Associate Director Quality Engineering Operational Excellence
Associate Director Quality Engineering Operational Excellence
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.
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Reporting to the Director, Quality Engineering, the Associate Director will play a critical role in leading Operational Excellence initiatives. Your role as leader and problem solver will ensure that Quality Engineering initiatives are appropriately coordinated to completion and will apply structured change management and process improvement techniques to ensure successful adoption of large-scale transformations and key Quality Engineering projects.
- Leads DMAIC projects and facilitates workshops throughout the continuous improvement lifecycle, from ideation to change sustainment.
- Monitors overall quality engineering project portfolio, provides mid-range planning, and communicates project outcomes.
- Facilitates Analytics/Metrics Programs and provides consultation on leading indicators
- Designs and delivers Lean Six Sigma classes and mentors Yellow/Green Belt candidates
- Provides data analysis for key insights in decision making
- Manages and provides guidance to team members, including organizing and prioritizing group tasks, performing training, and managing performance.
- Maintains Quality Engineering programs, policies, processes, procedures and controls ensuring that performance and quality of products conform to established standards and agency guidelines.
- Analyzes, revises and develops internal procedures and systems required to ensure GMP compliance.
- Manages complex processes across functions and interacts effectively with the other team members to ensure product meets regulatory, performance, and cost requirements.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Demonstrates expertise in Quality Engineering principles, concepts, industry practices, and standards.
- Demonstrates expertise in Lean Six Sigma, Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) methodology, performance measures, and quality improvement.
- Demonstrates excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
- Demonstrates ability to effectively interact with all levels of the organization.
- Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of Risk Management tools (e.g., Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and / or Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)).
- Understands and can apply Data Science/Advanced Analytics in solving problems.
Education and Experience:
- 10+ years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry and a BS or BA in engineering or science related degree OR 8+ years of relevant experience and a MS.
- Certification by ASQ (Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Quality Engineer, and Certified Quality Manager) with Black Belt Certification strong preferred
- Prior people management experience.
- Knowledge and experience in quality engineering/operational excellence in a highly regulated manufacturing environment.
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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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