Senior Manager, Trade Contract Management

Foster City
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August 17 2021
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Senior Manager, Trade Contract 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

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. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe, and Australia. We are committed to transforming the promise of science and technology into therapies that can make a meaningful difference in patients' lives. We are passionate about advancing treatments for - and potentially curing - some of the world's most challenging and complex illnesses and bringing these scientific innovations to people in need. Focus on areas of high unmet needs, including HIV, HBV, HCV, Oncology, Inflammatory & Infectious diseases.

First level Senior Manager responsibilities may include one or more of the following: contract development including but not limited to contract review, Distribution and related Distribution Services agreements, drafting simple amendments, contract waivers, and other documents from templates, and contract records management in APTTUS CLM system.

Liaises with external customers or vendors to ensure satisfactory services levels, manage contract inquiries, and assist with resolution of escalated contract-related issues.

Serve as a liaison and coordinates actions for activities with internal cross-functional and legal teams, as needed during contract development, negotiation stages and monitors progress in APTTUS tracking tool. Assists Director of Trade Contracts with responses to Gilead stakeholders during contract review, development and post execution set-up process. Recognizes any changes that need to be made in contracts in order to mitigate organizational risks and assists with negotiations of those changes. May set appropriate priorities with clients and delivers results within the established timelines. Work is performed using well-defined procedures and detailed instruction.

Builds relationships with senior management and cross-functional teams to facilitate current and future needs, participates in and assists with recommendations on contracting structure for new product launches. Assists with developing, implementing and complying with standardized departmental operating procedures and Implements specific policies and procedures to comply with local legislation.

Follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to contracts.

Experience and Requirements
  • Project management skills.
  • Working knowledge of contract structure and legal terms.
  • Ability to resolve complex/escalated issues.
  • Possess a strong customer service orientation while maintaining a high level of integrity and confidentially with each interaction.
  • Recognizes and interpret business issues/opportunities and recommend solutions through analysis.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on time management and follow-through.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a deadline intensive environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, SharePoint, and comfort learning new information technology systems. Familiarity with Salesforce, APTTUS CLM or other CLM tool a plus.
  • 5 years of related experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry
  • 8 yrs of contracting development and contract management experience.
  • Paralegal certification or Bachelor's degree preferred.

The Gilead Difference

Everyone at Gilead is motivated by our overarching mission to discover and deliver innovative therapies that improve patient care in areas of unmet medical needs. But it's just what we do that gives us an edge, it's how we do it. We expect everyone at Gilead to lead by example, guided by our core values:

Integrity - Doing What's Right

Inclusion - Encouraging Diversity

Teamwork - Working Together

Accountability - Taking Personal Responsibility

Excellence - Being Your Best

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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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