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Sr. Finance Manager, R&D Portfolio

Employer
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location
Foster City, CA
Start date
Feb 2, 2024

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Discipline
Administration, Finance, Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Hotbed
Biotech Bay, Best Places to Work

Job Details

Sr. Finance Manager, R&D Portfolio
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.

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Job Description


About Us

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical 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.


The Sr. Finance Manager, R&D Portfolio will support strategic financial analyses across short-term planning, in addition to month-end close activities and reporting execution for R&D. The position requires strategy, planning, oversight, and cross functional partnership across planning cycles along with in-depth drug development finance knowledge. As Gilead continues to evolve, we have a need to create, execute and support thoughtfully structured processes for a successful month-end close and short-term planning cycles. This will ensure that we are prepared for Corporate deliverables and set up for effective business partnering with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Development Leadership Team (DLT). The role will report to the Sr Director, R&D Portfolio Finance, and will have an enterprise responsibility in being technically strong and partnering across multiple stakeholders within FP&A functions (R&D, PDM/Operations, Kite and Corporate).



Core Responsibilities:
  • Manage and lead the overall R&D Finance planning process encompassing budget, forecast, high level quarterly forecast updates and month-end close
  • Independently drive cross-functional and Corporate deliverables for budget, forecast, and month end close cycles
  • Provide strategic and elevated budget vs. actuals reporting across R&D functions for leadership reviews, taking into consideration an external reporting perspective for earnings
  • Develop and review reports and presentations to be used for short-term planning review meetings, monthly management reporting for CMO/DLT and budget vs. actual variance analysis
  • Lead short-term planning review meetings and drive discussions to understand portfolio overview and provide strategic insight
  • Mentor, coach and collaborate with R&D Portfolio Finance Manager; ensure synergy and alignment between roles
  • Technically strong with extracting and reporting data with financial reporting and planning ERP systems
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis and lead projects as inquiries arise from Corporate FP&A, Legal, etc.
  • Proactively recommend and implement process improvements to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our reporting, analysis and planning cycle processes.




Capabilities and Requirements:
  • BS or BA is required, and an MBA or CPA is strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years of finance experience with increasing scope and responsibility, 6 years with an MBA.
  • Management experience is a plus
  • Prior experience in biotech or pharma in a commercial finance role is strongly preferred
  • In-depth proficiency in aspects of accounting and finance and knowledge of US GAAP is required
  • In depth knowledge of, Planning and ERP systems is required with proficiency in Microsoft tools
  • Experience in high growth, multinational organization is a plus
  • Relevant experience typically includes budget development, clinical development, or corporate finance within pharma industry.
  • Familiarity with operational tools such as six-sigma, lean, and process mapping a plus
  • Advanced certification (PMP, etc.) a plus.




Competencies:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: an inquisitive mind, and the ability to work effectively with multiple functions
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility with diverse audiences and be perceived as a strong contributor
  • Business Savvy and Financial Acumen: The candidate will possess technical knowledge on analytics, business foresight, and problem-solving skills.
  • Results Orientation: The ideal candidate will be results-driven and must thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. They must have the ability to deliver results and possess a strong drive to meet and exceed goals and is willing to take ownership of problems and make sound decisions.
  • Change Leadership: The candidate will be an independent self-starter and a proactive team player with a drive to strive for continuous improvement and consistently challenging the status quo. Will be viewed by business partners and Finance colleagues as a collaborative team member with strong, influencing capabilities, who can also maintain open and transparent communication channels.


The salary range for this position is: $149,600.00 - $193,600.00. 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.

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Company

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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Foster City
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