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Executive Director, Compliance & Ethics Investigations

Employer
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location
Foster City, CA
Start date
Jun 1, 2024

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Discipline
Regulatory, Legal/Compliance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Hotbed
Biotech Bay, Best Places to Work

Job Details

Executive Director, Compliance & Ethics Investigations
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 #CreatingPossible

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At Gilead, we're creating a healthier world for all people. For more than 35 years, we've tackled diseases such as HIV, viral hepatitis, COVID-19 and cancer - working relentlessly to develop therapies that help improve lives and to ensure access to these therapies across the globe. We continue to fight against the world's biggest health challenges, and our mission requires collaboration, determination and a relentless drive to make a difference.

Every member of Gilead's team plays a critical role in the discovery and development of life-changing scientific innovations. Our employees are our greatest asset as we work to achieve our bold ambitions, and we're looking for the next wave of passionate and ambitious people ready to make a direct impact.

We believe every employee deserves a great leader. People Leaders are the cornerstone to the employee experience at Gilead and Kite. As a people leader now or in the future, you are the key driver in evolving our culture and creating an environment where every employee feels included, developed and empowered to fulfil their aspirations. Join Gilead and help create possible, together.

Job Description

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. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North, South and Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Gilead makes it a priority to increase access to its medicines for people who can benefit from them, regardless of where they live or their economic status.

Executive Director, Compliance & Ethics Investigations

This executive director plays a pivotal role in influencing Gilead's ethical standards and ensuring compliance with regulations, while also influencing stakeholders to embrace ethical practices, regulatory adherence, and the commitment to doing the right thing.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic vision and leadership for the Ethics and Compliance investigations function, ensuring alignment with the organization's ethics and compliance program.
  • Lead the management of misconduct concerns raised including from the Ethics Hotline, ensuring that it operates as a central and effective channel for reporting and misconduct and addressing ethical concerns throughout the organization.
  • Lead the team responsible for operating the Ethics Hotline and conducting investigations, as well as partner with other areas responsible for protecting the company's ethical and compliance reputation, such as HR and Litigation and Investigation.
  • Ensure reports are triaged appropriately to reach the right team.
  • Assess and manage compliance concerns reported from various sources, emphasizing our commitment to ethical conduct.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to recommend, determine, and influence appropriate courses of action including trend identification and remediation.
  • Triage, create and execute compliance investigation plans and oversee the work of internal and external resources involved in the investigation.
  • Oversee internal and external resources involved in investigations.
  • Ensure investigations are efficient, effective, and thorough.
  • Provide guidance and advice to employees, leaders, and executives on ethical dilemmas, conflicts of interest, and compliance issues.
  • Ensure the Ethics Hotline and other relevant sources of raising concerns operate as an effective channel for reporting ethical concerns.
  • Develop and implement protocols for receiving, documenting, and responding to reports made through various sources including the Ethics Hotline, ensuring a commitment to transparency, confidentiality, and accountability.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to align ethics and compliance efforts with organizational objectives.
  • Represent the organization in dealings with regulatory agencies and industry groups on ethics and compliance matters.
  • Maintain accurate records of ethics and compliance activities and reports of misconduct.
  • Prepare regular reports for senior management and regulatory bodies.
  • Present investigation findings, insights, and recommendations to executive leadership and the Board of Directors, highlighting trends, potential areas of risk and proposing remediation strategies to protect our reputation and integrity.
  • Partner closely with the Employee Relations & Litigation & Investigation team and other relevant functions to conduct both privileged and non-privileged compliance investigations, creating a seamless partnership and alignment of core strategies.
  • Conduct regular assessments on trends, potential root causes of issues.
  • Develop insights and recommendations for raising the bar in Gilead's ethics and compliance program.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality throughout the investigation process.
  • Lead, inspire, and develop the team, fostering a high-performance culture.


Minimum Education & Experience:

  • A Juris Doctorate is preferred with 14+ years or 16+ years of experience, with a BA/BS degree or 14+ years of experience, with an MS/MA or MBA
  • Demonstrated experience in providing strategic vision and leadership for ethics and compliance investigations, preferably within a pharma, large organization, or global company.
  • Proven ability to assess and manage compliance concerns reported from various sources, emphasizing the organization's commitment to ethical conduct.
  • Experience in collaborating with key stakeholders to determine appropriate courses of action and aligning ethics and compliance efforts with organizational objectives.
  • Experience in preparing and presenting reports to senior management, regulatory bodies, and the Board of Directors.
  • Exceptional leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams to achieve organizational goals.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to influence programs, initiatives, process, and policy across the organization to ensure the company operates with the highest ethical and compliance standards.
  • Proven ability to foster a high-performance culture and develop the capabilities of team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex issues, develop effective strategies, and make sound decisions in high-pressure situations.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to ensure investigations are conducted efficiently, effectively, and thoroughly.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion and professionalism.


Knowledge & Other Requirements

  • High level of ethical standards and integrity, with a commitment to upholding the highest levels of ethical conduct within the organization.
  • Strong understanding of regulatory requirements and industry standards related to ethics, compliance, and corporate governance.
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated approach to fostering a culture of continuous improvement and adaptability, particularly within changing regulatory environments.


The salary range for this position is: $255,425.00 - $330,550.00. 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*.

For additional benefits information, visit:

https://www.gilead.com/careers/compensation-benefits-and-wellbeing

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

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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 ApplicantAccommodations@gilead.com for assistance.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'Know Your Rights' poster.

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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 Gilead Employees and Contractors:


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Company

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. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.
 

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