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Strategy and Business Change Director

  • Ware (Hertfordshire)

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Nombre del sítio: UK - Hertfordshire - Ware
Fecha de publicación: Feb 19 2024

Strategy and Business Change Director

This is a site-based role at Ware, UK.

This is a truly exciting opportunity to be part of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) at the Ware site, GSK. At the Global Supply Chain (GSC) Ware site, we have a heritage in making innovative medicines for diseases like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), HIV and cancer. An exciting place to work, Ware is the new product introduction site (NPI) for respiratory and oral solid dose medicines and has supported the launch of over 15 new innovative medicines since 2017.

We are co-located with our R&D colleagues and recently opened a new, state-of-the-art oral solid dose facility at Ware, where scientists, technicians and engineers from R&D and GSC will work collaboratively together using the latest technologies and rapid knowledge transfer to deliver GSK’s most innovative, medicines faster and more efficiently.

On site we produce over 60 million respiratory inhalers each year with growing demand in future years.

To achieve this we have a thriving community of employees who are committed to positively impacting the health of people around the world, with our products reaching patients in over 100 countries.

This role is a great opportunity to be instrumental in developing and delivering the Ware Site’s future factory ambitions. You will be working at the cutting edge of digital transformation within GSK, in a high-profile role with senior leadership involvement.

The role is responsible to lead the development and execution of the site strategy along with associated business change and execution processes including the Project Management Office (PMO), providing independent and data-based guidance on prioritization, financial expenditure and resource requirements.

The role holder will advise, consult, monitor and report on projects, programmes and portfolios of work in conjunction with business leads who have responsibility for delivery. It is anticipated that circa 100 projects will fall under the PMO remit to track and provide a level of reporting and management.

This is a critical role, with a high degree of trust and visibility among senior leaders across the organization. Working with a diverse supply chain you will be a key contributor to the site and wider GSC.

Ready to shape the future of healthcare?

In this role you will:

·  Provide clear leadership, development and direction to the team by building capabilities and develop key talent for succession planning.
·  Lead the process for development of the GSC Ware site strategy (long range) ensuring effective integration of all relevant strategic processes e.g. FMP, SWP, Quality strategy etc. and effective connection with all relevant parties, both onsite and centrally, in the strategy development process
·  Utilise GSK Production System (GPS) Standards and Digital tools to help lead and sponsor change and improvement programmes to deliver the strategy plan.
·  Lead the process for prioritization, coordination, tracking, reporting, risk management and change control of projects necessary to deliver the targets defined in the site strategy deployment map.
·  Develop and embed project management tools, training interventions and guidance to enable successful execution of PMO activity. Provide leadership and guidance to staff in implementing these tools
·  Identification, development and deployment of continuous improvements to all aspects of PMO ways of working. Increase site capability in project risk detection and mitigation to drive on time, in budget project delivery
·  Ensure sufficient Change Management, Digital and Data Management capabilities exists within the team to enable the necessary change activities across the site
·  Represent PMO on the SLT and on central governance forums as required

CLOSING DATE for applications: 5th March 2024

Please take a copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available post closure of the advert.

During the course of your application you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process.  If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application / selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements, please contact 0808 234 4391. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.

Why you?

Required qualifications and skills:

·  Degree Qualified preferably in Science/Engineering/Business discipline
·  Considerable experience in a similar leadership role preferably within Pharmaceuticals, can consider regulated industries as well
·  Thorough understanding of, and experience in, Supply Chain strategy setting processes
·  Has an understanding of the complexities of transformational projects and change management projects
·  Good understanding and interest in Digital and Automation technologies

Preferred qualifications and skills:

·  MBA/Masters (preferably in Supply Chain)
·  Strong track record of delivery in a project/ PMO environment with evidence of expertise in project controls.
·  Possess formal qualifications in Project and/or Programme Management (pref. PRINCE2, APMP, MSP,PMP)
·  Strong ability to influence and clearly communicate across a wide variety of stakeholders and personal resilience
·  Proactive, independent, and highly performance focused
·  Ability to bring objective viewpoints and potential solutions to challenges across different functions and business areas

We make and supply medicines and vaccines all around the globe and our teams own every production stage, from creating quality products at our manufacturing sites to designing effective supply forecasting and regulatory inspections; all powered by digital, data and analytics. We operate at impressive scale, producing over 1.7 billion packs of medicine and 767 vaccine doses in 2021.

We continue to modernise, so we can launch even more new products at speed whilst turbo-charging delivery across our entire portfolio through our relentless focus on quality, safety, and service. The way we work will change. For some, the shift in technology and products will be revolutionary. Our R&D pipeline demands a new kind of supply chain, and we need the very best minds and capability to help us on our journey to make more complex products, harnessing the power of automation and robotics so we can work smarter together.


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