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Program Manager, Hematology

Collegeville, Pennsylvania; Zug, Switzerland
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Oct 9, 2022

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Are you energized by working in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks effectively? Are you detailed oriented and enjoy promoting ways to improve processes and operational efficiency? If so, this Heme Program Manager opportunity could be an exciting opportunity to consider.

As a Heme Program Manager for the Momelotinib asset, you will be accountable for all Momelotinib medical affairs operational activities, which include but are not limited to driving development of the global medical affairs plans, supporting the Global Medical Affairs Leads, facilitating and managing the Global Medical Affairs Team meetings, managing external experts and congress engagements, managing the Momelotinib budget, and supporting the development of our performance metrics.

Medical Affairs is a critical function to ensure that our medicines reach the appropriate patients, together with R&D and the commercial organization. GSK has committed to building a new oncology business, and now has multiple assets and products in four broad areas: Hematology, Breast & Gynaecological Oncology, Solid Tumors, and Cell and Gene Therapy.

To drive innovation, maximize patient value and provide strong, visible medical leadership in each of these areas Global Medical Disease Area Heads are in place, accountable for leading the formulation and execution of disease level medical strategy within Oncology (including life cycle management) across the four areas.

In serving as a program manager for the TA Medical Affairs Teams in developing plans for and supporting the execution of core medical affairs processes, the role would benefit from extensive knowledge of the matrix operating environment and all the systems/processes required to drive successful performance.

The Global Medical Affairs Leader (GMAL) is a key Therapeutic Area (TA) Medical role, reporting into the respective Disease Area Head. They act as the voice of Medical Affairs into R&D and Commercial for a given TA supported asset or medicine. The GMAL has overall accountability for Medical Affairs strategy, planning and implementation globally. Reporting to the Franchise Medical Head of Oncology with a dotted line to the Disease Area Head is the Program Head Inline Assets. The Program Head is responsible for overseeing all operational activities in the respective Oncology TA with a constant focus on improving the ways of working for efficiency and executional excellence. They also ensure full alignment and coordination among all Global Medical Affair Teams (GMAT) supporting the assets within the TA, and the cross-functional teams.

Reporting directly to the Program Head- Inline Assets, Global Oncology Medical Affairs, the Program Manager is a critical role providing project management leadership across Global Medical disease area and asset activities. This includes (but is not necessarily limited to) driving implementation of medical affairs and external engagement plans, budget planning and monitoring, performance metrics design and reporting, and providing additional operational support to the GMAT where appropriate.

The role enables the GMAT to focus on Scientific strategy and content by serving as the process driver and navigator of the environment in which our teams are operating. The role defines critical paths and helps their assigned disease area team navigate that path successful in developing their plans and delivering them on-time and on-budget.

Core Accountabilities

  • Responsible for driving development of Medical Affairs Plans:
    • Manages inputs from GMAL and team
    • Contributes to and challenges strategy and tactics
    • Ensures Medical Affairs plan alignment with overarching disease area plans
  • Manage logistics for cross-functional teams, medical advisory boards, and related activities under the supervision of the Program Head.
  • Coordinate medical congress activity at heme congresses.

Budget and resources
  • Drives development of variable budget on the basis of Medical Affairs plan
  • Drives development of business case(s)
  • Monitors and manages variable budget on an ongoing basis.
  • Assists in monitoring and reporting the Evidence Generation budget in partnership with the Research Director
  • Ensures Medical Affairs IRM updates
  • Ensures appropriate resourcing for GMAL team and requirement from supporting groups
  • Ensure on-time progress in all areas where the Disease Area Head/GMAL is accountable
  • Secretariat/facilitator at asset GMAT meetings
  • Supports development and reporting of performance metrics and asset updates in collaboration with Business Performance and Engagement Role and Business Operations
  • Partners with GMAL and Program Head around required preparations and material for key activities and engagements (e.g. GMLT or PLT plan reviews)
  • Manage vendor relations/engagements

  • System oversight, including Domo, SharePoint and Teams pages
  • May lead scientific projects (aligned to development needs) at GMAL/Program Head's discretion
  • May be requested to support internal change and/or continuous improvement projects to embed ‘fit for purpose' processes and ways of working in the Franchises

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelor's degree in science, pharmacy or nursing
  • Minimum of 3-7 years' experience within the pharmaceutical industry. Other industry experience can also be relevant if strong project management skills have been proven
  • Experienced inADP/ Project management / Lean Sigma
  • Analytical, logical thought process with proven track record of strong matrix management, facilitation, and project management skills
  • Experience with lifecycle of pharmaceutical drug development and commercialization
  • Required: Strong Excel, PowerPoint, and database management skills

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Knowledge of business continuous improvement principles
  • Understanding of core Medical Affairs processes (e.g. Medical Planning, Scientific Engagement Planning, Copy Approval) is preferred
  • Certifications in ADP, project/program management and/or Lean/Six Sigma preferred. However, a track record of timely delivery of complex Medical Affairs / R&D projects would be considered.
  • Effective time management, ability to clearly identify priorities and manage multiple tasks
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, communication skills, strong collaborator/communicator
  • Master's degree
  • PMP certification
  • Oncology experience
  • Excellent understanding of medical functions and medical affairs activities
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to develop relationships based upon trust and mutual respect

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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