ViiV Healthcare is a specialist company established by GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer in 2009, with the addition of Shionogi in 2012 after working together on the development of several drugs. We are focused solely on the research, development and commercialisation of medicines to treat HIV. Our aim is to take a deeper and broader interest in HIV/AIDS than any company has done before and take a unique approach to deliver new and effective HIV medicines as well as supporting communities affected by HIV.
The ViiV Healthcare Medical Operations Industrial Placement enables the chosen candidate to experience working with the new Global Congress team, which has formed from an initiative endorsed by the ViiV Executive Team to design and implement a long-term three-year strategy which will be implemented across the business. It is an opportunity to join a function that stretches across all business functions, global, regional and local teams and works on high profile projects engaging directly with senior stakeholders. This team will be looking at how to manage change across the business, starting with global scientific congress management and moving through region to LOC (Local Operating Company).
The chosen candidate will gain experience of owning a congress project end to end, evaluating how to best implement global strategy from both a medical and commercial perspective, deliver materials within the scope of local regulations, set KPIs and assess the ROO (return on objective). The team is highly accountable, high functioning and delivers high profile projects under pressure. Therefore, the placement student will develop a great grounding in how all functions of the business come together under one business strategy. It is a particularly challenging and exciting time for the business as we move into a new portfolio era.
In addition to the IP experiencing this working operating model, further mentoring will be provided by the Director of the Global Congress Strategy and objectives will be provided from the start of the assignment and frequently reviewed to ensure that there is an appropriate stretch balance.
Reporting into the Congress Operations Manager, this role would be responsible for supporting in the following activities:
Degree Requirements: Must be on track for a 2.1 (or above) in any STEM undergraduate degree. You will have completed a minimum of 2 years of your undergraduate degree but will not have graduated at the start of your placement. You will be expected to provide evidence from your university to show you will be an undergraduate student for the duration of the placement year.
We recruit on an on-going basis and prioritise applications based on the application date.
Applications will closed when we have filled our assessment centre dates. If you have what we’re looking for apply today!
This opportunity has the following recruitment stages you must successfully pass to be offered a placement year with GSK for 2020!