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Strategic Capabilities Manager

Collegeville, Pennsylvania; Raleigh, North Carolina; King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Jul 14, 2022

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Are you interested in a medical affairs role that leverages your project management expertise to accelerate global medical affairs engagement? If so, this Office Based Medical Affairs Manager role could be an ideal opportunity to explore.

As an Office Based Medical Affairs Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring adequate therapy area input, maximized leveraging of existing Medical platforms, and aligned implementation of Medical Affairs processes and initiatives across the Medical organization.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:
  • Deliver on Medical strategy & capability projects
  • Project manage the operational aspects of Strategy and Capability work (budget, timing etc) and quality control of final deliverables
  • Lead and/or assist needs assessments, project design, delivery and close-out where appropriate
  • Build an advisory network of SMEs to inform design of work at a global, enterprise level
  • Optimize vendor use and spend
  • Measure impact of work and suggest continuous improvements to ensure industry leading strategic Medical plans.
  • Oversee logistics to ensure successful deployment, change management and sustainable establishment of key Medical strategies across geographical regions and business teams.
  • As required, take accountability for life cycle management of programmes
  • Maintain core global processes, such as new hire global programme, technical and business skills capability development
  • Ensure current and future capability work aligns with existing field medical ways of working, systems and processes.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:
  • Post secondary degree.
  • 5 or more years of experience in a pharmaceutical setting
  • 3 or more years of project management or similar operational experience
  • Experienced with regulatory codes of Promotion and Scientific Engagement (eg. IMC)
  • Experience with leading transformational projects, aligned with organizational strategy.
  • Experience in working with different time-zones and cultures

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to think strategically, and adapt to shifting priorities.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and stakeholders while maintaining attention to detail
  • Superlative presentation skills, across lines and levels and with senior stakeholders.
  • MBA
  • Excellent understanding of medical functions and medical affairs activities
  • Ability to develop relationships based upon trust and mutual respect

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:
  • 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.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.
  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.


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