Administrative Coordinator, Program Strategy Leadership
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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Position Overview:

We are seeking an experienced, highly organized, and proactive senior administrative professional to provide administrative support to the Vice President of Program Strategy Leadership and direct leadership team. The position will be based in Foster City, CA and will have a high level of visibility in the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform a wide variety of activities including handling complex projects/events requiring the gathering, reviewing, and analysis of data impacting a major portion of the organization
  • Serve as a primary resource for data and information to the department
  • Recommend, interpret, and/or implement company and internal administrative policies and procedures
  • Serve as a Lead Administrative Coordinator in the department and coaches/guides/advises other administrative professionals
  • Interfaces with senior level external parties to provide information and answer queries
  • Interfaces with a very broad range of internal management and staff while meeting a wide range of administrative needs
  • Attend meetings and accurately takes minutes, capturing the essence of the discussion and notes actions items for follow-up
  • Perform routine activities such as word processing, answering calls, creating PowerPoint presentations, and assembling reports
  • May design/revise processes to enhance workflow, which includes the use of software to generate reports, statistics, timelines, correspondence and presentations
  • Prioritize workload involving multiple large projects/timelines. Such projects may include coordinating or leading the implementation of new and/or revised software applications/databases including interfacing with vendors, ensuring user training, etc. with minimal guidance.
  • Schedule candidate interviews and arrange hotel and travel accommodations ensuring a positive candidate experience in partnership with Talent Acquisition
  • Anticipate and successfully arranges for needed resources to meet timelines
  • Use advanced level software programs such as MS Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint to create graphs, charts, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • Under manager’s direction, creates draft reports, documents, presentations and templates using raw data
  • Understand the goals and objectives of the entire department and contributes to the attainment of those G&O’s. Keeps the bigger picture in mind and influences workflows accordingly
  • Coordinate large events which includes the planning, organizing and implementation of several event activities
  • Liaise with guests and speakers to assess needs and coordinates, as needed, such activities as travel, hotel, expense reports and tools and materials for presentations
  • May coordinate the preparation of annual budget, reviews monthly budget, reviews and researches variances
  • May coordinate group lease cars requirements and activities (at International Locations)
  • Assist with facilities space planning or office set-up. May screen and prioritize manager’s mail and email
  • Assist in the orientation and onboarding of new administrative assistants and other staff
  • Ongoing, acts as a resource to other administrative assistants and is cross-trained to cover for another administrative assistant if he/she is out of the office for an extended period

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated effective verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality with sensitive information
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of administrative and office policies and procedures
  • Must possess good proofreading and editing skills of technical documents
  • Ability to review the work of lower level administrative assistants
  • Demonstrated high level of proficiency with MS Office Suite, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Works under minimal supervision; proactive and anticipates future department needs and prepares accordingly
  • Demonstrates sound judgment
  • High initiative/history of proactively identifying and proposing ways to streamlines processes to increase efficiency

Specific Education and Experience Requirements

  • Requires a minimum of a high school diploma plus 3+ years senior administrative experience supporting executive(s)
  • Associates Degree or higher preferred

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