Operations Engineering Manager
West Sussex, United Kingdom
6d ago

Your Responsibilities :

We have a fantastic opportunity for a driven and motivated Operations Engineering Manager to join our team at GSK Worthing.

You will be working within the Oral Solid Dose Packaging area (Suspensions and Tablets) covering 12 packaging lines which produces circa 50 55M units per annum.

You will drive improvements to equipment reliability in support of efficiency initiatives. You will also ensure the broadening of the engineering team skills, problem solving and improvement capability

The Engineering function at the GSK Worthing (Global Manufacturing and Supply) site is responsible for the provision of technical expertise to support the manufacturing, automation and controls systems for all production operations to ensure production targets are achieved.

Due to sustained long-term investment at the Worthing manufacturing site, we are looking for a dynamic and driven Engineering Operations Manager to manage the team responsible for delivering all operational engineering elements (including Mechanical, Electrical, Process Control & Civil) for the value stream.

Reporting to the VSD (Value Stream Director), you will be accountable to the central engineering group for operational Engineering ways of working, compliance and application of centrally controlled disciplines and standards.

Your team will have circa 20 to 25 people direct reports (including contract workers) who will be working on a shift pattern to ensure continuity of service within the value stream.

As line-manager you will be responsible for the leadership and development of the Engineering team (including identification of training needs).

In addition to leading your team, you will also be heavily involved in the Senior Engineering Leadership team (as part of the site’s leadership team) to ensure engineering strategy, performance, compliance, and all related ways of working, is effectively managed.

You will also be the owner of value stream capital equipment process (which includes direct project control of minor capital activity) and be accountable for equipment compliance (Quality and EHS) within the value stream.

About You :

This role would suit a driven and motivated individual who has strong experience of working in a complex GMP environment.

You will be a qualified engineer, with a strong track-record of delivering operational management. Strong people- management skills and experience, as well as a proven ability to drive performance, are considered essential.

It is imperative in this role that you demonstrate an ability to drive common-objective thinking, with a complete focus on providing solutions.

You will need to be persuasive, have a strong continuous improvement mindset, and have proven experience of dealing with diverse internal and external stakeholder groups.

Ideally you will have worked in a highly regulated-industry (experience of pharmaceutical manufacturing would be highly advantageous).

About Worthing Manufacturing Site :

Manufacturing at the Worthing site is for Anti-Biotics (in three different dosage forms; steriles, tablets, and suspensions).

A series of investments in new state-of-the-art equipment are being made that will support the delivery of a record number of products.

This must be achieved whilst consistently delivering outstanding quality, service and value to our patients.

PLEASE NOTE : The Worthing Site Manufactures Anti-biotics. It is advised that you take this into consideration when deciding to apply for this position.

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

CLOSING DATE for applications : Friday 19th October (COB) 2018.

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.

Basic qualifications :

  • Relevant operational engineering / manufacturing experience (ideally within production)
  • Engineering degree
  • Line-management experience
  • Required to demonstrate competence in current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), understands its impact on their own role and the implications of not following cGMP
  • Preferred 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


    At GSK we are all inspired by the difference we make and challenge ourselves every day to improve the lives of patients and consumers.

    That’s why we have created an environment where everyone feels valued, able to develop, contribute to our mission and be proud of what we achieve.


    To support you in achieving your role and career ambitions you’ll be given the opportunity to :

  • Play an important role in delivering our mission
  • Be an essential part of diverse, global team
  • Develop others as part of your own professional growth
  • You will also have regular personal development meetings with your line manager to give you the opportunity to create a fulfilling career at GSK.


    The Total Reward Package offered is :

  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive on Target Bonus
  • 26-days paid holiday
  • Personal Healthcare, with the option to purchase family cover
  • GSK Pension
  • Share & Save Schemes
  • Total Reward Discounts
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