Associate Director, Quality Policy and Systems

Foster City
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March 13 2021
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Associate Director, Quality Policy and Systems
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

At Gilead, we strive to transform the promise of science and technology into therapies that have the power to cure, prevent or treat disease. As a research-based biopharmaceutical company, we are revolutionizing healthcare by bringing medicines to patients in the areas of HIV, AIDS, liver diseases, hematology and oncology, and inflammation and respiratory diseases. We are growing a diverse team of professionals and an atmosphere that promotes diversity, equality and inclusion across departments. We need your unique talents, expertise and background to help millions of people around the world live healthier. Join a close community where every voice is heard; where you can see and measure the results of your contributions. Our values - integrity, inclusion, teamwork, accountability and excellence are evident in everything we do.

Reporting to the Sr. Director, Quality Policies & Systems, this individual will ensure that Quality System initiatives are appropriately coordinated to completion and will apply structured change management techniques to ensure successful adoption of large-scale transformations and key Quality System programs.

  • Act as the central liaison between Quality and its stakeholders with regards to Global Procedures and other Business Enabling Documents and work closely with all functional disciplines and provide expert direction to the appropriate incorporation of current regulatory guidance, industry standards, and best practices into the Quality systems.
  • Administer the yearly Quality Planning process. Track and communicate progress of Quality Plan related activities to PDM leadership including status, timelines, budgets and risk mitigation strategies to ensure completion.
  • Establish communication strategies and structured organizational change management frameworks for the effective adoption of Quality Systems Programs and Technologies across PDM and its stakeholders. Identify stakeholders, assess organizational readiness and recommend change management plans that anticipate areas of resistance and maximize adoption.
  • Propose and implement plans to resolve complex issues and execute corrective actions
  • Manage and develop relationships with diverse stakeholders to secure cross-functional collaboration and engagement.
  • Create change narratives and communications plans that synthesize and simplify critical information with a focus on informing, engaging and connecting all employees to a larger strategic focus.
  • Partner with Quality University and other learning & development forums to deploy organizational change management capabilities and advance the skill level of the Quality & stakeholder organizations
  • Benchmark quality processes against performance metrics to identify improvement opportunities and implement routine process changes to improve organizational performance and operations
  • Provide change management support for initiatives in partnership with stakeholder organizations across the enterprise
  • Support budget creation and resource allocation decision-making within the organization

  • Bachelor's degree with 10+ years of relevant work experience in project management, process analysis, process improvement.
  • 8+ years of relevant experience with a Master's degree
  • Includes 2 years of relevant experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceuticals industry
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences

Other Preferred qualifications
  • Change management certification or designation desired
  • Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts utilizing process discovery, capabilities mapping and knowledge mapping to determine change strategies
  • Experience at translating requirements between IT functions and the business
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including PowerPoint, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and with modern content management tools.
  • Successful experience working independently and with large-scale interdisciplinary teams to achieve results
  • Able to collaborate with virtual and remote team members across global time-zones

If this is not the right move for you now but remain interested in a career at Gilead Sciences please connect with us via our talent community:

About Gilead:

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.

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