Senior Director, Supply Chain Strategy and Operations

Morris Plains
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May 21 2021
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Senior Director, Supply Chain Strategy and Operations
United States - New Jersey - Morris PlainsUnited 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

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving

therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. As part of our rapidly growing science-driven organization, colleagues at Gilead are revolutionizing healthcare by bringing urgently needed medicines to patients in the areas of HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, hematology and oncology, inflammation and respiratory diseases and cardiovascular conditions. We are proud to have some of the most talented colleagues from across the research, healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotechnology & business sectors, working together and supporting each other to help make a real difference to the lives of patients.

Senior Director, Supply Chain Strategy and Operations

The Senior Director, Supply Chain Strategy and Operations will work closely with the Vice President, Global Supply Chain & External Manufacturing to drive collaboration, cross-functional clarity and alignment on projects, initiatives, and operations across the department. In particular, this role is responsible for developing and ensuring the execution of the overall strategy for the Global Supply Chain & External Manufacturing organization. This includes:
  • Development of goals & priorities
  • Ensuring overall successful execution of goals & priorities, including all required prerequisites
  • Development, execution and coordination of critical initiatives, both within Global Supply Chain & External Manufacturing team but also, as needed, between Global Supply Chain & External Manufacturing and other teams within Pharmaceutical & Biologics Operations (PBO)
  • Strategic assessment of the department's budget to ensure that the budget reflects its stated priorities, working closely with Finance
  • Strategic assessment of the broader PBO budget, working with the PBO Leadership Team to ensure priorities are adequately supported in the budget and the associated goals achieved
  • This position reports to the Vice President, Global Supply Chain & External Manufacturing and is a member of the Global Supply Chain & External Manufacturing Leadership Team.

  • Develop, socialize and track execution of the Global Supply Chain & External Manufacturing (GSC & EM) strategy, in collaboration with the GSC & EM Leadership Team
  • Lead key initiatives, from development through successful implementation / execution
  • Analyze and synthesize information on strategic initiatives, including the development of relevant content for use in executive level communications
  • Lead strategic assessment of the GSC & EM budget, as well as the PBO budget
  • Collaborate with stakeholders within PBO and Finance to ensure the department's and PBO's priorities are aligned cross-functionally and reflected in their respective budgets
  • Represent the department at internal meetings and act as an interface between the department and other groups at Gilead

  • BA required. MBA and/or graduate degree desired.
  • 10+ years of strategy development and execution experience and/or biopharmaceutical industry experience
  • Proven experience in stakeholder management and the ability to collaborate cross-functionally
  • Demonstrated ability to manage deliverables and timelines across senior teams, including synthesizing of information from disparate sources
  • Demonstrated problem-solving abilities, as well as critical thinking that results in significant business value
  • Ability to influence, build consensus and manage conflict in challenging situations
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and deal effectively with ambiguity
  • Attention to detail, ability to organize data required
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills required

Gilead Core Values
  • Integrity (Doing What's Right)
  • Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)
  • Teamwork (Working Together)
  • Excellence (Being Your Best)
  • Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)

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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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