Production Supervisor

Employer
GSK
Location
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 19, 2022

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Sector
Pharmaceutical, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance
Organization Type
Corporate
Jobseeker Type
Professional
We make and supply medicines and vaccines all around the globe and our teams own every production stage, from creating quality products at our manufacturing sites to designing effective supply forecasting and regulatory inspections; all powered by digital, data and analytics. We operate at impressive scale, producing over 1.7 billion packs of medicine and 767 vaccine doses in 2021.

We continue to modernize, so we can launch even more new products at speed whilst turbo-charging delivery across our entire portfolio through our relentless focus on quality, safety, and service. The way we work will change. For some, the shift in technology and products will be revolutionary. Our R&D pipeline demands a new kind of supply chain, and we need the very best minds and capability to help us on our journey to make more complex products, harnessing the power of automation and robotics so we can work smarter together.

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 in lieu of education.
  • 2+ years experience in a production area (e.g. cell culture, microbial fermentation, buffer prep, media prep, purification, etc.).
  • 2+ years experience in control systems used to run processes in modern large scale Biopharmaceutical plants.
  • This is a 5am - 5pm shift and 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.
  • 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?

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader inConsumer Health, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we're making the biggestchanges 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 geneticsscience; 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 diseasetogether - all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; andas 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 culturethat isambitious for patients- so we deliver what matters better and faster;accountable for impact- with clear ownership ofgoals and support to succeed; andwhere we do the right thing. So, if you're ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at thisexciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together.​

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