Job description Posted 18 May 2023

Project Manager (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls)

12 Months

Stevenage or Ware (Hybrid Working)

£550p/d via Umbrella

Who Are We - GSK?

We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. GlaxoSmithKline plc was formed in 2000 as a result of a merger between Glaxo Wellcome plc and SmithKline Beecham plc, although our history can be traced back more than 300 years to London’s Plough Court Pharmacy in the 1700s.

Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. Our strategy is to bring differentiated, high-quality and needed healthcare products to as many people as possible, with our three global businesses, scientific and technical know-how and talented people. Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture:

·      Our values are Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity

·      Our expectations are Courage, Accountability, Development, Teamwork


Job Description:

GSK is seeking a CMC and Non-Clinical Project Manager to provide professional project management support to ensure CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls) and Non-Clinical project plans are designed and executed on behalf of project teams in line with planned time, cost, and quality. This role will guide small molecule and biologics teams through the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and control, and close out phases of the project, using the agreed GSK standard of excellence in project management curriculum. This role is responsible for generating scenario planning for the project team, enabling robust data-driven decision-making, and for the oversight and reporting of development program deliverables and objectives. Alongside the technical project management responsibilities, this role requires use of ‘soft skills’ to keep the matrix team motivated, aligned and focused on delivering the team’s critical path.

Key Responsibilities:

• Creates, monitors, and controls accurate and integrated project plans and budgets for complex and/or high priority assets in the pharmaceutical development portfolio.

• Works effectively with other project managers at the interface of clinical and cross-functional plans.

• Leads the preparation of technical schedule, resource, cost, and risk elements for governance documents.

• Ensures efficient, timely, and cost-effective delivery of project milestones through effective planning and the identification of issues and opportunities in the project plans.

• Conducts periodic health checks of the project plans to ensure quality of planning and control.

• Demonstrates mastery of project and resource (internal and external) related information and systems.

• Establishes credibility and forms partnerships with key stakeholders and is responsive to their queries.

• Possesses a critical mindset, identifies ways to improve processes, and is comfortable challenging status quo.

• Ensures that a risk management plan is active and that it is routinely discussed in the project matrix team.

Basic Qualifications:

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

• Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, engineering, or a related field

• 5+ years of pharmaceutical industry experience in technical CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls) small molecule, biopharm or non-clinical safety/disposition.

• 2+ years of project management experience

• Experience leading or managing projects in a matrix context

Preferred Qualifications:

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

• PMP or PRINCE2 certification