Head of Medical Affairs Regional TA and Alignment, Open to flexible working

Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
13 Nov 2020
30 Nov 2020
Contract Type

Our Global Medical organization, under the leadership of Sabine Luik, SVP-Global Medical & Regulatory Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, is at the forefront of the industry-leading changes to improve patient treatment options. We are committed to making GSK's Medical Affairs team the best in our industry, and a trusted valued partner in the delivery of healthcare to patients.

We currently have an exciting opportunity to work in a fast paced, high performing cross-functional team as Head of Medical Affairs Regional TA and Alignment. This is a crucial time for GSK as we prepare to launch multiple class leading products, across various therapeutic areas, in 2021 and beyond. With that in mind we have created a new role where we are looking for an individual to lead the Integration of Medical Engagement across the organisation with our newly created centre of excellence.

Reporting to the Vice President Global Medical Engagement and Excellence, additional objectives for this role include:

  • Driving alignment between the Regions and Therapeutics areas across all vaccines and prescription medicines.
  • Drive global medical performance framework in medical affairs providing and analysing metrics to drive business decisions.
  • Develop and deploy best practices and needs across medical affairs / enterprise projects across all regions and therapeutic areas.
  • Structure, shape and prioritize the services coming from the medical excellence organisation in collaboration with the medical excellence functional heads, enabling strategic partnership with the Regional/LOC level and to TAs.Overseeing the Medical delivery and resourcing strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build a highly performing matrix network to drive alignment within Medical Affairs Regions & Therapeutic Areas.
  • Mobilise the Medical Excellence team to leverage ways of working which streamline enterprise connection and ensure better prioritization.
  • Maximise the Regional and Therapeutic alignment effort to share best practices, map requirements/feedback and ensure efficient cascade and implementation.
  • Manage, drive and coordinate key central projects on behalf of global medical leadership team.
  • In partnership with the Regional and Therapeutic Heads, establish the metrics required to drive the business forward.
  • Build strong collaborations with each key partner, establish good understanding of each other's strategy, identify interconnections and act as the single point of contact for the Regions & Therapeutic Areas to help ensure One Voice of Medical Affairs.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Must have demonstrated strong leadership ability, especially regarding cross-functional initiatives and working with 'above country' teams.
  • A proven track record in implementing projects and change management.
  • A good understanding of risk exposure and compliance requirements within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience and knowledge in continuous improvement methodologies (e.g. six sigma, lean, ADP) would be advantageous
  • MBA or Masters degree in a scientific or business discipline together with substantial industry experience Core Competencies
  • Proven leadership capabilities managing large and complex medical affairs operations across geographies
  • Able to navigate the business conditions across multiple LOCs / Regions / TAs
  • Must consistently demonstrate a high level of indirect influencing - be able to get cooperation and participation from the leadership team and throughout the organisation.
  • Must have good attention to detail and be able to drive projects to conclusion with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Strong cross functional awareness, good negotiation skills and be able to clearly articulate and 'sell' the benefits of a new process/project in order to secure the necessary buy in.
  • Requires considerable multi-cultural awareness and adaptation to the diverse cultural expectations which in turn may require patience and flexibility of approach at various stages of the implementation of a new process

Closing date for applications: 30th November


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