Vaccines Development Lead (Director), RSV
Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville Posted Date: Apr 24 2021 The Vaccine Development Leader (Director), RSV manages one or more development projects and leads one or more cross functional vaccine development teams (VDTs or lifecycle (LC) development streams) to drive the development of the vaccine candidate from “Proof-of-principle” to launch. The VDL may also support Vaccine Commercialization Team(s) (VCT) on life cycle management (LCM) projects for marketed vaccines. The VDL drives the strategy, in alignment with the portfolio strategy, overall delivery, and effective resource management (including budget accountability) for the project assigned to him/her. Responsibilities: Take direct responsibility for one or more development projects (new vaccine and/or LCM) Generate and regularly update the Integrated Development Plans for the assigned projects.. Provide project strategy support to the functions/matrix team members accountable for delivering the appropriate project evidences (e.g., TPP, asset profile, value pack, CDP, GRP, ERP, COS, risk register, PTS and costs,…). Lead one or more Vaccine Development Team (VDT) or LC development streams embracing all required components of the business: e.g. Regulatory, Preclinical and Clinical Development, Medical Affairs, Commercial, Technical Development, Manufacturing, Health Economics, Epidemiology, Global Patents, Business Development, etc… Lead, empower and set clear expectations to team members and sub-teams to deliver project strategy and project evidence timely, within budget and with the highest quality. Make the final decision in the absence of team consensus. Drive the preparation for presentations to GSK governing bodies ensuring the right information to drive the optimal decision. Endorse resources, costs, risks and timelines for product development, and resolution of issues requiring changes to the plan and assuring smooth transitions between key decision points and making the final decision in the absence of consensus. Be the focal point throughout the organization on the assigned projects and represent the project voice at the strategic decision making table. Participate in selection of the matrix team members, personal objective setting and evaluation of performance of team member. Provide input performance assessment and contribute to professional development and recognition of project team members in collaboration with member's functional N+1. Ensure that patient and customer's unmet needs and insights (regulatory authorities, LoCs, payors, policy makers) are sought and incorporated appropriately into the functional plans (e.g. Medical Affairs, Epidemiology, Health Outcomes, etc.) including appropriate engagement of external experts/scientific community Lead internal & external communication strategy outside of the data dissemination plan (e.g. info-projects, R&D news, Publication of data) for his/her project(s) Promote project-related innovation and generation of intellectual property Responsible for approval of scientific engagement activity for pre-approval indications Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: MD, PhD or Master Degree (University Degree) in life sciences (animal sciences, (molecular) biology, vaccinology, immunology, infectious disease) OR pharmacy. 7 years plus of experience in biopharmaceutical, biotechnology industry, or governmental vaccine development organization. 3 plus years of leadership experience Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Knowledge, experience and understanding of the development process from asset inception through lifecycle management Scientific depth and the integrated knowledge of all aspects of the vaccines business Track record of successfully demonstrating the GSK Leadership Expectations Experience in managing a cross-functional team with diverse skill sets and implement strategies within a complex matrix organization. Strong leadership, facilitator, consultant, negotiator, influencing and coaching skills. Able to build strategic alignment within and across functions. Ability to motivate and inspire both junior and senior staff. Ability to set high quality objectives aligned to our business strategy and apply a rigorous quality approach. High degree of enterprise thinking and the ability to challenge the status quo Creative approach to problem solving and the ability to resolve paradoxes and trade offs Sound knowledge of all aspects of the vaccines business Excellent communication and presentation skills, fluency in English (written and spoken). Fluency in other languages is an additional asset (e.g. French and Dutch for Belgium-based RDC and Italian for Italy -based RDC). Cultural sensitivity and tact, the ability to work effectively across cultures 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. 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