Senior Manager, Research Portfolio Management

Foster City
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October 21 2020
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Senior Manager, Research Portfolio Management
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. Gileads 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 companys five core values. Thats 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

As a Senior Manager for Research Portfolio Management, you will be responsible for managing multiple Discovery teams through all stages of project life cycle. The scope of the role could encompass project management across multiple therapeutics areas, across the same or different indications.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for independently managing multiple Discovery Project Teams.
  • Work in partnership with project leader to ensure timely, efficient, and effective meetings, and to ensure adequate progress on research activities between meetings.
  • Collaborate with the discovery team and functional area heads to anticipate and identify project issues, which pose a challenge to achieving strategic goals.
  • Lead or co-ordinate team operations and communications. Provides clear and timely communication to project team.
  • Inform research leadership of critical new data and changes in strategy.
  • Organizes Project Management support for various functional areas on the Project, attends sub-team meetings; organizes ad hoc working groups.
  • Task management of employees is required.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • 8+ years of relevant experience and a BS in science or; 6+ years of relevant experience and a MS or MBA; PhD in a scientific field. Experience should include participation in cross-functional project management activities. A scientific background is a MUST.
  • Relevant experience consists of work in a scientific field or equivalent experience in association with R&D project teams and/or in cross-functional project management activities.
  • Must have a strong understanding applications, principles, concepts, practices, and standards of pharmaceutical project management and must have strong scientific background.
  • Must have advanced knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office suite and other reporting and tracking tools.
  • Strong communication, collaboration and influencing skills required. Prefer strong managerial skills in a matrixed team environment.
  • Work under minimal supervision, determine personal work plan, schedule tasks and activities.
  • Understand and communicate scientific and business elements associated with the therapeutics (areas) of the assigned projects.
  • Must be well organized and have a strong attention to detail.

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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 EEO is the Law' poster.



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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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