First Line Leader- Manufacturing

Basic qualifications:

Degree or Extensive Trade Experience

Preferred qualifications:

Degree in relevant industry


GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a science-led healthcare company, with a proud history in Australia dating back to 1886. Our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

At the Ermington manufacturing site we have produced Panadol for many years – one of the top 5 most trusted and one of the 50 most desirable brands in Australia. We're very proud of our success and heritage.

In November 2016 we announced the closure of our GMS Sydney manufacturing site in 2020. The closure will be phased over the next four years as production is gradually transferred to a combination of other GSK sites and third-party manufacturers. It is anticipated the closure will be complete in 2020.

An opportunity is available for a First Line Leader- Operations Packaging (night shift) this role is available on a long term fixed contract.

You will be an engaging leader who can drive performance and results. The role is to develop and enable a team of operators to consistently deliver outstanding, safety, quality and service. You will be an out of the box thinker as this role has an hour by hour impact on targets, strategy of the business. Your ability to problem solve quickly along with exceptional communications skill and motivate a strong capable team will be instrumental in your success.

You will be part of a Global Organisation, and within GMS you will be joining a team and culture where investment is made into training and development and the opportunity for continual learning is encouraged and developed.

Key responsibilities:

  • People Leadership, in line with the site's EBA and GSK policies, for a team of staff working within a GMP production
  • Lead, coach and develop teams on shift to ensure adherence to standards for safety, quality, compliance and output
  • Collaboratively work with your team to continuously improve the capability of individuals and the overall team to increase their performance towards targets
  • Engage and inspire staff in the future targets by sharing the vision, area objectives
  • Set target conditions and drive the delivery of these, to achieve improvements in performance to meet targeted future state
  • Lead performance management process within area, ensuring accurate and timely data is used to solve top issues
  • Identify issues in real‐time and lead problem solving with your team to create sustainable resolutions. Use and champion the GPS problem solving process line‐side, with staff and necessary Support Functions

Key skills and experience required:

  • Experience in manufacturing, FMCG or large scale production environment
  • Experience working within regulatory and compliance requirements
  • General leadership, particularly influencing, coaching and driving performance through others
  • Bachelor degree in an Engineering (mechanical or electrical), science or extensive trades experience
  • Experience working within Pharmaceutical, FMCG in manufacturing

Your ability to lead from the front-line along with a sense of drive and urgency will ensure you feel comfortable working in a high performing and highly regulated environment. In return we can offer an expansive network of experience that will assist in your development and career.

Please note – GSK manages recruitment directly and applications via third party agencies will not be accepted.

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