Esprit 2018 Finance Leadership Development Program, US

Basic qualifications:

You will be MBA qualified or Masters in Finance (or on your journey towards obtaining these qualifications during 2018). You have a dynamic and varied career within an industry setting which highlights your already accelerated career to date. You have a passion for Finance or Economics and a strong interest in enhancing your career further within the Healthcare Industry. You have demonstrated excellent communication skills and a flexible mind set to forge your career in a global matrix organization. A key focus will be to further enrich your impact through leadership, innovation and decision making capabilities. You are tenacious, accountable and are an innovative thinker, shaping change within our high paced and adaptable Finance Global Support Function.

Preferred qualifications:

  • You love what you do and want to work in an innovative, inspiring, high performing environment which also improve people's lives.
  • You are courageous to achieve results, excited by change, zealous about finance and the impact it can make to the strategy now and in the future.
  • You enjoy being accountable and you are ready to fast track your progression and take the personal accountability for delivering our commitments
  • GSK Values resonate with you and you want to work in an organization where you can live our values and perform with integrity, transparency, treat people with respect and always have our patients and consumers first on your mind.


GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical companies. Our powerful combination of skills and resources provide the platform for delivering strong growth and for responding quickly to the rapidly changing global healthcare environment.

We are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. We have a significant global presence with commercial operations in more than 150 markets, a network of 86 manufacturing sites in 36 countries and large Research & Development centers in the UK, US, Spain, Belgium and China.

Our values are at the heart of what we do. Our core values are patient focus, integrity, respect for people and transparency. We expect all employees to put our values at the heart of every decision they make and feel proud of the work that they do.

Global Finance is one of the Global Support Functions which form the common core of GSK's operating model and drive a one GSK enterprise approach.

We provide the partnership, strategic counsel and support services the business units need to operate efficiently and effectively. This enables us to focus on developing, manufacturing and delivering medicines, vaccines and products to the patients and consumers who need them.

What is the Esprit Finance Leadership Program?

Esprit is GlaxoSmithKline's leading global talent development program for MBA or Masters in Finance qualified which builds a pipeline of diverse leaders, with the right capabilities and behaviors to drive GSK's future strategic challenges. You'll bring with you a wealth of Finance knowledge and will recognize that there's still plenty for you to learn and experience in order to become an extraordinary leader.

Esprit Finance Leadership program's overall goal is to support, stretch, develop and deliver leaders of the future. You will build your breadth of experience and leadership capabilities through this accelerated development program.

How does the Esprit Finance Leadership program work?

You will spend 3 years on a fast track development program, working your way towards as potential Senior Finance leadership role.

Beginning in your home country, you will have 3 rotations, which may include international experience.

Through challenging rotations, you will gain in-depth finance knowledge across a range of disciplines, including Commercial Finance Partnering, Finance Business Development, Finance Services, Business Transformation and Corporate Finance Partnering. Throughout the Esprit Finance program, you will cultivate a broad global business perspective, and nurture your existing Finance experience and knowledge.

Every step of the way we'll provide you with intensive development, training and support to help you to achieve your greatest potential.

Whatever it is you're doing, and wherever you are based, you'll be contributing to our mission to improve the quality of human life, by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer – all while fostering strong foundations for a successful career.

Is Esprit for you?

Do you which to achieve a depth and breadth of varied finance functions? Do you have a deep understanding about developing partners within the business with the aim to inspiring change?

We're looking for extraordinary individuals who can apply both academic excellence and commercial Intelligence in a dynamic business environment - to recognize and deliver value for GlaxoSmithKline.

Are you interested in working our transparent and innovative matrix organization and the following statements resonate with you;

The Esprit Finance Leadership Program is truly unique in the breadth of roles and experiences available and covers a variety of commercial touch-points within Finance.

If you have an inquisitive mind and would relish the opportunity to flourish in a diverse, transparent and intellectually demanding global leadership program then Esprit is for you.

Before you Apply –

It is important to remember;

The Esprit Development Program is passionate about developing local leadership capabilities for local countries so it is vital you have eligibility to live and work in the country for which you are applying and will not require sponsorship in the future.

We will be open for applications on from August 29th

Please note that candidates need to be available to attend a 2-day assessment center in the UK November 15th – 16th 2017

Travel expenses will be paid by GSK

Contact information:

You may apply for this position online by selecting the Apply now button.

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