Senior Manager, Manufacturing Engineering

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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 11/1/2016

Gilead Sciences, Inc San Dimas, CA

San Dimas, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



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.


Manages a team of personnel, including hiring, organizing and/or conducting training, conducting performance reviews, and ensuring assigned work is performed to required standards.
Leads the day-to-day activities of a team of personnel, which may include people managers or supervisors.
Provides leadership and direction to engineers and contractors.
Responsible for project management and financial management of facility and equipment projects.
Implements and integrates equipment and systems with minimum interruption to operations.
Participates in and may lead cross-functional project teams.
Performs installation/operational qualification portions of pharmaceutical projects.
Independently resolves a wide variety of issues of complex scope.
Coordinates contract personnel through completion of assignments.
Independently manages assigned projects through completion.
Contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards.
Ensures solutions are consistent with organizational objectives.
Provides experienced and expert guidance to teams, either centrally or located at remote sites

Specific Responsibilities

Task management of employees and personnel management is required, including tactical career development coaching.
May be the sole individual responsible for complex programs with global reach.
Serves as a lead within the function Leads the day-to-day activities of a large team., for site projects or leads functional modules on large scale cross functional projects.
Oversees multiple projects at one or multiple Gilead sites.
Provides expertise and guidance in interpreting governmental regulations, agency guidelines, and internal policies to assure compliance.
Works on more complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth evaluation of various factors, strong judgment is required in resolving problems and making recommendations typically high impact issues that have implications across functions.
May serve as a liaison between Gilead and the various governmental agencies/ regulators and external auditors.
Works under consultative direction toward pre-determined long-range goals and objectives.


Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of state of the art principles and theories.
Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
Demonstrates extensive knowledge of industry practices.
Demonstrates excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Has proven analytical and conceptual skills.
Demonstrates ability to effectively manage multiple projects/priorities.
Demonstrates ability to understand key business processes and business areas
Demonstrates expertise in project management
10+ years of relevant experience and a BS or related fields.
8+ years of relevant experience and a MA or MBA.
Has previous experience in biotech or pharmaceuticals industry.
Has previous experience in engineering in highly regulated manufacturing environments.

Required Skills

Identifies, formulates, updates and monitors personnel development plans for all direct reports..
Creates and enforces new safety SOPs and policies as appropriate, to comply with Gilead manufacturing policies
Demonstrates ability to execute against the strategic and tactical objectives provided by senior leaders both within engineering and outside of the function.
Demonstrates ability in integrating varied concepts and data to develop relevant solutions.
Demonstrates ability to create an energizing team environment.
Demonstrates ability to successfully interact with other functions on projects that involve negotiation and collaboration with cross-functional peers and more senior management levels.
Demonstrates an ability and desire to take on more strategic management responsibility
Strategic Thinking ,Problem Solving, Collaboration & Influencing, Budget Management
Exercises judgment within defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
Provides expertise and guidance in manufacturing management.
Provides leadership and guidance to manufacturing personnel, aligning with strategy for department.
Implements and integrates equipment and systems with minimum interruption to operations.
Performs installation/operational qualification portions of pharmaceutical projects.
Resolves site service issues and provide expert advice to Managers regarding technical maintenance, operations or people management issues.
Manages maintenance operations and services including equipment installations, service contracts and new program development.
Builds and manages an effective team and ensures that all personnel are fully aligned to their customer needs and requirements, providing an excellent level of service.
Demonstrates experience in Manufacturing including Packaging ,Warehouse/Distribution, Project Management, Engineering and Validation

As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. 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.

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