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Senior Program Manager – Neisseria Vaccines

Company: GlaxoSmithKline
Location: Rockville
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Rockville, Maryland

Project Management


Job description Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville

Posted Date: Aug 26 2020

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:

In close partnership with the Global Marketing Director (GMD) and Vaccine Commercialization Leader (VCL), the Program Manager for the Neisseria Franchise:

Applies professional project and program management discipline and principles to a Life Cycle Management (LCM) program* to meet the program requirements and obtain benefits and controls not available by managing program components individually

Oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of the program including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling program activities

Translates the strategy by applying business acumen, sound judgement and clarity of vision and integrates important cross-functional streams as well as functional projects in the Program Plan

Is responsible for the coordinated management of multiple related streams/ projects, and in many (most) cases, ongoing operations which are directed toward common objective(s) (Brand Remit).

Monitors and influences team performance and plan execution by driving effective teamwork, issues-risks management and timely decision-making.

Reports on program performance at Brand Team and Vaccine Commercialization Team (VCT) level.

The scope is unique as it covers all functions: R&D, Manufacturing, Commercial (Global and key LOCs). The Program Manager will be expected to interact with high level stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

Drive the creation of an integrated Program plan across GSK (R&D, Commercial, Manufacturing), with clear go/no go decision points and associated milestones, in order to support the execution of the strategy of the Neisseria franchise and the delivery of the program expected benefits; Supports scenario planning to enable robust decision making through in-depth analysis of program activities.

Integrate and control the interdependencies among program components by working in five interrelated and interdependent Program Management Performance Domains: Program Strategy Alignment, Program Benefits Management, Program Stakeholder Engagement, Program Governance, and Program Life-Cycle Management

Work with Project Managers to ensure program strategic alignment; Oversee Streams/Project initiation, endorsement related to his/her Program. Act as Project Manager him/herself.

Enable appropriate planning, controlling, delivery and benefits sustainment across the components within the program

Ensure Program is resourced and funded to succeed according to plan. Consolidate, monitor and control program budget and resources based on streams/projects input. Determine and coordinate the sharing of resources among Program components to the overall benefit of the Program. May be involved in solving resource conflicts that affects multiple components of the program.

Lead identification of issues and risks and drives resolution or mitigation through a matrix environment, effectively documenting decisions/rationale

Responsible for stakeholder management particularly stakeholders external to the SPO organization which Program/Project Managers team belongs to.

More specifically:

Support the annual review of the Neisseria franchise ambition/strategic focus and ensure program strategic alignment; Oversee streams/projects initiation & endorsement

Obtain governance approval for the program by presenting the program charter/10-year plan with its high-level costs and benefits for the organization in order to receive authorization to proceed to the next phases

Develop a high-level milestone plan using goals and objectives of the program, applicable historical information, and other available resources in order to align program with organizational/strategic direction

Consolidate, monitor and control program cost based on streams/projects inputs

Oversee the development and maintenance of an integrated Program Risk Register; Address program risks and issues spanning the program by identifying and selecting a course of action in order to enable continued program progress

Identify program stakeholders and plan program communications in line with stakeholders’ communication requirements; Maintain accurate program information for the use of stakeholders

Develop and maintain a program dashboard to report on program performance at Brand/VCT level

Manage program change in accordance with the structured program governance to resolve scope, quality, schedule, cost, and risk impacts

Promote change and motivate the team using appropriate tools and techniques in order to increase commitment to the program objectives

Establish alliances with other departments and organizations by recognizing dependencies across all program components

Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

Master’s Degree/advanced Degree, with PMP certification

Minimum 7 years pharmaceutical R&D or related industry experience

Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

Demonstrate fluency in spoken and written English, including presenting, and negotiation skills

Very good business and financial awareness and acumen

Ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external customers/partners

Strategic thinking

Promoting change

Organized, Analytic, Rigorous

Decision making skills

Prioritization skills

Communication skills

Team leadership in a matrix environment; People management skills is a plus

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.

Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.

Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.


If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US).

GSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Full-Time, Rockville, Maryland, United States Full-Time, Rockville, Maryland, United States Start a career with purpose GSK is a place where outstanding people do amazing things. As a science-led global healthcare company, we exist to help people do more, feel better, live longer.

Annual bonus based on company performance

Long term incentives and pension plan

Learning and career development

Access to healthcare & wellbeing programmes

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