GPS Practitioner

Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Pharmacy (B-Pharm) or Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D)
  • Bachelors of Engineering (B.E.) in Mechanical, Industrial or Chemical engineering
  • Held a number of positions in a manufacturing environment, covering a broad range of activities and operations (e.g. Production, Engineering, Quality Assurance/Logistics / Safety).
  • Demonstrated delivery of improvement initiatives and/or culture change year on year resulting in both financial and non-financial benefit, and behavioral change

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master Black Belt / Black Belt / Green belt level of understanding of Lean / Sigma
  • Experience in problem solving in the context of site goals
  • Experience in People change management concepts and practice
  • Experience in Hands on training and coaching
  • Experience in Project planning and execution management


The Site GPS Change agent role exists to deploy and embed the GPS into a Site to deliver the Business Strategy and improve Business Performance (Quality, Safety, Service, Cost, and Innovation).

As a key member of the Site team (line report to the Site GPS Lead) the GPS Site Change Agent is accountable for:

  • GPS being used to develop the capability of all the Site personnel to implement day to day continuous improvement activities.
  • Helping ensure the day to day continuous improvement activities result in a continuous improvement in the Site Performance towards the goal of Zero Accidents, Zero Defects and Zero Waste.
  • To 'self assess' the Site vs. the GPS Maturity matrices and to support the site to close any gaps.
  • To coach / train the Site teams in GPS.
  • To support the Regional GPS teams in any 'Turnaround Deployment of GPS in their site
  • Support day-to-day deployment of the GPS and performance improvement activities at site. Deliver according to the GPS implementation approach / road map agreed with the Site Director, Regional GPS lead and Site GPS lead.
  • Work with line managers to identify and agree the priorities for GPS deployment
  • Support continuous capability development of self and others, developed by the GPS Core team.
  • Actively role modeling GPS skills and behaviors
  • Track progress of the team deployment road-map
  • Support/ensure consistency of progress and deployment
  • Coach Site team leaders and operators to develop sustain continuous improvement mind-sets and behaviors
  • Provide expert advice on the GPS basics to the Site based on a in depth understanding of GPS
  • Lead GPS activities beyond the capability of the Site Teams
  • Ensure strong compliance in Quality, EHS, Legal and other critical parts of the business related to the area responsibility.
  • Drive performance to improve quality and EHS standards in the area responsibility, in accordance with GSK's strategic objectives and with applicable law.
  • Drive a culture of transparency and total disclosure
  • Comply and ensure compliance to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), Quality and other related policies, guidelines and requirements as applicable by law and GSK Corporate Guidelines.
  • Any other responsibility assigned from time to time as per business requirements.

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