Oncology Portfolio Scientific Manager

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Waltham, Massachusetts; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; Collegeville, Pennsylvania
April 05 2021
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Are you a professional with Oncology experience interested in building relationships and maintaining engagements? If so, this Oncology Portfolio Scientific Manager role may be an ideal opportunity to explore!

As the Portfolio Oncology Scientific Manager for the US Medical Oncology Therapeutic Area (TA) you will be responsible for planning, implementing, and tracking US Oncology professional society engagement and congress plans, while establishing and maintaining strong relationships between GSK and US-based professional healthcare organizations. In this role, you will establish and maintain strong, trusted relationships with key professional organizations, and drive execution of congress/professional society tactical plans that will enable GSK to establish its position as a leader in Oncology.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following :
  • Contribute to appropriate US scientific engagement between GSK and external communities in order to advance scientific and medical understanding including the appropriate development and use of our medicines, the management of disease, and patient care.
  • Plan and execute portfolio-level medical tactics; contribute to medical material development, communication plans, and application of customer insight
  • Responsible for execution and ongoing evaluation of the Oncology Professional Society Engagement plan, including funding of Memberships, Sponsorships, and Congresses in collaboration with Medicine Leads and scientific communications teams.
  • Develop and manage relationships with Professional Societies and/or Congress Organizers to ensure GSK in best positioned for engagement and attendance at national events
  • Review sponsorships and memberships and ensure strategic direction of US Medical Oncology's support of these requests. This includes budget development, monitoring, processing through internal approvals and funding committees, revising spending as needed, and executional tracking
  • Lead cross-organizational congress planning teams to define congress attendance (i.e. type of exhibit, symposia, etc.) and ensure planning, development and execution based on the USMA objectives and needs, in line with all compliance, SOPs, GSK standards and LOC standards. Identify/work to resolve any specific challenges/issues with plans and provides guidance and recommendations on the role congresses can play in achieving strategic objectives
  • Project manage GSK's Medical presence at US congresses to ensure successful on-site delivery
  • Act as a trusted business partner to the Oncology Global Franchise and US Pharma and drive continuous improvement by introducing innovative ideas and identifying better ways to creatively streamline events and congresses and align congresses as part of the broader multi-channel strategy
  • Provide input to the USMA annual strategic planning process as an integral member of the cross-organizational teams that define the role of professional society engagement in supporting Oncology TA strategic goals.
  • Manage third party vendors and agencies to ensure all necessary contracts are negotiated and in place, they are compliant with the relevant code of practice requirements, and they deliver at or above expectations at events

Why You?

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree, PharmD, PhD, nursing, allied health professional (eg, epidemiology) or other scientific degree.
  • 3-5 yrs Pharmaceutical Industry Experience.
  • Experience working with external customers and professional organizations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PharmD or PhD in related field.
  • Experience with Medical congress planning and management.
  • Experience in leading, managing and working collaboratively with internal and external cross-functional teams, with and without authority.
  • Oncology experience preferred.
  • Experience in process management, operations, strategy development, and budget management.
  • Expertise in managing senior stakeholders, communication planning and change management.
  • Proven team player with strong interpersonal skills and leadership.
  • Understanding of company matrix and organizational functions.
  • Understanding of US Medical Affairs ways of working preferred.

Why GSK?

Our values and expectationsare 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:
  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness.

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