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Head of PLW Admin, Reporting & Analytics at GlaxoSmithKline

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: collegeville, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Are you looking to expand your expertise in project management and drive change in an environment that allows you to design novel approaches and solutions?  If so, this PLW Administrator Reporting & Analytics role could be an ideal opportunity to explore.

As the Head of IRM Reporting & Analytics, you will leverage improved integrated drug development resource forecasting data to design and deliver high quality reporting and analytics in a modern reporting environment that supports the needs of drug development teams, all R&D functional lines and that of the overall organization establishing a single-source of the truth and a common global resourcing view. 

As business systems owner, you must be able to visualize integrated data from various sources converting into meaningful reports and insights to support confident decision making.     You must work closely with our Tech business partners and become a trusted partner to the SPO organization at large.   In this role, you will manage a team of four Planisware administrators and a team of four reporting analysts.   With a very broad stakeholder accountability, you must work to establish this role and section within the organization by providing value and insights into asset development and improving all data support processes.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following…

  • Support R&D operations from a business perspective to meet the evolving needs of the R&D organization in close partnership with R&D Tech to design, build, refresh and distribute routine monthly reports for teams, functional lines, governance and senior leaders for project level information.

  • As a member of the reporting and analytics team; promote the use of data, analytical expertise, and business acumen to diagnose planning and resource issues, data issues, generate insights and recommendations to demonstrably influence business decisions and outcomes

  • Design and shape the desired objectives of project analytics by influencing senior stakeholders, teams, functional lines and other customers. 

  • Leverage modern data visualization technologies and create dynamic business dashboards to effectively communicate and bring key insights to life for customers

  • Areas of focus will include: project management, resource (both headcount & finance) demand, allocation and capacity (portfolio and non-portfolio resource management); cycle time analysis, attrition analysis, etc.

  • Support a culture of fact-based decision-making in SPO, PPRM, IRM and Functional Lines by building capabilities and experience with analytical tool usage at all levels of the organization. 

  • Leverage the Business Operations network to help embed reporting from common global resourcing views.

  • Leverage the dynamic reporting environment to meet the unique needs of various customer groups using the same platform across thereby assuring continuity of data and analysis

  • Anticipate, design and develop effective business analyses, insights and recommendations in a timely and high-quality dynamic manner

  • Develop and deploy business data models to drive efficiency, accuracy, consistency and automation across business analytics

  • Interrogate and ensure high quality data; lead efforts to challenge and correct data (as required) at source to ensure continued credibility of PPRM deliverables

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Resource Management, Portfolio management, Project Management, Business operations, Reporting & Analytics, Planisware, Finance, Computer Science

  • Drug development, Project management & resource forecasting & planning expertise, analytical, organized, detail oriented

  • Demonstrated track record of working across organizational boundaries spanning the planning organizations and tech

  • Demonstrated expertise in range of role essential skills (e.g., building a modern dynamic reporting environment, data analysis & visualization, problem resolution, enterprise project management tools)

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal communications and negotiation skills for senior audiences and customers

  • Proven leader able to motivate staff to consistently deliver performance objectives

  • Self-directed and highly motivated, able to understand where to apply efforts of themselves and team to achieve the most significant business outcomes.  Displays a strong sense of ownership of objectives and deliverables of team

  • Enterprise thinker with natural curiosity and the ability to explore new ideas and interrogate data

  • Comfortable with ambiguity, the ability to generate and develop solutions independently

  • Ability to coach and mentor peers

  • Planisware (scheduling software), Excel & Spotfire

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Master’s Degree with in Resource Management, Portfolio management, Project Management, Business operations, Reporting & Analytics, Planisware, Finance, Computer Science, MBA and/or Extensive experience in R&D operational analytics

  • Pharmaceutical drug/vaccine development experience, Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate

  • Headcount resource and financial forecasting experience

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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