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Capability Manager – Medical Affairs


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Job Function

Medical and Clinical



On-Site or Remote

Job Type


Competitive salary and benefits

About the Role

*Job description* *Site Name:* UK - London - Brentford, Canada - Ontario - Mississauga, Home Worker - CAN, Home Worker - GBR, Home Worker - USA, Philadelphia Walnut Street, USA - North Carolina - Durham, USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence *Posted Date:* Feb 12 2024 We are looking for a Capability Manager to join our Global Medical Affairs Capability & Practices team. This role is accountable for the design, deployment, and execution of capability programs across global roles in Medical Affairs that drive the delivery of the Medical Affairs Value Proposition with an emphasis on Evidence Generation and Patient Focused Development. In partnership with Capability Directors on the team, this role seeks to understand the unique capability needs of Medical Affairs staff to shape and build relevant and meaningful capability initiatives that become embedded in ways of working to positively impact employee skill development and their ability to deliver for patients. We create a place where people can grow, be their best, be safe, and feel welcome, valued and included. We offer a competitive salary, an annual bonus based on company performance, healthcare and wellbeing programmes, pension plan membership, and shares and savings programme. We embrace modern work practises; our Performance with Choice programme offers a hybrid working model, empowering you to find the optimal balance between remote and in-office work. Discover more about our company wide benefits and life at GSK on our webpage *Life at GSK | GSK* *In this role you will * - Manage the implementation of capability initiatives and quality control of final deliverables. - In partnership with Capability Directors, drive the needs assessments, capability program design, delivery, measurement and embedding with a strong focus on external engagement excellence & evidence generation. - Ensure successful delivery and deployment of capability initiatives via effective stakeholder management and planning. - Shape GSK wide capability programmes providing the unique MA perspective to ensure relevancy and impact. - Explores future trends, innovation and digital advances and integrates into capability initiatives to drive an effective and engaging learner experience. - Appropriately manage vendors to ensure high quality deliverables and efficient spend in areas such as external engagement, MSL Leader Coaching driving consistent global standards. - Lead the development of Keep Growing Campus (a key internal capability resource) sites maintaining content over time to ensure relevancy. - Track capability program budget liaising with Capability Director to flag key risks and opportunities. - Lead continuous improvement to ensure impactful and relevant capability programs that accelerate employee upskilling and drives desired performance change with a key focus on evidence generation and patient focused development. - Build an advisory network of SMEs to inform program design at a local and global level for key programs keeping pace with ever evolving healthcare landscapes. - Continually assess external environment for key trends and insights and determine implication for capability building within Medical Affairs. *Why you?* *Basic Qualifications & Skills:* *We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:* - BSc or equivalent. - Experience in working in a pharmaceutical setting. - Strong project management or similar operational experience. - Experienced with regulatory codes of Promotion and Scientific Engagement (e.g. IMC). - Strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communications skills. - Superlative presentation skills, across lines and levels and with senior stakeholders. - Ability to think strategically and adapt to shifting priorities. - Ability to think critically, analyzing and evaluating options to inform well thought-out decisions. - Ability to manage multiple priorities and stakeholders while maintaining attention to detail. - Experience with leading transformational projects, aligned with organizational strategy. - Experience in working with different time-zones and cultures. - Work and thrive in a highly matrixed environment. - Track and manage budgets and forecasts. - Continuously look for opportunities to develop, build skills and share learnings across the team. - Deliver high quality results, overcome challenges, and focus on what matters most. - Build strong relationships and manage trusted stakeholder relationships. *Preferred Qualifications & Skills:* *Please note the following skills are not necessary, just preferred, if you do not have them, please still apply:* - MBA - Excellent understanding of medical functions and medical affairs activities. - Ability to develop relationships based upon trust and mutual respect. - Experience with building capabilities and/or implementing change initiatives. *Closing Date for Applications – 26th February 2024 (COB)* Please take a copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available post closure of the advert. When applying for this role, please use the ‘cover letter’ of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application. *Why Us?* GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organization where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030. Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. 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