Director of Corporate Commercial Policy, Open to flexible working

Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
24 Feb 2021
14 Mar 2021
Contract Type

Reporting to the Head of Corporate Policy, the purpose of this role is to coordinate and deliver a Corporate Policy program that supports GSK's commercial business. The role will act as a policy partner to Commercial Pharma working closely with CGA leads for Pharma business partners; will operate above brand and will interpret global policy developments that will affect priority markets and assets.

As immediate priorities, the person will work with the COVID Therapeutics MCT and the equivalent Oncology forum to support the commercial business to prepare for:

The launch of COVID-19 medicines in a non-traditional pandemic commercial environment and the potential to set precedent for future medicines; GSK's shift to an oncology pipeline and the policy risks / opportunities being set within a global / multilateral context that is policy led (e.g. EU Cancer Plan); and increasingly interconnected across regions (e.g. impact of US pricing on other markets); Consistent company approaches on core commercialisation policy (e.g. role of intellectual property, solutions for global access for an evolving pipeline, data usage, stockpiling, resilient supply chains, global price setting)

Key Responsibilities

This individual will combine external insight with commercial acuity and will:

  • Partner with Commercial Pharma, Vaccines and ViiV on cross-cutting policy issues to develop and disseminate a OneGSK position on matters like pricing principles, market access, intellectual property and other priority commercial policy areas (e.g. stockpiling, supply chain resilience and procurement practices).
  • Engage, on behalf of the business, externally facing Corporate Government Affairs teams to help craft the policy landscape aligned to our commercial priorities across our global hubs (UK, Washington, Brussels, RoW) and key Trade Associations - in close coordination with CGA Regional teams.
  • Ensure alignment and consistency between our corporate policy and our participation in regional/international trade associations (e.g. EFPIA) and engagement with leading external policy makers.
  • Work alongside COVID 19 Therapeutics and Oncology teams to develop above market/above brand policies that craft Health Technology Assessment, regulation and disease policy to strengthen the commercialisation of the pipeline.
  • Actively supervise, identify and assess emerging opportunities and policy trends at a multi-lateral level that will impact relevant business units (e.g. EU Cancer Plan).
  • Prepare a GSK Pharma pipeline value proposition (aligned with our commercial priorities, corporate policy and company strategy) for use by the business and that is understood by national governments and international partners as they work to address challenges of access and affordability.
  • Assess policy implications for innovative approaches to government procurement (national and international level), specifically as a result of COVID-19.

Basic Qualifications:

  • University Degree - Social or Political Sciences, Health Policy or Health Sciences

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate Degree in Social or Political Sciences, Health Policy or Health Sciences

Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Broad knowledge of health and pharmaceutical policy, R&D, market access and/or uptake of medicines.
  • Strong understanding of the external environment and political decision-making processes.
  • Knowledge of geo-political, economic and social issues and trends, healthcare systems and policies as well as political audiences (national governments, multilateral institutions, NGOs, patients, industry groups, etc.)
  • Experience across multiple subject areas, with consistent track record of leading development, implementation and measurement of effective product introduction/access strategies and programmes to support seamless delivery of business objectives.
  • Clear ability to drive development of public policy positions and build strategic approaches to disseminate policy information and foster collaboration across businesses.
  • Outstanding internal and external communication and interpersonal skills - ability to build relationships of trust with wide range of individuals and organisations.
  • Proven track record to optimally run multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strategic and flexible thinking - proactively seeks to understand views of others and develop solutions. Translates insights into sound analysis and advice to the business.
  • High personal accountability and integrity combined with the ability and experience to influence decision-making at a senior and strategic level.
  • Positive outlook and a collaborative and flexible approach to team working.

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.

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