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Sr Manager, Agile and Continuous Improvement CoE

Employer
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location
Raleigh, NC
Start date
Nov 7, 2023

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Sr Manager, Agile and Continuous Improvement CoE
United States - North Carolina - Raleigh

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

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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

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, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to pursuing scientific invention to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis and cancer. Gilead has operations in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

You will be part of a team that is helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. We are a close community where every individual matters and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Inclusion is one of our core values, which means we are creating and fostering a work environment where our differences are valued, and everyone feels respected and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative therapeutics for people with life-threatening diseases.

The Gilead Business Services center in Raleigh's North Hills is home to some of the company's critical shared service teams in North America, including Information Technology, Global Financial Solutions, HR Operations, R&D Data Science and Procurement Services Desk. These functions provide the necessary support to ensure Gilead's business runs effectively and efficiently. The center is a catalyst for standardization of processes, digital transformation and technology optimization.

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Global Leader of Agile and Continuous Improvement Center of Excellence to drive our commitment to continuous improvement and agility across the organization.

Job Summary:

The Global Leader of Agile and Continuous Improvement Center of Excellence will play a pivotal role in driving our organization's agile transformation and continuous improvement initiatives. This role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, from managing training programs and engaging with IT functions to overseeing COE progress and promoting change management. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of Agile methodologies, project management, and various tools and techniques related to process improvement.

Key Responsibilities:

Training and Learning Programs: Manage all training and learning programs for both Center of Excellence (COE) teams, including collaboration with external training vendors to ensure continuous skill development and alignment with industry best practices.

Portal and Communications: Maintain the COE portal and facilitate effective internal and external communications to disseminate information, best practices, and updates related to agile and continuous improvement initiatives.

Engagement with IT Functions and Leads: Collaborate closely with IT functions and leaders to ensure alignment of agile principles with organizational objectives and IT strategies.

Monitoring and Reporting: Oversee the monitoring and reporting of COE progress, providing regular updates to executive leadership and stakeholders on the status of agile and continuous improvement initiatives.

Change Management: Promote change management practices to facilitate the successful adoption of Agile and continuous improvement methodologies throughout the organization, addressing cultural and organizational challenges.

Green Belt, Black Belt, Agile Credentialing: Manage and support green belt, black belt, and agile credentialing programs, ensuring that employees receive the necessary training and recognition.

Agile Methodologies: Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of Agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean-Agile frameworks (e.g., SAFe), and others, and lead their application within the organization.

Project Management: Proficiency in Agile project management practices, including sprint planning, backlog management, release planning, and tracking progress with Agile metrics.

Agile Tools: Familiarity with Agile project management tools like Jira, Trello, or Azure DevOps and the ability to guide their effective usage.

User Story Writing: Skill in creating and managing user stories, acceptance criteria, and ensuring that requirements are well-defined for agile development.

Continuous Integration and Deployment: Awareness of CI/CD practices to ensure seamless software development and deployment.

Scalability: If applicable, possess knowledge of scaling Agile practices for larger organizations, as seen in frameworks like SAFe or LeSS.

Process Improvement Methodologies: A strong understanding of process improvement methodologies such as Lean, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management (TQM), Kaizen, and others, depending on the organization's focus.

Data Analysis: Proficiency in data analysis, including statistical tools and techniques, to identify trends, root causes, and areas for improvement through data analysis.

Quality Management: Knowledge of quality management principles, including standards and best practices, to ensure consistent, high-quality processes.

Process Mapping: Ability to create process maps and flowcharts to visualize and document current processes and propose improvements.

Lean Tools: Proficiency in using Lean tools like value stream mapping, 5S, and waste reduction techniques.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (Masters preferred).
  • Agile and Lean certifications (e.g., CSM, CSPO, SAFe) preferred.
  • Proven experience in leading Agile and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Strong leadership and change management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Data-driven and analytical mindset.


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

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


If this is not the right move for you now but remain interested in a career at Gilead Sciences, please connect with us via our Career Site: https://gilead.yello.co/job_boards/v42vD4vKxb3AkKvV93YsrQ

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.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the ‘EEO is the Law' poster: https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

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Pay transparency nondiscrimination provision: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_formattedESQA508c.pdf

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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The salary range for this position is: $146,200.00 - $189,200.00. 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*.

For additional benefits information, visit:

https://www.gilead.com/careers/compensation-benefits-and-wellbeing

* 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 ApplicantAccommodations@gilead.com for assistance.

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

NOTICE: EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT
YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION

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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