Public Health Manager, Western Canada and Territories

Location Mississauga, ON
Job Type Full Time
Posted 59 days ago
Company GlaxoSmithKline
Site Name: Canada - Ontario - Mississauga Posted Date: Nov 3 2022 We are one of the world's largest vaccines companies. Our portfolio of more than 20 vaccines helps protect people from a range of diseases throughout their lives, including pneumococcal disease, meningitis, hepatitis, rotavirus, whooping cough, and influenza in over 160 countries.

The vaccines in our portfolio have been helping protect people from serious disease for over 100 years and today generate sales of £7 billion (2020). Our strategy is to bring differentiated and high-quality vaccines to as many people as possible. To achieve this, we focus on creating a strong patient and payer-focused pipeline, maintaining valuable partnerships in the countries where we operate, and ensuring sustainable access and affordability.

Find out more: GSK Vaccines PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the critical importance of adult vaccination. GSK is well-positioned to have a positive impact in this space through our growing portfolio and policy leadership in adult vaccines. If you are passionate about strengthening public health policy at the provincial/territorial level, and tackling vaccine preventable disease for adolescents and older adults, then consider joining GSK.

Reporting to the Director, Public Health and Public Policy, you will be responsible for supporting the development of, and executing on, regional strategies and tactics to secure, maintain and improve access and funding for our company's publicly reimbursed vaccines portfolio in Western Canada (ie British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewn, NWT, Yukon and Nunavut). You will also monitor, manage, and influence aspects of regional public health policy that align with our current and emerging adult immunization priorities. You will also collaborate with both field and head office-based colleagues providing vital information and timely insights to support the strategy development at the regional and national policy level.

Specifically, the incumbent will:. Proactively lead the execution/implementation of regional strategies and tactics to secure, maintain and improve access and funding for GSK's publicly reimbursed vaccines portfolio, including SHINGRIX Identify, establish, and maintain contact with key adult immunization government stakeholders, policy-makers and influencers (eg seniors groups), industry associations and other healthcare stakeholders Evaluate the impact of regional public health policy trends and initiatives on our Company's immunization portfolio with respect to access, reimbursement, and the business overall Develop and maintain expertise on regional/pan Canadian public reimbursement recommendation and decision-making processes related to vaccines Identify, assess, evaluate, and enable key stakeholders to mobilize advocacy efforts in-line with our immediate and long-term adult immunization priorities Represent GSK on topics of immunization policy and pipeline innovation in the spirit of collaboration, information exchange, and sharing of best practices. Successful candidate must have the ability and expertise to thrive in an ambiguous environment.

They will be self-starting, and have a demonstrable passion for public health policy, adult immunization and life sceinces innovation. Additionally, the successful candidate will:. Represent GSK in Western Canada in line with GSK's values and as guided by our Code of Conduct Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the public health care systems in Western Canada, including the infectious disease and adult immunization environments, and key stakeholders in Western Canada.

Have a track-record of building trusted, credible relationships with a broad range of stakeholders. Be a results-focused self-starter with strong organizational skills who is able to develop and execute strategic business plans. Have exceptional judgment, strong problem-solving, decision making and project management skills.

Have experience in a regulated environment such as pharmaceutical or healthcare industry. Available to travel regularly within Western Canada (up to 40%) and quarterly to Mississauga, Ontario. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS. Hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (science or business) with experience in public health policy.

5+ years of public policy experience dealing with Canadian government(s)/public health departments Outstanding interpersonal, communication, negotiation and influencing skills. Exceptional project management and leadership skills in a cross-functional matrix team environment. Proven experience in effective customer relationship management & contact planning.

Outstanding technical written and verbal communication skills, as well as presentation skills. Broad knowledge of healthcare issues and the pharmaceutical/life science industry is an asset Knowledge of the role and function of NACI is an asset Demonstration of commercial experience beyond government affairs and market access is also an asset. Bilingualism (English/French) is an asset;.

This position is car eligible This position is open to applicants legally authorized to work in Canada 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. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.

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 workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy.

We're committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce. GSK is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals to apply to our career opportunities.

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As a health and science-based organization, GSK is committed to following the recommendations as set out by Health Canada and taking all necessary steps to help curb the spread of COVID-19 which includes getting the COVID-19 vaccine. We feel strongly that this is the best way to help protect those we value most: our employees, families, communities and the patients and consumers we serve. To that end, we are taking an important step to ensure the safety of our employees during this global public health crisis.

Only employees who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may attend our Mississauga and Laval corporate offices. In addition, all customer-facing employees who, as part of their job, attend healthcare settings such as hospitals, pharmacies, doctors' offices and dentists' offices will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Notwithstanding the foregoing, employees may seek an accommodation for human rights-related reasons, including medical or disability-related conditions, or religious beliefs.

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