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Project Manager

Richmond, VA 23219
Site Name: Richmond Sherwood
Posted Date: May 18 2020

Position Overview:

Manage select strategic, cross-functional innovation and stewardship (maintenance) projects - such as new product development, packaging changes, new product claims, key process improvements and visual brand upgrades - in order to drive delivery of business goals.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following

  • Role model GSK expectations and values with project teams
  • Manage multiple stewardship (maintenance) initiatives partnering closely with Supply and R&D team members.
  • Manage innovation project delivery to markets via fast project initiation, cross functional planning and well-coordinated execution, in line with SRA. Guidance from line manager where necessary.
  • For select markets, may be responsible for managing country-level launch details.
  • Strong partnership with the Project Accountable Lead, providing confidence and competence necessary to take on challenging objectives and drive accountability.
  • Guide core teams to ensure timely decision making, effective stakeholder communication, adherence to applicable processes, contingency planning and execution.
  • Accountable for assuring there is a clear project scope and strategy, aligned resource needs, comprehensive spend forecasts.
  • Drive functional areas probability of success assessments in support of portfolio pipeline activities
  • Work with team members to identify issues and drive resolution, and to assure comprehensive risk assessment and mitigation plan is in place for all projects.
  • Develop, align and track project budget, rapidly communicating variance.
  • Develop & maintain comprehensive timelines in PPM system with cross-functional input, by integrating key functional deliverables and local market launch activities, taking into account dependencies and resource requirements.
  • Assure accuracy of assigned projects content in PPM system working closely with data owners from cross-functional project team.
  • Align & deliver all key project milestones to support appropriate metrics.
  • Ensure significant changes to the aligned business case are communicated rapidly and efficiently to appropriate leadership (via existing change control process)
  • Support efforts of Portfolio team to enable comprehensive reporting and reviews with key stakeholders.
  • Accountable for building project team (functions, people) upon project approval, partnering closely with cross-functional leadership.
  • Drive resolution of team conflicts through skilled negotiation and diplomacy, elevating to accountable functional leaders as necessary, seeking guidance from line manager where needed.
  • Drive gate readiness partnering closely with Project Accountable Lead and action any gate meeting outcomes with broader project team.
  • Conduct lessons learned with project teams, document, and assure dissemination out to organization as best practice.
  • Support department efforts to identify, evaluate and then embed best practices from categories and regions across the organization as part of overall business capability building.
  • Foster an environment of enthusiasm, accountability and teamwork, and help reward and celebrate achievements.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • 2+ years of experience in Marketing, Supply Chain or R&D with matrixed management experience in a consumer healthcare environment or related area (e.g., CPG, pharmaceutical, etc.)
  • Experience in project management within OTC, Rx, Food or similar project types.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Master's Degree or MBA.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Comfortable operating in situations, with leadership guidance, characterized by complexity, ambiguity and high levels of uncertainty
  • Understanding of key business processes and functions within a transnational healthcare company
  • Strong negotiation skills without authority

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:

  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness.



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Posted: 2020-05-20 Expires: 2020-06-19

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