Supply Chain Specialist IV

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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 1/7/2017

Gilead Sciences, Inc Oceanside, CA

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



While this is the primary focus additional responsibilities will be tasked from the descriptions below.

Acts as a mentor to junior staff with some task management responsibility.

Participates in cross-functional teams.

This is a more experienced position requiring sound knowledge of manufacturing and packaging systems, methods and procedure, and regulatory affairs.

Works on complex issues where analysis requires an in-depth assessment, considering many variables, and potential consequences.

Exercises judgment within well defined and established procedures and practices to determine appropriate action - identifies problems and generates alternatives and recommendations within defined processes.

Coordinates planning, organization, and implementation of projects within specified objectives.

Writing skills are refined and participates in writing of communications, procedures and protocols.


Works on non-routine problems where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of identifiable factors.

With guidance exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

Inputs, maintains, and adjusts records or transactions to ensure system validity.

May provide training and guidance to other Supply Chain personnel.

Provides input to more senior team members on planning and forecasting.

Compiles and analyzes non-routine information or data to support Supply Chain activities e.g. inventory levels, prices and tracking of shipments, inventory positioning, material deliveries, planned master production schedule and sales forecasts. Prepares reports as requested and required.

Participates in the planning and controls of materials and finished goods to meet sales and distribution demand. Compiles and analyzes statistical data to assist with decision-making.

Performs non-routine activities relating to changes affectting inventory levels, e.g. shipments, purchases, movement of stock. Performs necessary transactions and records in system to reflect changes.

Establishes working relationships with appropriate external or cross-functional contacts. Negotiates and monitors levels of service or performance provided, communicates areas of concern to resolve issues.

Generates and reviews documents such as work orders, contracts, purchase orders, material transfer requests, or shipping documentation.

Uses approved methods to make minor decisions in line with company goals and objectives, e.g. transfer or delivery of inventory, production and purchasing schedules.

Tracks progress with department supervisors, readjusts schedules and communicates changes according to production progress, change orders, manpower requirements, product availability or other conditions impacting timelines.


Works on assignments that range from routine to moderately non-routine in nature where independent action and initiative are required in resolving problems and developing recommendations.

Able to recognize deviation from accepted practices.

Normally receives no instruction on routine work and general instructions on new assignments.

Good verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.

Applies working knowledge of manufacturing and production operations and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) on a daily basis

Demonstrates intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

Able to develop solutions to non-routine problems.

4+ years of relevant experience in related field and a BS or BA

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