Director, Risk Management Framework

Your Responsibilities:
GSK has a 150-year legacy of helping to transform the health, lives and futures of millions of people around the world. We are a science-led healthcare company with more than 100,000 people working in 115 countries. Each year we produce around 4 billion packs of medicine, nearly 900 million doses of vaccine and more than 18 billion packs of consumer healthcare products. Our focus of helping people do more, feel better and live longer is at the centre of all that we aim to do.

The Global Risk Office in Global Ethics and Compliance is leading a transformation programme to improve how we manage risk at GSK. This role will lead one of the three workstreams, focusing on enhancing and embedding the risk management framework.

You will be the custodian of the ICF (internal control framework) which is the overall methodology used by GSK to identify, assess, mitigate, monitor and report risks. As custodian you will be responsible for training and building awareness in risk practitioner community in using this methodology in a consistent way. You will also be responsible for ensuring tools, templates and resources that support the use of the ICF are available for risk practitioners in GSK to use.

You will be responsible for innovation in enhancing the ICF, evolving with reference to industry best practice and regulatory requirements. Specifically, you will be leading work on balancing the need for globally standard risk mitigation plans with the need for business unit flexibility by driving an "adopt or adapt" methodology in respect of our Enterprise Risks. You will be leading work on developing online solutions for risk management which can eventually be aligned across GSK.

You will be responsible for enhancing how our Enterprise Risks are reported to our most senior governance bodies (executive risk boards and audit committees, with a particular focus on the use of data, metrics and dashboards

Closing date for applications: 7 May 2018


When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the on-line application to clearly describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter will be used to assess your application.

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Why You?

Basic qualifications:
•Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Law, Finance, or other applicable degree
•Knowledge of the ICF and risk management methodologies as used in a corporate environment
•Experience in design and deployment of change programmes.
•Risk management, compliance and/or internal control experience in a global pharmaceutical, related healthcare organisation, or consultancy firm supporting healthcare clients

Preferred qualifications:
•Masters of Business Administration, Law, Finance, Regulatory or other applicable degree
•Good understanding of GSK's business units and structures; ideally having worked in a minimum of two different business units.
•Understanding of GSK's enterprise risks
•Appreciation of the regulatory environment and trends impacting governance, risk management and compliance in the global environment (e.g. IT, Finance, GMP, EHS, ABAC, CIA obligations).
•Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate Compliance and risk-related concepts to technical and non-technical audience, including CET members
•Ability to work effectively and sensitively in a highly matrixed organisation across geographies and cultures.
•Enterprise minded with a strong understanding of the bigger picture. Able to take both the global and local view in a non-siloead approach
•Inherent inclination towards continuous improvement (practical examples of OE/ADP tools and performance management.

Why GSK?:
At GSK, our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Our three world-leading businesses research and deliver innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We need a talented and motivated workforce to deliver against our strategy. To achieve this, we strive to attract the best people and to create an environment that empowers and inspires.

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