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Product & Portfolio Strategy Director

The Product & Portfolio Strategy Director (PPSD) serves an entrepreneurial leadership function, acting as a core member for one or more Early Development Teams (EDTs) for all GSK pipeline molecules (excluding the oncology therapy area) under the remit of the Research Investment Board (RIB).

The successful applicant will demonstrate the value of strong commercial partnership with the R&D organization, whilst championing the need for patient and payer focus during early development.

The purpose of this role is to contribute to the generation and flawless execution of the optimized early development strategies required to win a competitive funding process at RIB.

The PPSD is accountable for leading the generation of the Integrated Commercialisation Strategy (ICS) necessary to support successful transition of projects from RIB into the remit of the Portfolio Investment Board (PIB) and accelerate delivery of the best-on-market claims and labels expected for our medicines.

Along with the early development team leader (EDTL), the PPSD is jointly responsible for leading the governance and investment activities necessary to secure milestone-driven development funding from the RIB (e.g. optimisation, alignment and approval of the investment thesis and funding request and transition criteria) along with successful transition into PIB or third-party development (e.g. Biotech, Pharma or VC/PE fund).

Key Responsibilities
•Jointly accountable with Early Development Team Leader for generation and approval of competitive Early Medicines Profiles (EMP) by the relevant investment boards (RIB and PIB) and securing milestone driven funding (for appropriate projects) to deliver the EMP.

•Jointly responsible and accountable for ensuring alignment across relevant strategic plans (eCDP; TDP; CMC; EMP; biomarker strategy; key claims; investment thesis & business case) and for ensuring alignment with PIB stakeholders (e.g. Franchise teams and key affiliates) to promote accelerated achievement of milestones and subsequent efficient transition of successful molecules into PIB.

•Jointly responsible and accountable for defining and seeking relevant/respective RIB and PIB approval for milestone transition criteria necessary to unlock subsequent development funding (e.g. transition criteria for RIB to PIB).

•Responsible and accountable for leading integrated commercial strategy (ICS) team with colleagues from pricing and market access; competitive intelligence; and analytics.

•Accountable for driving alignment around the investment thesis, business case and value proposition with franchise teams and key affiliates (when appropriate; e.g. RIB to PIB transition).

•Responsible and jointly accountable (with the EDTL) for leading the investment thesis and business case generation, review and approval process via the early Forecast Review Committee (eFRC).

•Key contributor for achieving a successful development partnership (e.g. co-development or arms-length) with third-parties when molecules are not accepted into PIB portfolio (e.g. molecule demonstrates efficacy and safety but does not achieve transition criteria for PIB).

•Responsible and jointly accountable (with the BD&L Lead) for leading the investment thesis and business case generation, review and approval process via the early Forecast Review Committee (eFRC) for in/out-licensing projects.

•Responsible and accountable for challenging the EDT/BD&L team to ensure that ambiguity and risk-gating are jointly exploited to create value in the investment thesis for RIB molecules

Why You?Basic qualifications:
Minimum postgraduate education in science and business OR strong relevant experience gained in-role PLUS strong evidence of successful project management and/or fundraising (e.g. venture capital, biotech BD&L, successful new product strategy development).

10 years relevant industry experience spanning commercial, R&D or BD&L roles in biotech/pharma or investment roles in VC/PE funds (potentially via top-tier consulting support).

>3 years in project leader roles (e.g. presentation to investment boards).

Track record of successfully securing competitive funding (potentially with responsibility / accountability - but key contributor considered).

Closing date: 5th March 2019

Preferred qualifications:
Postgraduate degrees in medicine and/or science and business, and/or strategy, and/or health economics; and/or organisational economics and/or corporate finance e.g. MD and/or PhD and MBA or Masters Corporate Finance or Chartered Financial Analyst.

Why GSK?:
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