Production Manager

GSK - GlaxoSmithKline

Production Manager

GSK - GlaxoSmithKline

Wavre, Belgium

Position: Full-Time Regular
Functional area: Manufacturing

Your Responsibilities:

The Production Manager - Logistics will manage the Logistics manufacturing activities within the Technical R&D (TRD) - Drug Product Manufacturing and Clinical Supply organization. The purpose of this role is to ensure compliant and successful manufacture of Drug Product clinical material for all development phases and product launch, toxicological studies and some support for Global Industrial Operations (GIO) products. The scope of this function starts from the technical transfer within development and ends with the technical transfer to GIO.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensures the supply of Drug Product (secondary) clinical material for Phases I, II, III in line with agreed timelines, with the highest quality and within agreed costs/budgets;
  • Provides Logistics expertise to ensure continuous improvement of processes and facilities and to provide input for short-term & long-term Formulation strategies;
  • Ensures that the facilities are managed in accordance to the highest quality standards, including Security and (Bio) Safety aspects;
  • Manages day-to-day production activities and scheduling to balance activities for TRD, QC and GIO in order to deliver the highest quality & cost efficiency for GSK Vaccines;
  • Monitors quality of the production in close collaboration with QC and takes corrective actions when & where necessary;
  • Responsible for the application of TRD and GSK vaccine’s strategies and their development within their production unit;
  • Ensures that the facility & equipment are appropriately designed and the staff are trained to ensure production activities as well as to facilitate transfer of new processes;
  • Represents Facility Activities during External Audits (FDA, WHO, Nat Health Authorities, ...), internal audits within GSK and acts as a GSK Representative towards visitors and local authorities;
  • Provides technical support to direct reports and facilitates transfer of new processes from R&D;
  • Build a high performing Drug Product Manufacturing team, role modeling the GSK values and behaviors and motivating & aligning the function to common objectives; ensure the engagement and retention of functional talent.

At GSK we value diversity and treat all candidates equally. We aim to create an inclusive workplace where all employees feel engaged, supportive of one another, and know their work makes an important contribution.

If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application/selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements you will have the opportunity to let us know what specific assistance you require. This will help us to make suitable arrangements to support you throughout our selection process.

Why You?

Basic qualifications:

  • University degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Pharmacy, or other relevant discipline;
  • At least 5 to 10 years of GMP aseptic manufacturing experience across all development stages (Phase I – III) and/or commercial production;
  • Expertise in GxP audit management and interactions with global regulatory authorities, with a focus on biological products/production;
  • Must have experience in People Management and engaging people;
  • French & English are a must. Other languages are a plus.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Cross functional experience within GSK Vaccines;
  • Change Management experience;
  • Experience leading organizations.

Why GSK?

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer.

We have 3 global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

Vaccines – Our Vaccines business has a broad portfolio and innovative pipeline of vaccines to protect people of all ages. We deliver over two million vaccine doses per day to people living in over 160 countries.

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Our Department:

Patient-focused Research and Development (R&D) is the heart of our business. Our R&D department seeks to discover and develop new vaccines, to protect against diseases where vaccines are not yet available and to improve on those vaccines that already exist. Part of our R&D programme targets diseases particularly prevalent in the developing world, including the World Health Organisation’s three priority diseases - HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Research into candidate vaccines for other diseases of the developing world, such as dengue are at an earlier stage of development.

When it comes to developing the vaccines of the future, we’re looking for real experts in their respective fields who are interested in working in the stimulating environment of an international healthcare company.

We emphasise the value of teamwork and we look for people ready to share our values of transparency, respect, integrity and patient focus.

At GSK we provide a supportive working environment, and a range of development challenges and opportunities. We also offer competitive benefits and compensation packages designed to attract and to retain the very best.

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