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Manager, Supply Chain - Clinical Supplies

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
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Mar 29, 2023

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Manager, Supply Chain - Clinical Supplies
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

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Job Description
Manager, Supply Chain (Clinical Supplies)

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. The Clinical Supply Manager is a leader that inspires teams while providing expertise for Gilead's global clinical trials. They work collaboratively with Clinical Supply Chain Management (CSCM) team, Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing teams to execute strategies, meet project deliverables, and solve business problems. The position includes all elements of the clinical supply chain from the protocol design through manufacturing to distribution and inventory management of clinical supplies at clinical sites globally.

Responsibilities include:
  • Supports end-to-end clinical supply responsibilities including but not limited to protocol interpretation, demand planning, supply planning, distribution, inventory management, label generation, and planning and execution of labeling operations at partner contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs).
  • Carries out operational/logistics strategies and works with CSCM, Quality Assurance, and other functional groups to execute strategies that ensure on-time & safe delivery of all clinical shipments
  • Ensures accurate inventory records at all depots through timely reconciliation
  • Keeps abreast of all incidents related to shipment and reports trending to Quality Assurance and assists in creating CAPAs
  • Responsible for maintaining GDP, GMP, and global trade compliance
  • Collaborate with Logistics management and other members of CSCM, PDM, and external partners to resolve shipping related issues; Escalates to senior leadership as needed
  • Revise and author SOPs and Work instructions with manager direction and support
  • Obtain and review quotes, approves purchase requisitions and invoices.

Management Responsibilities:
  • Implement business strategies in-line with the vision and goals set forth by the department Ensures priorities are being met and creates clear work plans for staff; communicates progress regularly.
  • Typically recruits, onboards, develops, retains, and supervises staff; sets clear goals for individuals.

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Possess strong clinical supplies management experience/ knowledge in forecasting, demand/supply planning, IRT systems, inventory management, clinical labeling, distribution including cold chain, import/export, reverse logistics, CMC and GXP regulations.
  • Possesses collaboration, influencing, and negotiation skills to work effectively with internal cross-functional groups and external suppliers to meet the aggressive clinical study timeline and patient needs.
  • Possesses experience with clinical blinding practices in global studies, from Phase 1 to Late Phase.
  • Possesses solid experience in sourcing and managing comparator drugs and other co-meds for clinical studies.
  • Mature knowledge of the FDA, cGMP, GCP standards and regulatory guidance documents.
  • Works well with ambiguity, can assess options quickly and efficiently implement the best option in alignment with Gilead's culture and expectations for clinical timelines.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required. Must have the ability to write clear, concise, and error-free documents/presentations.
  • Strong computer, database and organizational skills required. ERP, Planning System, and Project management experience is a plus.
  • Able to manage the resources and timelines for programs of moderate complexity.

Education and Experience:
  • 6+ years of relevant experience and a Bachelor's degree OR
  • 4+ years of relevant experience and a Master's degree OR
  • 0+ years with PHD or PharmD (entry level)
  • Degrees in the sciences preferred

We offer you the opportunity to work within a culture of highly motivated, talented individuals who are dedicated to the company's mission. Each job provides wide-ranging responsibilities due to our cross-functional organizational structure and leadership style, which ensures that everyone is engaged, committed and accountable.

We are looking for individuals from diverse backgrounds who want to work together and support each other to help make a real difference in the lives of patients - people who thrive on performing well within a challenging and fast-paced environment, living our core values of Integrity (always doing the right thing), Teamwork (collaborating in good faith), Excellence (working at a high level of commitment and capability), Accountability (taking personal responsibility) and Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity).

The salary range for this position is: $129,540.00 - $167,640.00. 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.

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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.

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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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