Production Supervisor

Glaxosmithkline Lincoln , NE 68501

Posted 2 weeks ago

Site Name: USA - Nebraska - Lincoln

Posted Date: Apr 27 2020

US work authorization is required for this role. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Are you looking for an opportunity to lead the production planning delivery within the safety, quality, planning and budget in a complex and highly regulated environment? If so, this is the role for you.

The Production Supervisor is responsible for managing production associates and processes to achieve safety, quality, plant and business objectives and will: establish and execute a plan to meet value stream objectives; partner with appropriate stakeholders and support departments to ensure value stream success; assess skill levels and guide continuous development for direct report associates; and actively managing associates to meet plant and business objectives. Must be prepared to coach associates through a high-change environment.

This role will give YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Supervise, lead, coach and develop a group of production operators while spending time on the production floor. Proactively manage direct reports as to drive performance, behaviors and engagement, including motivating and retaining associates through the execution of onboarding, cross-training, timely coaching and feedback/corrective action, performance reviews, and personal development strategies/goal setting for direct reports. Confer with management and associates to address worker problems and complaints. Recommend personnel actions such as promotions and corrective action up to and including terminations.

  • Meet safety and quality objectives by ensuring compliance to safety and quality systems and partner with relevant support groups as needed.

  • Drive innovation and change through communication and active management in support of key business initiatives, by driving employee engagement and acting as a continuous improvement leader.

  • Develop and communicate departmental and organizational goals in order to achieve effective metric performance; work with management, direct reports and other departments as necessary to resolve issues and obstacles in accordance with GSK values and behaviors.

  • Investigate and resolve root cause(s) of non-conformance using consistent methodologies for root cause analyses; identify and execute corrective actions by expected completion dates.

  • Work closely with cross-functional groups to implement continuous improvement plans (e.g., engineering, factory maintenance, planning, material management, quality) to achieve plant and departmental objectives.

  • Provide leadership by setting an example and through active interventions to ensure consistent adherence to company policies, procedures, and expectations.

  • Perform shared leadership responsibilities and manage shared responsibilities for department

  • Ensure achievement of department, plant and corporate goals as defined by:

  • Safety metrics

  • Quality metrics

  • Scheduled delivery metrics

  • Efficiency metrics

  • Lead implementation of improvement projects as measured in terms of scope, schedule and cost attainment and effective coordination and communications with stakeholders.

  • Consistently provide compliant technical solutions.

  • Consistently demonstrate subject matter expertise on the unique characteristics of the assigned processes.

  • Individual contributions and leadership in the deployment and integration of continuous improvement methods

  • Responsible for providing a work environment free from recognized hazards and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Specific HSE responsibilities may include:

  • Maintain the department's HSE programs and encourage associate involvement.

  • Ensure compliance with company guidelines and procedures.

  • Report HSE statistical performance of their departments

  • Investigate and report on all injuries, illnesses, hazardous materials releases, and near misses.

  • Identify and implement corrective actions for findings associated with HSE audits.

  • Ensure that employees in their departments receive appropriate HSE training.

  • Ensure that adequate engineering controls are instituted and being used to control hazards.

  • Ensure that identified administrative controls are being utilized.

  • Ensure that associates are trained in emergency procedures.

  • Identify and train individuals responsible for performing risk analysis for their areas.

  • Provide resources and personnel necessary to conduct HSE activities.

  • Facilitate department safety meetings. Provide written safety communications to associates.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • High School degree or equivalent and experience in pharmaceutical production environment.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in manufacturing / packaging roles in consumer health / pharmaceutical / bio tech industries.

  • Demonstrated career progression into roles of increasing skill and responsibility.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Bachelor's degree in science, engineering or related field

  • Knowledge of value stream ways of working

  • Project management skills and experience on major technical projects

  • Ability to use and interpret data to drive decision making at both tactical and strategic level

  • Time management skills, ability to manage conflicting priorities

  • Resource management

  • Detailed knowledge of operational excellence tools e.g. FMEA, MSA, etc.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and data accuracy

  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision-making skills

  • Strong communication, negotiating and influencing skills

  • Strong numeracy, literacy, analytical skills, including technical report writing

  • MERPS (SAP) knowledge to allow execution of NPI/technical trials

  • Knowledge of process validation requirements

  • Experience of process validation, scale-up and technical transfer

  • Good knowledge of internal and external quality and EHS requirements

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. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Agile and distributed decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk, governance and control, managing ambiguity and paradox.

  • Managing individual performance.

  • Creating a performance culture and driving results, prioritisation, execution, delivering performance.

  • Setting strategic direction and leading on-going organisational transformation.

  • Building a resilient organisation.

  • Building strong relationships and collaboration in service of common goals, engaging the organisation and building trusted external networks for mutual benefit.

  • Managing P&L and capital allocation.

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.

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