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Director, Compliance

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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Job Description

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Immediate area of responsibility is Electronic Systems Compliance; experience in clinical compliance, laboratory compliance, or pharmacovigilance also required.
  • Leads efforts to increase the commitment to quality in individuals and a culture of quality within the organization.
  • Provides compliance guidance and quality oversight to project teams implementing electronic systems in a variety of regulatory environments.
  • Provides guidance and leadership to junior staff also involved in regulated electronic systems implementation projects.
  • Work is performed under consultative direction towards corporate and department goals and objectives.
  • Supervises the prioritization and coordination of the work of others.
  • Ensures annual audit plans are developed and audit activities are completed according to plan across sites.
  • Monitors resources and budget for audits.
  • Identifies new contract auditors, oversees the establishment of agreements and ensures all commitments are met by contract auditors.
  • Responsible for the oversight of SOP evaluation and implementation.
  • Keeps a watch toward changes in industry/regulatory environment that would necessitate future changes and proactively initiates discussions so the company is prepared to respond to such changes.
  • Contributes to or leads intra- or interdepartmental teams of a strategic nature such as: defining the direction of the Company in response to industry or regulatory initiatives, implementing company-wide Quality Management or computer systems.
  • May lead management of regulatory agency inspections and coordination of responses to any regulatory agency findings.
  • Anticipates training requirements based on business needs and evolving regulatory expectations.
  • May act as a change agent on projects which have strategic impact on the organization.
  • Acts as a role model for change by demonstrating commitment to changes.
  • Considers a number of factors in planning, anticipating and prioritizing work to meet tight timelines.
  • Assists in developing strategic plans for business areas that contribute to organizational goals.
  • Contributes to establishing compliance quality standards.
  • Checks perspective of others and adapts communication approach accordingly.
  • Builds positive support for compliance positions outside of formal meetings.
  • Determines most efficient and appropriate method of communication in a variety of situations.
  • Understands impact of decisions and actions on business and consults with appropriate colleagues and management.
  • Promotes and maintains productive working relationships.
  • Mentors others in establishing good working relationships.
  • Addresses sensitive issues in an objective manner.
  • Must have a highly developed knowledge of regulatory requirements for assigned projects.
  • Is recognized as a knowledgeable resource within the department and in supported departments on a range of topics and is someone whose opinion is sought as a regulatory compliance resource.
  • Understands current global and regional trends in regulatory compliance and has the ability to assess the impact of these requirements to the business.

Specific Education & Experience Requirements:

  • 12+ years of relevant experience and a BS.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience and an MS.
  • Relevant work experience consists of working in a pharmaceutical quality control, quality assurance, information technology, or compliance environment.

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