Director, Procurement Business Partnering - Professional Services
Company: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: January 24, 2023
Director, Procurement Business Partnering - Professional
United States - California - Foster City
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
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
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
Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our
interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be
asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and
months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing
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For over 30 years, Gilead has been a leading innovator in treating
and preventing HIV, but this expertise is just a foundation for our
ambitions. As we continue to expand our scope into new disease
states and new markets, we are transforming how we manage Indirect
Procurement. We are redesigning our processes with a focus on
simplification and user experience. It's our aspiration to partner
with stakeholders across our organization to ensure they can focus
on innovating new treatments for our patients. We intend to do this
by driving for results and value that have a meaningful impact,
re-shaping our supplier strategies & relationships, and creating a
diverse and inclusive culture where solution-oriented team players
can thrive and grow exciting procurement careers. We are excited to
begin our transformation journey by designing a new Procurement
Operating Model and forward-looking technology and strategic
roadmaps, ultimately re-shaping our approach to Procurement.
In this role, you will be responsible for managing key
relationships and Procurement strategies for our Professional
Services categories across our global portfolio of spend in
partnership with key stakeholder groups; our Professional Services
categories include strategies for the management of our Contingent
Labor program and Consulting services. You will lead a team in the
development and implementation of Procurement strategies that will
result in value beyond savings across a broad group of stakeholders
around the world.
Foster City, CA
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Collaborate with cross-functional leadership across Gilead to
identify requirements aligned with Professional Service needs and
business priorities. Successfully engage in strategic planning,
budgeting and target setting to deliver meaningful business
- Drive procurement impact and value through strategic
initiatives and directly improve the Procurement experience for all
cross-functional stakeholders and provide one voice to
- Act as a 'strategic thought partner' to executives and senior
leaders in the Business Unit while aligning on business objectives,
challenges, projects and requirements.
- Establish and monitor key performance metrics, status on
deliverables, Dashboards, Market Intelligence, and ensure
visibility and adoption of preferred supplier programs.
- Provide progress status briefings to management, project teams,
and executives, proactively highlighting issues with projects,
timelines, etc., that require awareness or attention.
- Identify synergies across initiatives and vendor management
responsibilities to drive sustainable solutions for the
- Provide category expertise to stakeholders regarding industry
best practices surrounding both Consulting and Contingent Labor
- Drive development and communication cadence on strategies,
ensuring alignment with senior leadership. Generate executive-level
- Create a compelling case for change and inspire stakeholders to
collaborate and realize the value, innovation, and creativity
Procurement brings to the business plan.
- Influence decision-making and gain adoption by leveraging
compelling category and sourcing insights to contribute to business
- Head Category Management teams to implement key category
strategies aligned with business needs, including partnering with
Lighthouse Program Management to operationalize Procurement
- Drive Value Creation: Identify specific cost improvement
opportunities and present them to the leadership for
prioritization, resourcing, and implementation; align with regional
teams on the implementation plans and drive execution and adherence
to the strategy.
- Collaborate with Category Management and Supplier Inclusion to
integrate business diversity and responsible procurement into an
overall value proposition.
- Foster a culture of inclusion, results orientation, and
psychological safety to optimize team performance.
- 12+ years relevant work experience managing Professional
Services categories plus a BS/BA or 10+ years relevant work
experience plus a MA/MS or MBA in a corporate environment,
preferably in the areas of DEI, procurement and supplier
management, or corporate strategy.
- Experience spearheading Global Procurement transformation
projects working directly with business partners to execute on
defined scope, budget and transformation results.
- Experience and in-depth understanding of the Management
Consulting landscape; established professional relationships with
top suppliers within the industry is a plus
- Experience managing or having supported enterprise-wide
Contingent Labor programs.
- Exceptional track record of applying procurement principles,
concepts, best practices, and standards along with an in-depth
knowledge of industry practices required.
- Experience working with and leading multiple projects and teams
simultaneously across a matrixed organization.
- Strong interpersonal communication, cross-functional
collaboration, and effective business partnering capabilities -
Influence without authority mindset
- Exhibit high degree of ingenuity, creativity and innovativeness
in problem solving for unique challenges and solutions
- 5+ years leading team members, managing employee development
- Your organizational transformation and capability-building
expertise has allowed you to meet and exceed business priorities
- Meets Gilead's leadership commitments with demonstrated
experience in applying these practices
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