Head of Commercial Data & Analytics CH Tech

Your Responsibilities:
This role is accountable for mobilizing programmes and projects that can have a significant complexity in BI, Data and Analytics. You will ensure that all programmes and projects are set up for success and managed though to successful completion. The projects and programmes typically have multi market, regional and global scope and can run concurrently and draw on multiple delivery partners.
The role will also have a responsibility to establish a departmental structure which should be designed to create a department which can execute against the known and expected demand roadmap and directly support the business objectives underpinned by Data & Analytics solutions.

• Strategy, Stakeholder & Demand Pipeline Management:
o Work and engage directly with multiple stakeholders across the organisation to ensure optimal delivery within a best fit to company strategy.
o Stakeholder groups include Sales organisations, Finance, Governance, multiple internal Tech organisations and a level of cross-company alignment.
o Work with Tech stakeholders to align and partner to deliver new capabilities to GSK.
o Work with Business stakeholders to communicate, engage & align in a Tech-heavy setting.
o Focus on identifying areas for business value generation and opportunities for innovation
o Focus on strategy (both within Tech and within the broader GSK Business) and industry trends in what is a very fast moving area of Tech industry.
o Identify, clarify and gain sponsorship for changes in project/programme scope - ensuring the appropriate Change Management process is followed at all levels.

• Programme and Project Mobilization:
o Manage demand through from "idea" to completion via team and project mobilisation.
o Work to identify the scope and timelines in which to mobilize a team directly or indirectly. The team needs to be in place and able to create necessary deliverables to meet project approval requirements. Project methodology will prioritise Agile but where regulatory requirements exist may also require traditional Waterfall approaches or a hybrid between the two. The selected individual will have the necessary flexibility to adapt the team to the methodology that fits the project most.
o Take overall ownership for the projects and programmes and steer until completion. At this grade this role must be capable of establishing hierarchy and project structures globally as necessary to support the objectives.
o Work with other delivery agents to coordinate delivery at a senior level.
o Remain flexible towards technology approaches to ensure that the best advantage is being taken of new technologies

• Delivery Process: Accountable for the various programmes and projects that are under the ownership of this role. Ensure delivery to agreed time, cost and quality parameters. Ensure project goals are achieved on time in alignment with the stakeholders' expectation. Ability to manage complex projects and programmes. Ability to escalate and remove blocks to progress in a large matrix organisation and with senior stakeholders. Escalate to other CH Tech leadership team when needing support. Work in close collaboration with other team members in the CH BI Tech team, to ensure Demand, Support and Architecture aspects are well represented in the projects or programmes requirements and deliverables.
• Governance: Implement standard governance that allows the programmes, projects and stakeholders to manage overall project performance and manage programme risks within the global nature of some of the programmes.
• Budget Management: Responsible for providing high level (+/-30% accuracy) estimates to CH Tech LT, to support Budget approval process at project inception. Accountable for detailed Budget estimates approval at kick-off stage, dealing with Finance and Business stakeholders to get costs understood and approved. Accountable for ensuring projects/programs have implemented standard processes and tools to manage, agree and report budgets consistently in the owned programme and hierarchy of projects. Drive teams to actively manage costs. Look for opportunities across projects and programmes to reduce costs. Ensure compliance of PMs in process. Manage rollup in the hierarchy of projects in the programme container to support the routine programme/ project reporting.
• Quality, Risk & Compliance: Ensure all risk and issues associated with owned programmes and projects are recorded and managed in the appropriate Risk & Issue logs in a timely manner and according to programme standards. Ensure all Risks and Issues have clear action/mitigation/contingency plans defined, with named action owners and timelines for completion.
• Talent Development and Leadership: As a member of the CH Tech BI, Data and Analytics leadership team, contribute to the overall running of team, including the development of talent and capabilities. Assist in developing strategies and setting direction to enable the team to deliver at optimal levels. Represent the team at governance events with senior stakeholders. Use experience to bring new ideas and to identify and challenge ineffective practices. Based on the experience this person will at times be called on to guide, mentor and coach the other project and programme managers with the team to ensure optimal performance.
• People Management: Accountable for appointment and selection of right resources to deliver the initiated projects. Assist the line mangers of the permanent resources in meeting development objectives. Participate in the feedback to the line manager to support the PDP process. Managing high volumes of agency workers and ensure the right level of capability is engaged to ensure the success of the project. Take steps to manage poor performance and take necessary steps to ensure projects delivery are not threatened - work with line manager in the process. Able to manage and motivate the significant number people in the programmes or projects that work in markets around the world.
• Location: To be effective it is essential that this role is located in Brentford, GSK House or Warren, New Jersey. A responsibility of this role is to represent the team at various governance and project meetings. This co-location is critical to establish working relationships with other key delivery partners and senior stakeholders that are also based at these locations.
• Continuous Improvement: Collaborate with others to improve our IT delivery methodology covering tools, sourcing, processes and quality assurance.

Why You?

Basic qualifications:
• Bachelors Degree in Digital, Data Sciences or equivalent experience.
• At least 7-10 years of experience (Project Delivery) in major global IT organization in Pharmaceutical/Commercial or highly regulated industry.
• A strong technical foundation to guide the implementation of new and emergent technologies in a complex technology subject area.
• Up to date technical knowledge of data science / big data analytics approaches, in order to support correct design decisions, identify opportunities and inform strategy decisions.
• Excellent relationship management, strong influencing and communication skills with all level of the organization including senior stakeholders
• Had responsibility for implementing a robust set of ways or working and governance that is embedded with the team and practiced rigorously.
• Has first hand experience in tracking and reporting progress in a systematic and robust way
• Needs to have managed and conducted escalations to other teams and to senior stakeholders
• Experience in influencing and negotiating with senior IT and senior business stakeholders.
• Experience in people management and demonstrated experience managing teams across functions and geographies
• Excellent leadership and teamwork skills
• Track record in successful IT programme mobilization and project delivery across multiple markets and regions globally with inter-functional designs and dependencies.
• Ability to challenge at all levels of the project and with stakeholders to ensure objectives are met.
• Track record in delivering business impact through process and IT enabled solutions
• Management experience essential
• SAP Experience preferred
• Excellent understanding of commercial business processes (e.g. O2C, P2P, WD, R2R etc.)
• Experience and exposure to complex Business Intelligence and Analytics projects, delivering new data platforms from initial concept and architecture onwards

Preferred qualifications:
• Data Sciences Degrees combined with an MBA or Business experience

Why GSK?:
GSK has a 150-year legacy of helping to transform the health, lives and futures of millions of people around the world. We're 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 center of all that we aim to do.

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