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Senior Manager, Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
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Nov 6, 2023

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Senior Manager, Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing
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.

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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

Title: Senior Manager, Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing
Location: Foster City

Specific Responsibilities:

The Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing (PDM) Senior Manager will be responsible for providing project management support to small molecule development, CXO (teams that manage partner sites to ensure successful manufacturing and/or testing of Gilead products) and commercial teams. This position will be a people manager position. Primary responsibilities will include supporting the management of the small molecule development portfolio from RFD through commercialization. This position may also include direct reports who work on small molecule programs (development/commercial) and CXO teams. The successful candidate will also be responsible to lead key department and organization wide initiatives to improve efficiencies and enhance business processes. This Senior Manager position and their direct reports will be collaborating with the following groups: small molecule drug substance (development and manufacturing), drug product (development and manufacturing), analytical, regulatory, quality (QA and QC), supply chain, packaging/device and labeling, and the Global Development and Program Strategy teams. This position will also have an individual contributor component and directly serve as project manager for key strategic programs within the small molecule portfolio, which includes responsibility for maintaining and tracking various project activities including timelines, action items, resource plans and other project documents.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:

  • Manage direct reports
  • Leading collaboration and enabling innovation for cross functional teams across the PDM organization
  • Project management of multiple key strategic project teams
  • Develop and manage detailed project timelines for CMC activities
  • Monitors project execution and adjusts plans for programs
  • Facilitates project communications and documentation
  • Collaborates with the team to resolve issues and organizes team to execute on the corrective actions
  • Ensures project work complies with established practices, policies, and processes
  • Lead key department and organization wide improvement initiatives

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience and a BA or BS or 6+ years of relevant experience and a MS or MBA. Relevant experience consists of work in cross functional biopharmaceutical /pharmaceutical CMC development, GMP and regulatory affairs preferred
  • PMP certification preferred
  • Small molecule development experience required
  • Previous people management experience required
  • Excellent organizational skills, capable of setting priorities and delivering on commitments while, managing high workload
  • Strong communication skills written and verbal including oral presentation skills
  • In-depth knowledge and skill with Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, SharePoint, Teams and other reporting/tracking tools

The salary range for this position is: $160,820.00 - $208,120.00. 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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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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