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Sr. Director, Head of Technical Engineering, Corporate Engineering

Company: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Sr. Director, Head of Technical Engineering, Corporate Engineering
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 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

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Job Description

Sr. Director, Head of Technical Engineering, Corporate Engineering

Gilead has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a better, healthier world for all people. We have commercialized more than 25 innovative medicines, helping to transform treatment for people living with HIV, viral hepatitis, cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Through our ongoing bold and transformative science, we're driving innovations that have the potential to become the next generation of life-changing medicines.

Reporting to the VP of Corporate Engineering and Facilities Operation (CEF), the Sr. Director, Technical Engineering, Corporate Engineering is responsible for developing and executing a world-class engineering strategy, that supports Gilead's ambitious Global Master Plan. The Corporate Engineering team within the Company has the responsibility to develop short- and long-term strategies to advance our physical infrastructure (laboratories, pilot plants, and office buildings), associated with approximately 7M square feet of existing real estate, located in over 35 countries. As part of the Master Plan, Gilead Sciences plans to design and implement the next level, best-in-class facilities to support its corporate strategy and breakthrough science, as well as continue to modernize campuses worldwide to support our culture ambitions. This position will be responsible for technical engineering excellence associated with the delivery of new and renovated infrastructure at our corporate sites worldwide. Key to the success in this role will be technical depth in engineering, cGMP regulations and an appreciation for social responsibility imperatives (ESG and sustainability focus).

The candidate must be a highly qualified Engineering / Operations leader with extensive experience in the Pharmaceuticals and/or Biotechnology industry and have demonstrated success in leading teams to deliver large, complex, and highly technical construction design projects such as GMP manufacturing facilities and initiatives involving multiple stakeholders and/or sites. In addition, we are looking for someone that has a passion for employee development and building a strong culture of excellence, teamwork, accountability, and inclusion within the group.

The individual must demonstrate the following competencies:

Setting Strategy - Possess mindset for both short team and long- term options thinking. Guides an innovation agenda to build and enhance capabilities and performance. Communicates a vision in bold and persuasive terms and clearly identifies relevant plans to achieve tactical objectives.

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions and aligns work with strategic direction of the organization.

Leading Teams - Inspires and motivates team members to accomplish challenging goals; shares information and resources freely. Understands implicitly how to lead and work with different people and various working styles. Builds high performing teams and fosters an environment of collaboration.

Planning/Organizing - Effectively prioritizes and plans work activities; sets and communicates goals and objectives in a structured manner.

Problem Solving - Engages team members and stakeholders in an inclusive manner to identify and resolve complex problems swiftly and effectively.

Communication - Strong oral and written communication skills; Understand and utilizes change management methods to ensure success. Outstanding ability to quickly synthesize, develop, package and communicate concise, logical, fact-based presentations, and make well-founded recommendations to senior leadership.

Innovation - Displays original thinking, creativity, and resourcefulness in approaching business problems; possesses a growth mindset and promotes a learning culture.

Principal Activities, Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • As the leading authority of Technical Engineering, serve as the leader of the Corporate Centre of Excellence for engineering standards and systems.
  • Advance the innovation agenda within the team and seek out disruptive technologies and business processes that add value to the overall enterprise
  • In close partnership with the Digital Operations team, develop a maturation model for Pharma 4.0 adoption within Gilead's corporate sites
  • Maintain a high performing team of technical engineers to help drive successful implementation of projects such as ground up constructions and asset life cycle projects across multiple sites globally
  • Work closely with all functions in Corporate Operations, including Workspace Strategy & Design, Project Management, EH&S, Corporate PMO, Procurement, Corporate Security, Finance, IT, and Legal
  • Develop relationship and continuous partnership with various key stakeholders from Commercial, Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing, R&D, and G&A functions
  • Work with external partners such as consultants, General Contractors, Architectural firms, MEP engineers and technical experts, landlords, and city councils throughout the project delivery process
  • Develop technical strategy and roadmap to support our vision of being a group that has a passion for Operational Excellence and continues to look at innovative ways to ensure our campuses are efficient, more connected and operationally reliable
  • Partner with Project Management to identify and drive project and operational cost savings through process design improvements, digital or technology adoption, and value engineering efforts
  • Drive the development, implementation and continuous improvement of corporate level engineering standards and best practices
  • Lead and curate a Corporate wide Engineering Community of Practice forum to encourage learning through sharing of best practices and to implement standards across locations/groups
  • Report engineering performance metrics using relevant engineering categories and KPI's
  • Recruit, develop and maintain the team's technical and interpersonal skills; continuously assess and support the development of skills and capabilities in the group
  • Develop and maintain a scalable team of engineers and engineering service delivery partners to support on-demand engineering needs of our campus and locations worldwide
  • Provide support and technical SMEs during regulatory audits and inspections
  • Manage staffing, resources, and workload requirements
  • Responsible for talent development, succession planning, and for building a strong team environment conducive to continuous learning and growth
  • Oversee the engineering document control system that houses GMP and non-GMP building documentation including drawings and specifications
  • Forecast and manage the department's budgets and cost center
  • Must be prepared and able to travel domestically and internationally as required

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience
    • B.S. in Engineering is required in the following disciplines - Civil/Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Process/Plumbing, with a P.E. license preferred
    • MBA or MS is preferred
    • A minimum of 14 years of direct technical/engineering operations, design and leadership experience preferably in the Pharmaceutical and/or Biotech industry.
    • Experience in leading or actively participating in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver large capital projects (> $50MM) is expected
    • Knowledge of the latest enterprise-level engineering design and modeling tools such as Autodesk products (AutoCAD, RevIt, Navisworks) and BIM
    • Knowledge of engineering automation platforms, technologies, and architecture (e.g., SCADA, PCS, Data Historian, BMS)
    • Experience in managing and leading a team of highly technical and experienced engineers, with a record of developing and mentoring talent is expected
    • Knowledge of organizational culture change management is expected . click apply for full job details

Keywords: Gilead Sciences, Inc., San Mateo , Sr. Director, Head of Technical Engineering, Corporate Engineering, IT / Software / Systems , San Mateo, California

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