As a Team Lead and Principal Process Engineer you will set direction for and lead the Scale Up team within Global Formulation Excellence, Scale Up & Stewardship. You will support your team in setting the control strategy for all NPIs (New Product Innovations) and lead the technical transfer of the product from the pilot plant to the factory. You and your team will lead tech transfer for all GSK Consumer healthcare brands that involve variety of dosage form such as tablets, soft-gels, liquid oral suspensions, effervescent powders and topical products. In addition, you and your team will also support any tech transfer for lifecycle management project that are led by the stewardship team.
This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following:
Play a key role in managing and optimizing resources within the Scale Up team to execute approved Scale Up and Stewardship projects with scientific excellence, on time and within budget
Provide life cycle oversight of GSK products from Scale Up of NPI’s through Stewardship of new and existing products on the market
Support the validation of manufacturing processes for NPI and Stewardship projects
Manage and lead process development activities for assigned projects which typically will be the most technically challenging and complex
Develop expert processing equipment understanding/characterization at different scales to assist in development of scale-up models
Lead process engineering studies to identify new and improved processing techniques and technologies for introduction into R&D and Supply Chain
Engage with R&D teams to understand technologies employed in Category and Regional products and associated challenge
Independently design experiments and carry out scientific work with expertise in state-of-the art technology
Ensure seamless collaboration with other R&D or GSK stakeholders (e.g. Supply chain and QA) in the Scale Up/NPI and Stewardship process and ensure alignment of activities
Coach, mentor and lead the Process and Sr. Process engineers on their team
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Life Sciences, or related field
7 years’ experience in the field of process development and formulation for Drug Products /Dietary supplements
Experience in leading cross functional technical teams
Experience in the field of product cost optimization, value engineering, and/or Operational Excellence
Experience in leading and managing a team.
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
Master’s degree/ PhD in Engineering or Science
Understanding of the Consumer Health / FMCG product development process
Good understanding of CGMP requirements
About GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
We are a science-led global healthcare company. We research and develop a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare.
We also have a significant global presence with commercial operations in more than 150 countries, a network of 64 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and large R&D facilities in the UK, USA, Spain, Belgium and China.
Mission: At GSK we are on a mission to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We know that healthy communities depend on healthy people, and healthy communities are the backbone of strong, sustainable societies. As a business we have responsibilities to society, and society has expectations of us. Our goal is to meet those responsibilities and expectations – and, where possible, exceed them.
More about us:
We want to help people do more, feel better, live longer
Today there are still millions of people without access to basic healthcare, thousands of diseases without adequate treatments and millions more people who suffer from everyday ailments. At GSK we want to change this.
As a global healthcare company, we take on some of the world’s biggest healthcare challenges.
By delivering a sustainable business, we provide health benefits to patients and consumers, improved shareholder returns as well as supporting wider society.
We have three world-leading businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.
We are committed to widening access to our products, so more people can benefit, no matter where they live in the world or what they can afford to pay.
Each of our three businesses benefits from GSK’s commercial infrastructure, integrated supply networks and significant global presence.
At GSK, we believe how we do business is as important as what we do – it’s what makes us different - so we are challenging industry norms by changing the way we work.
Our core values are patient focus, integrity, respect for people and transparency. We expect our employees to share our values, to act transparently and with integrity at all times.
We motivate our employees to put our values at the heart of every decision they make through strong leadership, offering individual development opportunities and rewarding employees for how they work as well as what they achieve. We want everyone at GSK feel proud of the work that they do, the company they work for, and the difference they make.
We focus on the individual, doing what is right for patients and customers. We are committed to the highest standard of ethical medical practice and governance in our work. In addition, we are committed to an effective and responsibly managed supply chain, which is essential for our manufacturing teams to deliver high quality medicines and products to patients and consumers.
To do this we work with our partners and customers to improve healthcare and find new medicines and vaccines. We can only earn respect by taking the time to look at issues through the eyes of others and providing products of real benefit.
We make this happen by:
• Focusing on the patient's and consumer's needs in research
• Ensuring patient/consumer safety is paramount
• Ensuring product quality and reliability of supply
We are committed to performance with integrity. Doing what is right for our patients and consumers must be at the heart of every decision we make. In doing so, we demonstrate integrity in action, at every level, every day.
Living up to the standards that are rightly expected of us means we must in all interactions:
• Act legally and fairly, within the spirit of all laws, regulations and policies
• Encourage employees to speak up if something doesn't feel right or doesn't align with our values
• Make realistic commitments and keep our promises
• Look for principles, not loopholes
• Encourage employees to seek guidance when in any doubt
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We support and inspire our colleagues to help them be the best they can be and to achieve great things. Central to this is our day-to-day working culture, which is based on the following foundations:
• We ensure our workplace is safe and free of harassment and bullying
• We actively seek, value and draw on the differing knowledge, perspectives, experience and styles present in our global community of employees
• We create an atmosphere of trust, in which concerns can be fully raised
As our business evolves to meet global challenges, so does our culture – and transparency is integral to this. For us, transparency means being honest about what we do, how we do it and the challenges we face. We are open to challenge, to discussion and to improving how we work to reflect our values.
We seek to put this into action by:
• Ensuring what we say or write is fair and honest, and not misleading or incomplete
• Providing timely, relevant, and accurate information
• Demonstrating conviction and take ownership
• Escalating important information promptly
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We focus on creating an inclusive organisation where all employees feel engaged and know their work makes an important contribution. An inclusive environment welcomes different knowledge, perspectives, experiences and working styles from across our global population. This not only enhances individual creativity and innovation, but makes good business sense.
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