Operations Team Leader - Open to flexibility

Worthing, West Sussex
07 Mar 2017
07 Apr 2017
Contract Type

Operations Team Leader - Open to flexibility

Basic qualifications: 

  • Graduate qualification in chemistry or chemical engineering and/or a demonstrated track record in the Pharmaceutical Industry in a technical role
  • Experience within the Pharmaceutical industry ideally within Primary Manufacturing
  • Experience of managing a team in a technical environment

Preferred qualifications: 

  • IOSHH Trained
  • Knowledge of audit processes, preparation and requirements
  • SAP knowledge 
  • Problem solving skills
  • Experience of Permit issuing 
  • OE foundation understanding (green belt  training preferred)
  • Knowledge of audit processes, preparation and requirements
  • Computer Skills – Excel/PowerPoint/Word
  • Knowledge of site HR processes and systems
  • Self  motivation and drive with strong interpersonal skills to work alongside teams 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Ability to plan, organize and control workloads of self and other to meet deadlines and deliver schedule and targets
  • Communication skills at all levels both written and verbal


GSK have a challenging and inspiring mission: to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

At Worthing, our focus is to manufacture and supply the broad spectrum antibiotic, Augmentin as oral tablets, suspensions and sterile injectable dose forms. The site has a complex operation with two orals manufacturing areas, two packing areas with 12 lines, a bulk sterile manufacturing plant and two vial filling lines. There has been significant recent investment in the site including a new £115m bulk sterile facility due to come on line in 2019.

The Operations Team Leader has responsibility for the manufacturing processes and associated decisions to ensure delivery of customer service and schedule adherence whilst maintaining quality and safety standards for the area of their responsibility.

Please note that this role is based in Worthing Primary and is working on the sites 24/7 shift pattern.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure that production operations are resourced and managed to deliver customer service and production schedule requirements 
  • Ensure the production facility is effectively run, meeting all of the required GMP, Safety & regulatory standards
  • Management of the production and appropriate teams to include training and development, resource management and control, performance reviews, performance management, employee reward and recognition
  • Responsible for developing short and long term plans to support delivery of the Value Stream / and vision in the form of project activity, solutions and improvements to processes and ways of working
  • Ensure all aspects of housekeeping in the workplace are maintained, ensuring environment is safe and compliant
  • Undertake root cause analysis using OE tools and implement preventative actions, own short term CAPAs and demonstrate closure
  • Represent the Value Stream and occasionally lead site projects and initiatives, such as Right First Time Community Lead, 5S Community Representatives and additional cross-site projects such as Work Pattern Reviews
  • Influence the performance of Site Support Functions, such as Logistics, QA & Engineering to ensure delivery of VS schedule, effective management of people, and effective engineering solutions to issues 
  • Review batch documentation and raise Q3 notifications as appropriate, support the batch release process and drive Right First Time improvements at technician level
  • Safe and compliant management of shift Permit To Work (PTW) activities as per site Standard Operating Procedure

Closing date for applications: 13th March 2017

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.

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