Exciting minds with our Graduate Programme – R&D Project Management  

This role is based within Research and Development (R&D). To find out more about Research and Development at GSK visit our site here: Research and development | GSK

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Education required: A degree in Project Management or related field is desirable.Degrees inBusiness Management (or related discipline),ascientific discipline, Maths/Physics, or Engineering will also align with the skills required.

Start date: September 2022

Location: GSK House, Brentford

Assessment Centre date: Late November/Early December 

Want to solve some of the world’s biggest health challenges?   

With over 300 years of innovation, we’re a science-led global healthcare company that discovers, develops and manufactures innovative medicines and vaccines. Join us and help millions of people do more, feel better, live longer.

We’re looking for leaders of the future in R&D Pipeline Project Management 

Develop your career  

The Project Management Graduate (Project Pipeline and Resource Management (PPRM) Centre Of Excellence Project Lead)isan enterprise role andkey member of the Pharma R&Dfunctionin Strategy, Portfolio and Operationsthat is responsible for project management and leadership oftheGSKpipeline ofnewbreakthroughmedicinesto solve global medical needs(Such a COVID 19 Vaccines)and is at the heart ofGSK’s ambitionto behighest performing leader in Industry.

Therole resides within theProject Management Excellenceteamthatis responsible for the establishment and maintenance of Project Management processes, business rules and practices across GSK R&D, to support the drug/vaccine development with excellence in project management discipline across all phases. This encompasses methodologies, training and behaviours enabling the teams to manage the projects efficiently.

What will you do?  

You will beaccountable for: 

  • Leadership of Project Management methodologies. Supporting the development, implementation and management of the project management methodologies such as processes, business rules, practices to support the project managers and the project teams.

  • Support complex projects, capturing business needs from the stakeholders (project managers, global functional leads Portfolio, Finance etc). 

  • Supports maintenance of the whole drug/vaccine development framework working across Commercial, R&D and Supply Chain leadership teams. 

  • Partners with other teams in the PPRM CoE or TECH to develop the fit-for-purpose systems. 

  • Drive continuous improvement of the PM methodologies and infrastructure, liaising with relevant partners (Internal and External) to achieve it. 

  • Ensures promotion and anchorage of Project Management Excellence principles across the R&D organization

  • Captures external trends and innovation related to the PM discipline, and ensuring GSK R&D remains at the edge of the industry for the PM methodologies and infrastructure.

  • Tailored training – and great career progression   

    We’ll tailor your training and development to suit your talents and ambition, as well as our business needs, setting you up for success in your chosen niche. The skills you learn on our programme can be used across many areas of our business and, potentially, many countries. There’s no limit to how far you can go with us – it’s up to you to prove yourself.

    You’ll be excited by the thought of:   

  • learning about drug development

  • enabling medicines and vaccines to reach patients worldwide 

  • gaining broad experience across the field of Research and Development of Breakthrough Medicines

  • developing your business skills (Project Management, Change Management, Strategy) and understanding of the Pharmaceutical industry 

  • learning to manage projects and prioritise tasks 

  • working across a global matrix organisation

  • gaining experience across a variety of therapeutic areas

  • You’ll need:  

  • to be a motivated and proactive graduate 

  • a passion for science and delivering medicines and vaccines to patients

  • a gift for building strong relationships with key stakeholders

  • the ability to adapt to change

  • highly developed communication skills the ability to promote effective decision making 

  • excellent influencing and negotiation skills 

  • the ability to build internal and external relationships at all levels in a highly dynamic and matrixed environment

  • ability to lead cross-functional project team

  • excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills with a solutions-oriented mindset

  • ability to understand and balance the broader business needs with the needs of the project 

  • strong leadership skills 

  • project management skills 

  • strong data analysis skills 

  • creative thinker – able to challenge the status quo and look for improvements in project delivery.

  • effective problem solving and conflict resolution skills 

  • Benefits include:   

  • A salary of £30,600

  • An annual bonus based on company performance

  • Access to healthcare and well-being programs, pension plan membership, savings programs, time off and childcare support

  • Employee recognition programs, which reward exceptional achievements

  • Long-term incentives through shared ownership link your rewards to our longer-term performance

  • On-the-job experience and formal and informal training and development, delivered through a mixture of coaching, mentoring and formal training programs

  • Get to grips with our recruitment process  

    We have changed the way we recruit in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can learn more about how our practices have adaptedhere.


    We’re 100% open to all talent 

    We’re 100% open to all talent – whatever your gender, marital status, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability. We want to recruit the right people for GSKfrom the widest possible backgrounds, so we can better serve the diversity of our patients and consumers. Andalso,because it’s the right thing to do. 

    You can learn more about Inclusion and diversity at GSKhere.

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