R&D Digital Technical Director

Your Responsibilities:
An exciting opportunity to be part of our evolving R&D digital innovation strategy. This role will sit in our new Digital Innovation Hub. An incredible opportunity to be part of our digital transformation

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The Role:

As the newly appointed R&D Digital Technical Director, you will be responsible for evaluating hardware electrical and/or mechanical design components of 'off the shelf' digital devices found on the market or creating custom devices, by partnering with contract manufacturers and custom fabrication vendors.

You will lead the lead the prototype design from concepts to large scale manufacturing with contract manufacturers. In addition, you will support the due diligence on devices with mechanical and/or electrical systems.

This role specializes in removing technical and logistical hurdles that can cause problems during solution development, launch and maintenance (e.g. updating an app without disrupting users)

You will be a key contributor to the R&D innovation strategy to deliver digital innovation including devices, wearables and apps.

Key Responsibilities:

As the successful applicant, you will provide expert support and direct project input to our (electronic/digital) device innovation projects, working as a cross-Category resource assigned as a support or direct project team member on specific Category initiatives. You will ensure cross-functional alignment between Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering and Manufacturing and be accountable for the quality and the design of the hardware (including electrical components).

You will work across the Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) team to ensure device acceptance criteria are clearly defined and be responsible for the identification of product performance risks, identifying trade-offs, and implementing risk mitigation strategies. You will be the lead specialist in evaluating targeted technologies for due diligence and be responsible for the development of best practices insights for digital technology

As part of this role, you will manage internal / external partners to step-change GSK's Consumer Healthcare ability to drive big-bet, digital breakthrough global innovation across all categories.

Closing date for applications: May 7th 2018

Please indicate in your application if you are at risk of redundancy.

Why You?

Basic qualifications:
• Undergraduate Degree (Computer Science, Engineering or Physics)
• Significant working experience in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Product Design (or equivalent)
• Digital device principles are a required foundation. Deep practical experience in leading digital device project, implementing cradle to grave innovation.

• Experience in collaborating with and influencing across R&D and commercial stakeholders.

• Effective stakeholder management is required to successfully deliver complex plans across multiple partners, brands and geographies including strong oral and written communication skills, effective at all levels of capability and seniority.

• Project management skills are needed to ensure complete and on-time execution of all partnership plans.

• Deep knowledge of the digital device landscape to establish baseline credibility across R&D and GSK agencies as well as internal stakeholders.

• Experience leading, managing and developing talent.

Preferred qualifications:
• Postgraduate Degree

Why GSK?:
GSK is a science-led, global healthcare company. Our mission is to help people do more, feel better and live longer. Running through our DNA is our ambition to be one of the most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies.
Globally GSK has three global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.
We aim to bring differentiated, high-quality and needed healthcare products to as many people as possible, with our 3 global businesses, scientific and technical know-how and talented people.

Contact information:
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