Associate Director, Supply Chain

Foster City
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October 05 2021
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Associate Director, Supply Chain
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, 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. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

The Associate Director - Supply Chain has an important role within the Chemical Development and Manufacturing (CDM) organization to manage the budgeting for Commercial API (Active Product Ingredients). This role is also responsible for managing a team of operational finance and logistics professionals who are responsible for purchase order management and coordination of supply chain logistics activities

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Drives budgeting activities for commercial active ingredient projects, and leads month end close analyses for department spend vs plan.

  • Accountable for SOX controls related to inventory receipts, inventory reconciliation, and contractual commitments.

  • Manages operational finance team responsible for PO management, invoice processing, selling material to customers, proposing inventory reserves, and coordination with finance on accounting issues.

  • Collaborates with supply chain partners in monthly planning and execution activities related to Logistics.

  • Manages logistics team responsible for managing inventory and ensuring timely delivery of active ingredients to manufacturing sites.

  • Drives continuous improvement initiatives to increase efficiency of team processes through collaboration with I.T. and other cross-functional teams.

  • Maintains financial models to support investment decisions.

    Knowledge, Experience, and Skills:

  • 10+ years relevant experience in related field and a BS or BA; or 8+ years of relevant experience and a MA/MBA.

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Able to create written communication that is properly structured providing clear, concise messages that draw well supported conclusions.

  • Strong finance, budgeting and negotiation skills.

  • Good organizational and time management skills, including working knowledge of basic project management tools and techniques.

  • Ability to interact effectively with senior management.

  • In depth understanding and application of relevant principles, concepts, practices, and standards, along with an in depth knowledge of supply chain industry practices.

  • Solid working knowledge of relevant regulatory guidance, including pharmaceutical GMPs and ICH Q7A is highly desirable

  • Able to apply established organizational policies, and interpret, execute, and recommend modifications to department policies and procedures as needed.

  • May require familiarity with the technologies, strengths, and weaknesses of a wide variety of fine chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers worldwide.

  • Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the financial aspects of Supply Chain operations.

  • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge and proficiency across multiple practices within Supply Chain department, to understand, coordinate and communicate across the competing demands of each.

  • Able to develop solutions to a wide range of complex problems, which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation.

  • Experience in pharmaceutical operations/cGMP environment highly desirable.

  • experience purchasing custom chemicals, planning pharmaceutical development activities, and managing the third-party synthesis of intermediates/Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients is highly desirable

    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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    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.

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