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Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management, Primary Packaging Components

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Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location
Foster City, CA
Start date
Feb 20, 2024

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Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management, Primary Packaging Components
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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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.

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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.
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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 advancing innovative medicines to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis, and cancer. Gilead operates in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management, Primary Packaging Components

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Management, Primary Packaging owns the business relationships with direct material suppliers of primary packaging components used to packaging any Gilead branded product. This includes ownership of the strategy, selection, risk, and performance management of suppliers providing primary packaging materials for development or commercial products. This role is responsible for both the strategic and tactical business management of these supplier relationships. We are seeking a high energy, “go- getter” who will use their business savvy and technical experience to help drive high performance from our partners. You will have responsibility for indirectly leading and influencing others, bidding, selecting and managing multiple primary packaging suppliers. This position will be based at a Gilead site (Foster City, CA, Parsippany, NJ, or Cork, Ireland) and is eligible for the Gilead GFlex program allowing remote work up to 2 days per week.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for business discussions, long range supply and/capacity planning, and business development
  • Management of supplier performance (daily/monthly/annually)
  • Manage the day to day performance of assigned suppliers and serve as an escalation point for issue resolution for other functional areas and both internal and external manufacturing sites
  • Serve as an escalation point for manufacturing operations team members for recurrent or chronic performance issues with suppliers
  • Lead annual business review meetings (BRMs) with assigned suppliers
  • Lead the assessment and mitigation of supplier risks through regular supplier risk management processes
  • Responsible for preparation, reviewing, challenging, and tracking of RFPs/RFQs/RFIs for new business with external suppliers and in consultation with functional stakeholders (Manufacturing Operations, Technical Development. Quality Assurance, Analytical Operations etc.)
  • Negotiate Confidentiality Agreements, Master Services Agreements and Work Orders
  • In collaboration with Product and Portfolio Strategy team members, identify and manage strategic suppliers of primary packaging materials in alignment with network supply chain strategies
  • Identify and manage strategic suppliers of direct materials in alignment with approved Category Management Team (CMT) strategies
  • Support make vs. buy analysis
  • Lead and participate in Operational Excellence projects
  • Coordinate/lead meetings internally and with suppliers, publishes meeting minutes
  • Provide leadership and training to other department personnel
  • Develop budgets and accurately report accruals to Finance if/as needed
  • Participates in solving issues of high complexity
  • Communicates issues to line manager and project teams in a timely manner
  • Support product team needs for the selection of material suppliers to provide required supplies from development through commercialization
  • Lead and/or support site assessment teams (SATs) in the assessment and selection of primary packaging suppliers
  • Stay informed and knowledgeable of relevant development and commercial material supplier capabilities, offerings, capacities, etc. as they relate to potential or known Gilead pipeline needs
  • Establish quality and technical execution expectations with vendors
  • Collaborate and establish regular meetings with key stakeholders and partners to ensure outsourced needs are met
  • Organize and participate in teleconferences and face-to-face meetings with global suppliers; work closely with Gilead teams to establish agenda and keep track of key decisions


QUALIFICATIONS
  • 10+ years of experience in a pharmaceutical/biotech organization or relevant manufacturing environment and a BA or BS degree; an MA/MBA degree may be considered as 2 years of relevant experience and Ph.D. may be consider as 4 years' experience.
  • Prior experience leading outsourced development and manufacturing service providers and/or direct material suppliers
  • Strong computer skills and experience with an ERP system and project management software
  • Understanding of activities related to the CMC development of biopharmaceuticals
  • Advanced knowledge of GMPs and associated regulations (21CFR parts 11, 210, 211, 820)
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams
  • Strong people management skills
  • Experience negotiating complex agreements
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple programs/projects; sound organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to develop concise presentations to convey complex issues to senior management
  • Ability to work under uncertainty and to resolve conflict in a constructive manner
  • Ability to solve highly complex problems through ingenuity and collaboration with subject matter experts and other key stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Project management experience and/or certification are a plus
  • This position may require up to 20% domestic and/or international travel


GILEAD CORE VALUES
  • Integrity (Doing What's Right)
  • Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)
  • Teamwork (Working Together)
  • Excellence (Being Your Best)
  • Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)


As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. 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.

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*.

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.

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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.

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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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