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Associate Director, EH&S Regulatory Monitoring & Product Stewardship Support

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
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Feb 2, 2024

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Associate Director, EH&S Regulatory Monitoring & Product Stewardship Support
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

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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 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, South, and Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Gilead makes it a priority to increase access to its medicines for people who can benefit from them, regardless of where they live or their economic status.


An invigorating opportunity is available in the Corporate Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) Department as we continue to assemble a world-class EH&S team at Gilead To support the growth in operational footprint and headcount globally, the EH&S function is expanding its Corporate EH&S team to ensure compliance and pursue a proactive EH&S culture via execution of various initiatives associated with pursuit of ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certification at our headquarters in Foster City and Gilead sites globally. The successful candidate will be joining a highly motivated and cross-functional team to expand and manage auditing, regulatory monitoring, and product stewardship programs that support regulatory and corporate reporting associated with operations and stewardship of our rapidly expanding pharmaceutical product catalog. You must be an independent self-starter with superior analysis, multitasking, and problem-solving skills for simple to complex situations. You will be relied upon as a subject matter expert in the areas for which you are responsible and should be eager to learn about and support other areas of the team when needed. This individual must possess great interpersonal capabilities that facilitate the explanation of complex topics straightforwardly to educate and influence management, colleagues, and customers to ensure the successful implementation of EH&S programs and directives as assigned.

General Responsibilities of EH&S Team Members

The EH&S Associate Director - Enterprise Regulatory Compliance and Product Stewardship Support will serve as an agent of change within their areas of responsibility while effectively ensuring compliance and proliferation of best practices throughout customer organizations.
  • Identify, document, and resolve potential gaps in EH&S programs.
  • Establish a positive rapport with staff, scientists, and management to ensure a high level of customer service and serve as a primary point of contact for customer groups.
  • Assist with implementing general elements of Global EH&S Programs across Gilead, as defined by local, state, and federal agencies.

Essential Duties and Job Functions of the Role
Based at the Gilead Foster City campus, the specific responsibilities for this role focus on Regulatory Compliance and Product Stewardship Support associated with EH&S functions of all locations where Gilead does business to ensure regulatory compliance as well as the advancement of EH&S culture while providing world-class customer service. This role requires execution with independent management and minimal supervision. Although this role is based in Foster City, travel (nationally and internationally) will be periodically required. This role may support hybrid work opportunities (maximum of 2 days/week remote).

Regulatory Compliance Monitoring

The successful candidate will be expected to develop, maintain, and execute programs to ensure site readiness at all global Gilead locations associated with:
  • Communication, tools, training, and audits for compliance with Corporate EH&S guidance as well as local, regional, and national regulatory requirements anywhere that Gilead does business.
  • Monitoring, collection, and presentation of data as required for corporate and regulatory reporting.
  • Methods for operational evaluations to ensure EH&S compliance at all Gilead and its partners as determined appropriate.

Product Stewardship

Centrally develop, deploy, and manage programs for material and product support related to all Gilead commercial and clinical pharmaceutical products to meet and maintain global regulatory and external partner requirements including:
  • Adhering to ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 standards
  • Alignment with all Environmental Protection Agency guidelines regarding Pharmaceutical in the Environment (PIE).
  • Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) requirements

Knowledge, Experience, and Skills Required
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry/Biology/Environmental Sciences with 10+ years progressive relevant experience in EH&S and industry, or a master's degree and minimum 8 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with the development and implementation of a compliance and management system audit in alignment with regulations and ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.
  • Working knowledge of all relevant OSHA, Cal/OSHA, EPA, DOT, and NFPA regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in interacting with regulatory agencies.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in collaborative teams.
  • Demonstrated experience with working under minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated success with leading manager and peers without authority.
  • Anticipate needs and problems while creating and implementing solutions.
  • The ability to effectively shift priorities on short notice and work at a rapid pace is required.
  • Relevant experience may supersede degree requirements.

Experience Preferred
  • Managing and conducting EH&S enterprise and site audits
  • Use and/or management of EH&S Management Software
  • Proven effectiveness at improving processes to increase efficiency and customer service

Knowledge and Skills Preferred
  • Professional Certification such as CSP or CIH
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, or related industry

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: $177,905.00 - $230,230.00. 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.

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



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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