Senior Specialist, Automation - Secondary Technologies
Responsible for automation solutions which are deployed at GSK vaccines sites and throughout the vaccines business. Act as the automation global expert for standard automation solutions such as:
- Lead automation design on projects
- Define and maintain standards
- Manage automation solution lifecycle
Lead automation design :
o Lead the automation design on Global CAPEX projects from the feasibility study until end of basic design
o Lead the automation design and implementation on automation strategic projects from the feasibility study until the hand-over to local team
Define and maintain standards:
o Manage User Requirements Tool & monitor our performance of assets
o Own technical standard guidelines
Manage Automation solution lifecycle:
o Monitor and assess new developments, industry trends, evolving regulatory expectations in area of expertise
o Represent GSK in internal and external boards and contribute to the development of new standards
o Manage internal network of local and global experts and ensure sharing of best-practice and learnings in area of expertise
o Maintain current knowledge of global regulations and guidance, global regulatory expectations, inspection intelligence, innovative / new technologies, industry standards and registered risks pertaining to area of expertise
o Develop and maintain global qualification status of automation solutions
o Development and delivery of training materials
o Support site in implementation of GSK Vaccines requirements and monitor site implementation status
o Provide expertise support (e.g. inspections preparation and response writing, risks, observations, deviations, improvement initiatives, remediation, CAPA globalization, Quality Alerts)
o Manage obsolescence plan for automation solutions
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• University degree: mechanical or chemical engineering, or automation engineering
• At least 10 years of experience in Biologics or Pharmaceutical industry; ideally with experience working in FDA approved sites; Experiences in respective area with demonstrated successful results
• Master degree
• Reliable individual -a change agent-, with strong managerial and leadership skills; ability to influence at all levels of the organization.
• Ability to manage networks and build relationships transversally across the Vaccines network and beyond
• Customer focused; ability to understand requirements of local sites
• Excellent technical writing skills (in English)
• In depth knowledge and expertise in automation area for secondary facilities (Formulation, filling, packaging, serialization)
• Familiarity with Project Management principles.
• Flexible, proactive and strategic thinking. Passion for improvements
• Global perspective; cultural sensitivity
• Result-oriented and proactive work style
• Willing to travel abroad; travel: 15-25%
GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer.
We have 3 global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.
Vaccines - Our Vaccines business has a broad portfolio and innovative pipeline of vaccines to protect people of all ages. We deliver over two million vaccine doses per day to people living in over 160 countries.
For further information, please visit www.gsk.com.
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
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.
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