Director, Uk & Ireland Corporate Government Affairs

Brentford, United Kingdom

Job Description

Site Name: UK - London - Brentford
Posted Date: Jan 11 2022
The role will be based at GSK House with a degree of flexibility. There will be travel to Ireland when required.
As the Consumer Healthcare Corporate Government Affairs Director for the UK and Ireland, this role will lead work to build trusted relationships with government stakeholders, including Ministers, senior officials and Members of Parliament. They will serve as the lead ambassador for dialogue with policymakers and key opinion formers in the UK as we prepare to become a stand-alone consumer healthcare company dedicated to better everyday health. This role will also collaborate closely with the Northern Europe business unit (which includes the GBI commercial business) to deliver a coordinated and effective joint corporate/commercial approach with UK and Ireland stakeholders. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Define and execute a government affairs strategy for the UK and Ireland that positions the new consumer healthcare company as a trusted partner and thought leader
  • Build relationships with key government leaders to position Consumer Healthcare as an example of UK-based innovation leadership
  • Work in partnership with commercial government affairs colleagues to deliver coordinated and effective stakeholder engagement and advocacy
  • Ensure buy-in and coordination to support strategy delivery across the matrixed Consumer Healthcare organization
  • Develop a stakeholder engagement approach that effectively deploys senior leaders, and provide strategic guidance and insight to support senior leader engagement
  • Contribute insight and intelligence to senior leader briefings, helping to ensure ongoing understanding of the political environment and the potential impact on the business
  • Advocate for CH’s public policy agenda
  • Act as a public affairs spokesperson and coordinate response to GA inquiries
About you: This position requires a track record of government affairs expertise built on strong interpersonal and communication ability. You will be able to quickly grasp the business priorities and build positive relationships across Consumer Healthcare (including with senior leaders), as a critical part of establishing our UK and Ireland government affairs agenda. We are looking for someone who is a natural influencer. This role requires close partnership with a wide range of business functions, meaning a flexible communication style and astute cultural awareness are highly valued. You'll be a matrix leader, inspiring change rather than commanding action, so leadership capability is a must. Please take a copy of the , as this will not be available post closure of the advert. When applying for this role, please use the ‘cover letter’ of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application. Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Proven track record of government affairs leadership in a multinational company and/or within government, think tank, industry association
  • Demonstrated experience in building and executing strong government affairs strategy
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment, and a strong track record of executing cross-functional projects
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work with cross-functional and multi-stakeholder teams
  • Proven ability to engage and influence others at both peer and senior levels within and outside the organisation
  • Strong knowledge of the UK policy and political landscape as it relates to consumer healthcare
  • Demonstrated experience leading engagement with UK policymakers
  • Expertise in issues affecting business operations and interests in the political context
Why Consumer Healthcare? In GSK Consumer Healthcare, we are on an incredible journey as we prepare to create a new, standalone, world leading company with a 100% single-minded focus on everyday health. We are doing this at a time when the work we do has never mattered more. With the COVID pandemic, people are increasingly looking for ways to manage their own health and wellbeing and to take care of their families. This is where we come in. With category leading brands such as Sensodyne, Voltaren and Centrum, built on trusted science and human understanding, and combined with our passion, knowledge and expertise, we are uniquely placed to deliver better everyday health to millions of people around the world and grow a strong, successful business. This is an opportunity to be part of something special. As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, 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*(*US only). We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to discuss any adjustments to our process which might help you demonstrate your strengths and capabilities. You can either call us on 0808 234 4391, or send an email As you apply, we will ask you to share some personal information which is entirely voluntary. We want to have an opportunity to consider a diverse pool of qualified candidates and this information will assist us in meeting that objective and in understanding how well we are doing against our inclusion and diversity ambitions. We would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to complete it. Rest assured, Hiring Managers do not have access to this information and we will treat your information confidentially. Important notice to Employment businesses/ Agencies GSK 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 GSK's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to GSK. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and GSK. 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 GSK. GSK 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, GSK may be required to capture and report expenses GSK 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 GSK’s compliance to all federal and state US Transparency requirements. For more information, please visit GSK’s Transparency Reporting For the Record site.

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