As we look to redefine expectations in consumer healthcare, we need experienced, entrepreneurial-minded individuals to help on this journey. Being part of Consumer Health at GSK is being part of something special. The focus of the organization couldn’t be more clear – we are fueled by a personal passion to give our customers and our consumers MORE. We are ready, are you?
The Innovation Manager will be responsible for developing innovation strategies, platforms, product ideas and claims, and for driving cross-functional teams in the delivery of these new products to launch readiness stage. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of innovation experience, a demonstrated ability to independently build a multi-year pipeline by identifying, validating and leading the development of new ideas, and the capability to manage multiple projects and cross-functional teams with speed, professionalism and creative-problem solving.
This exciting role has the following key responsibilities:
Lead innovation strategies and projects for Advil - Priority brand for the organization (Power Brand, managed by US)
Deliver sufficient 3-year pipeline
Build and validate strong consumer-driven propositions (insights/unmet needs), business cases, concepts, pricing, and packaging direction
Lead projects and teams through stage gates (mostly early stage Discovery & Feasibility)
Represent pipelines and projects (in governance meetings, customer engagements, with Brand / Pain Leadership); gain alignment and approval of recommendations
During Development, effectively transfer to Brand Commercialization Leads for commercialization and launch
Collaborate with key partners (R&D, Consumer Insights, Sales Strategy, Brand and Finance etc.) and Category/Global Pain (as appropriate)
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
Marketing, brand management, innovation or strategy experience in consumer goods, over the counter or non-traditional health/wellness industry
4 + years' experience in marketing
2+ years of dedicated/primary focus on innovation (experience across different regulatory pathways, OTC, NDA, monograph)
Experience with delivery of launches
P&L/budget management, complex project management and business development experience
Experience leading within a matrix organization, integrating multifunctional efforts crossing multiple business areas
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
Global and local experience preferred
5 + years experience in related fields, such as innovation, marketing or brand management
Proven track record of creating and delivering an enduring innovation pipeline
Experience with identifying and deploying insights
Strong Communicator & Connector: Ability to effectively work with and connect with all levels of colleagues across multiple functions using active listening skills and open mindset to understand needs. Someone people like working with!
Analyst & Simplifier: Ability to synthesize data from a variety of input sources, into a coherent whole/clear picture to define the performance gap and to design/deliver the appropriate solutions.
Action Oriented & Accountable: “Can do” and “Does do” attitude; Ready to jump in and make immediate impact through positive and proactive nature, high energy level and credible experience?. Holds self to highest performance standards.
Change Champion: Embraces change, a positive change agent championing the organizational strategy and embodying the values of the company. Helps bring people along on the journey.
Team Player: Loves being part of a team, both leading and serving; demonstrated deep commitment to colleagues; highly effective in a matrix environment.
Experience in digital healthcare and understanding how it can be incorporated into product innovation
About GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
We are a science-led global healthcare company. We research and develop a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare.
We also have a significant global presence with commercial operations in more than 150 countries, a network of 64 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and large R&D facilities in the UK, USA, Spain, Belgium and China.
Mission: At GSK we are on a mission to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We know that healthy communities depend on healthy people, and healthy communities are the backbone of strong, sustainable societies. As a business we have responsibilities to society, and society has expectations of us. Our goal is to meet those responsibilities and expectations – and, where possible, exceed them.
More about us:
We want to help people do more, feel better, live longer
Today there are still millions of people without access to basic healthcare, thousands of diseases without adequate treatments and millions more people who suffer from everyday ailments. At GSK we want to change this.
As a global healthcare company, we take on some of the world’s biggest healthcare challenges.
By delivering a sustainable business, we provide health benefits to patients and consumers, improved shareholder returns as well as supporting wider society.
We have three world-leading businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.
We are committed to widening access to our products, so more people can benefit, no matter where they live in the world or what they can afford to pay.
Each of our three businesses benefits from GSK’s commercial infrastructure, integrated supply networks and significant global presence.
At GSK, we believe how we do business is as important as what we do – it’s what makes us different - so we are challenging industry norms by changing the way we work.
Our core values are patient focus, integrity, respect for people and transparency. We expect our employees to share our values, to act transparently and with integrity at all times.
We motivate our employees to put our values at the heart of every decision they make through strong leadership, offering individual development opportunities and rewarding employees for how they work as well as what they achieve. We want everyone at GSK feel proud of the work that they do, the company they work for, and the difference they make.
We focus on the individual, doing what is right for patients and customers. We are committed to the highest standard of ethical medical practice and governance in our work. In addition, we are committed to an effective and responsibly managed supply chain, which is essential for our manufacturing teams to deliver high quality medicines and products to patients and consumers.
To do this we work with our partners and customers to improve healthcare and find new medicines and vaccines. We can only earn respect by taking the time to look at issues through the eyes of others and providing products of real benefit.
We make this happen by:
• Focusing on the patient's and consumer's needs in research
• Ensuring patient/consumer safety is paramount
• Ensuring product quality and reliability of supply
We are committed to performance with integrity. Doing what is right for our patients and consumers must be at the heart of every decision we make. In doing so, we demonstrate integrity in action, at every level, every day.
Living up to the standards that are rightly expected of us means we must in all interactions:
• Act legally and fairly, within the spirit of all laws, regulations and policies
• Encourage employees to speak up if something doesn't feel right or doesn't align with our values
• Make realistic commitments and keep our promises
• Look for principles, not loopholes
• Encourage employees to seek guidance when in any doubt
Respect for people
We support and inspire our colleagues to help them be the best they can be and to achieve great things. Central to this is our day-to-day working culture, which is based on the following foundations:
• We ensure our workplace is safe and free of harassment and bullying
• We actively seek, value and draw on the differing knowledge, perspectives, experience and styles present in our global community of employees
• We create an atmosphere of trust, in which concerns can be fully raised
As our business evolves to meet global challenges, so does our culture – and transparency is integral to this. For us, transparency means being honest about what we do, how we do it and the challenges we face. We are open to challenge, to discussion and to improving how we work to reflect our values.
We seek to put this into action by:
• Ensuring what we say or write is fair and honest, and not misleading or incomplete
• Providing timely, relevant, and accurate information
• Demonstrating conviction and take ownership
• Escalating important information promptly
We aim to create an inclusive workplace to attract and retain the most talented people from all backgrounds and cultures.
We focus on creating an inclusive organisation where all employees feel engaged and know their work makes an important contribution. An inclusive environment welcomes different knowledge, perspectives, experiences and working styles from across our global population. This not only enhances individual creativity and innovation, but makes good business sense.
Equality means affording all employees equal treatment regardless of actual or perceived race; color; ethnic or national origin; age; gender; sexual orientation; marriage and civil partnership; gender identity and/or expression; religion or belief; physical ability/ disability and/or chronic health conditions (such as HIV/AIDS status); genetic make-up; or other protected characteristics as relevant in a country.
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Working at GSK
Our people are essential to our success. We focus on building their capabilities, and aim to support and empower them to be the best they can be. In this section you can find out what life at GSK is really like.
Benefits: As a GSK employee, you are part of a company that celebrates your achievements and rewards your individual contribution to our business, and our success. Recognizing our best performers who help deliver our strategic priorities in line with our values is the cornerstone of our reward philosophy.
We invest in your development and partner with you to save for the future. We recognize our geographically diverse workforce by designing reward packages that are tailored to your needs. We also support your health and wellness, as well as your family’s, no matter where you live.