Operations Supervisor, Production
Degree in Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Life Sciences or relevant discipline
Sound knowledge of GMP
As you will be managing a team of biotechnologists, you should have proven team management/supervisory experience
Strong communication and team building skills
Proven record of troubleshooting and process control bio-process skills
Experience of handling safety (bio-safety) issues and biotechnology equipment
You should have prior experience in supporting and facilitating self-inspections and coordinating for plant pre-audit preparation to ensure audit-readiness.
Experience with SAP transactions
At GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) we are dedicated to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better, live longer. GSK is one of the world's leading research based healthcare companies, with over 100,000 employees in 150 countries across our Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare business.
We are proud of the difference we make and in 2016, FORTUNE Magazine ranked GSK #1 on its list of companies that are changing the world. The 'Change the World' list recognises companies that have made significant progress in sustainable, scalable approaches to addressing societal problems as part of their company strategy. Put simply, our focus is on improving access and affordability of medicines, regardless of where people live or their ability to pay.
GSK has been present in Asia for over 50 years and our commitment to the region is strengthened by the establishment of our purpose-built headquarters for Asia. Situated in Singapore, GSK Asia House is a further step in our long-standing strategy to grow and diversify our company - emphasizing the globally balanced business we have built over the years. To better support Asia, we focus on developing talent to improve our ability to make the right decisions for healthcare professionals, patients and consumers across the region.
GSK Vaccines grew by 14% in 2016 and is one of the largest in the world. Every year we distribute nearly 1 billion doses to 170 countries, of which over 80% were supplied to developing countries. We produce 30 paediatric and adult vaccines, 11 of which are world first, to prevent a range of infectious diseases including; hepatitis, rotavirus and HPV infections, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella, bacterial meningitis and influenza. Our Tuas site, one of only two GSK global vaccines manufacturing facilities worldwide, operates around-the-clock to manufacture the active ingredient used to make a GSK vaccine that protects children against pneumonia.
As the Operations Supervisor, you will lead a team of 12 biotechnologists, ensuring execution of production activities in the process facility. Your key responsibilities will include ensuring a robust planning of resources, including people and equipment, to ensure "on time" execution of production activities of the department. You will also manage the facility's activity planning through incorporation of production schedule, validation requirement, calibration, maintenance activities, environmental monitoring to ensure optimal use of equipment and people resources.
You'll be an experienced supervisor, with demonstrated skills in planning, coordinating and monitoring resources to ensure effective utilization of operational staff.
You will determine when a deviation is required and skillfully lead a team from the different functional areas including process, Quality and/or other experts if required to solve and close the deviation in a timely manner.
You will be responsible for performing product impact assessment resulting from unplanned events. You will be required to review, collate, prepare and ensure that documentation related to production function and management, including SAP transactions are completed, up-to-date and relevant to ensure proper control, documentation and reporting to management.
GSK's dedication to the wellbeing of our employees is reflected in the benefits we offer; including healthcare for yourself and dependents, performance related bonus, long term incentives and a host of other flexible offerings you can tailor to your own preferences. We also offer a range of employee health and wellbeing programs including our truly unique Partnership for Prevention program, a global commitment by GSK to provide all employees with up to 40 preventative healthcare services bringing to life our mission to: do more, feel better and live longer.
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 are looking for a career within a production environment we urge you to apply.
Closing date for applications: 30th August 2017
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