Manager, Supply Chain

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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 11/19/2016

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.


Works on problems of moderate to advanced complexity where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible variables.
Provides leadership, direction and management of a team, to support execution of the Supply Chain strategy.
Provides supervision, training, guidance and performance management to department personnel.
Creates and maintains a positive working environment to ensure high productivity, employee engagement and performance.
Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
Develops and implements policies and procedures for the operation of Supply Chain activities, ensuring all relevant regulatory requirements are met.
Develops and implements strategies and goals for specific products or projects.
Implements and maintains material and production control systems, policies, processes and procedures ensuring that a controlled flow of approved materials timed to meet production requirements.
May serve as liaison between the company and the various governmental agencies and/or audit agencies as required.
Reviews, and/or implements changes to controlled documents as needed. May author sections of regulatory documents.
May manage outsourced manufacturing activities.
Compiles information from periodicals, catalogs, and other sources to keep informed on relevant market and competitor information.
May be responsible for coordinating multiple production schedules.


Able to develop solutions to a wide range of complex problems, which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation.
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 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 industry practices.
Solid working knowledge of relevant regulatory guidance, including pharmaceutical GMPs and ICH Q7A.
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.
10+ years relevant experience in related field and a BS or BA; or
8+ years of relevant experience and a MA/MBA.
Experience in pharmaceutical operations/cGMP environment highly desirable.
May require experience planning pharmaceutical development activities and managing the third-party synthesis of intermediates/Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

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