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ViiV Healthcare (GSK) Project Director


ViiV Healthcare


Mumbai, India


Healthcare & Medical




Not specified

Permanent | Full Time

ViiV Healthcare is a global specialty HIV company, the only one that is 100% focused on researching and delivering new medicines for people living with, and at risk of, HIV. ViiV is highly mission-driven in our unrelenting commitment to being a trusted partner for all people living with and affected by HIV. Our aim is to think, act, and connect differently through a focus on education on and treatment for HIV. We go to extraordinary lengths to deliver the sorts of breakthroughs, both in treatments, care solutions and communities, that really count. We go beyond the boundaries of medicine by taking a holistic approach to HIV through developing and supporting sustainable community programs and improving access to care. We are fully committed to push through every challenge until HIV/AIDS is eradicated. ViiV has played a significant part in delivering breakthroughs that have turned HIV into a manageable health condition. We offer the largest portfolio of HIV medicines available anywhere, and we continue our work to cater for the widest possible range of needs in response to the HIV epidemic.

We are aware of how much is at stake for those affected by HIV and we show up every day 100% committed to the patients. Our work culture is fast-paced, diverse, inclusive, competitive, and caring. But ViiV isn’t just somewhere to work – it’s a place to belong, an invitation to bring your very best, and a team full of impact-driven team members who are hungry to make a difference.

While we have been improving lives of HIV patients for 30 years, this is an especially exciting time to be at ViiV, as we evaluate novel approaches to treatment and prevention that could further reduce the impact of HIV on individuals and communities.

ViiV Healthcare was created as a joint venture by Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline in November 2009 with both companies transferring their HIV assets to the new company. In 2012 Shionogi joined the company. 76.5% of the company is now owned by GlaxoSmithKline, 13.5% by Pfizer and 10% by Shionogi.

As an experienced life sciences Project Director , you will work in close collaboration with the Project Lead to provide operational and strategic leadership to the HIV matrix teams by working with functional area partners to deliver robust, fit for purpose plan, and oversee its execution. The 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, you will use your ‘soft skills’ to keep the matrix team motivated, aligned and focused on delivering the team’s critical path.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following…

Influence the strategy, seamlessly integrate it into an endorsed development plan, optimize the critical path, and oversee its execution

  • Be accountable to, and work with, the Project Leader (and Project Team) to translate the strategy into a robust, competitive medicines development plan, with an optimized critical path and clear go/no go decision points
  • Define opportunities for acceleration and manage the assumptions regarding human resources and budget forecast
  • Proactively identify and escalate project risks or issues, and consider options to manage and minimize implications on project timelines, budgets, and goals
  • Monitor progress against approved project plans, noting deviations and suggesting corrective actions
  • Work with all functional lines to create alignment of overarching project development plans with functional area plans
  • Ensure source systems reflect the current project plan assumptions to enable integrated planning across the organization, and ability to track performance against baseline and current plan
  • Drive scenario planning and enable Governance / Decision- Making

  • Drive the preparation of strategic scenario analyses to achieve time, value, and budget advantages
  • Lead the preparation of documents for key governance meetings
  • Manage Resource and Budget

  • Identify and manage project resource/budget requirements and anticipated variance, and work with the Project Leader and matrix team to ensure estimates are accurate, gaps are addressed, and progress tracked
  • Manage the Matrix Team

  • Provide operational leadership of project team by overseeing the execution of the strategyManage project-level team meetings, ensure they have a structure and are effectiveDocument clear decisions/actions (minutes) that are communicated to team members and stakeholdersKeep the matrix team aligned and focused on the execution of the critical pathTake action to maintain effective dynamics and creating optimal team environment and performance
  • Own the Project Communication

  • Utilize effective communication skills to facilitate appropriate information exchange between Functional Lines, Project Leader, and senior management; ensuring project information is quickly communicated to the appropriate stakeholders, in an agreed format and cadence, and in compliance with approved standards
  • Drive continuous development of yourself and the department

  • Continuously enhance personal understanding and application of project management tools and methodologies in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Participate in process improvement initiatives and bring in external perspective and industry standard practices
  • Perform project data analyses and reporting, as needed
  • Why you?

    Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 10 plus years of Project Management Experience

  • Leadership Experience working in a matrix environment

  • Experience working with change management approaches on a range of projects / programs

  • Experience transitioning teams and organizations from a current state to a desired future state

  • Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • HIV drug development experience

  • Excellent leadership experience in a matrix environment

  • PMP or equivalent certification

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, strong judgement, and strong leadership skills including effective communication, emotional intelligence, influencing skills within a matrix and senior management (e.g. influence without authority), motivate others, and manage conflicts

  • Ability to foster a strong collaborative spirit internally and externally

  • Why ViiV Healthcare (GSK)?

    Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Agile and distributed decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk

  • Managing individual and team performance.

  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.

  • Implementing change initiatives and leading change.

  • Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams.

  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.

  • Developing people and building a talent pipeline.

  • Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.

  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.

  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.

  • #LI-VIIV


    At ViiV Healthcare, we will not rest until we leave no person living with HIV behind. Until the 38 million people living with HIV is down to zero, we will continue searching for new ways to limit the impact of HIV. 

    We are the only pharmaceutical company solely focused on combating, preventing, and ultimately eradicating HIV and AIDS. At ViiV Healthcare, we do things differently. Born out of a partnership between and in 2009, with joining in 2012, we are determined to help end the HIV epidemic. We are guided by our mission to leave no person living with HIV behind and it is this mission that unites our employees located across the globe. We combine expertise in research, manufacturing, policy and more to push the boundaries of what people think is possible in HIV treatment and care. As a result of our connection with GSK, we are able to draw on their proud history and resources. This means that you would receive all the employee benefits offered by GSK.

    Living our mission of leaving no person living with HIV behind means keeping inclusion and diversity at the heart of everything we do - from our breakthrough innovation, to our diverse portfolio of medicines as well as the work we do to partner with HIV communities. Having a diverse team and a truly inclusive culture where we’re all able to be ourselves and feel like we belong will make us an even stronger team, better able to perform as a business and deliver on our mission to leave no person living with HIV behind.

    If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at ViiV, please contact the ViiV Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US).

    ViiV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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    ViiV does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact ViiV's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to ViiV. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and ViiV. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of ViiV. ViiV shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.

    Please note that if you are a US Licensed Healthcare Professional or Healthcare Professional as defined by the laws of the state issuing your license, ViiV may be required to capture and report expenses ViiV incurs, on your behalf, in the event you are afforded an interview for employment. This capture of applicable transfers of value is necessary to ensure ViiV's compliance to all federal and state US Transparency requirements. For more information, please visit ViiV's Transparency Reporting site.

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