Commercial IT Portfolio Manager

Foster City
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September 09 2021
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Commercial IT Portfolio Manager
United States - North Carolina - Raleigh

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 biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to pursuing scientific invention to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis and cancer. Gilead has operations in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

You will be part of a team that is helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. We are a close community where every individual matters and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Inclusion is one of our core values, which means we are creating and fostering a work environment where our differences are valued, and everyone feels respected and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative therapeutics for people with life-threatening diseases.

The Gilead Business Services center in Raleigh's Research Triangle region will be home to some of the company's critical shared service teams in North America, including Information Technology, Global Financial Solutions, HR Operations and Procurement Services Desk. These functions provide the necessary support to ensure Gilead's business runs effectively and efficiently. The center will also be a catalyst for standardization of processes, digital transformation and technology optimization. Please check out more at

The Commercial IT Portfolio Manager will be responsible for overseeing PMO function within Commercial IT including:
  • Core Competency - Demonstrated accountability and ownership, thrive in ambiguity, C level stakeholder management in respect of portfolios and related financial views and reports, proactive (not reactive) financial management, excellent people skills across onshore/off-shore locations
  • Portfolio Planning - Is responsible for commercial IT portfolio/programs/project planning, financial management with a special focus on
    • Roadmap Planning - Capability and capacity based financial planning for weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly and multiyear roadmaps
    • Real-Time Financial Views - Make available real-time financial portfolio data across the portfolio (reactive financial management)
    • Forecasting - Establish best in class mature forecasting models and scenario planning for resource management, department and project portfolios based on budget targets (proactive financial management)
    • Capacity Planning - Is responsible for aligned capacity and resource planning across all functional domains within Commercial IT
    • Risk Management - Is accountable for identifying financial and portfolio risks, propose alternatives and ensure mitigation actions within commercial IT domain
  • Resource Management - Act as the single point of contact for PM's across Commercial IT projects/programs/portfolio to ensure strict compliance to simple and transparent financial processes, standards and timelines
  • Demand Management - Expert level knowledge of enterprise demand management lifecycle from demand intake to execution across Agile and waterfall methodologies
  • Process Management - Expert level hands on knowledge in financial portfolio process improvements across the portfolio in terms of yearly planning cycles, project submission requests based on organizational submission cadence
  • Methodologies - Hands on expertise in Agile/Scrum/Waterfall planning and execution of portfolio's across all demands and request life cycles
  • Certification - PMO Certification - Six Sigma, PMP, APMP or similar
  • Tools - Expert level expertise in Tableau, MS Project or similar, Clarity, Smartsheet, JIRA/Confluence, Azure Dev/Ops
  • Domain Expertise
    • Has domain expertise in managing PMO function within commercial IT across capabilities within the function
    • Preferred expertise in commercial IT technologies like Sales Force, Veeva, and other enterprise platforms like Sharepoint, Workday etc.
  • Negotiations and Vendor Management - Demonstrated customer focus, vendor management and negotiation skills with external vendors, their PM's and resources to keep everyone in line to financial roadmaps and targets

Basic Qualifications:

Associates Degree and Ten Years Experience OR Bachelor\'s Degree and Eight Years' Experience OR Masters\' Degree and Six Years' Experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 15 or more years in IT PMO
  • 8+ years of PMO experience within Pharma commercial landscape
  • Experience in business/industry (beyond Pharma), managing cross-functional portfolios/programs/projects, and influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders

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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.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S. employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. Full vaccination is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.\u200b

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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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