Clinical Development Director, Full Service Outsourcing Delivery, Global Clinical Sciences and Delivery

GSK has created a global Full Service Outsourcing (FSO) Delivery group and is looking for an experienced and dynamic leader to join its Leadership Team. The FSO Delivery team has overall accountability for the clinical book of work that is placed with GSK's preferred CROs and the remit is to ensure effective oversight of this multi-therapeutic portfolio of work. As a member of the FSO Delivery LT, this individual will help to create and embed the strategy of the FSO Delivery team as well as provide leadership and line management to Clinical Program Leads who sit in the FSO Delivery team. It's a wonderful time to join our team because of the opportunities and the growth strategy for this team. Apply to learn more!

  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences or related discipline
  • At least 15 years' experience pharmaceutical industry, with experience of outsourced CRO studies, or CRO environment in the clinical development process
  • Ability to work independently and proactively and to take on leadership roles on cross-functional study teams
  • In depth knowledge of study management, global regulatory guidelines and ICH/GCP
  • Strong financial / budget management in CRO contracts, task orders and MSAs.
  • Proven track record of working with investigators, external experts, Contract Research Organizations and vendors
  • Ability to establish and build internal and external relationships at all levels in a highly dynamic and matrixed environment
  • Highly developed communication skills appropriate to the target audience, promoting effective decision-making where necessary
  • Proven expertise in the proactive identification of issues which may impact clinical programs coupled with the ability to contribute to solutions affecting cross-functional matrix teams.
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated experience leading in both matrix and line environment to deliver projects, develop clinical plans, and manage change


Why you?Basic Qualifications:
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelor's degree in a science related field
  • Experience participating in above country initiatives
  • Experience managing budgets, project management, and resourcing
  • At least 15 years' experience pharmaceutical industry, with experience of outsourced CRO studies, or CRO environment in the clinical development process
  • Ability to work independently and proactively and to take on leadership roles on cross-functional study teams
  • In depth knowledge of study management, global regulatory guidelines and ICH/GCP
  • Strong financial / budget management in CRO contracts, task orders and MSAs.
  • Proven track record of working with investigators, external experts, Contract Research Organizations and vendors
  • This role will be located in house in Upper Providence, PA or Stockley Park, UK or Stevenage, UK.


Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Advanced Degree (MS, PhD, MD)
  • Demonstrated leadership success and record of high performance and delivery
  • Experience of change management and leading teams through change
  • Ability to establish and build internal and external relationships at all levels in a highly dynamic and matrixed environment
  • Highly developed communication skills appropriate to the target audience, promoting effective decision-making where necessary
  • Proven expertise in the proactive identification of issues which may impact clinical programs coupled with the ability to contribute to solutions affecting cross-functional matrix teams.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills


Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
  • Agile and distributed decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Managing individual and team performance.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Implementing change initiatives and leading change.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.
  • Developing people and building a talent pipeline.
  • Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.
  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.


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