Portfolio Competitor Insights Manager - Pharma R&D

  • Job Reference: 473433043-2
  • Date Posted: 15 January 2022
  • Recruiter: GlaxoSmithKline
  • Location: Brentford, South East
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Management & Supervisors, Restaurant & Service
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

The Portfolio Competitor Insights Manager will support the delivery of portfolio-and company-level external insights and performance benchmarking, enhancing global strategic and portfolio decision-making within R&D. The Portfolio Competitor Insights Manager will conduct and report analyses, including but not limited to comparative benchmarking, competitor strategy assessments and portfolio-level competitive intelligence. These analyses have significant business impact, directly and indirectly contributing to both R&D strategy and portfolio decision-making.

The Portfolio Competitor Insights Manager must be able to interpret competitor and benchmarking information across TAs and research areas effectively, whilst at the same time having a strong understanding of the limitations of different information sources and the strengths and weaknesses of different analytical methodologies

This position delivers external insights directly to key R&D leadership and decision making bodies (R&D leadership team - up to and including the CSO, Portfolio Investment Board and Corporate Executive Team) as well as enabling portfolio trade-off decisions by providing qualitative and quantitative analyses, context, and insights in relation to the external landscape.

'Be You' at GSK

At GSK, we're a company with a purpose to help people do more, feel better and live longer . We realise that our purpose starts with us. When we feel at our best, we perform at our best. Therefore, we want all applicants to be able to perform their best throughout the recruitment process.

We will be delighted to hear from talented individuals that align to our values. These are at the heart of everything we do and include: Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork.

When you set out on your adventure at GSK, we make a deal. You commit to living our values and expectations and performing against our Innovation, Performance and Trust priorities. In return, GSK commits to providing the right environment for you to thrive. Together, we build an environment where we can all thrive and focus on what matters most to each of us.

As a modern employer , we empower you to be yourself, share ideas and work collaboratively

In this role you will

Working both in collaboration with the Portfolio Competitor Insights and Analytics Director and independently, Portfolio Competitor Insights Manager deliverables include:
  • Strategic, company and portfolio-level competitor analyses.
  • Systematic and ad hoc R&D benchmarking analyses.
  • Monitoring of GSK R&D performance and trends versus peer companies.
  • Analysis and communication of factors contributing to competitor performance, in relation to GSK R&D.
  • Contributing to portfolio prioritisation decisions.
  • Partnering with the R&D Strategy team to deliver strategic projects informed by R&D priorities, providing research and analysis support, deriving insights, and shaping final deliverables
  • Providing analytics, reporting and insights on the external landscape that will inform decisions by the R&D leadership team, Portfolio Investment Board and Corporate Executive Team on GSK's R&D strategy and portfolio investments.
Closing Date for Applications: 19th January 2022 (COB)

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Why you?

Qualifications & Skills:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in biological sciences, pharmacology or other biomedical discipline
  • Experience in competitive intelligence and/or benchmarking gained either directly within a pharmaceutical company or from a relevant healthcare CI, benchmarking, analytical or consulting environment.
  • Experience in creating structures to answer key Pharma R&D questions, planning and completing the required quantitative and qualitative analysis, translating the findings into the key implications, and presenting summaries to internal stakeholders
  • Proven experience in stakeholder management and executive communication.
  • Quantitative analytics experience
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical R&D
Preferred Qualifications & Skills:
  • Demonstrated ability to lead or make major contributions to department, organizational and/or industry-wide initiatives, through effective communication and influence.
  • Higher degree in a scientific or business discipline are advantageous
  • Strong knowledge of publicly available and subscription resources for competitor and/or benchmarking information
  • Recognises the difference between competitor information and competitor insights
Why GSK?

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. This special purpose - along with our goal of being one of the world's most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies - helps us attract some of the best and brightest minds in the world.

We take pride in providing access to all and continually focus on our opportunity and obligation to do more to improve inclusion and diversity: for our people inside GSK; in the way we do business; and in the communities where we operate.

We want our company to be a place where diversity of people and thought is valued everywhere and where we're all able to be ourselves and feel a sense of belonging. An inclusive organization where we all feel valued, engaged and supported, knowing that our work makes an important contribution to our mission. Reinforced by our clear values and expectations, it is part of our DNA. Together we achieve extraordinary things for our patients and consumers, who rely on us each and every day.

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

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