Director Supply Chain

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, California
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Mar 20, 2021
May 19, 2021
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Full Time
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.

The position is accountable for the Demand Planning process for assigned regions (US, LatAm, GPS, Partners) and reports to the Senior Director of Demand Planning. The incumbent will work effectively and in close collaboration with regional Commercial leadership and key stakeholders across Gilead's Pharmaceutical Development Manufacturing (PDM) organization to continually evolve the demand planning process to meet strategic objectives. The role will be responsible for ensuring accurate monthly forecasting and planning processes meet internal stakeholder requirements and patient needs. Establishing and maintaining effective oversight and governance for Demand Planning in assigned regions, as well as achieving key performance indicators, will serve as key success factors for the role. The incumbent will act as a key liaison and strategic business partner to regional Commercial and Global Supply Chain leadership. The role will also be accountable for identifying and implementing continuous improvements in business processes and associated underpinning technologies.

Essential Duties and Job Functions
  • Partner with Commercial affiliates to ensure accurate demand forecasts and market analytics. Accountable for the dissemination and application of market intelligence to global supply planning and related functions
  • Act as key point of contact for senior regional Commercial and PDM leadership to communicate and support the implementation of supply chain strategy
  • Responsible for the provision of demand forecasting and planning input to S&OP process
  • Partner with Commercial, Global Supply Chain and Finance on the development of the annual budget demand plan. Ensure cross-functional alignment of the plan with the financial commitments of the organization
  • Drive the use of appropriate statistical models for future demand predictions and/or scenarios
  • Responsible for key demand planning metrics and tracking of benefits and improvements to the business
  • Provide input to the Global Supply Chain organization in developing inventory strategies on existing product portfolio, new products, and product phase-outs
  • Create and maintain documentation and standard operating procedures for demand forecasting and planning processes and systems
  • Identify and lead significant continuous improvement projects
  • Provide leadership to a team of demand planning analysts by establishing both the long-term vision and near-term performance objectives for the regional demand planning team along with setting and reviewing performance and development objectives for each team member

Knowledge, Experience and Skills
  • BA/BS with 12+ years of relevant experience in a related field or
  • MBA/MS plus 10+ years of relevant experience in a related field
  • Travel required – up to 25%
  • Expert leader with a proven track record of building and managing high performing teams
  • Experienced people manager with a strong reputation for mentoring and developing people
  • Expertise and track record in supply chain planning and forecasting
  • Possesses a strong understanding and application of forecasting principles, concepts, practices in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry
  • Exceptional analytics capability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to effectively communicate with technical and nontechnical audiences
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, as well as strong skills as a negotiator to reach consensus, alignment and commitment
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior management
  • Sound organizational and time management skills

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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.

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