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Director Leadership and Organizational Development

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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Job Description

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where employees make a difference, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting millions of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

We have the following exciting opportunity in our Foster City location:

Director Leadership and Organizational Development   

This candidate will demonstrate the ability to help mature and evolve the Leadership Development practice across domestic and international sites.  This role will help architect a forward-looking leadership culture as well as serve as a culture change advocate.  In addition, a candidate will demonstrate the ability to partner with other Talent, Development and Inclusion peers, HR Business Partners, as well as business leaders to continue Gilead’s evolution to an “integrated talent development and inclusion” function.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:

  • Co-lead the design, develop and delivery of innovative, corporate-wide Leadership Development solutions.
  • Performs needs analysis and identifies gaps across the organization.
  • In partnership with the lead HRBP, works directly with Global Commercial Organization to design and execute organizational interventions including team development, strategy, and change.
  • Partners with Inclusion & Diversity, Talent Management, Coaching & Mentoring, and L&D Operations practice areas to determine and execute integration points.
  • Conducts research on best and next practices in Leadership Development.
  • May select, manage, develop and evaluate vendors or consultants to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
  • Manages follow-up to determine applicability and tangible success of Leadership Development solutions.

A strong consultant with demonstrated ability to understand leadership development needs and turn that analysis into actionable, innovative solutions. Fundamental understanding of business strategy and how to link HR initiatives to business initiatives. A proven track record of creating and implementing leadership development solutions that make a difference. Personal attributes include; excellent communication skills, highly competent presenter, able to gain credibility, engender trust and influence all levels, strong partnering skills, bias for action and tangible results.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • At least 12+ years of experience in HR consulting and/or a Fortune 500 company a must.
  • Minimum of 5 years leadership development experience
  • Significant breadth of knowledge of commonly used organizational development concepts, practices, and procedures. 
  • Possess sophisticated negotiating, influencing, project management and consulting skills.
  • Previous experience as a HR business partner or in a HR Center of Excellence a plus.
  • The ability to follow assignments through to completion with a bias towards action and execution.
  • Master's in organizational development/psychology or a related discipline is preferred.

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