Emerging Products & Innovation Lead, Open to flexible working

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Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
23 Nov 2021
07 Dec 2021
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Right now, we’re on an incredible journey as we prepare to become the first independent, 100% focused consumer healthcare company. We’re doing this at a time when the work we do has never mattered more. Better everyday health is about improving the health and wellness of the consumers that we touch every year – over a billion and a half of them – and it goes beyond products. It’s about truly helping people manage their health proactively in different ways as consumer needs evolve.

With category leading brands such as Sensodyne, Voltaren and Centrum, built on trusted science and human understanding, and combined with our passion, knowledge and expertise, we’re uniquely placed to do this and to grow a strong, successful business.

This is an exciting time to join us and help shape the future. It’s an opportunity to be part of something special.

As Emerging Products & Innovation Lead, you will be responsible for leading discovery and assessment of new technology products to transform Supply Chain operations, drawing strategy for ideation and design experiments to quantify potential value associated with new technology. You will work closely with Product Directors, external partners and business to map possible use of new technology to drive business competitive advantage

Key Responsibilities

  • Accountable for all aspects of strategy and experiment design for new technologies with possible use across the supply chain and develop pipeline of technology innovation specific to Supply Chain
  • Work closely with third parties (vendors, universities research, think tanks) on new ideas and early/emerging innovations
  • Facilitate sessions with business owners and product directors to create product experiments with a strong set of hypotheses to be tested and measurable performance improvement targets
  • Provides input to Product architecture, aligning across the GSK Tech organisation on standards relating to platforms, cyber security, strategic vendors & delivery models. Ensure robust governance are in place and lead governance bodies to approve experiments and products implementation projects
  • Take full accountability and provide oversight for the successful delivery of all innovation experiments within the agreed scope.
  • For successful experiments, work with the appropriate product director and product owner to understand the potential for adoption across the business and support appropriate next steps.
  • Collaborate with other product directors to drive continuous improvement of GSK Tech’s ideation and experiments methodologies.
  • Provide leadership & development of direct reports in line with GSK Tech & Agile strategies. Leading matrix teams where required


Please take a copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available post closure of the advert.

When applying for this role, please use the ‘cover letter’ of the online application or your CV 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.

Why you? 

Qualifications & Skills: 

  • Experienced in technology innovation – understand technology in application, performance assessment and how technology work with business to solve problems
  • Brought in new technology, design and experimented/tested concept and measured success
  • Proficient in Agile ways of working and development

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  • Knowledge/experience in supply chain technology

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In Consumer Healthcare we embrace our diverse workforce by creating an inclusive environment that celebrates our unique perspectives, generates curiosity to create unmatched understanding of each other, and promotes fair and equitable outcomes for everyone.

We’re striving to create a climate where we celebrate our diversity in all forms by treating each other with respect, listening to different viewpoints, supporting our communities, and creating a workplace where your authentic self belongs and thrives.

New Consumer Healthcare HQ:

Recently we’ve shared some exciting proposals with our colleagues which mark an important moment in our preparations for separation and becoming a new, standalone Consumer Healthcare company.

Our preparations are going well. GSK is on track to separate in mid-2022 and create two incredible new companies, each with the ability to improve the health of millions of patients and consumers worldwide, and both great places to work.

We’ve already confirmed that our new Consumer Healthcare company will be headquartered in the UK and the first step we’re taking is to announce proposals to move our CH business from our current location in GSK House in Brentford when we separate, into a new, CH headquarters in Weybridge. This will be a temporary, but important move in the short term, whilst we take this opportunity to design for the future and create an inspiring, flexible, collaborative workspace that meets the changing needs of our people and our business needs.

Inspired by our new culture and purpose, and with a commitment to our sustainability goals, we plan to build a new campus close by which would be home to our headquarters teams, our UK business, our global Oral Health category, R&D and innovation teams, as well as a state-of-the-art Shopper Science lab.

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