Manager, Performance, Project & Risk Management

Basic qualifications:

oAt least 2 to 5 years' experience in Performance, Project and/or risk management

oUniversity degree in life sciences or equivalent

oExpertise of manufacturing operations

oKnowledge and understanding of company processes

Preferred qualifications:

oSpoken and written English is nice to have

oStrong interpersonal and people management skills with demonstrated engaging, empowering and decisive leadership style

oStrong building relation skills to gain trust and credibility and to build good social climate within teams (within team and cross functions)

oExcellent team builder / team player

oOperational Excellence (Lean Six Sigma certification) and/or Project Management Certification

oCustomer orientation: ability to active listening to internal customers and pro-actively proposing solutions based on their needs

oAnalytical and problem solving skills - creative approach to problem solving and the ability to challenge the status quo

oEffective communication skills, including training / animation / presentation skills

oEffective influencing skills - ability to influence at all levels of management and to energize a team towards to pursue common goals

oSense of urgency, flexibility and accountability.

oMaintain a high level of integrity while balancing multiple priorities and responsibilities

oEnterprise thinking (end-to-end supply orientation, cross functional team spirit, sharing of good practices within the network)

oProven Planning & Organizational skills

oStrong quality and results oriented mindset


Job Purpose:

  • Leads and coordinates strategic Performance Management (Business Performance Review, BPR, and SPU performance indicators) to monitor delivery of SPU plans.
  • Establish, drive and monitor Project Management Office (Project Review Board, PRB) to deliver SPU activities according to plan, whilst effectively managing SPU capacity needs & requirements.
  • Supports the SPU in executing its Risk Management strategy
  • Is a member of the SPU leadership team co-responsible for the SPU results and ensures personal and team objectives are aligned with SPU, Belgium Site (Industrial Operations, Quality Assurance, Quality Control and R&D) and GIO/Q goals and objectives

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supports the SPU in executing the Performance Management

oLeads and coordinates local Business Performance Review board (BPR) to monitor delivery of transversal and local plans

oIdentify and propose Key Performance Indicators in line with team's objectives. Collaborate to establish Performance dashboards requirements and ensures efficient monitoring.

oAssist in the development, the maintenance and usage of Performance Dashboards to analyze team performance. Make proposal for improvements

  • Supports the SPU in improving in executing the Project Management portfolio

oLeads and coordinates local Project Review Board (PRB) to monitor delivery of transversal and local plans on a monthly basis

oFacilitate and ensure effective SPU input to contribute to the quarterly and annual review of GIO/Q projects' portfolio (top/down & bottom/up via established governance, YOP process)

oEnsure overall projects' prioritization and monitor progress: ensure appropriate planning and timelines, resources, execution risks and scope statuses, recommending alternative strategies to keep the project within thresholds or ensuring escalation to appropriate governing bodies if necessary

oDefine resource capacity routine vs. non-routine according to central PMO guidelines (annual process)

oMeasure actual resources to adjust capacity against plan on a monthly basis

oOptimizes projects and portfolio management and provide accurate view on resources and planning capacity in order to to optimize the resource utilization and increase the service level for the internal customers

  • Supports the SPU in executing the Risk Management strategy

oLeads and coordinates local Risk Review Board (RRB) to monitor delivery of transversal and local plans

oFacilitate risks management within SPU in compliance of tools and methodology as provided by Belgian Risk site coordinator

oEnsure the appropriate escalation of risks to the appropriate level and that the appropriate governance is in place/in use to identify, discuss and monitor risks within SPUs

oAssists in reviewing and prioritizing risks to ensure that they are raised to the appropriate audience

oAssist in establishing risk mitigation plans that include measurable deliverables and ensure effective performance after the mitigation activity has been completed

oWhen applicable, act as a Risk Coordinator for the team to manage to transversal risk (example: Belgian Data Integrity risk linked to SAP use)

The above mentioned job responsibilities must be managed

  • To ensure that the appropriate processes are followed in a consistent way and in line with Corporate recommendations/processes
  • In line with Belgium Industrial Operations and GIO goals and objectives

Our Offer:

At GSK we provide a supportive working environment, and a range of development challenges and opportunities. We also offer competitive benefits and compensation packages designed to attract and to retain the very best. GSK is proud to promote an open culture, encouraging people to be themselves and giving their ideas a chance to flourish. GSK is an equal opportunity employer.

Our department:

Once our pioneering treatments have been developed, they are manufactured to the highest standards and distributed across the regions that need them most. Accomplishing this as efficiently and quickly as possible can quite literally be a matter of life and death. So it's no wonder that more than 70% of our talented workforce is based within Global Industrial Operations - the essential business unit that manufactures and manages the entire vaccine supply process, from customer order to product dispatch on a global scale.

As the name suggests, it operates in a multi-national context across more than 17 sites around the world, working closely in tandem with colleagues from a variety of disciplines and professions.

The department is structured in operating units that focus on various aspects of the manufacturing and supply process. These include Industrialisation (overseeing the transfer of production from R&D to a commercial level), Supply Chain Management and Technical Services.

Our Company:

GSK is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

GSK Vaccines is one of the world's leading vaccine companies, with a comprehensive portfolio of 39 vaccines for infants, adolescents and adults and 15 more in development. We have more than 16,000 people working worldwide to deliver nearly 2 (1.9) million vaccines every day to people in around 90% (172) of the world's countries.

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