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Job description

GSK's General Manufacturing and Supply (GMS) Site at Ware has opportunities available for a Shift Co-Ordinator in our Oral and Solid Dose (OSD) Manufacturing Value Stream.

Reporting directly to a Production Team Leader (PTL) the Shift Co-Ordinator is responsible for organising and motivating a team to ensure the efficient running of the manufacturing process on shift. The shift teams are circa 8 to 10 people who are tasked with delivering the company's manufacturing objectives (including supply chain customer service metrics, safety, cost and quality objectives). The teams are largely comprised of Production Operators and Manufacturing Technologists working to high GMP standards.
The Shift Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that manufacturing and associated activities are well planned and supported during execution. There are also a wide variety of other online and offline tasks, including monitoring line performance, documentation reviews, maintaining training compliance, supporting investigations, and continuous improvement activities related to the successful day-to-day running of the overall manufacturing process.

As Shift Co-Ordinator, you will provide support to the Production Team Leader (PTL) in giving clear leadership and direction for the team with the ultimate aim of efficiently and effectively using resources (people, material, equipment) to achieve stream objectives. You will support and coach the team to deliver against their objectives, which will include daily improvements (relating to quality, line performance, customer service, safety & cost).
Responsibilities include:
• Efficient operation of assigned areas in accordance with training, including planning & deploying staff (including holiday rotas and training agendas) to deliver to planning and production schedules.
• Acting as first line-response to any line alerts, and to conduct regular in-depth line reviews.
• Provision of support to the Production Team Leader (PTL) to ensure that department safety and quality inspections are reviewed and confirmed.
• Escalation of any problems occurring in the area that affects product Quality, Security and other aspects of line performance

PLEASE NOTE: This role is a shift role which currently operates on 16/5 - 8-hour shift pattern (Double-Days): Earlies (06:00-14:00) & Lates (13:45-21:35). However, please be aware that as the Shift Co-Ordinator you will need to be flexible. Up to 50% of hours worked are outside normal hours, requiring a high degree of self-reliance and ability to assess the impact of non-standard safety and/or quality events.

About You:
As this role is multi-faceted and includes responsibility for area performance. You will be a self-motivated individual who has experience of working in a complex manufacturing area. You will be able to demonstrate the ability and the willingness to step up or down as required to provide day-to-day cover and support to your team (including your peer-group and your line-manager as required).

During the application process, we are looking to see that applicants have a clear understanding of the complexities and importance of supporting production within a pharmaceutical manufacturing process.

About Ware Manufacturing Site:
Medicines at Ware are presented as either Respiratory devices or in Oral Solid Dose form. The site holds a unique position in our network as the only site responsible for launching the company's pipeline of new medicines in these dose forms, many of which are life saving medicines. A series of investments in new state-of-the-art equipment are being made that will support the delivery of a record number of new products. This must be achieved whilst consistently delivering outstanding quality, service and value to our patients.

Applicants are asked to demonstrate in their application how they meet the above criteria in order to be successful for interview selection.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE - Tuesday 28th of May (COB) 2019.

Please take a copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available post closure of the advert.

When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.

During the course of your application you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process. If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application / selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements please contact 0808 234 4391. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.
Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.

Why You?Basic qualifications:
• A sound understanding of Good Manufacturing Practice and EHS standards
• Evidence of leading Improvement activities

Preferred qualifications:
As per Basic Qualifications

Why GSK?:
GSK is a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative medicines and brands. Our products are used by millions of people around the world, helping them to do more, feel better and live longer. Employing over 100,000 people globally, we have 71 manufacturing sites around the world. For more information on GSK please refer to our website: www.gsk.com

Contact information:
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