GSK

Principal Consumer Scientist - Pain Category

Employer
GSK
Location
Richmond, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
November 17 2021
Ref
303307
Organization Type
Pharma
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Site Name: Richmond Sherwood Posted Date: Nov 17 2021 The Principal Scientist, Consumer Science is a key member of the Consumer Science & Product Understanding group, and exists to: Ensure consumer-centricity of specific innovations within a category and/or a region pipeline. Ensure that these innovations provide a consumer preferred user experience, via consumer modelling, better holistic and sensory design, a coherent and compelling product story, and resulting in leadership shares and sales. Ensure R&D is consumer obsessed and that everyone in R&D hears the Voice of the Consumer The role touches the entire innovation lifecycle, from ideation to product launch, as well as product optimization post launch. Identify innovation opportunities from qualitative and quantitative consumer research Define Ideal Product Models for initiatives via qualitative research and consumer modeling Iteratively gets consumer feedback on prototyping via qualitative and quantitative research Validates lead product options via quantitative research before they undergo ‘formulation lock' (gate 3). Validates non-clinical claims with consumers via quantitative research Refines the product story that will enable successful market launch by the commercial functions. Validate with consumers the product optimization programs post launch, for in-market products. Ensure that everyone in an R&D category and/or a region, understands consumers attitudes and behaviours towards GSK products and competitors and is fully empowered to make the right decision for consumers, from the boardroom to the lab technician. Generates best practices, develops capabilities and shares them with colleagues in the Consumer Science & Product Understanding group. Ensure that interactions with consumers are compliant with the Human Subject Testing policy (408), and that all quality and regulatory requirements are met. The role involves direct contact with R&D, CBI and marketing teams This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following… The ideal candidate must have a unique skill set with a strong scientific background, a good understanding of the entire innovation process, expertise in Consumer Science, a high level of commercial awareness via experience with working with commercial and marketing organizations, leadership and influencing skills, a high level of creativity, problem solving and entrepreneurship. Identify innovation opportunities from qualitative and quantitative consumer research Define Ideal Product Models for initiatives via qualitative research and consumer modeling Iteratively gets consumer feedback on prototyping Validates lead product options before they undergo ‘formulation lock' (gate 3). Validates non-clinical claims with consumers Refines the product story that will enable successful market launch by the commercial functions. Ensure that everyone in an R&D category and/or a region, understands consumers attitudes and behaviours towards GSK products and competitors and is fully empowered to make the right decision for consumers, from the boardroom to the lab technician. Validate with consumers the product optimization programs post launch, for in-market products. Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: 10 years in FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) or Healthcare Experience in Consumer Science/Products Research (qualitative & quantitative research, consumer modelling, upstream/front end consumer need definition AND downstream/product validation and claims substantiation) Expertise in developing novel methodologies Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Excellent analytical skills, including strategic thinking Leadership, communication and influencing skills, ability to lead change Commercially savvy 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. 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