Senior Product Owner - Real World Data, Development Digital & Tech



Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Are you highly self-motivated, forward-thinking and like to explore new ways of applying existing and new technologies to solve Business problems? Do you understand the importance of prioritising according to business value and can communicate with stakeholders? Do you have an interest in applying modern technology to GSKs Clinical Trials, to enable GSK to derive greater insights, reduce risk and optimise cost and timelines?

We’d like to hear from you if you think you might make a good fit!

The distinct behaviour demonstrated by a Product Owner is defined by Product Thought Leadership, Innovation, Strategy and Development. The Real World Data Product Owner within R&D Tech is accountable for designing and delivering the roadmap for a large scale or complex product set that will improve the user experience for the products within their domain. Each Product Owner will work collaboratively with senior stakeholders to agree on priorities for their product set and deliver against those priorities.

The role will have ownership and responsibility for the products within the Real World Data product family. These include:

  • Future systems – R&D Data Platform based solution, new analytics capabilities

  • Current systems – Real World Data Environment (Databricks & SAS analytics platform), RAPID, Instant Health Data (Panalgo)

The Product Owner is recognized as the go to leader and trusted advisor for their product set – removing blockers, working collaboratively and adaptively to constantly meet the needs of their customers and deliver value to GSK.

About R&D Digital and Tech

GSK R&D is led by science. Science is driving an ever-increasing variance and complexity of Clinical Research, and its related data collection and management. This presents great opportunity for Tech enablement via investments in modern platform technologies and Digital applications, across GSKs Pharma and Vaccines organisations.

The R&D Tech Real World Data Product Owner role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include the following:

  • Technology Strategy & Enablement: in the role of trusted advisor, strong domain knowledge including business process, industry best practices, in market solutions. Maintains awareness of emerging industry trends related to the product space and uses the knowledge to drive forward looking product strategy.

  • Demand management: Collaborate and influence senior business stakeholders to manage and prioritize the product backlog with a focus on highest business value. Accountable for the product backlog and product cost forecast.

  • Governance: Establish and lead relevant governance bodies (steering committees), provide oversight and establish business value, manage overall delivery and service performance and manage business risk.

  • Product/Project Delivery: Lead the team(s) that will design and deliver the optimal set of products and services which meets the business strategy and requirements. Accountable for creation and execution of the product roadmap. The ability to think big picture and customer first is imperative.

  • Quality, Risk & Compliance: Accountable for ensuring all products supporting the business are compliant with internal security, risk management policies and practices, external regulatory and statutory requirements e.g. GxP, and that Tech continuity plans are in place for all business-critical products

  • Feature Definition: Proven ability to translate customer requests, competitive activities, and industry trends into value drivers of new technology solutions and product requirements that can be easily understood by product teams, developers and other key constituencies within the organization

  • Service Management: Accountable for ensuring the right services levels are in place, to ensure adherence to those SLAs, and directly manage any Level 3 Support issues and escalations. Accountable for Life Cycle management of the product.

  • People Management: Will work in collaboration with the broader team to drive and deliver business value to tight timelines adhering to the release management calendar where applicable. Depending on team structure, the incumbent will matrix or line manage the team

  • Adoption strategy & change management: in the role of change agent, support both the product teams and the business in agile approaches to solution development and adoption, building excitement, momentum, visible success stories and clear value-based versions of vision as roadmap plans come to life.

Why You?

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 7+ years’ experience of R&D Patient Data experience, healthcare data experience, and / or exposure to product management in a major global IT organization.

  • IT strategy development, solution design, programme and project delivery and service management, across multiple business lines.

  • Delivering business impact through process and IT enabled solutions, across multiple business lines.

  • Experience of Agile and DevOps

  • Experience of vendor management.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Scientific Bachelor’s Degree

  • Deep content knowledge of specific domain.

  • Track record in effective line management

  • Strong facilitation, communication, and interpersonal skills, ability to influence Sr. Leadership and decision-making using data, market evidence

  • Relentless for delivering business outcomes and value and simplification with a passion for science and advancing medicines to patients

  • Size, scope and scale of challenge necessitates a leader with the right proven experiences, strategic thinking and execution capabilities. Credibility (through experience) is essential to success in these roles.



Please visit GSK US Benefits Summary to learn more about the comprehensive benefits program GSK offers US employees.

Why GSK?

Uniting science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together.

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organisation where people can thrive. We prevent and treat disease with vaccines, specialty and general medicines. We focus on the science of the immune system and the use of new platform and data technologies, investing in four core therapeutic areas (infectious diseases, HIV, respiratory/ immunology and oncology).

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a place where people feel inspired, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves – feeling welcome, valued, and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing. So, if you share our ambition, join us at this exciting moment in our journey to get Ahead Together.

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