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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Technical Manager Packaging (335399)





Marietta, Pennsylvania, United States

Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Marietta
Posted Date: May 12 2022

The Technical Manager Packaging will provide day to day oversite, strategic planning, technical expertise and leadership to the secondary packaging operations technical team to ensure all work is performed in an efficient, compliant and safe manner. The technical team is responsible for equipment and packaging component troubleshooting, change management, installation and qualification of new or modified equipment, equipment reliability, continuous improvement and CAPEX projects. In addition, the technical team participates in investigations for deviations and customer complaints and presents technical aspects during internal and external audits.

This cross functional team is comprised of equipment and process engineers, package engineers and electro-mechanical technicians.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Adhere to all GSK safety guidelines and procedures and ensure staff is working in a safe and compliant manner using Gemba’s, L1 inspections and process confirmations. Ensure compliance with legal constraints, international standards and corporate regulations (cGMP, FDA, NIH, OSHA).

  • Oversite, accountability and resource management of engineers and EMTs throughout the three shift operations. Provide coaching, discipline, mentoring and skill development.

  • Develop & execute strategies to optimize equipment reliability including ongoing assessments of critical spare parts, PM plans and equipment upgrades to ensure maximum OEE. Monitor OEE and manage actions plans to ensure department goals are met. Responsible for maintaining OPEX budget pertaining to spare parts and vendor interventions. Partner with procurement to manage vendor relationships and vendor SLAs.

  • Deliver pack projects on time and in budget. Maintain all-inclusive packaging project list. Perform Phase 0 project planning including business case justification, resource estimates and funding requests. Ensure adherence to the PMO process.

  • Identify and execute projects for value creation and ensure savings are realized.

  • Manage the CAPEX planning and portfolio for packaging.

  • Build network and collaborate with vendors, LTS & global partners to ensure effective and consistent transfer of technical knowledge and standards to PSC. Provide functional expertise and develop technology forums to exchange best practices with site organization, to implement safe practices and efficient operations.

  • Act as the site Packaging Technical Subject Matter Expert :

    • Single point of contact for vendors and global partners. Ensure information is shared with appropriate members of the site.

    • Site leader in technology – attend conferences, develop technical expertise, conduct onsite training, etc.

    • Lead process for and troubleshoot equipment failures and deviations.

    • Review and approve technical deviations and customer complaints investigations, ensuring the appropriate preventative and corrective actions are put in place. Lead investigations when appropriate.

    • Review and provide feedback on global and local SOPs.

    • Perform technical assessments for change controls. Author and own Change Controls as needed.

    • Drive continuous improvement in area of expertise.

    • Participate in internal and external audits

Why you?Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Bachelor's degree in a biological, chemical science, engineering or equivalent technical discipline

  • 10+ years’ experience in engineering, project management and operations

  • 2+ years' experience in project management experience including engineering, commissioning and/or validation

  • 2+ years' in a supervisory role leading cross functional teams

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Prior experience and knowledge of cGMP operations

  • Ability to perform root cause analysis and identify and deliver improvement plan.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal, influence and leadership skills and ability to influence locally and globally and drive business objectives including culture & lead department initiatives.

  • Experience with GMP’s, NIH and FDA and other regulatory agency requirements, validation principles and quality systems with demonstrated success in application.

  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships cross functionally with all members of the value stream including production, QA, QC, engineering, validation, and maintenance.

  • Must be able to address complex problems associated with assessing deviations, equipment complexities and implementation of change and improvement to valididated and/or FDA approved production systems.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, ability to function in an atmosphere of constant change with detailed accuracy.

  • The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Able to prioritize and decide appropriate course of actions and to effectively implement decisions.

  • Capable of working without direct supervision.

  • Sense of urgency, flexibility and accountability.

  • Maintain a high level of integrity while balancing multiple priorities and responsibilities.

Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Agile and distributed decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Managing individual and team performance.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Implementing change initiatives and leading change.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.
  • Developing people and building a talent pipeline.
  • Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.
  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.



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