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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Orals Production Improvements Lead - 18 month secondment (340287)





Worthing, South Dakota, United States

Site Name: UK - West Sussex - Worthing
Posted Date: Jul 29 2022

Orals Production Improvements Lead – 18 month Secondment

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company that combines both individual talent and technical resources to create a platform for the delivery of strong growth in a rapidly changing healthcare market. Our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

We are currently recruiting for an Orals Manufacturing Improvements Lead, on an 18 month secondment basis based at Worthing. This role will facilitate the Manufacturing Operations activities to drive improvements within our fundamentals and capability agenda.

In this role you will…

  • Rapidly drive improvement around compliance and ways of working

  • Standard in place for ECA risk mitigation with clear ownership and accountability, providing tracking and reporting on progress

  • Embedded performance management at all tiers to ensure standards are adhered to and sustained

  • Training programme aligned to core role and fundamentals for new starters including DI and compliance understanding

  • Skills and competency matrix for all tiers across Ops and Eng team

  • Build oversight into Value Stream forums to review trends and feedback from Gembas

  • Embed ongoing development for both new and existing individuals in particular with a focus on compliance related activities like DI

  • Work to complete SWP identified actions across the Value Stream

  • Embed learnings from engagement survey and culture plan

  • Ensure full integration between Suspensions and Tablet teams to drive accountability for entire organisation

  • Identify and support CI activities

Why you?

Basic Qualifications

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

  • A level/GCSE grades A-C (Maths, English and Science as a minimum)

  • Demonstrated track record in Pharmaceutical background with proven CI capabilities

  • Experience in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing/Packaging environment

  • Good behavioural approach, acts with integrity

  • Proven ability to matrix manage staff

  • Ability to deal confidently with a wide range of stakeholders

  • Ability to identify and act on improvement opportunities

  • Ability to prioritise and reallocate work to meet required timelines

  • Lean Sigma (or equivalent) certified

Preferred Qualifications/ Experience

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

  • Degree/ Lean Sigma or similar qualification with extensive experience

  • Excellent written, verbal and computer based skills

  • Good knowledge of IT systems such as Veeva

  • Strong planning and organisational ability

  • Good communications skills capable to communicate at shop floor to SVP level

  • Ability to coach, motivate and mobilise others in both Operations and in full end to end supply chain including all support functions

  • Strong reputation and credibility in making things happen

  • Able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

  • Highly effective under pressure

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Good working understanding/experience of End to end Manufacturing to Packaging processes including GMP/EHS requirements


At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Healthcare, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we’re making the most significant changes we’ve made to our business in over 20 years. We’re on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022: New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and genetics science; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands.

With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent, and technology to get ahead of disease together – all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; and as a new GSK where outstanding people thrive.

Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culture that is ambitious for patients – so we deliver what matters better and faster; accountable for impact – with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; and where we do the right thing. So, if you’re ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at this exciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together.

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to neurodiversity, race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, 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*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to discuss any adjustments to our process which might help you demonstrate your strengths and capabilities. You can either call us on 0[Register to View] , or send an email [Register to View] site.