Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI and ML) Operations Director

Site Name: UK - Hertfordshire - Stevenage, UK - London - Brentford, USA - California - San Francisco, USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence Posted Date: Jun 21 2021 At GSK we see a world in which advanced applications of Machine Learning and AI will allow us to develop transformational medicines using the power of genetics, functional genomics and machine learning. AI will also play a role in how we diagnose and use medicines to enable everyone to do more feel better and live longer. It is an ambitious vision that will require the development of products at the cutting edge of Machine Learning and AI. The AI and ML Operations Director is a key role within the R&D Operations organization - supporting the SVP of AI and ML. The R&D Operations function is a centralized team, with expertise in assimilating organization strategy and resource and policy into a highly efficient operation model. We bring: FOCUS: Utilizing our drive, experience and expertise to deliver what is most critical to R&D's success - moving with pace to progress the best opportunities, simplifying and prioritizing high value activities. EFFICIENCY: Leveraging hard data to confront whatever gets in the way of R&D performing as effectively as possible collaborating with the best external innovation and specialist support where that makes sense. HEALTHY TENSION: Being bold about asking important questions, even if difficult, identify transformational ways of operating through novel thinking. Realizing our ambition requires a unique blend of professional skills and expert capabilities, as well as the aptitude to learn or source new ones whenever the need arises. Job Purpose We are seeking to grow our team with a brilliant, diverse and flexible contributor who understands how AI and ML can be applied to support our R&D strategy and has a successful track record of driving the execution of business's strategy and operational plan. This is an exciting role that will allow you to work in an environment that is fast moving and support a team that is transforming drug discovery and development. Overall responsibilities will include driving the implementation and monitoring of the department strategy and operational plans, organizing and enabling the maximum effectiveness of the aligned leadership team and translating the team's strategic direction into a simple, effective communication plan. In addition, the Operations Director will provide expertise in operational excellence, providing a standardized approach to applying GSK policy, process and enterprise support services to enable the aligned department and focus their efforts on high value drug discovery and development activities. Key Responsibilities: Translates team thinking into a sound and effective strategy - business and communication plan. Partners with aligned Chief of Staff and Operation Lead to respond to emerging cross-enterprise requests and mandates. Aligns activities across R&D groups where synergies enable increased efficiency to deliver department objectives. Supports the LT to build meaningful yearly SMART objectives with aligned measurements and tracking aligned to both RDLT and Operation goals. Utilizes position in Strategy Portfolio and Operations (SPO) to leverage enterprise thinking and leverage solutions with broad impact. Partners with Finance, Human Resources (HR), Strategy, Portfolio and Operations (SPO) to generate resource management analyses to enable LT's to determine if highest priority R&D programs are adequately resourced. Actively plans and participates at Leadership Team meetings to ensure delivery of strategic and operational line needs. Partners with leadership team to develop and facilitate the execution of the team's culture and engagement plan. When applicable, partners with quality and risk professionals to help translate GSK policy and facilitate risk identification to maintain a quality culture. Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence or Bioinformatics with job-related biopharm experience. Experience influencing, communicating and negotiating with all levels of management across functional and business unit boundaries Experience working in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment. Experience working with a line or matrix team driving scientific and business performance. Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Demonstrable experience aligning, driving and implementing business strategies. Strong written and verbal communicator. Ability to navigate ambiguity to drive towards clarity. History of working successfully independently while understanding who / when / how to engage others to drive business outcomes. Demonstrable success working in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment. Why GSK? Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities: Agile and distributed decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk Managing individual and team performance. Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution. Implementing change initiatives and leading change. Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams. Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally. Developing people and building a talent pipeline. Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation. 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