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Director, Medical Governance and Quality


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Medical and Clinical



On-Site or Remote

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Competitive salary and benefits

About the Role

*Job description* *Site Name:* UK - London - Brentford *Posted Date:* Jan 31 2024 *Director, Medical Governance and Quality* We are seeking a highly experienced and strategic individual to join our team as a Director Governance and Quality which will support the UK group in their efforts for further enhance our research efforts. This role is looking for someone who strives in the compliance and risk management. In a wide reaching role, you will be involved in collaborations with various key stakeholder groups across the business, performing as a trusted adviser and decision maker. Annual Report 2021 *Key Responsibilities* - Subject Matter Expert (SME), local expert and champion for GSK systems and processes - Develop, embed and lead UK medical quality management systems to ensure appropriate standards are set, implemented and monitored, with CAPAs where needed. - Leadership and collaboration with others to build a Quality Culture. - Work collaboratively with the members of the Medical Lead Team to embed the framework for quality in every aspect of UK Medical activities including development and implementation of the annual management monitoring plan. - Work with key business stakeholders in UK Medical /other GSK UK Commercial functions to implement quality initiatives including audit and management monitoring to ensure (i) compliance with external laws and regulations, (ii) compliance with Quality Management System (QMS) and other internal procedures and processes across UK Medical/UK Commercial activities - Responsible for fulfilling global medical reporting requirements in relation to management monitoring, deviations, CAPAs etc - Co-ordinate/lead, as required, any external inspections e.g. PMCPA or internal audits across the UK LOC including co-ordination/development of responses and ensuring agreed CAPAs are tracked to closure - In consultation with Medical Affairs Director, support risk management activities as required including providing expert advice to UK Medical/UK Commercial staff. - In collaboration with UK Compliance and the UK Medical Affairs Director, work with the business, as required to ensure the inspection readiness state of UK Commercial - Work collaboratively with the members of the Medical Lead Team to embed the framework for quality in every aspect of UK Medical activities - Responsible for conducting periodic reviews and updates across all Medical Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Policies that are applicable to UK Medical and ensure that these are accurate and up-to-date. - Lead on implementation of the Global to Local process at UK LOC level, ensuring local stakeholders (both Medical and Commercial) are engaged in review of new documents, as required, consolidating a UK LOC view and liaising with Global Process Owners to ensure UK feedback is considered. - Accountable for ensuring the UK Medical Patient Access Request (PAR) process is delivered to the highest standards, ensuring Medical colleagues implement the process in a compliant manner. *Closing Date for Applications – [12th February 2024] (COB)* Please take a copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available post closure of the advert. 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This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.* *Why you?* Qualifications & Skills: *Basic Qualifications:* - Life science degree or equivalent, desired but not essential - A broad scientific/pharmaceutical industry background - Previous experience of regulatory authority inspection desirable - Broad knowledge of processes from clinical development to commercialisation and marketing. - Demonstrated ability to function effectively and strategically as team member; to communicate professionally and effectively, with all levels of management and to negotiate persuasively. - Must have a high degree of organisational awareness and working towards resolution with complex problems. - Have demonstrated project management skills and management of complex cross-functional activities. - Have demonstrated ability for excellent verbal, written and presentation skills. *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. 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