Project Manager

Glaxosmithkline Rockville , MD 20850

Posted 4 months ago

Your Responsibilities:

The Project Managers are responsible for development and management of project plans that result in integrated delivery of a cross functional project at or above the established quality, timeline and budget expectations in partnership with the appropriate Project Lead.

The Project Manager will ensure appropriate initiation, planning and tracking of timelines, budget, resources, risks and scope, recommending alternative strategies to keep the project within thresholds or ensuring escalation to appropriate program manager, project team and governing bodies if necessary.


The Project Manager will develop true partnerships with the Project Leader by doing the following:

  • Planning and coordinating, in partnership with Project Lead, Project Team meetings (PT meeting minutes & presentations, agendas, action items)

  • Developing and maintaining a Discovery Project/Vaccine Development plan in Planisware according to Business Rules.

  • Identifying Project Team stakeholders and planning PT communication. Ensuring relevant and timely communication around projects to relevant stakeholders and reporting on PT performance (contributing to existing dashboards/monthly reports)

  • Contributing to Full Project Costing budget forecast (including Ring fencing of resources with appropriate functions, impact assessment on resource for external collaborations). Supporting resources prioritization at portfolio level

  • Leading or assisting in progress meetings, engaging stakeholders to ensure alignment and clarity when needed

  • Ensuring proper knowledge management: teamsite, easydoc, following agreed document storage and sharing strategy

  • Supporting Project Team in governing bodies meeting preparation according to existing RACI. Providing data for regular program/portfolio reviews

  • Developing and updating required budgets and resources for execution of project in line with Program Strategy, ensure resource planning across all departments to deliver project plan

  • Proactively identifying deviations from schedule/ budget and any other issues, evaluating options and implementing optimal solutions within a defined timeframe through appropriate interactions with Project Team members and departmental PMs

  • Ensuring identification of project risks and creation of risk register for the project with Project Team, managing the register on an on-going basis

Why You?Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelors & 5+ y of Project Management experience. Strong scientific background and understanding of the pharmaceutical drug development

  • Proven expertise in key project management functions such as project planning and management, risk & issue management, stakeholder management, communication planning and change management

  • Analytical, logical thought process with strong information organization/management skills.

  • Understanding of project management software.

  • Effective time management, ability to clearly identify priorities and manage multiple tasks.

  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, communication skills.

This position will support relocation within the United States

Preferred qualifications:

  • Masters degree/PhD in Science, PMP certification preferable

Why GSK?:

In September 2015, GSK established a new global centre for vaccines research and development (R&D) in Rockville, Maryland. The site is one of three global vaccines R&D centres for GSK, complementing the company's existing global R&D centres in Rixensart, Belgium and in Siena, Italy.

The new US vaccines R&D centre will expand GSK's efforts to discover and develop novel vaccines across a range of pressing public health threats, including those relevant to the US. It will consolidate vaccines R&D activities currently conducted at other GSK sites including in Philadelphia, PA and Cambridge, MA, into one centralised location. Key late stage development programmes, as well as vaccine discovery and new platform technology development will be led from Rockville.

Our Vaccines business has a broad portfolio and innovative pipeline of vaccines to protect people of all ages. We deliver over two million vaccine doses per day to people living in over 160 countries. The vaccines in our portfolio have been helping to protect people from serious disease for well over 100 years, with our Marietta (US) site dedicated to smallpox vaccine production since 1882. Today, our vaccines continue to tackle some of the world's most devastating diseases, including pneumococcal disease, meningitis, hepatitis, rotavirus, whooping cough and influenza. Our Vaccines business has a portfolio of more than 40 vaccines for every stage of life, helping to protect people against 22 diseases. We have a pipeline of 14 candidate vaccines in development. One third of our vaccines in development target diseases particularly prevalent in the developing world, including all three WHO infectious disease priorities: HIV, malaria and TB. Our other vaccines in development include vaccines for the treatment of COPD and prevention of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). In October 2017, our shingles vaccine, Shingrix, received regulatory approval in Canada and the US.

GSK has a 150-year legacy of helping to transform the health, lives and futures of millions of people around the world. We're a science-led healthcare company with more than 100,000 people working in 115 countries. Each year we produce around 4 billion packs of medicine, nearly 900 million doses of vaccine and more than 18 billion packs of consumer healthcare products. Our focus of helping people do more, feel better and live longer is at the center of all that we aim to do.

At GSK, our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Our three world-leading businesses research and deliver innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We need a talented and motivated workforce to deliver against our strategy. To achieve this, we strive to attract the best people and to create an environment that empowers and inspires.

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