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Associate Director, Supply Chain- ERP Systems Strategy

Company: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location: La Verne
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Associate Director, Supply Chain- ERP Systems Strategy
United States - California - La Verne

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. Gilead's 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 company's five core values. That's 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.

Role and Responsibilities:

The Associate Director will play a key role as part of an emerging business technology group at La Verne by partnering with the Director and technology solution team in Supply Chain to deliver application and technology-based solutions for the LV site. Responsibilities would be focus in one of two areas (based on the candidate's background): master data strategy, particularly with SAP and Project BlueStream or manufacturing execution software (MES) and digitization of commercial manufacturing batch records. The AD will be a leader by developing and improving processes and strategy related to technology solutions within the developing Gilead-wide data governance model.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Business Process Owners to identify areas of improvement and translate these opportunities into deliverable solutions.
  • Serves as the liaison between business users and IT, application (SAP and/or MES) implementation partners, and Global Support team. Works with functional business units to plan and coordinate the implementation and deployment of new software applications as well as enhancements, maintenance and upgrades of existing applications.
  • Lead the gathering, documentation, and management of system & process requirements for either MES or SAP and any boundary application interfaces.
  • Assess the value delivered for improvement initiatives and business process enhancement.
  • Use informal management skills to work with cross-functional groups and contractors to ensure successful and timely deliverables.
  • Responsible for designing master data processes for creation, approval, and maintenance of data that supports LV operations including Ambisome manufacturing and packaging, Solid Dose packaging, clinical operations, and future commercial fill operations.
  • Partners with global team to ensure local requirements, processes, and input are considered and incorporated into the implementation of business technology solutions.
  • Lead maturation of local master data management processes in line with and contributing to the development of a global master data and application governance model for SAP and/or MES.
  • Provides vision and strategy for integration of business applications and simplification of the application ecosystem to realize the goal of an integrated electronic plant.
  • Serves as a project lead within the function or leads functional modules on large scale cross functional projects.
  • Gain an understanding of the enabling technologies supporting supply chain, single source of data, commercial manufacturing, integrated applications and integrated business processes
  • Supports analysis of Gilead policies, procedures, techniques, standards, and systems. Contributes to the development of new business processes and standards.
  • Lead the preparation and communication of complex 'current state' and 'future state' documents to site leadership and staff.Education, 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.
    • Demonstrated high aptitude for working with technical details and data applications required.
    • Strong working knowledge of either Manufacturing Execution Software (MES) and Werum or SAP Supply Chain and ERP software is highly desired.
    • Familiarity with business technology application data management, particularly SAP and/or MES, preferred.
    • Experience in pharmaceutical operations/cGMP environment highly desirable
    • Demonstrates a collaborative mindset, nurtures teamwork and influences cross-functionally.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication including strong presentation and group speaking skills
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent project management skills
    • Excellent analytical skills - ability to manage large datasets
    • Must have a desire to learn new business operations and drive the future way of work.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.

      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:

      For jobs in the United States:
      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.

      For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster.



      Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

      Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

      For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:
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