Head of Business Operations, Oncology Franchise Medical Department, Open to flexibility

Brentford, Stevenage, Ware
12 Oct 2018
24 Oct 2018
Contract Type

Head of Business Operations, Oncology Franchise Medical Department, Open to flexibility

The key purpose of this role is help create a Global model to rebuild the oncology franchise, to drive accountability, leadership and focus on business planning and operational excellence, ultimately improving business performance, effectiveness of evidence generation and Medical support for the Global Franchise Oncology portfolio.

  • Build a shared identity and increased connectivity between the Department and key partner groups e.g. Oncology Therapy Area, Medical Excellence and VEO, Commercial Platforms
  • Identify, lead and manage Departmental business improvement initiatives aligned with Global Medical strategy, to deliver measurable and sustained improvements related to evidence generation, Medical training and communication.
  • Represent the Department in broader Franchise/cross-Medical business improvement initiatives
  • Drive business planning activities within the Department (e.g. departmental objective setting, yearly portfolio planning working with Medical Project Managers, succession planning and departmental performance reviews, budget build and updates)
  • Drive efficient delivery of evidence generation and Medical Affairs activities across the Oncology portfolio (e.g. via knowledge sharing, vendor rationalization, avoiding duplication of effort across asset teams)
  • Reporting progress against departmental deliverables to Oncology Franchise Board, and GMLT as required
  • Provide decision making support to the Oncology Medical Leadership Team, enabling them to make optimal long-term decisions and effectively drive change, specifically in the areas of organisational setup, resource deployment and productivity improvement
  • Provide ongoing operational support to the Oncology Medical Leadership Team, enabling delivery against Departmental objectives by:
    • Driving and contributing to the process of planning LT meetings including agendas, key participants, stakeholders, and minutes
    • Tracking of actions and risks
    • Building and managing agendas in the team site areas
    • Enabling effective ongoing communications to senior stakeholders in partner functions, customer groups and internal governance bodies (e.g. Regional Medical Heads, Medical Excellence and VEO)
    • Working to enhance and foster cross-functional effectiveness across Departmental teams


Why You?

Basic qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree
  • Prior experience of business operations, project management and change management with a track record of high achievement in this role (typically 3-5 years of project management experience of this kind)
  • Experience in managing the navigation of decisions and/or their execution through multiple parties in major, matrixed organisations

Preferred qualifications:

  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of GSK Pharma/R&D, people, structure, decision-making processes, business objectives and strategy
  • Excellence in program and project management
  • Experience of working in challenging business environments with senior GSK leaders, line leadership/executive teams
  • Excellence and clarity in written and verbal communication
  • Integrity in business and personnel confidentiality
  • A strong sense of initiative, urgency, pragmatism, judgment and influencing skills - an ability to make things happen
  • Consistent attention to detail, ability to deliver to demanding deadlines whilst maintaining the highest quality

Why GSK?:

As a global healthcare company, GSK takes on some of the world's biggest healthcare challenges. The biggest contribution we can make to society is to innovate and widen access to new medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.  We continue to be committed to develop medicines to support fighting cancer. Over the last few years our R&D team has been using 'next generation' technology platforms to increase understanding of disease mechanisms, which will help us deliver significant medical advances to cancer patients.

Your role will be at the forefront of GSK's re-emergence in discovering and providing cutting edge Immuno-Oncology treatments. Our leading Oncology asset is GSK2857916/GSK'916, an anti B-cell maturation agent (BCMA) monoclonal antibody-drug conjugate. This is a first in class antibody drug conjugate that has a four-fold mechanism of action with evidence of high efficacy in a precisely defined group of Multiple Myeloma patients. BCMA has recently been granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the FDA and as such we are looking to launch the asset at speed.

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