Want to use your skills to significantly improve the daily lives of scientists and employees across R&D so they can help patients? Want to be part of high performing teams containing world class talent? Do you have a passion for developing innovative, cutting-edge processes and strategies to scientific and operational problems? Then this could be the role for you . . .
The Data CoE has been in existence for over 3 years with the mission to improve R&D decision making through the better use of its data. The group has concentrated on start-up fundamentals including Infrastructure build, Platform delivery, team set-up and early value delivery through use cases. The focus now is driving implementation so we can maximise the effective use of new tools and the available data by users across all of R&D from those reporting the data, those conducting data discovery through to experts in data and computational science. This will require individuals with leadership qualities, an appreciation of the value of data and the ability to drive the embedding of new ways of working. If think you have what it takes then read on further about this fantastic opportunity.
Click below to learn why data is so important to GSK, from our CDO, Mark Ramsey.
The Opportunity ...
The Process & Strategy team, with the Data CoE, is focused on defining, developing, and implementing both internal and external processes and strategies to drive the re-use of data in the drug discovery process.
We're looking for a strategically focused expert to guide how we (internally) operate and (externally) deliver analytics platform projects. You'll need a proven track record in demonstrating business process change and strategy development within the technology and data space. You'll also be capable of driving the creation of methodologies, formalising operating models, and developing long-term business strategies. This role will interface with various roles within Tech and R&D, so it's important that you're able to effectively influence senior leaders.
Key Responsibilities ...
Drive the development of future strategies and plans for the Data CoE, working directly with the leadership team to brainstorm, document, and operationalize.
Partner with internal and external teams to help frame process challenges, conduct in-context research, help to design process improvements, and facilitate collaborative workshops
Establish KPIs to measure performances against and determine the effectiveness of implemented strategies and identify areas for strategic improvement
Drive process improvements and consistency across the Data CoE to ensure efficient and effective delivery of Data CoE initiatives
Provide process critical insights, ensuring cross functional alignment of goals and teams, to drive key focus areas within the Data CoE forward
Provide short and long-term strategic recommendations to the Leadership Team within the Data CoE that are meant to develop and capitalize business opportunities.
Create the Data CoE vision, culture, and performance standards as well as overseeing its adoption in all levels of the department
Leverage design thinking for practical, creative resolution of challenges faced by the Data CoE
Be willing to be a player/coach. Although, part of a large organization we are a small team and we strongly believe in rolling our sleeves up
Be a proactive participant for driving cultural change by challenging the norm and pushing the team to forget the easy route and go after the impossible.
Our Commitment ...
At GSK we are all inspired by the difference we make and challenge ourselves every day to improve the lives of patients and consumers. That's why we have created an environment where everyone feels valued, is able to develop, contribute to our mission and be proud of what we achieve.
To support you in achieving your role and career ambitions you'll be given the opportunity to:
Play an important role in delivering our mission
Be an essential part of a diverse, global team
Develop others as part of your own professional growth
We look forward to receiving your application !
Closing date for applications: 14th Sept 2018
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Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.
Why You?Basic qualifications:
BA in business or strategy
10-15 years of relevant and practical experience in corporate strategy, process management, and leading teams
Able to understand various process structures and common methods in process transformation
Strong analytical and quantitative problem-solving ability
Experience managing high performing teams
Experience working with Life Sciences Research & Development (i.e., Gene, Assay, Clinical, Real World Evidence, Product, Portfolio)
Working knowledge and experience with common data analytics software (Tableau, Spotfire, ZoomData, etc.)
Working knowledge and experience with Hadoop and relational databases
GSK is a science-led global healthcare company. We research and develop a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. We have a significant global presence with commercial operations in more than 150 countries, a network of 89 manufacturing sites, and large R&D centres in the UK, USA, Belgium and China.
At GSK we are leaders in what we do - our pharmaceuticals business is made up of innovative and established medicines and holds leading positions in respiratory disease and HIV, in 2015 we distributed more than 690 million doses of vaccines to over 150 countries, and our Consumer Healthcare group has a portfolio of some of the world's most trusted and best selling brands. As a company our mission is to help people do more, feel better, live longer.
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