Medical Affairs Project Manager Hepatology, Open to flexible working

Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
28 Apr 2021
16 May 2021
Contract Type

GSK has a long history of innovation in hepatology and is advancing a late-stage pipeline containing assets targeting chronic hepatitis B and cholestatic pruritus in primary biliary cholangitis.  The two projects have their own medical affairs leaders but work closely together, particularly on congresses, and engage with closely overlapping groups of healthcare practitioners.

We currently have an exciting opportunity to work in a fast paced, high performing Medical Affairs team as a Medical Project Manager - Hepatology, reporting into the Medical Affairs lead for Hepatology. This is a critical role which will be responsible for Medical Project Management for our pipeline assets in chronic hepatitis B and cholestatic pruritus.

Job Purpose

The remit of the Medical Project Manager role is to drive the development of Medical Plans and consistent and timely delivery of Medical Affairs Team deliverables outlined therein. This includes (but is not necessarily limited to) coordination of the Global Medical Affairs Team; planning and implementation of scientific engagement and communication including advisory boards, symposia and congresses; facilitating integration of external insights; coordinating delivery and approval of external and training materials; facilitating review/ tracking of Supported Studies and budget planning and tracking. The role is designed to facilitate the embedding of consistent ways of working across the Therapy Area and to enable the Medical team to focus on value-added activities specific to their roles and expertise. The role has global coverage, covers daily global, and frequent Regional and Local Operating Company interactions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate activities and timings to support teams in developing robust Business Plans and corresponding Medical Affairs Plans
  • Serve as Asset Plan Coordinator accountable for creating and maintaining Global Medical Affairs Plans in planning systems and oversight of functional plans to deliver integrated plan accuracy
  • Lead on Effort Tracking and Integrated Resource Management aligned to planned packages of work
  • Serve as Secretariat for Global Medical Affairs Teams (GMATs) and Integrated Evidence Teams (IET) by coordinating agendas, support facilitation, engage in constructive challenge, summarizing key decisions, capturing minutes/actions/risks and track progress to resolution
  • In partnership with Finance, track Variable, Evidence Generation and Headcount Spend on a defined basis (eg, monthly). Appropriately communicate risk areas and track to resolution to drive financial discipline with teams.
  • Coordinate required input from teams on Performance Reporting Dashboards in the Therapy Area and for the wider Global Medical Organization.
  • Embed consistent and compliant ways of working across teams (e.g. Risk Management, Audit readiness and responsiveness)
  • Support planning for external facing activities e.g. Advisory Boards, Congresses, Symposia, stand-alone GSK Meetings
  • Provide Launch support where appropriate including tracking of delivery of training and all related materials
  • Actively participate in Therapy Area Project Management Community of Practice to share learnings across asset teams and drive best practice
  • Lead/support discrete Therapy Area and Enterprise-wide initiatives where appropriate


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification
  • Minimum of 3 years experience within the pharmaceutical industry. Other industry experience can also be relevant if strong project management skills have been demonstrated
  • Analytical, logical thought process with proven track record of strong matrix management, facilitation, and project management skills
  • Effective time management, ability to clearly identify priorities and manage multiple tasks
  • Understanding of the lifecycle of pharmaceutical drug development and commercialisation
  • Strong Excel, PowerPoint, and database management skills

Recommended but not required:

  • Understanding of core Medical Affairs processes (e.g. Medical Planning, Scientific Engagement Planning, Copy Approval) is preferred
  • Certifications in Accelerating Delivery Performance (ADP) methods, project/programme management and/or Lean/Six Sigma preferred. However, a track record of timely delivery of complex projects would be considered.
  • Knowledge of ADP/ Project management / Lean Sigma / business continuous improvement principles
  • Familiarity with existing GSK platforms (e.g. Team Site and GSK intranet)
  • Experience with planning systems like Planisware or similar preferred

Key Attributes

  • This role requires a high degree of agility to function effectively in ambiguous and complex environments
  • Strong influencing, negotiating, facilitating, stakeholder management and communication skills required
  • Strong skills in managing multiple projects simultaneously with an ability to prioritise appropriately
  • Track record of building strong internal and external networks

Company Details:

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Together we build an environment where we can all thrive and focus on what matters most to each of us. It is only through the energy, dedication, drive and passion of all of us that we can be the very best for GSK, and importantly, for our patients and consumers.

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