Manager, Quality Systems

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January 28 2021
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Manager, Quality Systems
United States - California - Oceanside

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




  • Manages and Oversees Site Quality System, programs, and improvement efforts. Maintains programs and processes to ensure high quality products and compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs).
  • Manages and oversees Site training program, personal, metrics, and reporting functions to Site and Corporate.
  • Manages, Schedules, and Leads the Site Internal Audit Program, as well as supports Corporate initiatives for supplier audits. May interface with regulatory agencies as required.
  • Maintains and leads site Quality Management Review and presentations
  • Maintains programs and processes for Supplier Change Notifications and Quality Agreements
  • Participates in writing or suggesting changes to controlled documents (e.g., SOPs, specifications, methods, etc.) as needed to ensure defined quality objectives are met.
  • Performs a wide variety of activities to ensure compliance with applicable quality objectives and regulatory requirements - supervises QA personnel, including organizing and prioritizing daily tasks, performing training, and writing performance reviews.
  • Reviews manufacturing, environmental monitoring and quality control data for in-process and finished products.
  • Works closely with operating entities to ensure that inspections, statistical process control analyses and audits are conducted on a continuing basis, to enforce requirements and meet specifications.
  • May conduct or serve as a lead/coordinator of investigations and corrective and preventive action (CAPA) recommendations related to manufactured products.
  • Works with Research and Development during new product initiations and establishes key checkpoints for new products and processes.
  • Interfaces with contract manufacturers to address documentation and compliance issues
  • May participate in the writing of annual product reviews and the development of training programs regarding all aspects of producing quality products.

Knowledge & Skills



  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple projects/priorities.
  • Proficient in GMPs and/or GLPs. (CFR's 210, 600, 820)
  • Proficient in principles of CAPA and Deviation executions and investigations
  • Proficient in application of QA principles, concepts, industry practices, and standards.
  • Proficient in Quality Risk Management tools (e.g., Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and / or Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA))
  • Proficient in creations and presentation of site and corporate metrics
  • Has proven analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Has proven track record of developing and supporting the growth of team members and support functions
  • Has previous working experience with manufacturing operations and associated support functions (Chemistry/Micro/Facilities)
  • Demonstrates understanding of international quality systems regulations to adopt best in class systems/processes
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal communication, technical writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent skills in conducting and presenting training to personal
  • Demonstrates working knowledge and good proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge and good proficiency in ERP systems (Oracle, SAP, LIMS)
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma, Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) methodology, performance measures and quality improvement statistical is beneficial.


Typical Education & Experience

7+ years of relevant experience in a GMP environment related field and a BS or BA.

5+ years of relevant experience and a MS.

Preferred background and/or knowledge in operations supporting biologics manufacturing/production.

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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.



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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