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Senior IT Program Manager

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Senior IT Program Manager
United States - California - Santa MonicaUnited States - California - OceansideUnited States - Maryland - FrederickUnited 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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At Gilead, we're creating a healthier world for all people. For more than 35 years, we've tackled diseases such as HIV, viral hepatitis, COVID-19 and cancer - working relentlessly to develop therapies that help improve lives and to ensure access to these therapies across the globe. We continue to fight against the world's biggest health challenges, and our mission requires collaboration, determination and a relentless drive to make a difference.

We empower our leaders to step up, share ideas, listen, learn, and lead. We're welcoming bright, diverse, and imaginative minds; we're nurturing them to foster an environment of inclusion and growth where innovation is encouraged. We expect our people leaders to model that environment, and to focus on creating inclusion, developing talent, and enabling teams.

Every member of Gilead's team plays a critical role in the discovery and development of life-changing scientific innovations. Our employees are our greatest asset as we work to achieve our bold ambitions, and we're looking for the next wave of passionate and ambitious people ready to make a direct impact. Join Gilead and help create possible, together.
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.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

IT Program Management is a core job family within Gilead's broader Information Technology (IT) group. IT Program Management supports Gilead business strategies and operations by taking the lead on product, project, program and vendor management for all IT projects and services to enable more efficient business operations and faster, more effective achievement of business strategies and goals. IT Program Management works closely with business leads and other IT partner functions to develop and maintain in-depth understanding of business needs and objectives in both business and technology realms. IT Program Management plays a critical role in planning, budgeting, coordinating, and overseeing implementation of business technology solutions. IT Program Management leads the coordination of IT resources to deliver against business needs and objectives. IT Program Management's work can include project communications, change management, and continuous improvement efforts. IT Program Management are the experts in Agile and other Project Management methodologies.

You will act as the lead program manager for a portfolio of IT projects in Kite Pharma, which is wholly owned by Gilead Sciences. You will be responsible for the delivery of projects, which involves leading and overseeing teams comprised of internal and external partners. You will routinely interact with and advise senior business leaders and stakeholders. You will direct the work of other project managers.

EXAMPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Takes overall ownership of the delivery of a portfolio of IT projects.
  • Manages a team of project managers, including performance management, escalation management and vendor management.
  • Represents IT project management to Kite business stakeholder.
  • Oversees and ensures timely and appropriate project intake, feasibility studies, and project prioritization planning.
  • Reviews business and functional requirements to understand project / enhancement specifications.
  • Ensures timely and thorough business / user requirements gathering / needs analysis.
  • Oversees project teams supporting assigned programs, including ensuring appropriate and clear assignments, regular communications, and evaluation of progress against business goals and objectives.
  • Ensures timely and appropriate development project plans, including scope, deliverables, specifications, key performance indicators, resources, budget / costs, timelines, communications, testing, validation, deployment, user training and any other change management activities necessary to ensure the successful and timely implementation of IT solutions.
  • Where applicable, ensures timely and appropriate support for development and management of request for proposal submissions and responses, vendor evaluation, contract readiness and other assessments, such as GxP / SOX requirements.
  • Works with other IT partners to identify, align and assign internal / external resources to support assigned products or programs.
  • Ensures timely and appropriate recurring and ad hoc project reporting, including progress reporting, budget reporting, and reporting of key performance indicators.
  • Ensures delivery of recurring and ad hoc project updates / communications to the business.
  • Monitors and evaluates plans to mitigate and resolve project risks.
  • Ensures the effective management of project financials to ensure project completion within the approved budget and the realization of project value.
  • Ensures established IT program processes and governance are followed and that established standards are met.
  • As needed, ensures timely and appropriate support for testing, validation, and QA teams to assure projects are delivered compliantly and in alignment with project specifications.
  • Ensures effective collaboration with vendors and manages vendor performance.
  • Participates in post-project-implementation sessions to conduct value affirmation and determine any future actions.
  • Trains and mentors less experienced colleagues
  • Ensures assigned work complies with established practices, policies, and processes and any regulatory or other requirements.
  • Interacts effectively with senior stakeholders up to VP-level.


REQUIREMENTS:

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. Please see the following for the qualifications and skills we seek for this role.

Minimum Education & Experience
  • 10+ years of hands-on IT project management experience.
  • 5+ years of hands-on IT program management experience.
  • Extensive IT experience in a corporate or other relevant business environment.
  • Significant experience managing IT project analysis, planning, budgeting and coordination of IT resources to support business needs.
  • Significant experience working with Agile, Six Sigma and other project management, quality and change management methodologies.
  • Significant experience working across multiple IT areas / disciplines.
  • Significant experience in financial management of projects and programs, including spend forecasting.
  • Experience in leading multiple IT projects of considerable scale and complexity for one or more business functions.
  • PM certification.
  • Significant experience managing IT consultants and vendors.
  • Experience overseeing, coaching and guiding the work of less experienced colleagues.
  • IT experience in support of business areas in life sciences is preferred.


Knowledge & Other Requirements
  • Advanced business and financial acumen and able to apply this to strategically evaluate business, economic and technical trade-offs of possible solutions and options for both the short- and longer-range.
  • Knowledge of best practices in IT related to project management, continuous improvements and change management.
  • Considered an expert in Agile, Six Sigma and other project management, quality and change management methodologies and proven abilities to apply these to IT solutions to meet business needs and objectives.
  • Knowledge of IT security, quality and risk management requirements relevant to assigned domain.
  • Knowledge of or aptitude to learn regulatory requirements relevant to the biopharma industry.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills. Demonstrable abilities to effectively communicate project direction and status to varying organizational levels, including leadership teams, executives, and steering committees.
  • Demonstrated excellence in complex project management and effectively managing multiple projects and priorities.
  • Strong leadership presence with demonstrated ability to lead without authority and influence programs, projects and/or initiatives.
  • Attention to detail and inquisitive mindset is essential.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are essential.
  • When needed, ability to travel.


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.

Gilead and Kite Careers

The salary range for this position is: $139,995.00 - $181,170.00. 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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