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Director Leadership and Organizational Development

Foster City, CA, USA | Major Biopharmaceuticals Company

  • Industry:
    Pharmaceutical / Biotech
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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Job Description

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 Chief Patient Officer (CPO) organization (includes AOEM, Medical Affairs, Government Affairs, and Public Affairs) 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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