Project and Portfolio Management Industrial Placement Weybridge July 2024

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DEADLINE 2nd January 2024

Hello. We’re Haleon. A new world-leading consumer healthcare company. Shaped by all of us. Together, we’re improving everyday health for millions of people. By growing and innovating our global portfolio of category-leading brands – including Sensodyne, Panadol, Advil, Voltaren, Theraflu, Otrivin, and Centrum – through a unique combination of deep human understanding and trusted science. What’s more, we’re achieving it in a company that we’re building together. In an environment that we’re co-creating. And a culture that’s uniquely ours. Care to join us. It isn’t a question.

Future Talent roles at Haleon offer the chance to change the way people see and manage their everyday health. That’s an incredible opportunity. An exciting challenge. And a huge responsibility. We’re always looking for ambitious individuals who are inspired by our purpose to deliver better everyday health, with humanity. And want to help us achieve this goal. Right now we’re looking for industrial placement students in Project & Portfolio Management (Oral Health R&D) join us to do career defining work.

A career in Oral Health R&D where none of us stand still

You will work embedded within Haleon’s Research & Development (R&D) Oral Health Project & Portfolio Management team, as part of a cross-functional team based in Weybridge, Surrey. Your work will help ensure that the innovation pipeline is well managed and effectively delivers great products to our consumers through providing clear, relevant and timely data to support decision making.

Key responsibilities

  • Maintain the Oral Health R&D Resource plan to forecast future resource requirements against available capacity to support data-driven decision making in portfolio governance meetings.
  • Co-ordinating and supporting the Project Manager in specific projects, to develop new and innovative oral health products to be marketed across the globe.
  • Supporting the Project Management team leader in continuous improvement initiatives and team development events.
  • Running reports and queries across the portfolio of projects to support decision making and encourage good project management practice.

What will your individual contribution at Haleon be?

  • Strong understanding of the need for confidentiality and care when managing sensitive information.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Proactivity, initiative and the ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • PowerPoint and Excel skills are essential. Familiarity with or willingness to learn to use scheduling software e.g. MS Project or Power BI will also be required.
  • Understanding of concepts associated with business reporting, resource management, schedule management, risk management and key performance indicators.


If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Enthusiasm in being part of a truly global team, focused toward one purpose; to deliver better everyday health with humanity
  • Energising teams and driving each other to be better, to move with pace and outperforming the competitors with human understanding and empathy
  • Prioritising the important and challenging the unnecessary in order to maintain focus on the consumers and customer


To recognise your dedication, energy and effort, benefits include:

  • A salary of £22,500
  • Employee recognition through our global scheme which rewards exceptional achievements
  • On-the-job experience and formal and informal training and development, delivered through a mixture of coaching, mentoring and formal training programmes
  • Health and wellbeing programmes to take care of your physical and mental health

Who you are

We’re the people changing the future of everyday health. So you will be someone who has:

  • Creative and problem-solving thinking
  • Strategic/big-picture thinking
  • Entrepreneurial and agile mindset
  • Strong prioritisation and analytical skills
  • Personal accountability
  • Business and consumer/customer knowledge and understanding
  • Adaptability and resilience in ambiguity
  • A desire to learn and have meaningful impact

Education required

You will have completed a minimum of 2 years of a Business, Science,

Technology, Engineering or Maths undergraduate degree, but will not have graduated at the start of your placement. You may be expected to provide evidence from your university to show you will be an undergraduate student for the duration of the placement year and they are supportive of your placement.

DEADLINE 2nd January 2024