Supply Chain Labs Tech Operations Lead, Open to flexible working

Location
Stevenage, Brentford
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
07 Jun 2021
Closes
27 Jun 2021
Ref
290302
Role
IT
Contract Type
Permanent

GSK Consumer Health Care is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, and we are on a mission to improve humanity's quality of life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. We're undergoing an exciting transformation, as we execute our strategy to spin-off our Consumer Healthcare division to create a world-class Consumer Packaged Goods company in its own right.

The New role is required for the support and execution of the Value Chain & Integration Tech strategy for Laboratory Operations applications . This role is primarily focused on LIMS technology, supporting business process and operations. These responsibilities will be transitioned from the existing Rx LIMS Tech team to our new CH LIMS Tech team.

The Supply Chain Technical Operations Lead will assess business needs and system issues and configure, customize, update, and tune StarLIMS system to improve operational efficiency. The position will interpret user requirements, create and maintain procedures, and assist in the configuration/customization of the system. Ensure implementation of LIMS enhancements within time and of quality established by best practices and coding standards. Candidates with similar experience in other LIMS or laboratory systems may qualify for structured and on-the-job training in StarLIMS software.

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

  • Manage LIMS technologies including configuration and performance
  • Define and manage architecture and instrument integrations (~4000)
  • Expert in legacy solutions and main expert to provide L4 support
  • Ensure and Enable 2 SLIMS Enhancement releases/year
  • Drive technical decisions on how best to configure solution based on user requirements and industry needs
  • Ensure SLIMS solution has optimized performance at application and database level
  • Establishes development standards, processes and best practices.
  • Applies knowledge of GSK business process to design and build solutions to Data integrity and other business challenges
  • Can influence key contributors/stake holders to make decisions that minimize solution customization
  • Instills confidence through actions, with clients and stakeholders that the program goals will be met
  • Coordination with Shared Services organizations to ensure our partners have an accurate view of our portfolio and understand our key priorities

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science
  • 5 years' experience in labs and R&D operations roles with information technology and healthcare experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Masters degree in Business Information Management, Computer Science, Engineering, or Technology Management
  • Depth of Experience with Lab Operations, LIMS solutions and enterprise deployment and support procedures
  • Business and financial acumen required, able to apply forecasting and finance principles within your remit and across business functions with interdependencies
  • Enterprise solution development
  • Experience working with a global Consumer organization and their needs
  • Advanced knowledge of agile, quality and risk management principles and tools
  • Partnering on problem-solving discussions between key stakeholders
  • Ability to nurture and maintaining collaborative working relationships
  • Lead and influence people in a matrix business environment globally
  • Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Ability to adapt and work under uncertainty and accommodate flexible work demands
  • Global perspective; cultural sensitivity
  • Ability to navigate under pressure; resilient; self-motivated; sense of urgency and solid decision making
  • Able to converse in English (spoken and written)
  • Smart experienced risk-taking mindset
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to communicate effectively and directly with stakeholders, using the most appropriate communication channels and adapting information and style to the audience
  • Experience following GxP requirements.
  • May be asked to act as proxy/representative for key meeting, counsels and governance related to Quality Employee Health & Safety
  • All other tasks/duties and responsibilities as assigned

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.

GSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sex, 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.

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