Senior Project Manager, MA&D, open to flexible working

Brentford, Stevenage
04 Sep 2020
18 Sep 2020
Contract Type

Does leading, coaching and motivating a team in lab facilities to drive business and improve and promote quality excite you? If so, this could be the perfect fit for your career.

As General Project Manager you will design and implement new lab facilities according to business needs and design and implement technical projects to improve reliability of lab facilities. You will also coordinate and give expertise for the qualification of new equipment by collaborating with site management.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Manage, coach and develop the asset, commissioning & validation team in charge of the installation and validation of new equipment
  • Foster motivation and development of the whole staff through adequate performance management, feed-back, coaching, training and communication
  • Organise the collection of user needs and the interface between users and engineering services in all steps of the project for new facilities/building projects or upgrades
  • Drive infrastructure and technical projects
  • Support the vision and deploy the strategy for lab infrastructure to ensure both short- and long-term needs in agreement with the business and top management,
  • Propose and challenge validation strategy in collaboration with QA and business considering regulated versus non-regulated environments specificities
  • Support and give ad hoc expertise for validation of equipment
  • Create the climate for continuous improvement way of working and optimise processes with the most appropriate solution considering quality, cost and business needs
  • Work across boundaries to ensure and optimise interface business partners
  • Ensure compliance with QA and EHS requirements

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience, R&D, or Quality Control/Assurance

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Bachelor's Degree in an engineering or technical field
  • Understand QA and EHS requirements
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and use networks throughout GSK
  • Experience with continuous improvement
  • Capacity to adapt priorities, organisation and promote change management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership and presentation skills

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.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.
  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like to discuss any adjustments to our process which might help you demonstrate your strengths and capabilities. 

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