CMO Project Manager - De-Risking Program, Open to flexible working

Brentford, Stevenage, Ware
26 Dec 2020
24 Jan 2021

12 month secondment

As a CMO Project Manager you will be responsible and accountable for the timely and efficient development and launch of CMO Material De-Risking Projects which require management of multi-functional teams (QA, AS&T, Technical, Regulatory Affairs, Analytical, Packaging Engineering, Supply Chain, Artwork operations etc.) and which usually involve multiple markets and potentially multiple third party contractors working closely with the Direct Procurement team.

The types of projects to be managed include (but are not limited to) Continuity of supply risk avoidance, Cost Reduction Projects (linked to manufacturing process or packaging changes), and Process Improvement (for compliance or efficiency reasons).

Please note we are open to applicants from all UK sites, travel will be needed to GSKH.

Your responsibilities:

As CMO Project Manager you will be responsible and accountable to deliver on the project deliverables throughout the project lifecycle, including:

  • Project initiation & Planning Develop and implement business case, budgeting, project planning
  • Project Execution and Monitoring Driving project timelines, risk management, leading contingency planning and the escalation process when necessary
  • Project Reporting & Documentation All project planning related documentation such as schedules, protocols, meeting minutes must be stored and retrievable as well as all documentation of technical activities such as reports, investigations
  • Project Compliance Project activities must comply to GxP if appropriate as well as internal Quality Modules and Standards
  • Project Close Handover to operations, project performance assessment and post-launch review

Project Communication: You will act as the single point of contact (SPOC) across all stakeholders (internal and external) related to the project and is required to develop an appropriate communication plan.

On-time, On-budget, Quality: Key deliverables are to meet project objectives in regard to scope, timing, cost and quality and pro-actively manage stakeholders.

High-Performance Team Management: The role of the project manager is critical to ensure a high-performing cross-functional collaboration within the project team.

The Project Manager is also responsible to champion the user of the appropriate and standardized Project Leadership Methodologies.

Basic qualifications:

  • Demonstrable experience within Product Supply, Sourcing, Manufacturing, Procurement, or other operations-related role (ideally in an external supply environment)
  • Strong Project Management experience

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree ideally in Science (Chemistry), Engineering (Production, Chemical, Analytical), Supply Chain, Procurement
  • Project Management qualification
  • Prior experience in an external supply environment

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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