Director, EP&S (Established Products & Support) Research Solutions, Open to flexible working

2 days left

Location
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
13 Mar 2019
Closes
24 Mar 2019
Ref
WD201519
Contract Type
Permanent

Now is an exciting time to join the R&D Tech organisation and drive a step change in technology strategy and delivery. The role is focused on simplifying the user experience, through deep understanding of end users workflows and use of technology, statistical analysis of user support incidents and requests to eliminate incidents in the future, introduction of modern ways of providing support (click to chat), and systemic decommissioning and archiving of 300+ applications and components that are aligned with Research Solutions

You will also provide targeted DevOps for established products that are sunset (minimal new features and releases), and finding optimal model to deliver efficiently. In addition, this includes strategic roadmaps for all applications, including simplification targets in line with commitments to R&D. Targeted modernisation of applications and support processes. Encouraging a culture of innovation to simplify throughout the team.

  • Oversees end to end support of over 300+ applications in production which support R&D business functions, across Discovery, CMC, Pre-Clinical, for the Established Products in the Research Solutions area. Including the oversight and management of some enhancements to platforms from Component Currency and some new feature development.
  • Identify opportunities for the modernisation of the support experience for the benefit of R&D scientists.
  • Analyse production support incidents and requests through statistical analysis, find actions to eliminate incidents and requests and implement year over year improvements in productivity and speed.
  • Manage opportunities for targeted DevOps for Established Products, with fixed budget constraint focusing on IT security, stability, and reliability to contribute to year over year savings for the Research Solutions.
  • Responsible for disaster recovery planning, testing, and continuity across all applications on premise and also ensuring oversight for those running in the cloud, for applications in the Research solutions space. Including supporting the simplification and modernisation of disaster recovery that increases efficiency and decreases costs.
  • Responsible for the standard support process and tools across all of R&D, including management of a contemporaneous configuration management system, release management and handover to production, and standard processes for application access, incident, request, and change management ensuring audit readiness. Looking for simplification of approaches and tools that also contribute to year on year savings for financials and resource effort.
  • Participate in evaluations across R&D technology platform, including those related to data privacy or triggered from underlying infrastructure upgrades (windows 10, server upgrades or patches, new security technology, network changes, etc.) for the applications in Research Solutions.
  • Responsible for supporting the decommissioning of application for the Established Products in the Research Solutions, including the archive of application data.
  • And further contribution to the delivery of elements of the Established Products strategy.

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, 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 will receive a competitive salary and you'll be given the opportunity to:

  • Play an important role in delivering our mission
  • Be an essential part of diverse, global team
  • Develop others as part of your own professional growth

Interested in Joining the Team?

During the course of your application you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process.

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When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the on-line application to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above.
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Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.
Closing Date: 24th March 2019

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Why You?

Basic qualifications:

  • Demonstrated credibility with Tech and R&D leaders at an executive level
  • Experience in delivering IT for fortune 100 for mission critical tech at a fortune 100 company, including experience with ITIL
  • Experience with cloud platforms, both IaaS and PaaS and SaaS
  • Experience with GxP and regulatory audits
  • Strong facilitation, communication, and interpersonal skills, ability to influence sr. leadership and decision making using data, market evidence
  • Relentless for delivering business outcomes and value and simplification with a passion for science and advancing medicines to patients
  • A thought leader with external/industry presence
  • A strong knowledge and experience of multiple areas across Research.
  • Bachelors - Computer Science or Engineering/Science or relevant experience

Preferred qualifications:

  • Masters, MBA

Why GSK?:

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 centre of all that we aim to do.

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