External Affairs Manager – Alberta

Your Responsibilities:
• Successful candidate must have the ability (expertise) to thrive in an ambiguous environment, have a sense of urgency, leadership and self-starting initiative to:
• Build strategic relationships internally and externally, and enable the right customer connections to achieve business objectives
• Develop strong customer relationships within key branches of the Ministry of Health, including the Drug plan as well other Ministries such as Economic Development, Finance and Premier's office
• Develop and implement strategies to increase understanding of GSK's business and issues among policy makers and influential third parties in Ontario
• Acts as a key spokesperson with government and third-parties on government and policy-related issues
• Shape the commercial environment to optimize opportunities and manage challenges to GSK business
• Tracks legislation/regulation proposed by government bodies and works with cross functional team to develop appropriate responses
• Work with Rx&D in achieving associated Policy & Market Access objectives
• Demonstrate strategic Regional Customer Engagement planning and execution to deliver Public reimbursement aligned to business objectives
• Co-ordinate and align regional reimbursement strategies with PA&R Strategists by ensuring regional insights are embedded
• Proactively identify mechanisms that lead to accelerated product performance post-reimbursement in appropriate patients
• Actively shares insights, knowledge and experience with members of the broader team, and contributes to collaborative efforts across the team
• Reimbursement and external relations responsibilities for Alberta and Saskatchewan

GSK is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. GSK is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. If you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies, please contact us at canada-recruitment@gsk.com

GSK souscrit au principe d'equite en matière d'emploi et favorise la diversite et l'inclusion. Nous acceptons les demandes d'emploi de toutes les personnes ayant les competences requises. GSK s'engage à mettre en place des mesures d'adaptation pour les personnes handicapees. Si vous avez besoin de telles mesures à toute etape du processus de demande d'emploi ou si vous desirez obtenir plus d'information sur nos politiques en matière d'adaptation, veuillez communiquer avec nous à canada-recruitment@gsk.com

Why You?

Basic qualifications:
• Minimum education - Bachelors degree
• Previous work in Government or calling on Government
• Knowledge of Provincial & National drug policy framework
• Broad knowledge of healthcare issues and the pharmaceutical / Life Science industry
• Strong track record of delivering results in a quick-changing and high-energy environment
• Demonstrated ability to develop and execute comprehensive, innovative strategic action plans
• Proven ability to multi-task across a wide range of complex issues, and to lead complex projects to completion
• Exceptional project management and leadership skills in a cross-functional matrix team environment
• Proven experience in effective customer relationship management & contact planning
• Outstanding technical written and verbal communication skills, as well as presentation skills
• Outstanding interpersonal, communication, negotiation and influencing skills

Preferred qualifications:
• Experience working in GSK therapeutic areas

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.

Contact information:
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