R&D Quality and Medical Governance (Q&MG) is seeking an Associate Director, Vendor Quality Management (VQM) to join our high-performing team that supports Clinical Development & Post Marketing programs at Gilead. In this role you will be responsible for providing quality advice, direction, and leadership for quality and compliance oversight of GxP vendors. You will partner closely with business functions in applying a risk-based approach to key vendor activities which include vendor qualification/requalification, issue escalation and governance. You will work closely with external quality groups to ensure vendor commitments & services meet Gilead standards and comply with regulations.
You will act as the R&D Quality Business Partner to assigned groups, such as Gilead R&D functions and vendors supporting Gilead R&D. You will provide strategic, expert advice and consultation on R&D quality, risk and continuous improvement with impact across cross-functional Good Practices (GxP). You will educate assigned groups on Gilead quality policy and procedural standards, GxP regulations and other requirements.
You will provide expert advice on GxP risk minimization and mitigation. You will help business and vendor partners understand potential impacts of risk and alternatives to best address risk. You will also provide leadership support in escalating quality risks or issues. You will participate in and/or lead Quality forums, cross-functional teams and/or projects. You will act as the central point of contact for QMS-related communications to assigned groups; consolidating and channeling just-in-time information and resources to assist assigned groups. You will collaborate with other R&D Quality and Medical Governance groups to ensure just-in-time support and resources to assigned groups, including data integrity and analytics, training, audit, inspection, risk assessment and deviation/CAPA management support. You may represent Gilead in regulatory inspections. Where applicable, you will play a lead Quality role in R&D vendor qualification, selection, on-boarding, relationship management and governance.
Our VQM group within Q&MG needs someone with strong leadership skills, expert knowledge of the regulations governing drug development as well as deep vendor compliance & oversight experience. This role will focus on vendor oversight activities, is highly visible, requires strong relationship building skills and the ability to influence and negotiate with cross-functional stakeholders. Professionalism and the ability to represent Gilead’s reputation externally is critically important. An understanding of Quality Risk Management (QRM) principles, Pharmacovigilance experience, as well as a track record of leading process improvement projects is desirable.
You will be a part of an expert global Quality team that strives to be a trusted business partner and promotes a culture of Quality in all we do.