Packaging Technologist
GlaxoSmithKline
Barnard Castle, County Durham, United Kingdom
6d ago

Your Responsibilities :

The New Product Introduction and Process Technology (NPI-PT) team at GSK's Barnard Castle site is critical to ensuring the site's complex manufacturing and packaging processes are controlled and robust for all dose forms across a range of different pharmaceutical product streams.

  • The NPI-PT function supports : introduction of exciting new products and technologies; maintenance of existing product production processes;
  • continuous improvement through technical mastery and world class process performance.

    Within the NPI-PT team, the Packaging Technology Group is responsible for the provision of a technical packaging service across a number of different production areas, covering the full range of pack formats produced at the Barnard Castle site.

    This includes the preparation of technical protocols and reports for validation exercises to support delivery of new product launches, packaging projects and process improvement initiatives.

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Packaging Technologist to join the site packaging team on a permanent basis.

    Your role will span technical support for new product introductions interacting with numerous on site departments & functions, above site GSK centres of excellence as well as component and equipment suppliers.

    The role will also require support for packaging projects such as pack design modifications, equipment installation / validation, Etc.

    Along with process improvement initiatives and optimisation projects to improve line performance, improve quality, customer service, reduce costs and complexity.

    You'll also be involved in day to day trouble shooting and provide reactive support through continuous improvement tools & techniques (i.

    problem solving, RCA, Etc.

    This is applicable to all production facilities covering different dose forms and packaging formats from primary (vials, bottles, tubes, tablet blisters, Etc.

    secondary (cartons, leaflets, labels, Etc) through to tertiary (i.

    cases, trays, Etc.

    The role will also incorporate assessment of new components, line trials, equipment validation, creating and updating technical specifications and drawings with consideration of artwork requirements.

    GSK Barnard Castle is one of the most complex sites globally in the GSK network with regards to pack format complexity.

    This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, driven, hard working, team player to join an established packaging technology team.

    Ideally you'll have a good knowledge of packaging processes, components, specifications, packaging equipment and plant covering primary, secondary & tertiary packaging -

    preferably with direct experience in the pharmaceutical, or a highly regulated industry.

    Key responsibilities will include :

  • Management of packaging project activities
  • Preparing protocols, rationales and reports for development and validation studies
  • Liaison with technical contacts both on site, GSK's central teams / Centre's of Excellence
  • Troubleshooting established and new packaging processes
  • Co-ordination of production trials
  • Updating of technical specifications and drawings for packaging components
  • Provide day to day reactive packaging support to the site
  • Progression of vendor complaints for component / packaging issues
  • Focus on minimising SKU complexity across markets and product offerings.
  • Build and maintain links with internal key people / groups including, Production, Operational Quality, Supplier Quality, Launch and Change Organisation, Project Engineering, Validation and Operational Excellence.
  • Liaison with external key packaging component suppliers and equipment suppliers to drive improvements on material and machine interactions.
  • Devise and implement solutions for simple and complex problems

  • Provide technical support to on-going and new packaging projects at site
  • The ideal candidate will have Diploma Membership of the Institute of Packaging and / or a scientific or engineering 3rd level qualification with significant packaging experience.
  • Business system awareness / experience (i.
  • MERPS, Harmony & CDMS) is desirable.

    You'll need to ensure your work supports team goals and the organisational priorities and apply sound judgement in all that you do.

    Your ability to build trusting relationships within and beyond your team to achieve goals and contribute to the success of GSK is critical and you'll hold yourself and others accountable for delivering quality results.

    Interested in joining the team?

    Please apply via our online application system before 18th May 2018

    Help us to know more about you by using the 'cover letter' of the on-line application to clearly 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.

    Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.

    Basic qualifications :

  • A degree in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related scientific subject is preferred but not essential
  • The ideal candidate will have Diploma Membership of the Institute of Packaging and / or a scientific or engineering 3rd level qualification with significant packaging experience
  • Demonstrable ability to work to tight timescales in a multifunctional team environment
  • Ability to present information, both written and verbally, in a clear and accurate manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to make technical assessments
  • Preferred qualifications :

  • Pharmaceutical experience in a technical, manufacturing or quality function
  • Business system awareness / experience (i.
  • MERPS, Harmony & CDMS) is desirable.

    Why GSK? : Our reward package includes :

    Our reward package includes :

  • A competitive base salary with an annual bonus that rewards you for your individual contribution to our strategy, as well as business targets.
  • Benefit programmes designed to support you and your family, including access to healthcare and well-being programmes, pension plan membership, savings programmes, time off and childcare support.
  • Employee recognition programmes which reward exceptional achievements.
  • Share ownership schemes which link your reward to GSK's longer term performance
  • A performance and development programme that helps you identify what you need to do, and the behaviours you need to demonstrate, to achieve success
  • Contact information :

    You may apply for this position online by selecting the Apply now button.

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