top of page

Senior Director/ Head Data Management and Insights Pipeline Project


Job Type

Job Function

Digital Data & Analytics



On-Site or Remote

Job Type


Competitive salary and benefits

About the Role

*Job description* *Site Name:* UK - London - Brentford, Upper Providence *Posted Date:* Jan 24 2024 GSK is a place where outstanding people do amazing things. As a science-led global healthcare company, we exist to help people do more, feel better, live longer. Our goal is to be one of the most innovative, best performing, and trusted healthcare companies. The Pipeline Project Management (PPM) organization mission is to anticipate and orchestrate the unique combination of projects plans, people and budget that accelerate the delivery of the new drugs and vaccines to the patients who need them. Our goal is to accelerate the delivery by streamlining the process that brings new drugs and vaccines to market. The PPM Digital Data Analytics and Performance (DDAP) team’s mission is to embed effective integrated R&D project management through data management standards, systems, and analytics; Increasing organizational digital capabilities; Enabling efficient project, resource, and pipeline management with good performance measures. In this role as a Sr. Director, Head Data Management, and Insights you will ensure data is useful to enable data-driven decision making. You will drive the data and analytics strategy for the R&D PPM organization. As a member of DDAP team, you will be responsible to strengthen the partnership with all the key stakeholders and champion a data driven mindset within the organization. This role would also include mentoring for existing team members, as well as domain expert data managers within a distributed model. *Key Responsibilities:* In this highly rewarding and visible role you will: - Lead the build out of industry leading technology solutions in support of the Pipeline Project Management planning and delivery. - Define and own End to End Master and Meta Data Plan required to deliver business objectives. Define resourcing and budget needs to deliver the aligned End to End Master Data Plan. - Partner with global Data Management Governance teams to bring required capabilities and resources to deliver the End to End Master Data Plan for the Project (align with and partner. Global EDM defines the model that PPM has to align) - Identify the opportunities to effectively harness, steward and govern the pipeline data to drive decision making by leadership. (align KPIs that leadership is interested with its sourcing lineage) - Consult and help establish data governance and data management practices within R&D PPM. This includes definition (and/or alignment) of (Enterprise) data standards and data quality rules to be applied. (Be an advocate of PPM data governance practices to impact enterprise data management practices) - Facilitate communication between Data Management office and Master Data Management experts to maintain consistency in Policies, Standards and best practices. - Proactively identify risks, issues or dependencies throughout any data management project lifecycle via effective stakeholder engagement. - Prioritize focus areas within the organization, identify enabling resources and establish PPM specific key performance indicators. - Adopt a consultative and innovative approach transform business requirements into widely embraced cutting edge solutions. - Lead and inspire team members, fostering a culture of agile mindset within the organization. - Demonstrate proficiency in multiple technology platforms and the ability to effectively work across various data and digital toolsets. - Establish and advocate for best practices in data architecture emphasizing scalability, performance, and sustainability. - Collaborate with PPM leadership and stakeholders, ensuring successful and consistent design, implementation, and change management of process and system improvements. - Enhance GSK’s external influence in the industry and PPM’s reputation by contributing through conference presentations and publications in data and digital management. - Manage a team of highly motivated individuals, taking accountability for their development with a focus on measurable success and impact. *Basic Qualifications* - Advanced degree in Information science and/or Computer Sciences - Extensive years of progressive related digital product experience, several years of people leadership experience in building high performing teams. - Experience working with Agile delivery. - Solid business and technology acumen combined with strong digital and user centric mindset. - Entrepreneurial spirit, strong judgement, and strong collaborative leadership skills including effective communication, emotional intelligence, relationship building and influencing skills. - Several years of experience in data management including relevant and considerable experience in transformation leadership role(s) - Good understanding of Data & Analytics, especially as it pertains to data harmonization to enable data products. - Good understanding of AI, especially in the context of data management and quality practices required to leverage AI - Proven experience in establishing and operationalizing data management capabilities in a complex project environment - Proficiency in database systems, data modeling, data integration, and data quality tools. - Knowledge of data governance tools and platforms, such as Collibra - Familiarity with data governance frameworks and standards, such as DAMA (Data Management Association), CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) or eDMF (Enterprise Data Management Framework) - Business-oriented and strategic mindset - Proven leadership and ability to influence all levels of leadership & ability to operate as an independent change agent to achieve strategic goals. - Deep expertise with project management tools such as Planisware and/or MS Project, and advanced proficiency with data management & Analytics toolsets - Strong communication skills in writing and presentation - Ability to foster a strong collaborative spirit internally and externally. - Adaptability and nimble thinking *Preferred Qualifications* - Proficiency in programming languages, such as SQL, Python, C# or Java, for developing and automating data governance processes. - Pharmaceutical R&D experience is a plus. *LI-GSK *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. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to neurodiversity, race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only). We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are. Should you require any adjustments to our process to assist you in demonstrating your strengths and capabilities contact us on or 0808 234 4391. Please note should your enquiry not relate to adjustments, we will not be able to support you through these channels. However, we have created a UK Recruitment FAQ guide. Click the link and scroll to the Careers Section where you will find answers to multiple questions we receive . As you apply, we will ask you to share some personal information which is entirely voluntary. We want to have an opportunity to consider a diverse pool of qualified candidates and this information will assist us in meeting that objective and in understanding how well we are doing against our inclusion and diversity ambitions. We would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to complete it. Rest assured, Hiring Managers do not have access to this information and we will treat your information confidentially. *Important notice to Employment businesses/ Agencies* GSK does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact GSK's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to GSK. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and GSK. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of GSK. GSK shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. Please note that if you are a US Licensed Healthcare Professional or Healthcare Professional as defined by the laws of the state issuing your license, GSK may be required to capture and report expenses GSK incurs, on your behalf, in the event you are afforded an interview for employment. This capture of applicable transfers of value is necessary to ensure GSK’s compliance to all federal and state US Transparency requirements. For more information, please visit GSK’s Transparency Reporting For the Record site. We’re moving towards a more sustainable future with our new headquarters. With better public transport links and proximity to world-class science and technology institutions, we’re excited for our move to the vicinity of Earnshaw Street, London WC1A (“the New HQ”) by end H1 2024.


About the Company

How to Apply

Closing Date

Heading 1

bottom of page