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Executive Director - Head of Contract Organization Team & St

Company: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Job Description:

Executive Director - Head of Contract Organization Team & Strategic Partnerships United States - Remote United States - Maryland- Gaithersburg United States - Maryland - Frederick Kite 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 employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

-- For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors: Everyone at Kite is grounded by one common goal - curing cancer. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Would you like to join us in this mission? We are seeking a highly motivated operational leader to join us as an Executive Director to lead Kite's Contract Organization Team("CxO") as well as our Strategic Partnerships team within the Global Supply Chain Organization reporting to the VP of Supply Chain at Kite. The Executive Director will play a pivotal role within our technical operations organization and will be passionate about management of external partnerships. The scope of these partnerships includes contract development and manufacturing organizations (CMO/CDMO), Contract Testing Labs (CTLs) and the technical operations support for Strategic Partnerships; all of which span clinical and commercial operations within the cell therapy space. Key responsibilities for the incumbent include joint governance with executive-level external leaders; leadership and mentorship for relationship managers and their respective cross-functional, matrix teams; driving multiple projects forward; critical issue/risk identification, partner concern assessment and driving resolution; performance monitoring; and assuring critical material and product supply. The Head of CxO and Strategic Partnerships, internally known as an Executive Director of Supply Chain, will have opportunities to work with and share knowledge with leaders and partners across Kite's Technical Operations organization (e.g. Process Development and MSAT, Regulatory, Quality, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain), as well as multiple CMO/CDMO, CTL and Commercial Strategic Partners. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills (career development and mentor), technical skills (biologics/gene and cell therapy manufacturing and testing operations, GMP regulation and drug development life cycle), strategic, network-based thinking (tact, contract negotiation, project management) and financial acumen (financial analysis). The location of this position will be remotely-based within the domestic United States, favoring candidates that are in commutable distance to Kite facilities in Southern California or Maryland. Responsibilities of the Executive Director - Head of Contract Organization Team & Strategic Partnerships include: Acting as the leader for the CxO & Strategic Partnerships team, lead negotiations with partners (excluding Strategic Partnerships) and supporting Single Points of Contact (SPOCs) in ensuring effective cross-fxn coordination Selecting best-suited partner (excluding Strategic Partnerships) to meet Kite's strategic objectives and consulting on supply and quality agreements, onboarding and tech transfer plan for each partner Providing executive level mentorship and support to strategic & top tier partners Ensuring each partner is receiving adequate support & resources from cross-fxn team and hold functions accountable for meeting "service level agreements" Approving operational roadmap, annual plans, prioritization of funding & personnel requirements, and partner KPIs Approving risk mitigation strategies, & major technical issue resolution, and endorsing plans for continuous improvement / OE programs Resolving issues and raising as appropriate Developing changes to CXO & Strategic Partnerships team structure, roles & responsibilities and governance model for approval by SC head as needed to meet CXO & Strategic Partnerships strategy and footprint Up to 50% travel (both domestic and international) Requirements: PhD degree with 14+ years' experience working in global organizations OR MA / MS degree with 14+ years' experience working in global organizations OR BS / BA degree with 16+ years' experience working in global organizations OR High School Degree with 20+ years' experience working in global organizations Preferred Qualifications: MBA or PhD with 10+ years of experience working within the biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical industries-- A business and operations leader, skilled at negotiating with external partners, with experience in leading external partner relationships, specifically contract manufacturers (CMOs/CDMOs), contract testing labs (CTLs) and Commercial Strategic Partnerships Diplomacy skills and ability to supervise performance and proactively identify and mitigate risks Experience in managing & collaborating in cross-fxn working model with support from fully- and partially-dedicated resources Knowledge & experience in working across various GXP settings Exhibit leadership skills and strategic, network-based thinking International partnership experience (e.g. CDMO, CTL and/or Strategic Partners) Cultural sensitivity and understanding of regional & global perspectives / marketplace Strong data analytics skills e.g. Tableau, Excel Advanced skills in Risk Assessments, FMEA and QbD Budget and Financial Planning experience Exceptional decision-making skills in a meaningful environment Excellent oral and written communication skills Strong interpersonal and people development skills, open minded to the diverse opinions of others and able to lead effectively through influence A superior work ethic and a strong personal desire for success Does this sound like you? If so, please apply today! #IND123
Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit www.kitepharma.com . Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kitepharma .
-- 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-- careers@gilead.com-- for assistance. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the--'EEO is the Law' --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 Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors: Everyone at Kite is grounded by one common goal - curing cancer. Every day, we aim to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. We are creating Kite together, with the recognition that the best teams are built by the best people. We maintain an attitude of curiosity, and creativity with each challenge as we develop a new market for cancer therapies. We appreciate and respect one another, and most importantly, we don't take success for granted. While we've come a long way to make what others viewed as impossible, possible, we know one thing is certain. Today is just the beginning.
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