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Associate Director, Transformation Office - Organizational Change Management

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
Start date
Nov 13, 2023

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Associate Director, Transformation Office - Organizational Change Management
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

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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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

Reporting to the Executive Director, Corporate Operations Transformation Management Office (TMO), this individual will drive change management strategy and execution for high priority and impact initiatives originating from the company's Corporate Operations organization which are often highly visible to Gilead's global employees and senior leaders. The person in this role will work with senior leaders, business partners to develop change management plans and programs that support large-scale transformations and ensure success of key programs.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
  • Develop and implement fit for purpose and data driven change management strategies that enable cross-functional, high impact transformation initiatives
  • Be a thought leader by establishing and maintaining change management standards and best practices to be leveraged by the Transformation Management Office
  • Develop robust communication strategies that effectively cascade information to broad set of stakeholders
  • Analyze stakeholders, both individuals and groups, and develop stakeholder management strategies to effectively drive sustainable change
  • Adapt messages and stakeholder management techniques to meet the needs of various stakeholders, ranging from executives to line employees
  • Identify and manage project risks through effective communication to project teams, project sponsors, and stakeholders
  • Design and deliver training programs and knowledge management systems as necessary
  • Provide coaching support to key stakeholders to help them navigate and reinforce change effectively
  • Work with senior leaders and project teams in identifying organizational impact and developing effective change management plans to address them
  • Develop and implement impactful story-telling strategies and assets to communicate complex changes such as rationale, benefits and impacts of change to stakeholders

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience with majority of time in a change management role. Management consulting or client service experience is preferred
  • Proven track record of successfully managing large-scale, high-impact, highly complex, cross-functional initiatives
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills based on data and hypothesis development
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to influence senior stakeholders at all levels and C-Level executives
  • Significant PowerPoint proficiency is a must. Additionally, knowledge of best-of-breed multimedia technologies to creatively communicate complex messages to large audiences is also desirable
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities and have nimble ways of working in a fast-paced or unstructured environment

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: $185,895.00 - $240,570.00. 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.

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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