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Sr. Manager, Comparator Sourcing (Foster City or Oceanside, CA)

Company: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location: Oceanside
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:Please log onto your to apply for this job.At Gilead we believe every employee deserves a great leader. As a people leader now or in the future, we expect that you will model and create an environment of inclusion, be intentionally focused on the hiring, development, growth and retention of talent, and empower teams to align and achieve goals.Job DescriptionSr. Manager, Comparator SourcingGilead 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 Sr. Manager, Comparator Sourcing works collaboratively with internal teams (Clinical Supply Chain Management (CSCM), Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing (PDM), Clinical Operations, Finance, Regulatory, Quality Assurance (QA), Development and Business Operations) and external vendors to develop comparator sourcing strategies for clinical studies, meet project deliverables, and solve business problems.Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborates with supply chain planners and external vendors on comparator supply managing activities, including providing ordering schedule, and comparator sourcing plan according to study timelines and/or marketing needs
  • Proactively identifies risks and creates strategies to avoid any impact to study timelines -
  • Acts as the operational point of contact for comparator vendors including continuous oversight of the assigned comparator drugs, managing the comparator portfolio assignments to suppliers, leading joint operations meetings with comparator suppliers to address day-to-day topics, and identifying continuous improvement opportunities
  • Evaluates and improves sourcing strategies (frequency, supplier, quantities) for comparators used in Gilead clinical studies by leveraging market intelligence, demand forecasts, IRT reports, distribution plans, simulation tools, and real-time availability
  • Initiates process improvement activities, ensures alignment, and streamlines communications with internal and external cross-functional groups such as QP, Regulatory, Finance, etc.
  • Leads the selection of new procurement vendors to provide/ensure study drug continuity, coordinates with supplier compliance (audits) and aligns vendor processes for the CSCM planners
  • Keep abreast of all incidents related to comparator drug shipments and reports trending to Quality Assurance and supports the resolution of CAPAs
  • Responsible for maintaining GDP, GMP and global trade compliance
  • Collaborates with Logistics management and other members of CSCM, PDM, and external partners to resolve comparator sourcing shipping related issues; escalates to senior leadership as needed
  • Revises and author SOPs and Work Instructions with manager direction and support.
  • Obtains and reviews quotes, approves purchase requisitions, and invoices.Knowledge and Skills:
    • Possesses solid experience in sourcing and managing comparator drugs and other co-meds for clinical studies.
    • Strong knowledge of supply chain considerations (sourcing, manufacturing, distribution, quality, regulatory, finance, clinical operations)
    • General understanding of clinical trial design, drug technical development, IRT functionality, demand forecasting, import/export, and supply planning techniques
    • Possesses extensive knowledge of comparator sourcing strategies (e.g., central sourcing, site sourcing, Pharmacy cards, among others)
    • Mature knowledge of the FDA, cGMP, GCP standards and regulatory guidance documents.
    • Possesses collaboration, influencing and negotiation skills to work effectively with internal cross-functional groups and external suppliers to meet aggressive clinical study timelines and patient needs.
    • Ability to lead in an agile, fast-paced environment with flexibility, empowerment, integrity, and authenticity
    • Works well with ambiguity, can assess options quickly and efficiently implement the best option (e.g., wholesaler, supply agreement, collaboration agreement) in alignment with Gilead's culture and expectations for clinical timelines
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with advanced knowledge of Excel or other similar tools. Project management experience is a plus.
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to simplify complex -topics into key messages for senior leadership
    • Ability to mentor planners in evaluating the risk/reward tradeoffs in the timing of comparator purchases given known business intelligence on product availability
    • Demonstrated ability to lead process improvement activities; delivering business processes and/or technical solutions that satisfy multiple sets of stakeholdersEducation and Experience:
      • 8+ years of relevant experience and a Bachelor's degree
      • 6+ years of relevant experience and a Master's degree
      • Preferably 2+ years of relevant experience with PhD or PharmD
      • Degrees in the sciences preferred, experience with oncology studies also preferredWe offer you the opportunity to work within a culture of highly motivated, talented individuals who are dedicated to the company's mission. Each job provides wide-ranging responsibilities due to our cross-functional organizational structure and leadership style, which ensures that everyone is engaged, committed and accountable.We are looking for individuals from diverse backgrounds who want to work together and support each other to help make a real difference in the lives of patients - people who thrive on performing well within a challenging and fast-paced environment, living our core values of Integrity (always doing the right thing), Teamwork (collaborating in good faith), Excellence (working at a high level of commitment and capability), Accountability (taking personal responsibility) and Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity).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., Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong 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 - 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:Please log onto your to apply for this job.

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