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Programme Director The Statistics and Data Science Innovation Hub (Fixed Term for 12 Months)

Amsterdam, Netherlands; London, United Kingdom; Wavre, Belgium; Siena, Italy; Collegeville, United States

Job description

Site Name: UK – London – New Oxford Street, Amsterdam, Belgium-Wavre, Siena, USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence
Posted Date: Jul 5 2024

GSK has an inspiring ambition: by uniting science, technology and talent we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people over the next ten years. We will get ahead of disease together with our R&D approach of focusing on the science of the immune system, human genetics and advanced technologies, such as functional genomics and AI/ML.

Job Purpose:

Fixed Term for 12 months.

The Statistics and Data Science Innovation Hub (SDSIH) department is a group of expert technical statisticians and data scientists developing cutting edge statistical methodologies and consulting on the application of advanced techniques to expedite delivery of our portfolio. Our team is accountable for several high priority projects, spanning Development aimed at accelerating our portfolio and driving new paradigms through data-enabled disruption of our clinical drug development model.

The Program Director will be accountable for overseeing and managing a select portfolio of transformative projects. The priority focus will be on cross-enterprise projects but may also include selected other projects led by SDSIH senior leaders, according to project priorities and capacity.

The role will orchestrate and expedite project delivery within scope, budget and agreed schedule to realise organisational outcomes and benefits. As part of this they will need to be adept at implementing and operating strong project governance and associated project management controls and processes.

This role involves close collaboration with senior leaders and will be required to collaborate with other project and change managers across R&D.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide hands-on portfolio and project management support for priority SDSIH-led projects to ensure successful and expedited delivery of key projects.

  • Assist SDSIH leadership in developing and communicating the program’s overall vision and direction.

  • Oversee relationships with accountable senior leaders and collaborate with other project and change managers to ensure cohesive delivery.

  • Develop and maintain comprehensive portfolio and project plans, including scope, objectives, deliverables, timelines, resources, and budgets.

  • Effectively track and report project progress, risks, issues, and KPIs/benefits. Proactively manage project team delivery/inputs and stakeholder expectations, ensuring ongoing alignment on project scope/objectives and outcomes/benefits.

  • Proactively identify and assess risks, dependencies, and issues. Facilitate the development and tracking of effective mitigation plans to minimize impacts on project delivery/success.

  • Monitor resource capacity/requirements, identifying necessary adjustments for efficient delivery. Integrate plans with SDSIH’s Jira-based project & capacity overview approach.

  • Manage contracts with vendors and suppliers

  • Oversee the development of project documentation/information and storage, leveraging digital tools for efficiency (e.g. Jira, MS SharePoint/Teams).

  • Operate effective quality management processes to ensure that project deliverables meet the necessary quality standards and success criteria. Conduct/facilitate periodic project reviews / health checks to assess project performance and compliance and manage corrective actions and continuous improvement initiatives to optimize project processes and outcomes.

  • Manage controlled project closure and transition to BAU.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, Organizational Development, or a related field.

  • Strong experience in project management roles. Played a key role in providing project management support to the delivery of complex technical programs which have delivered tangible business value.

  • Experience working across organisational boundaries in global companies (via industry or consulting roles).

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and engage stakeholders at all levels.

  • Experience working on a breadth of types of digital/tech transformation projects with experience in statistical, data science, AI environment in particular

  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective project management support within project delivery teams in a matrix management environment to drive well-coordinated and high-quality work.

  • Experience and knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Experience in delivering data-related transformation projects.

  • Experience with use of Jira and agile methodology.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PPM certification such as PMP, MSP, PRINCE2 etc., preferred

  • Advanced degree

  • Statistical degree


Why GSK?

Uniting science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together.

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organisation where people can thrive. We prevent and treat disease with vaccines, specialty and general medicines. We focus on the science of the immune system and the use of new platform and data technologies, investing in four core therapeutic areas (infectious diseases, HIV, respiratory/ immunology and oncology).

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a place where people feel inspired, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves – feeling welcome, valued, and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing. So, if you share our ambition, join us at this exciting moment in our journey to get Ahead Together.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to neurodiversity, race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

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