Commercial Data & Analytics – Product Manager, Open to flexibility

Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
09 Apr 2018
23 Apr 2018
Contract Type

Commercial Data & Analytics – Product Manager, Open to flexibility

GSK Consumer Healthcare is seeking to make a "Step Change in Digital, Data & Analytics" and is establishing a new-from-the-ground-up Analytics Platform purpose built to help execute on that vision. As a result we are looking for a Product Manager to join our Commercial Data & Analytics team.

Related to product management responsibilities, we envision the ideal candidate to be gathering and prioritizing requirements for the Analytics platform that GSK is looking to create, defining the technology vision of this "platform", and working closely with Commercial, Digital, R&D and technology development partners to ensure analytic reporting and customer satisfaction goals are met.

The job holder will also be responsible for creating buy-in for the "platform" vision both internally and with key external partners as well as translating strategy of the "platform" into detailed requirements and prototypes. Other requirements include:

  • Ability to gain a deep understanding of internal and external customer/consumer requirements, identify and fill product (i.e. the analytics "platform") gaps and generate new ideas that improve customer experience and drive growth
  • Ability to create buy-in for the product (i.e. the analytics "platform") vision both internally and with key external partners
  • Ability to scope and prioritize activities based on business and customer impact
  • Commercial awareness to help shape the analytics platform "product" to be fit for business and commercial requirements.
  • Ability to work closely with development teams to deliver with quick time-to-market and optimal resources
  • Ability to drive product (i.e. the analytics "platform") launches including working with executives, external stakeholders, and other team members in Tech, R&D and Digital teams.
  • Act as a product (i.e. the analytics "platform") evangelist to build awareness and understanding
  • Represent the company by visiting customers to solicit feedback on this analytics "platform" and services

Related to his/her commercial acumen, we envision that in this role you will be responsible for ensuring that the delivered platform is fit for meeting commercial business requirements and assisting business execution. Your expertise will support the data analytics development team with the range of projects we are engaged in. You will be providing design solutions that enhance the data & analytics projects that the team engage with, as well as balancing user needs against business goals and technology capabilities.

You will be expected to get your teeth into fascinating design challenges and meet them with excellent design communication and you will work as part of the data analytics team, contributing to the overall effectiveness of the team including assisting with the planning of projects or testing activities as necessary. We will also look to you to offer expert advice to technical and development teams on user experience design requirements across a range of projects

The role is rare in that the scope for you to make an impact is very real and you will interface significantly with senior colleagues across the company in the Commercial Business & in the digital business including product development and new product introduction. This is an excellent time to be joining a highly successful market leader in the healthcare industry and drive significant technology change across the organization.

During the course of your application you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process.

If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application / selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements please contact 0808 234 4391. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.

Closing date for applications: 23rd April 2018

When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the on-line application to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above.
The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.


Basic qualifications:

Product Management

  • Extensive work experience in product management or as an associate product manager
  • Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle
  • Proven ability to develop product roadmaps and strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to executive management
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and digital technologies. As a rough guide expect 20% of the role to be technical in nature.

Commercial & Data Analytics Awareness

  • You care passionately about the success of the business you are designing solutions for, wanting to design the best solution for your audience to meet the commercial needs. You have the ability to simplify complex design requirements into component parts and systematically evaluate them.
  • Specialized expert with extensive experience in technology solutions in a commercial environment and are keen to continue to develop your skills.
  • Have great communications skills and can pitch your work and sell it to all sorts of people, confidently putting forward your ideas and solutions. Have an instinct for balancing the needs of the internal customer with user needs and be able to work with a diverse group of disciplines and perspectives. Ensure that all designs take account of technical limitations, and options are explored to ensure products meet the best in class in terms of look, feel, functionality, behaviour and experience.
  • Keep abreast of industry developments in analytics and be able to interpret how these would impact services and present new opportunities.
  • You have expert knowledge of Analytics approaches and tools and are equally happy to pick up and learn unfamiliar software packages as required.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Strong problem solving skills and willingness to roll up one's sleeves to get the job done
  • Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams in a matrix organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have a highly innovative mind-set and experience with analytics in a healthcare or CPG company is a plus.
  • Ability to work in close partnership with other IT functions such as IT security, compliance, infrastructure, etc. as well as partner closely with business stakeholders in the commercial, digital and R&D organizations.
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive working links with suppliers and specialist technology providers to assemble and maintain a distinctive and flexible mix of capabilities against future requirements.
  • MS/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Design or equivalent experience, with weighting on experience and proven track record preferred.

Ideal candidate would have built an impressive hands-on career to date in an advanced, recognized and innovative environment.

Why GSK?:

At GSK we are a science-led global healthcare company. We research and develop a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. Our mission is inspiring and challenging - to help people do more, feel better and live longer.

We have a significant global presence with commercial operations in more than 150 countries, a network of 86 manufacturing sites in 36 countries and large R&D centres in the UK, USA, Spain, Belgium and China.

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