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Sr Director, CMC Regulatory Affairs Small Molecules

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, CA
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Jun 14, 2024

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Sr Director, CMC Regulatory Affairs Small Molecules
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.

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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.

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Job Description

Job Description

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to advancing innovative medicines to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis, and cancer. Gilead operates in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

Sr Director, CMC Regulatory Affairs -Small Molecules


The Sr Director, CMC Regulatory Affairs for Small Molecules is responsible for managing a team of professionals, who work with Gilead's global portfolio of small molecule products in CMC Regulatory Affairs. This position will lead a global group that ensures “right first time” global approvals of CMC regulatory submissions, and “right to operate” by maintaining the global licensures. In addition, the Sr Director will be accountable for leading the interpretation and implementation of CMC regulatory guidelines and regulations to ensure approvability in high priority regions. The leader will also be responsible for ensuring the projects they are responsible for have a cohesive regulatory strategy that is integrated into Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing (PDM) Project teams. The role will report directly to Head of CMC Regulatory Affairs - Small Molecules at Gilead.

  • Leads a team of CMC RA colleagues to drive global CMC regulatory strategy development for a portfolio of projects from early development through the early years of commercialization.
  • Leads the execution of global CMC regulatory plans, including overseeing the submission preparation process in close partnership with other functions in PDM, Regulatory Affairs, and Clinical Development.
  • Exercises expertise in the interpretation and implementation of ICH guidelines with a goal of right first time approval of a harmonized regulatory control strategy.
  • Provides regulatory input to the Overall Control Strategy balancing process knowledge, manufacturing flexibility and Health Authority expectations.
  • Promote the use of novel approaches within project teams to overcome unique challenges, and facilitate efficient global lifecycle management of CMC filings.
  • Ensures regulatory conformance & consistency for assigned products globally in compliance with regulatory requirements and internal procedures.
  • Evaluates and communicates regulatory risks and mitigation strategies for submissions to CMC RA and PDM leadership.
  • Develops meaningful and collaborative relationships with cross-functional teams and leaders across CMC RA and PDM.
  • Works with CMC RA project team members to provide one CMC RA voice to PDM project teams regarding regulatory strategy and technical risks.
  • Demonstrates success in influencing without positional authority within a highly matrixed organization.
  • Mentors and coaches team members to accelerate learning and professional development.
  • Demonstrates and models Gilead's Core Values, Leadership Commitments, and People Leader Accountabilities.
  • May have cross-functional leadership roles, participate in business process development initiatives or represent the company in industry consortia.

  • A scientific degree with directly relevant professional experience in small molecule product development, global CMC regulatory affairs, and CMC technical areas of at least 12 years with a BA/BS or 10 years with an MA/MS, PhD, PharmD, or MD.
  • Demonstrated track record in defining innovative CMC regulatory strategies, and implementing at a platform level.
  • Experience with leading NDA/MAA submission and approvals including global Health Authority Interactions.
  • Application of sound and accurate judgment to make timely decisions.
  • Demonstrated organizational leadership skills at a functional level.
  • Excellent strategic acumen, collaboration, and communication skills are required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to creating inclusion, developing talent and empowering teams.

Gilead Core Values
  • Integrity (Doing What's Right)
  • Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)
  • Teamwork (Working Together)
  • Excellence (Being Your Best)
  • Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)

The salary range for this position is: $237,660.00 - $307,560.00. 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*.

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* 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 for assistance.

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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.

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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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