Maintenance Planning & Scheduling Specialist

Basic qualifications:

  • Minimum Level of Education : Pharmaceutical Science, Bio or chemical engineering, technical engineering, with further specialist qualification in planning & scheduling
  • Level of Education Required: Good technical background in Maintenance/Engineering/manufacturing equipment required for this position.
  • 2 to 5 years of experience in Maintenance

Broad knowledge of technologies & maintenance processes. The job holder will be of sufficient scientific stature and credibility to support change management in maintenance organization.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Area of Specialization: Maintenance, planning & scheduling, Operationnal Excellence
  • Strong practical experience to put in place the correct maintenance process & methodologies that will have a positive impact on daily operations
  • Have a good knowledge of English
  • Good knowledge of lean six sigma tools and OEE


Job Purpose:

The job aims at providing expertise and support the Belgium GSK vaccines maintenance organization (MPU,SPU & BeEM) in Planning & Scheduling.

The expertise is transferred through support, learning, and guidance. Benchmarking, risk escalation, and vision for the domain of expertise are given to the different parts GSK.

The mission includes:

  • Develop, maintain, maintenance processes, guidelines, methodologies, and knowledge repositories

in Maintenance Planning & Scheduling to support Belgium manufacturing unit operations

  • Coordinate Belgium network technical expertise (SME Network for Gatekeepers, Planners & Schedulers) for continuous improvement & troubleshooting
  • Assure and safeguard the quality and capability of the manufacturing facilities within GSK Vaccines through the implementation of robust maintenance processes and controlling tools.
  • Support MPUs concerning technical and/or organizational troubleshooting (deep dive).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish Rules, standards processes, targets for the domain of expertise in accordance with

regulations and corporate requirements.

  • Define the planning & scheduling processes and methodologies and drive their implementation in all

MPUs and SPUs of BeOps to ensure that all systems, equipment and facilities are maintained in a

safe and reliable status all the time.

  • Owner of the SAP Maintenance Planning system in Be Ops, with final accountability for the

performance of this system

  • Support Technical services in MPUs/SPU to define & review their entire job package for

completeness and correcteness. Make necessary adjustments, refine and finalize labor requirements,

materials, parts, methods and priorities

  • Support Technical services in MPUs/SPU to define & put in place gatekeeping, preparation &

scheduling process

  • Drive implementation of best practices and define standards based on existing international

guidelines and regulations

  • Define short- and long-term performance improvement objectives regarding Planning & Scheduling,

to achieve in all MPUs and SPUs.

  • Develop Planning & Scheduling community knowledge by creating tutorial material and performing

training sessions

  • Manage the overall planning of across-site activities, including yearly shutdowns and develop a

systematic approach to be rolled out to all units

  • Act as reference in the domain of expertise and support MPU/SPU during audits L2,L3,L4 when


  • Promote Knowledge sharing and exchange of expertise across Belgium Maintenance organization.

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 Depaerment:

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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