Project Manager - Pharmaceutical R&D
GSK is seeking a pharmaceutical R&D project manager to provide professional project management support to ensure CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls) and Non-Clinical project plans are designed and executed on behalf of project teams in line with planned time, cost and quality. This role will guide small molecule, biologics, and cell and gene therapy teams through the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and control, and close out phases of the project, using the agreed GSK standard of excellence in project management curriculum.
- Creates, monitors, and controls accurate and integrated project plans and budgets for complex and/or high priority assets in the pharmaceutical development portfolio.
- Works effectively with other project managers at the interface of clinical and cross-functional plans.
- Leads the preparation of technical schedule, resource, cost, and risk elements for governance documents.
- Ensures efficient, timely, and cost-effective delivery of project milestones through effective planning and the identification of issues and opportunities in the project plans.
- Conducts periodic health checks of the project plans to ensure quality of planning and control.
- Demonstrates mastery of project and resource (internal and external) related information and systems.
- Establishes credibility and forms partnerships with key stakeholders and is responsive to their queries.
- Possesses a critical mindset, identifies ways to improve processes, and is comfortable challenging status quo.
- Ensures that a risk management plan is active and that it is routinely discussed in the project matrix team.
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
- Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, engineering or a related field
- 5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in technical CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls) or non-clinical safety/disposition.
- 2 years of project management experience
- Experience leading or managing projects in a matrix context
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
- PMP or PRINCE2 certification
At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Health, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we’re making the biggest changes we’ve made to our business in over 20 years. We’re on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022: New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and genetics science; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands.
With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent and technology to get ahead of disease together – all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; and as a new GSK where outstanding people thrive.
Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culture that is ambitious for patients – so we deliver what matters better and faster; accountable for impact – with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; and where we do the right thing. So, if you’re ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at this exciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead 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. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.
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