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Associate Director
Quality Engineering Operational Excellence
Posted on 11/21/2022
San Carlos, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Data Science
  • Demonstrates expertise in Quality Engineering principles, concepts, industry practices, and standards
  • Demonstrates expertise in Lean Six Sigma, Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) methodology, performance measures, and quality improvement
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively interact with all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of Risk Management tools (e.g., Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and / or Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA))
  • Understands and can apply Data Science/Advanced Analytics in solving problems
  • Certification by ASQ (Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Quality Engineer, and Certified Quality Manager) or other industry-recognized professional organizations
  • 10+years of relevant experience and a Bachelor's degree in science or related fields. OR 8+ years of relevant experience and an advanced science degree such as MS, MD, PharmD, PhD or an advanced business degree such as an MBA
  • Deep knowledge and experience in quality assurance in a highly regulated manufacturing environment
  • Prior people management experience
  • Leads DMAIC projects and facilitates workshops throughout the continuous improvement lifecycle, from ideation to change sustainment
  • Monitors overall quality engineering project portfolio, provides mid-range planning, and communicates project outcomes
  • Facilitates Analytics/Metrics Programs and provides consultation on leading indicators
  • Designs and delivers Lean Six Sigma classes and mentors Yellow/Green Belt candidates
  • Provides data analysis for key insights in decision making
  • Manages and provides guidance to team members, including organizing and prioritizing group tasks, performing training, and managing performance
  • Maintains Quality Engineering programs, policies, processes, procedures and controls ensuring that performance and quality of products conform to established standards and agency guidelines
  • Analyzes, revises and develops internal procedures and systems required to ensure GMP compliance
  • Manages complex processes across functions and interacts effectively with the other team members to ensure product meets regulatory, performance, and cost requirements
Gilead Sciences

10,001+ employees

Critical disease biopharmaceutical development
Company Overview
Gilead’s mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative therapeutics for people with life-threatening diseases. The company is committed to creating a healthier world for everyone through their research, development of forward medicines, and clinical trials.
  • Paid family time off and paid parental time off
  • Generous 401(k) contribution matching
  • Comprehensive medical plans that cover both physical and mental healthcare
  • Global Wellbeing Reimbursement
  • Time Off
  • Global Volunteer Day
  • Giving Together Program
  • Employee Support Programs
  • Flexible Work Options
Company Core Values
  • Integrity: Doing What’s Right
  • Inclusion: Encouraging Diversity
  • Teamwork: Working Together
  • Accountability: Taking Personal Responsibility
  • Excellence: Being Your Best