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Manager, Procurement Operations - Contingent Labor

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
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Nov 16, 2023

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Manager, Procurement Operations - Contingent Labor
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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Manager, Procurement - Contingent Labor Operations

For over 30 years, Gilead has been a leading innovator in treating and preventing HIV, but this expertise is just a foundation for our ambitions. As we continue to expand our scope into new disease states and new markets, we are transforming how we manage Indirect Procurement. We are redesigning our processes with a focus on simplification and user experience. It's our aspiration to partner with stakeholders across our organization to ensure they can focus on innovating new treatments for our patients. We intend to do this by driving for results and value that have a meaningful impact, reshaping our supplier strategies & relationships, and creating a diverse and inclusive culture where solution-oriented team players can thrive and grow exciting procurement careers. We are excited to continue our transformation journey with a new Procurement Operating Model and forward-looking technology and strategic roadmaps, as we reshape our approach to Procurement.

In this role, you will be responsible for developing and managing the day-to-day operations and strategies for our Contingent Labor workforce across our global footprint that will result in value beyond operational resilience, including risk and compliance, along a broad group of stakeholders & cross-functional partners.

Foster City, CA - Onsite - T-TH required

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Oversee all day-to-day activities within our Contingent Labor space and internal/external partners in alignment with the category strategy.
  • Manage the execution of the Contingent Labor program, ensuring the smooth operations, updating for global requirements, continuous improvement and governance
  • Partner with business stakeholders to understand business objectives, desired product/service specifications, pricing and projected demand.
  • Drive procurement related initiatives and activities (RFPs, RFQs, RFIs, etc.) across the global contingent workforce program.
  • Evaluate contingent labor sourcing practices at Gilead, identifying and implementing opportunities for improvement
  • Work with HR, Legal, and our Contingent Workforce Programs to develop best-in-class contingent worker policies and governance processes across multiple jurisdictions within and beyond the US.
  • Actively lead key operational initiatives aligned with the Category Strategy, serving as the primary liaison between Legal, Finance, and HR to implement governance and compliance best practices that incorporate industry standards and proven approaches.
  • Provide operational subject matter expertise to business stakeholders and Procurement functions.
  • Collaborate with Procurement Business Partners, Supplier Inclusion and Sourcing Operations to create standard and repeatable processes to integrate business diversity and responsible procurement into overall value proposition.
  • Execute initiatives to classify suppliers and nurture and manage supplier relationships according to defined supplier relationship management standards.
  • Seek, develop, and establish business relationships with key suppliers. Meet regularly with regional and divisional stakeholders to ensure outstanding customer satisfaction and continuous improvement against operational KPIs targets are met.
  • Foster a culture of inclusion, results orientation, psychological safety to optimize team performance.

Experience Requirements:
  • BS/BA in a relevant degree and at least 6 years of relevant work experience, 4 years with an MS/MA/MBA, in procurement, contingent workforce management or related roles
  • Strong understanding of labor laws and regulations related to contingent workers in the US and familiarity with EMEA and APAC regions.
  • Experience managing vendors, negotiating contracts and analyzing costs
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and project management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven track record in building and maintaining collaborative partnerships with key cross-functional stakeholders such as HR and Legal.
  • Proficiency in relevant software and tools (e.g., Vendor Management Systems, Excel, data analytics tools).

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: $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.

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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