    For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'Know Your Rights' 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:

    Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

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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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