CAPEX Sr Project Manager

Basic qualifications:

  • BS Engineer, Mechanical & process engineering
  • 10 to15 years' experience in the required domain
  • Broad knowledge of project management and technologies processes. The job holder will be of sufficient stature and credibility to effectively interface with and influence key opinion leaders within GSK in Belgium.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Highly effective at influencing internally
  • Leadership skills in particular in developing people
  • Highly effective communication sills
  • This role requires sound judgment and complex decision making where few precedents and considerable ambiguity may exist.
  • Fluent in English and French (written and spoken), other languages are an asset


Job purpose :

  • Lead the project delivery process for the Belgium portfolio of medium and large-sized projects, from typically Feasibility stage to Hand-over and Close-out to ensure an outcome which meets all the defined project objectives for cost, schedule, quality, safety and environment and delivers the business benefits.

This process relates to design, procurement, construction, qualification, hand-over and close-out of new and or upgraded production, offices, warehouses, labs facilities.

  • Ensure the Business alignment, planning, prioritization, approval, and outcome forecasting and depreciation impacts of the annual Belgium supply chain capital budget.

Key responsabilities :

Has the overall accountability of a portfolio of projects in Belgium Sites (including GIO, VDD and Quality projects).

Define and decide the final project budgets and schedules worked out by PMs. Lead the process of projects business cases preparation and ensure submission to the BCR (Belgium Capital Review) and MNIB (Manufacturing Infrastructure Investment Board)

Designs the project organization structure & drive project teams capacity management. Monitors, appraises, and upgrades individual and team performance as required to assure project success. Installs a proactive, "can do" attitude within the project and purveys a "preventive rather than corrective" mentality.

Drive the Project Execution Plan process, documenting the project delivery strategy and the success criteria according to the PM Standard. Establishes a Quality Plan for the project and is proactive in planning for quality.

  • Prepares monthly progress reports according to the PM Standard. Keeps the Steering Group and Sponsors informed of critical issues that could jeopardize projects success.

Develops a risk management strategy for the project and implements associated processes and tools to ensure effective identification, monitoring and management of project risk.

Leads the qualification of the engineering services providers and decide and direct the appropriate contractual strategy. Uses proven selection processes to develop the appropriate contract strategy for the project, selects and manages contractors and settles any claims in accordance with company policy.

Implements strict project and financial controls, including procedures for change control / management, cost control / forecasting, physical progress / productivity measurement, and invoice review / payment.

Ensure that the overall commissioning, validation & handover strategy that fully complies with the PM Standard and implements to ensure a timely and complete handover to the Customer.

Drive the Belgium CAPEX Project management community. Provide mentoring and support to MPU for small-sized projects when required. Ensure MPU's TS has the adequate organization and resources to perform SMR management


Lead the project teams managing Site and Major CAPEX PIP's and ensure that adequate works relating to design, procurement, construction, validation, hand-over and close-out have been delivered with the defined projects objectives.

Support and influence MPU/SPU heads and TS Heads in the management of the Belgium CAPEX portfolio


Lead and motivate empowered teams where decisions are taken at the lowest practical level in order to achieve individual and company objectives. Adopt performance management and accountability processes to drive projects delivery, ensuring visible targets to all team members.

Recruit, train and motivate staff to ensure skill set meets current and future business demands providing technical coaching and training plans as required

Ensure the retention, engagement and development of key talents within the project managers

Our Offer:

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. GSK is proud to promote an open culture, encouraging people to be themselves and giving their ideas a chance to flourish. GSK is an equal opportunity employer.

The department:

Once our pioneering treatments have been developed, they are manufactured to the highest standards and distributed across the regions that need them most. Accomplishing this as efficiently and quickly as possible can quite literally be a matter of life and death. So it's no wonder that more than 70% of our talented workforce is based within Global Industrial Operations - the essential business unit that manufactures and manages the entire vaccine supply process, from customer order to product dispatch on a global scale.

As the name suggests, it operates in a multi-national context across more than 17 sites around the world, working closely in tandem with colleagues from a variety of disciplines and professions.

The department is structured in operating units that focus on various aspects of the manufacturing and supply process. These include Industrialisation (overseeing the transfer of production from R&D to a commercial level), Supply Chain Management and Technical Services.

Our Company:

GSK is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

GSK Vaccines is one of the world's leading vaccine companies, with a comprehensive portfolio of 39 vaccines for infants, adolescents and adults and 15 more in development. We have more than 16,000 people working worldwide to deliver nearly 2 (1.9) million vaccines every day to people in around 90% (172) of the world's countries.

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