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ViiV Marketing and Performance Executive Industrial Placement

Salary notes: 
Duration: 1 year (approximately)
Job/scheme locations: 
GSK House – Brentford
Type of opportunity: 
Application deadline: 

Degree Requirements: Must be an undergraduate studying any 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.

Detailed Description of the role

About us: 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. For more information on the company, its management, portfolio, pipeline and commitment, please visit

About the role: The ViiV Healthcare Marketing and Performance Executive Industrial Placement role will enable the student to work in a highly rewarding and complex environment as there is a great level of exposure to various business functions and the IP student will acquire a vast experience/knowledge across Commercial, Medical and Digital marketing.

Working as part of the Alliance Team in ViiV Healthcare Europe, which is responsible for the Alliance Region comprised of 20 countries from across the European Union, , the IP student will get a good understanding of the units’ operational model and the above country function, while establishing multicultural networks.

In the role, the IP Student will be an integral member of the EU Alliance team with clear ownership and responsibility for specific projects and deliverables. During the placement, there are numerous opportunities to build your skillset across a variety of areas including operations, project management, systems and digital marketing.

The IP will also be offered the chance to lead high-profile meetings with senior stakeholders and expand their personal network across different functions in the organization. Lastly multiple shadowing opportunities will be agreed with the IP, aligned to their interests. All the development items agreed with the IP will be documented in a placement objective plan and frequently reviewed against their own expectations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support Alliance markets to deliver successful campaigns & launch plans in liaison with medical, commercial, digital and capability leads, by tailoring activities and marketing materials
  • Liaise with Alliance markets to understand what works where and what can be improved, to share best practice & help improve performance and capabilities – ensure collection of best practices and regular sharing among markets
  • Lead the development of materials for internal meetings and conferences such as presentations, posters and booths
  • Leading delivery of webinar programme across the region including engaging markets to participate, designing invitation materials etc.
  • Planning and organising European conferences and meetings
  • Leading projects and co-ordination with external agencies, team members and colleagues across Alliance and Europe teams
  • Support internal communications for the Alliance team (newsletter, website, etc.) cascading information to the relevant stakeholders from a variety of sources in a timely manner;
  • Support monitoring of Alliance budget consolidate individual team budgets into operating budget summaries and liaise with finance team on budget monitoring

Preferred Skills

  • Self-Driven and resilient
  • Excellent organisation skills with an attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills verbally and written
  • Exceptional networking skills
  • Ability to demonstrate key prioritisation

Additional Details: The Assessment Centre for successful applicants is expected to take place in February 2021.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 31st December 2020

We recruit on an on-going basis and prioritise applications based on the application date.

Applications will close 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 2021!

  1. Eligibility Form
  2. Online Assessment
  3. Application Form
  4. Assessment Centre

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