Data Product Owner, Open to flexible working

4 days left

Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
16 Nov 2021
07 Dec 2021
Contract Type

This is an exciting opportunity to join and support GSK Consumer Healthcare in its journey to becoming a more data-driven organisation. This means providing our teams with easy access to relevant and timely data to inform faster and more insight-driven decisions. In addition, this will enable faster feedback on the impact of change as the organisation undergoes agile transformation and transition to a ‘test and learn’ approach. Data is a key tenet underpinning our transformation journey following the joint venture with Pfizer and our plan to spin off into a separate company in 2022.      

As part of the Data Innovation Team, Data Product Owners will work in partnership with Technology and the business to bring to life data-driven user stories. They will then act as the conduit between the agile delivery teams and the business to ensure precious resources are correctly utilised. This includes attending the agile ceremonies, including stand-ups, backlog refinement and retrospectives.  

Product Owners will build strong relationships with the business stakeholders through regular interactions and updates on progress, including leading ‘show and tell’ sessions and managing the User Acceptance Test (UAT) process. 

This role is ideal for a person with a passion for bringing structure and collaborating with a range of business and technical stakeholders to rapidly deliver real value to the business, our customers and consumers. Applicants should be experienced in working in an agile methodology with teams and stakeholders across a global environment. In addition, a strong business analysis skill set is required to be able to identify and assess value to prioritise delivery in line with the business needs. 

Data Product Owners will have the opportunity to work across and bring a product mindset to a variety of products across Consumer Healthcare – from supply chain optimisation to research and development. 

Key responsibilities include:

The responsibilities of the Product Owner are to represent the business stakeholders during the end-to-end lifecycle of a data product; working with the Data Product Director to assess the demand, quantify and articulate its value to support prioritisation of delivery through agile methodologies. 

  • Identifying the business demand and assessing the value 
  • Developing and prioritising the product demand level roadmap 
  • Guiding development by articulating the business challenge and required functionality
  • Ensures value is delivered during adoption and rollout 

Why you? 

Required qualifications & Skills:

Delivery focus:

  • Product ownership and management experience. This means managing a product backlog that iteratively delivers features to the business in order of highest business priority / value 
  • Knowledge of data structures, technology and governance processes (e.g. Azure Data Lake) 

Agile experience:

  • Experience working within agile teams through at least one of the agile methodologies – Scrum, Kanban etc 
  • Demonstrated the ability to break work down into separate areas of discrete functionality in the form of product epics, features and stories 

Business Analysis:

  • Demonstrated strong business analysis skills working with business teams to identify and assess the value of different needs to enable prioritisation.  

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Product management skills, including interpersonal skills, research, communications (esp. listening), demonstrated influence, and the ability to have crucial and difficult conversations. 

Science- or Clinical-based Industry experience:

  • Experience of working within or with scientific or clinical industries, delivering data and technology solutions to scientific/clinical stakeholders and expert end-users. 
  • Having the ability to understand and translate user needs into technical requirements, converting these into successful solutions. 

Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

Agile and distributed decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk Managing individual and team performance. Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution. Implementing change initiatives and leading change. Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams. Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally. Developing people and building a talent pipeline. Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation. Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally. Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.

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.

As you apply, we will ask you to share some personal information which is entirely voluntary. We want to have an opportunity to consider a diverse pool of qualified candidates and this information will assist us in meeting that objective and in understanding how well we are doing against our inclusion and diversity ambitions. We would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to complete it.  Rest assured, Hiring Managers do not have access to this information and we will treat your information confidentially.

Important notice to Employment businesses/ Agencies

GSK does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact GSK's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to GSK. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and GSK. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of GSK. GSK shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs