Transversal Senior Project Manager
Wavre, Belgium
21 dagen geleden

Your Responsibilities :

The senior project manager will own / lead a portfolio of critical capital projects from definition to handover across the Belgian sites (Wavre, Rixensart, Gembloux).

The projects will range from utilities, facilities to R&D and will be part of the Transversal Capital Projects team. This will involve portfolio management and partnering with key stake holders to ensure critical needs are met.

The capital projects team is undergoing a transformation and needs someone with high level of leadership, sense of urgency, bias to action, project management mastery and strong technical skills.

The person will be a key player in driving project execution excellence; deliver vertical start-up of his / her projects while meeting strict quality, capital and schedule needs.

The role is complex with multiple sites, customers and competing needs. The person needs to be able to deal with complexity, ambiguity and has a strong drive for success.

Belgian Vaccine operation is one of the biggest in the world, the role will touch a range of units with more than 12,000 employees and assets with a replacement value of 3.5 billion Euros.

Your responsibilities are :

  • Define project portfolio and priorities with input from customers and partners.
  • Ensure the right staffing and capability is in place to deliver the portfolio from definition to handover.
  • Deliver the projects with heightened focus on safety, quality and compliance.
  • Track project spending and ensure capital targets are consistently met.
  • Penetrate technical details with a critical mind and ensure the right solutions are implemented with focus on value and functionality.
  • Champion simplification and productivity, help drive a breakthrough in how projects are executed.
  • Manage a small team of project managers, engineering offices and various suppliers.
  • Become an active member in the transversal capital projects team focusing on building capability, innovation and technical readiness skills.
  • At GSK we value diversity and treat all candidates equally. We aim to create an inclusive workplace where all employees feel engaged, supportive of one another, and know their work makes an important contribution.

    If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application / selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements you will have the opportunity to let us know what specific assistance you require.

    This will help us to make suitable arrangements to support you throughout our selection process.

    Basic qualifications :

  • Engineering degree with minimum 10 years’ experience in project management of large capital projects or portfolio of projects, higher than 30million Euros.
  • Project management mastery including estimation, forecasting, construction management, change management, documentation, scheduling, start up, handover.
  • Strong leadership, ability to influence others, challenge the status quo and drive change.
  • People management skills and ability to motivate others within reporting lines and outside.

  • Technical knowledge of facilities / utilities projects
  • Preferred qualifications :

  • Project management certification
  • Pharma experience
  • Strong ownership, accountability and drive for success
  • Good communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively across levels.
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Sense of urgency, flexibility and accountability.
  • Highly effective at influencing internally and externally
  • Ability to discuss and negotiate technical matters with suppliers
  • Ability to work in a high complex matrix environment
  • English and French language mastery
  • Why GSK? :

    GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose : to help people do more, feel better, live longer.

    We have 3 global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

    Vaccines Our Vaccines business has a broad portfolio and innovative pipeline of vaccines to protect people of all ages. We deliver over two million vaccine doses per day to people living in over 160 countries.

    For further information, please visit

    Once our pioneering treatments have been developed, they are manufactured to the highest standards and distributed across the regions that need them most.

    Accomplishing this as efficiently and quickly as possible can quite literally be a matter of life and death. So it's no wonder that more than 70% of our talented workforce is based within Global Industrial Operations -

    the essential business unit that manufactures and manages the entire vaccine supply process, from customer order to product dispatch on a global scale.

    As the name suggests, it operates in a multi-national context across more than 17 sites around the world, working closely in tandem with colleagues from a variety of disciplines and professions.

    The department is structured in operating units that focus on various aspects of the manufacturing and supply process. These include Industrialisation (overseeing the transfer of production from R&D to a commercial level), Supply Chain Management and Technical Services.

    At GSK we provide a supportive working environment, and a range of development challenges and opportunities. We also offer competitive benefits and compensation packages designed to attract and to retain the very best.

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