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Associate Director, Project Management

Company: GlaxoSmithKline
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Site Name: Cambridge Binney StreetPosted Date: Dec 16 2022Is there any greater challenge than getting ahead of disease?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. We need the very best minds and capability to help us on our journey to make more complex products, in this newly created opportunity, leading the execution of Large Capital and Portfolio Projects at our Binney Street Vaccine Manufacturing Facility.As Associate Director, Project Management, you will lead the project delivery process for a specific strategic capital investment or of a portfolio of medium and large-sized projects, from typically Feasibility stage to Hand-over and Close-out to ensure an outcome which meets all the defined project objectives for cost, schedule, quality, safety, and environment and delivers the business benefits.Key Responsibilities

  • Have the overall accountability of a portfolio of projects or one large project at the Cambridge Binney Street site.
  • Define and decide the final project budgets and schedules worked out by the project teams. Lead the process of projects business cases preparation and ensure submission to oversight boards.
  • Design the project organization structure & drive project teams capacity management. Monitors, appraises, and upgrades individual and team performance as required to assure project success. Installs a proactive, "can do" attitude within the project and purveys a "preventive rather than corrective" mentality.
  • Drive the Project Execution Plan process, documenting the project delivery strategy and the success criteria according to the PM Standard. Establishes a Quality Plan for the project and is proactive in planning for quality.
  • Prepare frequent progress reports according to the PM Standard. Keeps the Steering Group and Sponsors informed of critical issues that could jeopardize projects success.
  • Develop a risk management strategy for the project and implements associated processes and tools to ensure effective identification, monitoring and management of project risk.
  • Lead the qualification of the engineering services providers and decide and direct the appropriate contractual strategy. Uses proven selection processes to develop the appropriate contract strategy for the project, selects and manages contractors and settles any claims in accordance with company policy.
  • Implement strict project and financial controls, including procedures for change control / management, cost control / forecasting, physical progress / productivity measurement, and invoice review / payment.
  • Ensure that the overall commissioning, validation & handover strategy that fully complies with the PM Standard and implements to ensure a timely and complete handover to the Customer.
  • Ensure all people working on your projects remain safe and you anticipate future safe use, as a project leader. We expect that:
    • Accountability:
      • Leads the project team(s) in managing Major CAPEX and Portfolio Projects and ensure that adequate works relating to design, procurement, construction, validation, hand-over and close-out have been delivered with the defined projects objectives.
      • Support and influence functional team members and leadership to deliver the project
      • Leadership
        • Lead and motivate empowered teams where decisions are taken at the lowest practical level to achieve individual and company objectives. Adopt performance management and accountability processes to drive projects delivery, ensuring visible targets to all team members.
        • Recruit, train and motivate staff to ensure skill set meets current and future business demands providing technical coaching and training plans as requiredWhy you?Basic Qualifications:
          • A strong background in the pharmaceutical industry
          • 7+ years' experience in the required domain.
          • Broad knowledge of project management and technologies processes.
          • Experience with new product introductions and tech transfers.
          • Experience in network allocation strategy.
          • Highly effective at influencing internally.
          • Skilled at defining, developing, and implementing project plans.
          • Leadership skills in developing people.
          • Highly effective communication skills.
          • Sound judgment and complex decision-making skills where few precedents and considerable ambiguity may exist are crucial.Preferred Qualifications:
            • Engineering and vaccine experience is a plus.Why GSK?We want GSK to be a diverse, inclusive organisation that attracts and retains outstanding talent, because this brings greater opportunity to create better health outcomes for the patients around the world who rely on our medicines and vaccines.Our work supports the health of all kinds of people.GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose - to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together - so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns - as an organisation where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it's also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We're committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.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.At GSK, the health and safety of our employees are of paramount importance. As a science-led healthcare company on a mission to get ahead of disease together, we believe that supporting vaccination against COVID-19 is the single best thing we can do in the US to ensure the health and safety of our employees, complementary workers, workplaces, customers, consumers, communities, and the patients we serve.GSK has made the decision to require all US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, where allowed by state or local law and where vaccine supply is readily available. The only exceptions to this requirement are employees who are approved for an accommodation for religious, medical or disability-related reasons.Important notice to Employment businesses/ AgenciesGSK does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact GSK's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to GSK. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and GSK. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of GSK. GSK shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.Please note that if you are a US Licensed Healthcare Professional or Healthcare Professional as defined by the laws of the state issuing your license, GSK may be required to capture and report expenses GSK incurs, on your behalf, in the event you are afforded an interview for employment. This capture of applicable transfers of value is necessary to ensure GSK's compliance to all federal and state US Transparency requirements. For more information, please visit GSK's Transparency Reporting site.

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