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Associate Director, Operational Excellence

Company: GlaxoSmithKline
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Site Name: Cambridge Binney StreetPosted Date: Feb 10 2023Our Commercial, Vaccines, Research and Development (R&D), and Global Supply Chain businesses help the world prevent and treat disease every day. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. It means innovating together, fusing ideas, capabilities, and know-how inside and outside of GSK. Nevertheless, we remain committed to keeping ahead of issues that matter for the sustainability of our company, be it pricing and access, the environment, or stronger diversity and inclusion. Our Global Supply Chain is responsible for every stage of production, from the infrastructure of our 28 sites in 16 countries, to forecasting supply, and ensuring the quality of every product. Over the past three years, we've increased productivity by over 20% as we build an agile network that delivers the next generation of medicines for patients.To deliver this sustainable business performance, we focus on operational excellence across the organization. Within the Business Excellence team, this role will partner with internal customers to identify and drive high-impact improvement efforts in support of site priorities and strategies by fostering the Continuous Improvement(CI) culture on the site.You'll provides services to internal customers to teach Lean / Six Sigma methodology aligned with the GPS (GSK Production System) Vaccines vision and the Site GPS Masterplan. This includes teaching both basic & advanced OE methods and tools and mentoring customers in the application of OE methods and tools, by focusing the organization on the relentless elimination of non-value-added activities (waste), variation and variability, to result in sustainable and tangible impact and added value on the performance of the site/ function.This role includes the responsibility for engaging employees at all levels, for building the CI capabilities, for creating ownership and imbedding CI in our DNA, for successfully delivering against the annual GPS Masterplan activities, and for ensuring sustainability of CI.Key responsibilities

  • Drive the continued deployment of Continuous Improvement (CI) Culture at the site, to include specific actions to address identified improvement opportunities in alignment with the GPS Masterplan and the GPS maturity assessments.
  • Conduct, lead and/or facilitate workshops to uncover CI opportunities (for example, value stream mapping to identify bottlenecks and areas of improvement).
    • Ensure the deployment of the GPS toolkit with a strong focus on Visual Management that will allow the teams to identify variability & wastes in their areas. Design Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and dashboards, design collection/reporting processes and lead administrative teams in gathering and reporting site KPIs.
    • Utilize Digitalization opportunities to reduce Lean WASTE in the site processes, drive simplification for the customer, and leverage and create electronic visual management tools.
    • Build site/ function CI capabilities at different Lean / Six Sigma expertise levels in line with the GPS Masterplan. Coach, influence, and mentor "Belt" candidates to increase skills and their value to the business.
    • Employ disciplined work processes to manage customer relationships to ensure common understanding of mutual requirements and expectations, regular communication of status of deliverables, and direct evidence of performance against success criteria.
    • Demonstrated familiarity and compliance with cGMP's, EHS procedures and regulations, facility regulatory guidelines, and standard operating procedures.
      • Partner with customers and apply, adapt and develop advanced, expert Lean Six Sigma methods and tools to drive initiatives that will increase utilization, reduce waste, improve profitability, and improve general ways of working.
      • Lead, motivate and facilitate cross-functional teams to commit to, and deliver results.
      • Employ benchmarking techniques, both within and outside GSK, to leverage good practice, share knowledge, and deploy best known methods, as appropriate.
      • Design, plan and facilitate effective, efficient meetings and workshops, and mentor others in meeting planning and facilitation.Why you?Basic Qualifications:
        • An understanding of and familiarity with advanced Lean / Six Sigma methodologies as demonstrated by a minimum Green Belt certification
        • A demonstrated performance in using a Lean Production System to drive business performance
        • Proficiency with MS Office applications including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
        • Proficiency in mathematics and statistics including the ability to understand algebra and geometry;
        • The ability to make oral group presentations and facilitate team discussions to include persuading others, providing information, explaining concepts, adopting Lean / Six Sigma principles or actions, and delivering business cases.
        • An ability to lead complex problem solving / root cause analysis sessions to accurately identify patterns, relationships and formulate logical and objective conclusions adhering to DMAIC methodologies.
        • An ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously to achieve deliverables and adhere to timelines and budgets.
        • An ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with all levels of the organization. The ability to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear, compelling way.
        • An ability to persuade and influence functional area leaders and staff to drive change.
        • Able to interact in multidisciplinary environment including engineering, facility operations, validation, production, and QCQA. Ability to work across functional disciplines.
        • A sense of urgency, flexibility, and accountability.
        • A committed team player prepared to work in and embrace the Value Stream culture.
        • An ability to follow written procedures and document results in a neat and precise manner.
        • Maintain attention to detail, while completing multiple or repetitive tasks.
        • Demonstration to a serious commitment to accuracy and quality while meeting goals or deadlines.Preferred Qualifications:
          • A working knowledge of Statistical Process Control / Quality Engineering preferred.#GSKBinneyStreet#LI-GSKWhy GSK?We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive. We're committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce. GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose - to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together - so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns - as an organisation where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it's also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We're committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US).GSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.At GSK, the health and safety of our employees are of paramount importance. As a science-led healthcare company on a mission to get ahead of disease together, we believe that supporting vaccination against COVID-19 is the single best thing we can do in the US to ensure the health and safety of our employees, complementary workers, workplaces, customers, consumers, communities, and the patients we serve.GSK has made the decision to require all US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, where allowed by state or local law and where vaccine supply is readily available. The only exceptions to this requirement are employees who are approved for an accommodation for religious, medical or disability-related reasons.Important notice to Employment businesses/ AgenciesGSK does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact GSK's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to GSK. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and GSK. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of GSK. GSK shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.Please note that if you are a US Licensed Healthcare Professional or Healthcare Professional as defined by the laws of the state issuing your license, GSK may be required to capture and report expenses GSK incurs, on your behalf, in the event you are afforded an interview for employment. This capture of applicable transfers of value is necessary to ensure GSK's compliance to all federal and state US Transparency requirements. For more information, please visit GSK's Transparency Reporting site.

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