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Business Implementation Lead- Sample Management

Collegeville, Pennsylvania; Field Worker, Switzerland; Waltham, Massachusetts
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Sep 23, 2022

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As the HBSM Business Implementation Lead you will be responsible to deliver an integrated approach for biological sample management systems across GSK, that meets compliance goals & supports the ambition to deliver transformational medicines. This role will have accountability for the holistic delivery of the integrated HBSM strategy and provide a single point of contact for the implementation program at HBSM Board and other HBS related venues.

This role will report to the SVP & Global Head Experimental Medicine Unit acting here as the R&D HBSM Enterprise Process Owner and Governance Board Chair.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:
  • Be the designated member of the WREF led facilities team for UM4 storage location as the HBSM Process Owner delegate.
  • Act as delegate for the HBSM Process owner at HBS risk council and HBSM board chair as needed.
  • Seek opportunities for simplification and integration of discrete HBS processes.
  • Ensure on time delivery of new tissue repository at Upper Merion. Ensure stakeholder requirements and quality expectations are clearly documented and built into facility requirements.
  • Develop an integrated project timeline for the delivery of an end to end Tech solution to support pre-clinical, clinical, and post study sample management and inventory system. Ensure stakeholder requirements and quality expectations are clearly documented and built into Tech solution.
  • Design and implement a strategy that documents current global sample inventory and formalizes retention and consolidation guidance that reflects global requirements. Arrange for appropriate sample destruction where appropriate.
  • Lead enterprise due diligence on country specific HBS requirements for sample storage, sample access, and scientific use. Provide an aligned, forward-looking recommendation that reflects new GSK's needs for HBSM, and deliver that solution.
  • Work with HBSM SMEs to design and deliver a change management and communications program
  • Work with Organizational Development and Learning to build formal HBSM training plans to ensure compliance with all new systems and processes. This may include live or recorded MyLearning training as appropriate.
  • Providing strategic consultation (thought partnership) to Senior R&D Leadership, Medical, and business lines regarding the decisions and issues to be adjudicated at Governance.
  • Ensure key projects and regulatory requirements are anticipated, planned for, and governed.
  • Coordinate with other Medical governance boards to ensure agendas and discussions are appropriate to specific reviews with limited/no overlap.
  • Accountable for HBSM implementation working with multiple workstream leads across the GSK matrix.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelor's degree, or above, in life sciences/engineering
  • Experience in Pharmaceutical Research and Development
  • Experience in Project/program management and/or operational experience
  • Experience in the drug discovery and development process and regulatory requirements
  • Experience leading large, cross organization change programs
  • Experience leading review committees with cross functional membership consisting of VP grade members or higher

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Ability to both think strategically, working at a global level, and to dive deep into operational issues when required, moving quickly between the two levels of working with a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to manage ambiguity and develop clear, informed strategies.
  • Able to convey complex ideas and proposals simply and compellingly.
  • Initiative and good judgement.
  • Solid analytical skills and the ability to propose and test hypothesis and challenge assumptions.
  • Ability to engage senior stakeholders - balance of EQ and IQ.
  • Strong networking skills and an ability to achieve through engaging the co-operation of others.
  • Ability to operate both independently and as part of a team simultaneously.
  • Consistent attention to detail, ability to deliver to demanding deadlines and at the highest quality

Why GSK?

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader inConsumer Health, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we're making the biggestchanges we've made to our business in over 20 years.We're on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022:New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and geneticsscience; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands.​

With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent and technology to get ahead of diseasetogether - all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; andas a new GSK where outstanding people thrive.​

Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culturethat isambitious for patients- so we deliver what matters better and faster;accountable for impact- with clear ownership ofgoals and support to succeed; andwhere we do the right thing. So, if you're ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at thisexciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together.​

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