Director of Commercial, Consumer Digital Innovation, Open to flexibility

Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
04 Oct 2018
16 Oct 2018
Contract Type

Director of Commercial, Consumer Digital Innovation, Open to flexibility

**A unique opportunity to deliver the future of self-care for GSK Consumers.**

GSK Consumer Healthcare is undergoing a rapid transformation in the world of connected health. It's an exciting time (!) and our team is responsible for creating the next wave of digital health products. It's no small task or ask - our ambitions are sky high. And they need to be as we look to outpace the liquid expectations of tomorrow's health conscious, curious and empowered consumers.

We're looking for an amazing leader to join our team, to help craft the future of self-care and to deliver brilliance every day. Interested? We'd ove to hear for you!

Job Purpose:

As the newly appointed Director of Commercial for the digital innovation hub, you will be responsible for the creation and management of a cross functional organisation support and deliver a strategic pipeline of digital healthcare innovation.

As well as day to day operational management, you will be accountable for partnering across all GSK Consumer Healthcare categories to ensure the pipeline is aligned with GSK strategy and delivers products of high and sustainable value to the market place. This includes both pioneering new, creative approaches to develop intuitive digital diagnostics and therapeutics (connected health), as well as evaluating digital devices/sensors/apps either marketed or in various stages of development, and influencing the organisation to cease investment where value is not proven.

You will be a key contributor to the Consumer digital innovation strategy to deliver digital innovation including: devices, wearables, platforms, business models and associated software.

Specifically, as the Director of Commercial you will lead overall operational management of the hub, managing a team of five commercial leads, and liaising with matrixed organisation (R&D, Tech and Categories) to ensure GSK investment delivers high value products to market. The role will also be responsible for selecting, sourcing and managing 3rd party commercial relationships for the delivery of Digital Innovation Hub objectives.

You will be a key member of the Digital Innovation (DI) Leadership Team.

Key Responsibilities:

As the successful applicant you will manage a significant portfolio of digital health opportunities. In addition, you will set the strategy and manage a team of ~16 direct & indirect cross-functional reports to provide operational oversight to consumer healthcare digital innovation projects in close partnerships with the category project teams/management as well as establish new innovation platform areas.

As the successful applicant, you will establish and maintain world-leading, cross-functional capabilities in a newly established Digital Innovation Hub and enable rapid prototyping capabilities for early stage user testing. In addition, you will oversee a portfolio of 3rd party selection for delivery of digital innovation projects.

This role involves the management of internal / external partners to step-change GSK CH ability to drive big-bet, digital breakthrough global innovation across all categories. You will set a community of practice for category strategy engagement, identifying trade-offs, and implementing risk mitigation strategies and responsible for the development of best practices insights for digital innovation.

In this role, you will communicate and share best practice and ways of working from DIH insights across the CH business and ensure robust due diligence is conducted in evaluating innovation opportunities.

**If you are interested in being part of our innovative team, please make an application no later than close of business Tuesday 16th October 2019.**

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.


Why You?

Basic qualifications:

  • Significant experience of driving digital strategies
  • Deep practical experience in leading digital projects; implementing end-to-end innovation.
  • Experience leading, managing and developing talent directly and in a cross-funcational team/matrixed environment.
  • Experience in collaborating with and influencing across cross functional teams such as commercial, Tech, R&D, and consumer insights stakeholders.
  • Maintains significant external networks and represents the organisation on many topics in the role of Innovation.
  • Proven ability to solve complex operational problems in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates creative ability and proven track record in inspiring others.
  • Knowledge and deep understanding of the digital health (devices/apps/data) and broader trends in healthcare/connected experience landscape

Preferred qualifications:

  • Deep knowledge of the digital landscape to establish baseline credibility across GSK agencies as well as internal stakeholders
  • Maintains significant external networks and represents the organisation on many topics in the role of Innovation.
  • Proven ability to solve complex operational problems in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates creative ability and proven track record in inspiring others.
  • Strong and broad understanding of deep commercial knowledge with ability to translate into new cross-category global platforms.
  • Excellent analytical and strategic thinking skills with strong expertise in managing multi-disciplinary, matrixed teams.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills given large portfolio impact and multiple 1:1 interactions with senior internal / external stakeholders

Why GSK?:

Who we are

A science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better,
live longer.

We have 3 global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

What we do

We aim to bring differentiated, high-quality and needed healthcare products to as many people as possible, with our 3 global businesses, scientific and technical know-how and talented people.

Pharmaceuticals - Our Pharmaceutical business has a broad portfolio of innovative and established medicines. We currently focus on developing new medicines in respiratory and HIV/infectious diseases, oncology and immuno-inflammation; with discovery research exploring these and other areas.

Vaccines - Our Vaccines business has a broad portfolio and innovative pipeline of vaccines to protect people of all ages. We deliver over two million vaccine doses per day to people living in over 160 countries.

Consumer Healthcare - Our Consumer Healthcare business develops and markets consumer preferred and expert recommended brands in the Oral Health, Pain Relief, Respiratory, Nutrition/Gastro-intestinal and Skin Health categories.

How we'll do it

Everyone at GSK will focus on 3 priorities - Innovation, Performance, Trust

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