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Production Supervisor

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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Jan 21, 2022

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Pharmaceutical, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance
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Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - King of Prussia Posted Date: Nov 12 2021 As Production Supervisor, you will apply GSK Values and Expectations into the execution and oversight of daily tasks by engaging positively with the team. Ensures that team members use a patient and team-first mentality to achieve site and personal goals. Provide first-line supervision of daily manufacturing operations to a team of Manufacturing Associates, who operate microbial fermentation or cell culture equipment, prepare media and solutions, conduct chromatographic separations, perform filtration & concentration operations, prepare buffers and solutions, and perform related administrative duties. Is responsible for the execution of training plans as well as longer term development of the associates in technical capability and behaviors and expectations. The Production Supervisor will participate in and sometimes lead investigation and resolution of issues, working with quality assurance and other cross functional teams to do so. Serves as a leader within their department in regards to process and system optimization, maintaining the production schedule, driving continuous improvement, and participating in cross functional collaboration and teamwork. Production Supervisors are expected to have the capability to perform production activities alongside Manufacturing Associates, while managing the absences and overall timesheets accordingly. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following… Performs duties in a compliant manner, ensure adherence to all Data Integrity principles, and behave in accordance with site SOP's, GSK EHS standards, and relevant legal requirements, and ensure that their team do the same. Assures that the preparation of bulk biopharmaceutical intermediates meets all quality standards for cGMP, GSK and any other applicable regulatory agency through the oversight and rigorous documentation review of their team's activities. Attends daily meetings to dictate, change, or maintain the production schedule, or ensures a delegate does the same. Supports successful implementation of new products and processes into the facility, including all appropriate equipment and area changeover activities. Maintains a high level of competency with current and emerging digital platforms (SAP, EBR, AR/VR, etc.). Is a developing SME of their area, participating in area tours, supporting local or regulatory inspections, resolving technical issues, and managing self and team deliverables on time. Develops Manufacturing Associate work assignments to meet production schedules and to assure that resources are used efficiently and that product delivery targets are met with no accidents or defects. Coordinates with other departments in conjunction with on the floor operations. Accountable for routine documentation of Manufacturing Associate development and/or performance management though activities such as assignments and associated technical training programs, to the individual benefit of the associates as well as to meet 9-box, succession plan, and engagement targets Collaborates with cross functional teams to deliver safe, high quality results. Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals: Associate's Degree in Engineering, Biology, Chemistry or technical discipline with 2+ years of related experience in the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industry. Experience in a production area (e.g. cell culture, microbial fermentation, buffer prep, media prep, purification, etc.). Experience in control systems used to run processes in modern large scale Biopharmaceutical plants. This is a 5pm - 5am shift and you will be required to work every other weekend. Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Biology, Chemistry or technical discipline. 1+ year of supervisory, management or leadership experience Ability to communicate internal to a production shift, production department, and to cross functional colleagues in accordance with the GSK Values and Expectations. Comprehensive understanding of production system principles and their application. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong team player with demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a diverse team. Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems. Strong quality/compliance orientation and track record. 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: Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk. Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution. Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning. Sustaining energy and well-being. Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations. Budgeting and cost-consciousness. If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US). 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