Manager Production Logistics (week/night shift)

3+ months agoWavre, Belgium

Site Name: Belgium-Wavre
Posted Date: Nov 26 2020

Due to the capacity increase, the Filling department is looking for a Logistics Manager to ensure the logistics activities linked with those new capacity ambitions.

The purpose of this position is to ensure logistics activities and their continuous optimization within the filling department. The role of Logistics is to ensure the preparation and supply of material for 5 filling lines, including cleaning, sterilization, preparation of sterile material, and classified room Environment Monitoring (EM).

Work timetables:

  • Week
  • Night shift i.e. 10 PM to 6 AM (22h/6h)
Job purpose:

In this role you,
  • Manage a team of Technicians and Operators
  • Co-ordinate manpower targets, resources and skills
  • Evaluate capacities (employees and machines) necessary to the completion of the production plan
  • May be involved in the coordination of supply and demand
Your responsibilities:
  • Supervise / manage day to day vaccines logistics operations in a multiple products environment
  • Apply the recommended processes and anticipate potential improvements of the current processes while assuring compliance
  • Ensure compliance of the operations with cGMP and Authorities requirements. Monitor quality of the production in close collaboration with QA /QC and take corrective actions when necessary
  • Represent your activities on external audits
  • Organize and monitor performance through Key Performance Indicators related to EHS, Quality, Supply, Cost and People with the GPS system
  • Provide technical support to direct reports (direct reports approx. 16, Operators & Technicians)
Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelor degree level in Sciences or Bioengineering
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the vaccine production and/or in the Pharmaceutical industry
  • Knowledge of cGMP
  • Proven successful experience in people management direct or indirect
  • Drive performance
  • Set direction & inspire
  • Teamwork
  • Work across boundaries
  • Fluent in French both spoken & written (must-have), with a very good command of English.
Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics it would be a plus:
  • Master's degree (University degree) level in Bioengineering or Sciences
  • Innovation: interested in digital technologies
  • Change & transform
  • Openminded
  • Problem-solving
  • Positive mindset
  • Resilient

Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork in a culture of Innovation, Performance and Trust.

Our department:

GIO - Global Industrial Operations :

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 Industrialization (overseeing the transfer of production from R&D to a commercial level), Supply Chain Management and Technical Services.

GSK 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.

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