|Job Title||Innovation Specialist|
|Pub Date||30+ days ago|
www.uk-jobs.pro - GSK is currently in need of quality applicants to fill Innovation Specialist.
Tech Innovation Specialist
This person will be staffed onto multiple high priority projects for the business, responsibilities Include (but not limited to):
As part of the Digital Garage:
Provides technology leadership for all components of Digital Innovation projects (e.g. the software components of devices, etc.)
Oversees development of applications and platforms, working with and managing an internal team but also acting as an interface to external development partners. Directs and coordinates resources working on multiple project
Identify and track major project deliverables, milestones and required tasks from a development perspective
Identifies emerging trends at the intersection of Software, Hardware and Consumer Healthcare and where applicable integrate them into projects.
Determines high level feasibility of innovation solutions and reliably estimate complexity from a list of features
Form a bridge between software development and high-level product management to translate requirements and user stories into effective software
Manages multiple projects from small to large scale in a cross-functional environment
Manages communications with agency representatives, external partners and stakeholders
Effectively communicates with both technical and non-technical staff, stakeholders, end-users, and vendors
To act as the “headlights” to GSK by scouting for and experimenting with tech trendsevaluate trending disruptive technology patterns, seek and define GSK business challenges it could solve. Raise business IQ in “art of possible” and prioritize use cases for rapid prototyping.
Identify an ecosystem of partners, education, startups and vendors to aid the innovation ideation through to prototype
Build Innovation Tech org (existing or new)
Digital Innovation Framework/Process defined and institutionalized.
Work in conjunction with the Platforms and Architecture team to define tech stack architecture, prioritize and build out as a service
Foster and embed a culture of innovation for our people
The role is rare in that the scope for you to make an impact is very real and you will interface significantly with senior colleagues across the company. This is an excellent time to be joining a highly successful market leader in the healthcare industry and drive significant technology change across the organization.
Strategy, Stakeholder & Demand Pipeline Management:
Work and engage directly with multiple stakeholders across the Russia organisation to ensure optimal delivery within a best fit to company strategy.
Stakeholder groups will from brands / marketing /digital marketing /Category teams/ Digital Garage teams include Governance, multiple internal Tech organisations and a level of cross-company alignment.
Work with Product teams during the initial innovation cycle and post MVP for ownership transfer and scale up.
Focus on identifying areas for business value generation and opportunities for innovation
Focus on strategy (both within Tech and within the broader GSK Business) and industry trends in what is a very fast moving area of Tech industry.
Identify, clarify and gain sponsorship for changes in project/programme scope – ensuring the appropriate Change Management process is followed at all levels.
Programme and Project Mobilization:
Manage demand through from “idea” to completion via team and project mobilisation. Work to identify the scope and timelines in which to mobilize a team directly or indirectly. Deliver directly or in conjunction with global teams or create necessary deliverables to meet project approval requirements. Agile methodologies will be followed
Take overall ownership for the projects and programmes and steer until completion.
Work with other delivery agents to coordinate delivery at a senior level.
Remain flexible towards technology approaches to ensure that the best advantage is being taken of new technologies
Quality, Risk & Compliance:
Bachelor’s degree; Computer science or relevant technical degree preferred. Ideal candidate would have built an impressive hands-on career to date in an advanced, recognized and innovative environment.
Successful experience in software development and proven history managing and delivering complex projects in a Digital and/or Connected Devices space.
Strong demonstrated working experience in Digital projects with the marketing functions lie CRM, D2C, E-commerce, First Party Data, Social Commerce etc.,
Deep experience with modern toolsets in Agile environments
Significant experience in FMCG, FMCH or Tech company is required
Healthcare or Life Sciences Background.
Experience working in Matrixed Organizations.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and manage vendor relations
Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to align stakeholders from business and IT with competing priorities
Extensive organizational skills to manage internal and external expectations and project artifacts
A strong background in technology, analysis and critical evaluation of information gathered from multiple sources
Experience in creating and improving processes
Very high level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, motivate team members, and elicit work output in a team environment
Proven experience in successfully working in a team setting and ability to reconcile conflicts
Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and digital technologies,
Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done
Have a highly innovative mind-set and experience with connected healthcare devices is a plus.
Ability to work in close partnership with other IT functions such as IT security, compliance, infrastructure, etc. as well as partner closely with business stakeholders in the digital and R&D organizations.
Ability to develop and maintain productive working links with suppliers and specialist technology providers to assemble and maintain a distinctive and flexible mix of capabilities against project requirements.
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:
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