Medical Director - Consumer Health Safety, Open to flexible working

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Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
20 Feb 2021
05 Mar 2021
Contract Type

The new Consumer Health Business in GSK is a fast moving dynamic business, bringing together, as part of a joint venture with Pfizer, two exciting consumer-centric portfolios which include Oral Health, Respiratory & Skin, Pain and Wellness. As the Medical Director/Safety Physician, you will provide sound medical expertise in the safety evaluation and risk management of key GSK Consumer Health products. You will ensure that adverse event and safety information is efficiently evaluated in order to meet global compliance and regulatory requirements, identifying required changes and driving proactive implementation of risk management initiatives. In addition, you will provide highly proficient safety expertise as part of cross-functional innovation teams, helping GSK to ensure that new product developments consider consumer safety as a primary objective. This will be done through daily duties including medical sign off on reports, contribution to the signal detection process and more.

A role in GSK Consumer Health offers the opportunity to work across a vast portfolio with true variety, with products including medicines, devices and cosmetics. As part of the joint venture, this portfolio is becoming even stronger, including a variety of well-known and instantly recognisable products. This is an area of the GSK business which is highly innovation driven, offering employees a consistent, fast-paced challenge and the chance to work with many other areas of the wider business, both locally and internationally, to help safely drive and maintain GSK's Consumer Health business. As a medical expert, you will personally influence decisions, enable innovation and make a genuine personal difference to the success of the CH pipeline.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide medical support to the proactive monitoring and evaluation of all aspects of the safety profile of a large number of designated products and ensure that optimal decisions are made.
  • Provide safety support to innovation within GSK Consumer Healthcare and to switches from prescription to over-the counter status.
  • Lead or support the discussion and management of safety issues through matrix teams across the global organisation and present your findings to GSK governance bodies.
  • Act as an ambassador for GSK in representing safety within the external environment including interactions with regulatory authorities, licensing partners and external expert groups.
  • Ensure that safety documents (e.g. periodic reports, signal evaluations, labelling documents, regulatory enquiries, risk management plans) are written accurately and in a timely manner to meet global compliance and regulatory requirements.

About You:

Excellence in this role will be about much more than technical knowledge. You will need that scientific expertise, but must marry it with the high level inter-personal skills required to enact changes and to flourish at this level, as you will be a senior representative of Safety, interacting with a large cross-functional group. You will need to be an effective communicator, able to present complex data to groups at all levels of the organisation, as well as parties external to GSK. You'll have highly developer negotiation and influencing skills, setting appropriate expectations, creating engaged and effective relationships, and knowing when to put your foot down. Safety is critical, and you will ensure it is prioritised across the business and that others involved understand the safety perspective and its importance.

You will manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, so the ability to balance these, and to delegate to project teams is critical, all whilst maintaining effective delivery and quality levels. You will work well to deadlines, but know when compromise is not an option, and will actively seek and identify opportunities for improvements in safety and business process.

CLOSING DATE for applications: Friday 5th March (COB)

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Why You?

Required Qualifications and experience:

  • Medical degree qualified
  • GMC Registered
  • Experience of working within a drug safety, Medical Affairs or Clinical Development function.
  • Significant Experience in Signal Detection
  • Experience of working within a Consumer Health, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology or Clinical Research services company.

Preferred Qualifications and experience:

  • Consumer health product safety evaluation and risk management knowledge and experience is preferred.
  • Project Management skills
  • Ability to provide innovative ideas to address new issues or improve approaches to existing operations with demonstrated ability to take a lead in driving needed change
  • Ability to adjust behaviours and priorities based on changing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to think tactically and strategically and take account of internal/external environment when considering safety issues and business processes

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