Sr. Director, Clinical Strategy and Planning - Oncology
Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence Posted Date: Jun 24 2021 Do you want to be part of a highly regarded and rapidly growing Oncology R&D team focused on improving the lives of cancer patients? If so, the Sr. Director, Clinical Strategy and Planning - Oncology -is an excellent opportunity to explore. GSK is expanding the Oncology Clinical Development organization and we are seeking experienced professionals to join our exciting journey. We develop life-changing oncology therapies with a focus in four areas of cancer research: Immuno-Oncology, Epigenetics, Cell and Gene Therapy and Synthetic Lethality. For more information on these areas of focus, read GSK's Oncology Transformation at a Glance. As Sr. Director, Clinical Strategy and Planning - Oncology, you will work with cross-portfolio departmental leadership to drive strategic planning and support portfolio delivery. You will take a leadership role in the ongoing review/refining of the core strategic imperatives for our organization, ensuring that they accurately reflect our priorities and areas of focus. You will be relied upon to support corporate business objectives and contribute to continuous improvement within Oncology Clinical Development and across the broader organization. As a leader within the Oncology Clinical Development Team, you will use your skills and expertise to motivate the teams toward strategic and executional excellence and mentor/support the development of our internal talent. Working in a fast-paced and rapidly evolving Oncology environment, the Sr. Director, Clinical Strategy and Planning will be a core member of the Oncology Clinical Development Leadership Team and will drive business initiatives to support the team in anticipating and planning for pipeline growth and evolving external trends. The Sr. Director, Clinical Strategy and Planning will also work closely and partner with the Clinical Development VPs for the four mechanistic platforms as well as the Disease Area Strategy (DAS) Lead to generate, deliver, and communicate a high-quality clinical portfolio/platform strategy or disease area strategic plan supporting GSK's Oncology R&D objectives and vision. Key elements of the role include: At a portfolio level, lead the clinical team to identify and refine strategic imperatives to deliver on innovation and support the Oncology Vision. Drive innovation in clinical strategy and execution through creative solutions and a flexible mindset while maintaining disciplined project planning and tracking practices Develop the Oncology Clinical Development Business Plan to highlight organizational vision, strategic imperatives and deliverables. Contribute to resource allocation decisions in support of key strategic priorities. Support the development and implementation of strategies to establish clinical capabilities (tools, processes, ways of working, people) to enable Oncology Clinical Development to effectively and productively deliver differentiated medicines of value through the GSK R&D pipeline. Responsible for integrating clinical development objectives with global considerations into strategic business decisions. Contributes to clinical governance standards across all clinical development projects. Maintain awareness of business or therapeutic/disease area trends Contribute to standardization efforts to support a unified approach to Oncology Drug Development in the clinic. Oversee the tracking of key deliverables. As needed and appropriate, with clear go/no go decision points and associated milestones including critical path and sub-functional plans. Support external vendor selection process (for strategic topics, workshops etc.) as needed and work closely with potential vendor(s) on project work to support timely delivery of (vendor) tasks/action items. Proactively identifies and escalates business issues and considers options to manage implications and risks to ongoing and future projects. Monitors progress against approved plans, noting deviations and suggesting corrective actions Liaise with other functional groups to identify business initiatives with potential to have an impact on or synergy with an Oncology Clinical Development project or deliverable Ensures DAS source systems reflect the current DAS plan assumptions to enable integrated planning across the organization and tracks performance against baseline and current plan Assists in preparing strategic scenario analyses Provides planning and project management support for key clinical portfolio strategic priorities Manages business initiatives and/or working group-level team meetings Identifies resource requirements and suggests ways to fill gaps within matrix teams or resourcing gaps to support external (vendor) support. Integrates compliance requirements into team operations Takes action to maintain effective dynamics and creating optimal team performance Participates in process improvement initiatives and brings in external perspective and industry standard practice Performs project data analyses for business initiatives as needed Conducts periodic health checks to ensure project progression and helps the teams to remove barriers Build cross-functional partnerships to support Oncology Clinical Development. Why you? Qualifications: We are seeking a professional with the following qualifications and skills to achieve our goals: Advanced degree in scientific and/or business discipline (MSc and/or MBA required); MBA in combination with scientific degree preferred At least 15 years pharmaceutical or relevant experience required, with10+ years in Oncology and 8-12 years of clinical project management/leadership experience Direct experience in biopharmaceutical Program Planning is preferred. Strong experience with Planisware and/or MSProject Ability to effectively manage multiple projects with competing priorities. Track record of project delivery in strategy development, change management, process improvement and people management / development. Highly effective influencing and negotiations skills in challenging, ambiguous and/or changing environments. Cross-functional medicine development knowledge and strong business acumen (business development experience preferred) Deep understanding of the regulatory requirements related to global drug development. Demonstrated track record of quality decision making and creative problem resolution in critical situations, based on assessment of all relevant supporting and conflicting information/factors and understanding of the wider context. Ability to adjust behaviors and priorities based on changing environment and dynamics. In-depth knowledge of GCP (Good Clinical Practice), ICH (International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use), FDA, EMEA, NICE and other relevant guidelines and regulations Broad experience in the principles and techniques of data analysis, interpretation and clinical relevance (e.g., ISS, ISE, competitor data, etc.) Highly effective communication skills; able to present complex data, design, strategy to groups at all levels of the organization. Ability to engage in, and contribute to, Oncology Clinical Development Culture and broad GSK environment with confidence, impact, integrity and professionalism. 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, rigor and risk Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution. Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation. Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally. Leadership (expertise, self-awareness, high performance behaviors and ability to execute the assigned role) in a matrix and line environment Managing individual and team performance. Implementing change initiatives and leading change. Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally. 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