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Kelly Le Good Morning Ladies! "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes"-Ben Franklin Even though Franklin had it right, tax free investments are out there, and you don't have to be a member of Wall Street Elite to access them. In fact, they should be part of your investing strategy, because at the end of the day, tools like tax-advantaged investments are one of the few things you can directly control. It's pretty hard to avoid paying taxes on your paycheck. But there are all kinds of way to pick up money that the Internal Revenue Service can't touch. Come and join me on the financial Seminar this Saturday 4/30 at 5:45Pm at Tyson Corner address 8229 boone blv suite 638, Vienna VA 22182. Learn the investments strategy you need to create wealth, protect assets and minimize taxes. Please email me Kelly.le.pfa@gmail.com or text 240-274-7139 me if you're interested in coming so I can keep head counts. As of now we are expecting around 100 people. Best, Kelly
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    LC Division Join the NAPW eChapter for our next virtual meeting next Wednesday Feb 10 @ Noon ET. Our eChapter event will feature a panel conversation between a representative from one of our Foundation partners, American Heart Association, and 2 experts in the field of nutrition and fitness. Register now! http://app.webinarjam.net/register/18543/21583f380f
  • Feb 02, 2016
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    LC Division Join the NAPW eChapter for our next virtual meeting Wednesday Jan 27 @ 4 PM ET. Our eChapter event will feature a discussion with an HR expert, Coach and a Seasoned Professional with a strong background in being a mentor and having also been a mentee. Register now!
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    Maureen Cippel Grab some cheer, network and kick start your holiday season this Wednesday, DEC 2 at On The Border in Vienna, VA from 5:30-7:30 pm. Guests are welcome!
  • Dec 01, 2015
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    LC Division Join us for our eChapter meeting Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Noon ET. It will feature a Salute to Military Women of NAPW, a discussion of the transition from Veteran to professional. Register Now!
  • Oct 27, 2015
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    LC Division Don't forget to register for our bi-weekly eChapter meeting October 22th at 4 pm ET! October is Bullying Awareness Month. Our eChapter event will feature a panel discussion about what workplace bullying looks like and how it should be handled by the company, as well as by the person being bullied. On the panel will be two prominent NAPW VIP members, one in the field of psychology and the other an HR Expert to offer a diverse perspective. Click the link and register today! http://app.webinarjam.net/register/18543/c1ba7f6511
  • Oct 15, 2015

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    Director, Site Operations
    Job Purpose:The Worldwide Real Estate and Facilities (WREF) organization oversees and operates 16 million square feet of space with a population of over 28,000 GSK and other staff, including all R&D laboratories and pilot plant, CH R&D laboratories and pilot plant and all WREF office accommodation.  This portfolio of property currently requires an annual spend of more than £450m in operating costs and £200m in capital investment  The Director, Site Operations is responsible for the management and delivery of infrastructure and services at the regional or site level and ensuring that these support and facilitate all business operations.  The Director, Site Operations will serve as the primary liaison with the businesses at the site level, and / or stakeholders. The infrastructure and services at the site level are provided by contract partners, and as such, the Director, Site Operations will ensure effective local governance of the contracted relationships; service delivery remains customer focused; robust and effective Service Performance Management is in place.  Specifically, he/she is responsible for the delivery of all site or regional WREF services and the on going service improvements or changes in response to evolving business, stakeholder or other customer requirements.  He/she is accountable for all elements of WREF service delivery, challenging the business needs, delivering  effective service solutions and the relationship management with site or regional level internal and external stakeholders.  He/she is accountable for effective delivery of capital projects at a site or regional basis to ensure the work environment properly supports the local business operations, and to ensure infrastructure is robust and fit for purpose.  He/she is accountable for site or regional risk management, ensuring WREF services are delivered in compliance with applicable policies, ordinances, SOP’s and statutory requirements.The purposes of this role are:1. Responsible for relationship management with Senior Managers in GSK to ensure infrastructure and services support and facilitate the full range of business operations whilst ensuring enterprise needs are aligned and balanced against local business needs and constraints.2. Ensure local delivery of all facilities and services at the site/ regional locations, ensuring cost, quality and compliance targets are achieved by key contract partners.2. 3. Responsible for the interface with executive managers of key contract partners to ensure appropriate governance and service delivery.4. Implement strategies, policies, standards, and guidelines designed in the target industry towers at the site or regional level.5. Ensure capital project delivery is appropriately prioritized to mitigate risk, support GSK business strategy and improve the site environmental sustainability. 6. Ensure that risks associated with WREF service delivery at a site or regional basis are identified and appropriately managed and/or mitigated.Key Responsibilities (10 bullet points maximum)Describe the key deliverables to be achieved by the post holder and the ongoing responsibilities of the role• Fully responsible for the services, infrastructure  and project delivery across the site or sites.  To be responsible for the designated service delivery and its ongoing development • To establish and develop key relationships with senior GSK management and the service providers to enable to successful delivery of cost savings and service level agreements • To be responsible for the local contract governance and service delivery to ensure value and efficiencies are delivered at the local level. • To be responsible for the successful delivery of all capital/ revenue projects across the region or site including infrastructure, business driven, or workplace initiatives by means of internal and third party resources.• Ensure uninterrupted delivery of all facility operations to the business through internal and contract resources.• Act as key GSK contact with external community, government, or other agencies at a regional, site or local level.• Act a mediator and decision maker in the resolution of disputes associated with delivery of services at the regional and site level.• Identify opportunities for improved service site level delivery from providers through innovation, technology, and processes.• Chair, co-chair, or otherwise lead a site level operations team including key stakeholders, business partners, and contract partners.• To provide guidance, drive, support, and goals for the designated service category teams accountable for delivering services to the local or regional sites.• Tracking and monitoring performance metrics and indicators for the site or region. • To report performance and required executive level decisions or interventions to ensure compliance with the contract terms• Deploy compliance processes locally and Identify/escalate operational risks to governance teams to drive the organisation to meet highest standard of ethics and compliance whilst managing risk.   Basic Qualifications: •Minimum 5 years’ experience in science, engineering or relevant discipline. 2 years leadership/management responsibility •4 years of practical experience in chemical/pharmaceutical industry or 4 years of experience in field of expertise •Comprehensive knowledge about project management •Strong knowledge of relevant regulations (e.g. GMP, HSE etc.) GMP and GLP training a plus •Strong vendor management skills required. •Experience in building and managing budgets and cost estimating •Degree in Engineering or facilities related discipline •A strong background in directing facility operations, engineering services and/or capital projects in an operational environment.     •Customer focused and able to demonstrate an understanding of business needs analysis and customer relationship management   •Outstanding managerial skills and leadership abilities in order to motivate and influence senior GSK executives and managers in a demanding and rapidly evolving environment. •Excellent interpersonal, presentational and persuasive skills so as to successfully interact with managers at all levels and the ability to manage internal relations with site customer base.   •Ability to establish strong working relationships with key external contract partners, to deliver appropriate site services in agreement with established contracts. •Ability to think and act strategically and initiate and engage in long term planning. •Strong ability to act as a motivator of change. •Comprehensive awareness of current political developments and emerging external issues. •Demonstrates knowledge across multiple Facilities Management disciplines. •Acts as a role model for applying standards to ensure compliance. •Can translate technical data to see basic relationships and articulate key messages •Displays knowledge of the Research & Development process and understands GxP requirements as applicable depending on site(s) within remit •Financially literate, manages WREF/CBS cost centres, Capex and P&L   Preferred Qualifications: RECRUITER TO UPDATE   GSK is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, 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.  
    Director, Site Operations
    Job Purpose:The Worldwide Real Estate and Facilities (WREF) organization oversees and operates 16 million square feet of space with a population of over 28,000 GSK and other staff, including all R&D laboratories and pilot plant, CH R&D laboratories and pilot plant and all WREF office accommodation.  This portfolio of property currently requires an annual spend of more than £450m in operating costs and £200m in capital investment  The Director, Site Operations is responsible for the management and delivery of infrastructure and services at the regional or site level and ensuring that these support and facilitate all business operations.  The Director, Site Operations will serve as the primary liaison with the businesses at the site level, and / or stakeholders. The infrastructure and services at the site level are provided by contract partners, and as such, the Director, Site Operations will ensure effective local governance of the contracted relationships; service delivery remains customer focused; robust and effective Service Performance Management is in place.  Specifically, he/she is responsible for the delivery of all site or regional WREF services and the on going service improvements or changes in response to evolving business, stakeholder or other customer requirements.  He/she is accountable for all elements of WREF service delivery, challenging the business needs, delivering  effective service solutions and the relationship management with site or regional level internal and external stakeholders.  He/she is accountable for effective delivery of capital projects at a site or regional basis to ensure the work environment properly supports the local business operations, and to ensure infrastructure is robust and fit for purpose.  He/she is accountable for site or regional risk management, ensuring WREF services are delivered in compliance with applicable policies, ordinances, SOP’s and statutory requirements.The purposes of this role are:1. Responsible for relationship management with Senior Managers in GSK to ensure infrastructure and services support and facilitate the full range of business operations whilst ensuring enterprise needs are aligned and balanced against local business needs and constraints.2. Ensure local delivery of all facilities and services at the site/ regional locations, ensuring cost, quality and compliance targets are achieved by key contract partners.2. 3. Responsible for the interface with executive managers of key contract partners to ensure appropriate governance and service delivery.4. Implement strategies, policies, standards, and guidelines designed in the target industry towers at the site or regional level.5. Ensure capital project delivery is appropriately prioritized to mitigate risk, support GSK business strategy and improve the site environmental sustainability. 6. Ensure that risks associated with WREF service delivery at a site or regional basis are identified and appropriately managed and/or mitigated.Key Responsibilities (10 bullet points maximum)Describe the key deliverables to be achieved by the post holder and the ongoing responsibilities of the role• Fully responsible for the services, infrastructure  and project delivery across the site or sites.  To be responsible for the designated service delivery and its ongoing development • To establish and develop key relationships with senior GSK management and the service providers to enable to successful delivery of cost savings and service level agreements • To be responsible for the local contract governance and service delivery to ensure value and efficiencies are delivered at the local level. • To be responsible for the successful delivery of all capital/ revenue projects across the region or site including infrastructure, business driven, or workplace initiatives by means of internal and third party resources.• Ensure uninterrupted delivery of all facility operations to the business through internal and contract resources.• Act as key GSK contact with external community, government, or other agencies at a regional, site or local level.• Act a mediator and decision maker in the resolution of disputes associated with delivery of services at the regional and site level.• Identify opportunities for improved service site level delivery from providers through innovation, technology, and processes.• Chair, co-chair, or otherwise lead a site level operations team including key stakeholders, business partners, and contract partners.• To provide guidance, drive, support, and goals for the designated service category teams accountable for delivering services to the local or regional sites.• Tracking and monitoring performance metrics and indicators for the site or region. • To report performance and required executive level decisions or interventions to ensure compliance with the contract terms• Deploy compliance processes locally and Identify/escalate operational risks to governance teams to drive the organisation to meet highest standard of ethics and compliance whilst managing risk.   Basic Qualifications: •Minimum 5 years’ experience in science, engineering or relevant discipline. 2 years leadership/management responsibility •4 years of practical experience in chemical/pharmaceutical industry or 4 years of experience in field of expertise •Comprehensive knowledge about project management •Strong knowledge of relevant regulations (e.g. GMP, HSE etc.) GMP and GLP training a plus •Strong vendor management skills required. •Experience in building and managing budgets and cost estimating •Degree in Engineering or facilities related discipline •A strong background in directing facility operations, engineering services and/or capital projects in an operational environment.     •Customer focused and able to demonstrate an understanding of business needs analysis and customer relationship management   •Outstanding managerial skills and leadership abilities in order to motivate and influence senior GSK executives and managers in a demanding and rapidly evolving environment. •Excellent interpersonal, presentational and persuasive skills so as to successfully interact with managers at all levels and the ability to manage internal relations with site customer base.   •Ability to establish strong working relationships with key external contract partners, to deliver appropriate site services in agreement with established contracts. •Ability to think and act strategically and initiate and engage in long term planning. •Strong ability to act as a motivator of change. •Comprehensive awareness of current political developments and emerging external issues. •Demonstrates knowledge across multiple Facilities Management disciplines. •Acts as a role model for applying standards to ensure compliance. •Can translate technical data to see basic relationships and articulate key messages •Displays knowledge of the Research & Development process and understands GxP requirements as applicable depending on site(s) within remit •Financially literate, manages WREF/CBS cost centres, Capex and P&L   Preferred Qualifications: RECRUITER TO UPDATE   GSK is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, 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.  
    Project Lead - Systems
    SERVICE LINE:Tester, DOMAIN:Banking & Capital Markets , EXP:60, SKILL1:Testing-Automation Testing-QTP : Advanced(>5 & <=9yrs) : Mandatory, SKILL2:Testing-Automation Testing-Selenium : Intermediate(>2 & <=5yrs) : Desired, OTHERS:
    Project Lead - Systems
    SERVICE LINE:Tester, DOMAIN:Banking & Capital Markets , EXP:60, SKILL1:Testing-Automation Testing-QTP : Advanced(>5 & <=9yrs) : Mandatory, SKILL2:Testing-Automation Testing-Selenium : Intermediate(>2 & <=5yrs) : Desired, OTHERS:
    Contract Administrator
    Responsible for administering US Government and non-governmental contracts.Coordinate the development and review of funding proposals. Work with Legal, N+1, and proposal Principal Investigator to negotiate contracts that arise from proposals submitted. Likewise, review and support proposals for contract modification.Coordinate Government meetings, from agenda creation to slide creation by reaching out to team members to get required information and create slide presentations for meetings.Monitor and audit employee’s compliance with the effort tracking system to ensure timely and accurate reporting of labor charged to the Government contracts.Monitor Government-reimbursed studies to ensure all Government approvals have been acquired. This includes knowledge of clinical and non-clinical Government regulations.Develop and implement standard robust processes to ensure and demonstrate compliant working practices. (E.g. compliant effort tracking, progress reports to funding agencies, publication approvals with funding bodies, contract amendments, risk review and reporting, audit readiness).Ensure optimal transparency and detail available to meet fiscal, legal, reputational and corporate requirements. This role will be responsible in following strict document control and storage policies.With other team members, represent GSK at scheduled and ad hoc meetings with Government agencies.Monitor solicitations issued by the US Government that are of potential interest to GSK.Assist with the day-to-day activities related to administering the contracts. The administrator has overall responsibility for the administration of the Government contracts, all of which require extensive technical expertise related to cost reimbursement contracting, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and requirements.  This includes establishment and implementation of processes compliant with the Government contracts such as Effort Tracking, ongoing changes in contracts, disputed items, risks, etc, as well as the establishment of new deal relationships/contracts with Government and non-profit agencies.A wide range of these project team activities are funded by the contracts. Team plans are fluid requiring highly adept management and influencing to reduce risks of competing priorities that arise with funding agencies. The position requires careful management of GSK’s reputation and external stakeholder expectations across different cultural & organizational models.Works with management and contracts Finance Manager to identify and manage risks related to cost accounting and administration, maintains all contract documentation in audit-ready format.The candidate will interact with other Contract Managers, Directors, VPs and the broader Business Partner community across GSK.   Basic Qualifications: •Bachelors degree and 5+ years relevant experience including administering government contracts. •Knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Project).   Preferred Qualifications: •MBA/CPA •Experience in accounting and/or finance •Excellent analytical and verbal/written communication skills •Have the ability to research, understand, and explain relevant regulatory and compliance responsibilities to GSK management and ability to interact effectively with Governmental and non-governmental external partners. •Ability to work and problem solve independently •Organized and able to handle multiple tasks/priorities. •Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry. •Previous experience with the complexities of drug/vaccine discovery and how pipeline projects are managed financially and organizationally.   GSK is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, 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.  
    Contract Administrator
    Responsible for administering US Government and non-governmental contracts.Coordinate the development and review of funding proposals. Work with Legal, N+1, and proposal Principal Investigator to negotiate contracts that arise from proposals submitted. Likewise, review and support proposals for contract modification.Coordinate Government meetings, from agenda creation to slide creation by reaching out to team members to get required information and create slide presentations for meetings.Monitor and audit employee’s compliance with the effort tracking system to ensure timely and accurate reporting of labor charged to the Government contracts.Monitor Government-reimbursed studies to ensure all Government approvals have been acquired. This includes knowledge of clinical and non-clinical Government regulations.Develop and implement standard robust processes to ensure and demonstrate compliant working practices. (E.g. compliant effort tracking, progress reports to funding agencies, publication approvals with funding bodies, contract amendments, risk review and reporting, audit readiness).Ensure optimal transparency and detail available to meet fiscal, legal, reputational and corporate requirements. This role will be responsible in following strict document control and storage policies.With other team members, represent GSK at scheduled and ad hoc meetings with Government agencies.Monitor solicitations issued by the US Government that are of potential interest to GSK.Assist with the day-to-day activities related to administering the contracts. The administrator has overall responsibility for the administration of the Government contracts, all of which require extensive technical expertise related to cost reimbursement contracting, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and requirements.  This includes establishment and implementation of processes compliant with the Government contracts such as Effort Tracking, ongoing changes in contracts, disputed items, risks, etc, as well as the establishment of new deal relationships/contracts with Government and non-profit agencies.A wide range of these project team activities are funded by the contracts. Team plans are fluid requiring highly adept management and influencing to reduce risks of competing priorities that arise with funding agencies. The position requires careful management of GSK’s reputation and external stakeholder expectations across different cultural & organizational models.Works with management and contracts Finance Manager to identify and manage risks related to cost accounting and administration, maintains all contract documentation in audit-ready format.The candidate will interact with other Contract Managers, Directors, VPs and the broader Business Partner community across GSK.   Basic Qualifications: •Bachelors degree and 5+ years relevant experience including administering government contracts. •Knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Project).   Preferred Qualifications: •MBA/CPA •Experience in accounting and/or finance •Excellent analytical and verbal/written communication skills •Have the ability to research, understand, and explain relevant regulatory and compliance responsibilities to GSK management and ability to interact effectively with Governmental and non-governmental external partners. •Ability to work and problem solve independently •Organized and able to handle multiple tasks/priorities. •Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry. •Previous experience with the complexities of drug/vaccine discovery and how pipeline projects are managed financially and organizationally.   GSK is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, 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.  
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