Associate Director | Project Management | Planning and Operations

Foster City, CA
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Sep 26, 2023

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.

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Job Description

Associate Director- Project Management, Planning and Operations

This position is based in Foster City, CA (Hybrid)

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to advancing innovative medicines to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis, and cancer. Gilead operates in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

The Associate Director, Project Management, position is within Global Commercial Operations (GCO), Project Management, Planning and Operations (PMPO) function and will support the organization in project management of early Commercialization Teams (eCTs), Commercialization Teams (CTs), and operational execution. The Commercialization Teams are responsible for providing commercialization strategy input and decisions in alignment with the overall program strategy.

The candidate will be focused on Gilead's programs in the oncology therapeutic area (TA) and may include work in earlier programs across the Inflammation TA. The successful candidate will be dynamic, with excellent project management capabilities and track record, highly organized, with strong attention to detail. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have the proven ability to effectively manage large and complex projects and workstreams; effectively network across the organization and communicate with senior leaders, all within a very dynamic, fast paced environment.

Core Responsibilities

  • Project and process management of Gilead eCTs, CTs, Global Strategic Marketing teams, primarily in the oncology and inflammation therapeutic areas
  • Serve as key process and thought partner to eCT and CT leaders, head of GCO Project Management lead
  • Partner with head of GCO Project Management to identify areas for process efficiency across eCTs, CTs, and overall teams system
  • Partner with head of GCO Project Management on Annual Planning team.
  • Develop and maintain detailed work plans on key initiatives which include identification of project tasks, clear milestones, and assignments of work project responsibilities, schedules, plans, resources, budget, and status reports
  • Ability to be on a computer, in front of camera for meetings w/ stakeholders, cross-functional team members when participating in hybrid or remote meetings
  • Ability to operate computer software suite to complete tasks such as writing team communications, preparing meeting agendas, writing meeting minutes, updating/and or creation of timeline/Gantts, PowerPoint presentations, creating, maintain spreadsheets to track detail workplans, workshops/workstreams
  • Annual offsite and workshop meetings:

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and 10 Years' Experience


Masters' Degree and 8 Years' Experience


Pharm.D./Ph.D. and 2 Years' Experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong project management skills, including attention to detail and organization skills
  • Highly resourceful and strategic thinker with strong emotional intelligence and operational rigor
  • Demonstrated consistent cross-functional collaborator, and business partner, directly contributing to teams to achieve overall objectives
  • Strong leadership and communication skills across functions; comfort in business and technical discussions with senior leadership. Able to influence without direct authority
  • Experience driving large initiatives from framing the problem, conducting research / analysis to building the business and operational plans through to driving execution to success
  • Self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative, and innovative high-growth environment
  • International work experience and experience working with global markets preferred
  • Limited travel

The salary range for this position is: $185,895.00 - $240,570.00. Gilead considers a variety of factors when determining base compensation, including experience, qualifications, and geographic location. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary. This position may also be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, discretionary stock-based long-term incentives (eligibility may vary based on role), paid time off, and a benefits package. Benefits include company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans*.

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  • Eligible employees may participate in benefit plans, subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

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