Job description Posted 04 June 2020

Infrastructure Project Manager: Azure, AD, AGILE


GSK is undertaking a large and complex programme to separate its consumer business into a separate entity. This programme with create a stand alone company that will be one of the largest Consumer Healthcare companies in the world containing many well known and trusted brands.

One of the most complex parts of this programme is separating the IT infrastructure and how it is maintained and supported from the rest of the GSK IT landscape. The role being offered is for a seasoned Project Manager to work alongside the Programme Manager and the Infrastructure team to create a project plans for cloud hosting (Azure), compute, storage, active directory, networks and hosting facilities.

The role will be expected to work in a fast-pace environment with high degrees of ambiguity arising from a period of significant change.

Key Skills

  • Must be Delivery driven with previous successful delivery of Infra Projects with technologies including cloud hosting (Azure), compute, storage, active directory, networks and hosting facilities
  • Must have good knowledge of agile and waterfall methodologies
  • High performers with demonstrable track record of project delivery and impact.
  • Strong project management capability / technical expertise – demonstrable success in managing project delivery within key strategic programmes within GSK or other global highly matrixed companies.
  • Demonstrated success managing technical/infrastructure projects using Agile (SAFe) delivery and Kanban methodologies
  • Confident, proactive self-starters, comfortable in managing / engaging others and in dealing with and navigating ambiguity or shifting context.
  • Primarily execution focused but works to understand broader strategic context and ensure strategic alignment.
  • A consulting-type skillset / mindset - strong influencing/relationship-building, leadership, communication and problem-solving skills, supported by strong EQ and learning agility.
  • Ideally experience or subject matter knowledge of the function in question and / or key transformation levers (e.g. process re-design; offshoring / outsourcing; automation

Job Purpose:

  • Lead the hands-on delivery and project management of assigned workstream initiatives towards achieving target outcomes and benefits/value, in line with agreed expectations around scope, timing, budget & quality
  • Provide proactive management of initiative scope, plans, risks, issues, dependencies and benefits in line with agreed standards set by PMO and GTO above.
  • Provide high levels of assurance, transparency as well as accurate and timely MI to the Programme Manager and Delivery Lead.
  • Candidates’ must be experienced in working in technology and specifically in the IT infrastructure space.
  • Projects will run at an aggressive rate, the candidate must be able to operate in a high-pressure environment where deployment milestones must be met
  • Should be experienced in running large projects with complex requirements.
  • Must understand agile and waterfall project management
  • Some travel may be required
  • Must be “self-starting” able to operate with minimal supervision to achieve targets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Translates initiative objectives into actionable implementation plans. Owns the detailed end-to-end plans across all relevant initiatives, providing coverage across detailed design, HR/consultation activity and key delivery milestones.
  • Manages dependencies between initiatives and broader workstream transformation activity and surfaces these to PMO and Programme Manager
  • Leads key project management activities for relevant initiatives, including: plan management, tracking and reporting of delivery progress/status; identification, evaluation and resolution of risks, issues, dependencies; tracking, development and assurance of initiative deliverables
  • Provides end-to-end oversight of plan across all in-scope infrastructure deliverables
  • • Leads the resolution of issues/problems by bringing together experts to drive consensus on the way forward with a ‘Can-do’ attitude
  • Identify, engage and manage relevant stakeholders. Manage delivery interactions with key workstreams
  • Adheres to workstream governance requirements and standards set by the Programme Manager / PMO. Represents the initiatives at Workstream meetings and leads any initiative-specific delivery/governance meetings
  • Provides ongoing clarity, transparency and assurance to the Workstream PMO on status/progress, plans, risks, dependencies, quality and escalations.
  • Drives a ‘can-do’ and continuous improvement culture. Shares good practice with broader programme

Additional information about the process

All profiles will be reviewed against the required skills and experience. Due to the high number of applications we will only be able to respond to successful applicants in the first instance. We thank you for your interest and the time taken to apply!

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