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Laboratory Team Leader


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On-Site or Remote

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Competitive salary and benefits

About the Role

*Job description* *Site Name:* UK - Hertfordshire - Ware *Posted Date:* Oct 25 2023 The Quality Assurance Department at the GSK Ware manufacturing site is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the manufacture of products is performed in a controlled manner and meet commitments to international regulatory bodies (as well as the requirements of current Good Manufacturing Practice). The laboratory teams work as part of the Site Value Streams to ensure that manufactured products are compliant and fit for purpose. This includes product analysis, laboratory investigations, and trend analysis of results. We have 2 permanent vacancies in the team; one role is aligned to the Respiratory Supply Chain (RSC) and the other role is aligned to the site’s overall Cleanliness Strategy. *Job Purpose:* The purpose of the Lab Team Leader is to provide day to day direction to a team within the GSK Ware manufacturing site’s laboratory to support the achievement of regulatory and business strategies for people, processes and plant. Laboratory teams can be circa 6 to 10 direct reports (depending on number of interim / outsourced staff). Your team are responsible for carrying out Chemical swab analysis on manufacturing equipment across all value streams on the GSC Ware site. *Key elements include:* - You will develop daily plans for team’s workload and escalate issues to the departmental managers (as required), whilst ensuring your team perform all activities in compliance with departmental, company and regulatory (safety and quality) procedures. This will include embedding governance, standards and capability development to ensure Safety, Quality and Efficacy are built into all laboratory operations. - At least 70% of your time will be focused on GEMBA and Coaching the team (i.e., on the shop-floor, rather than in offices). - You will create and confirm standards required to manage safety, quality, compliance and output. You will also be the first point of contact for any Problem solving and Performance management items that require attention. - You will develop new, efficient and compliant working standards, create supporting procedures and training packages, and enable best practice to be quickly embedded. *About You: * This role would suit a motivated person who has strong experience of working in a GMP (Quality) environment. Strong people skills and a proven ability to work in a team (eg; flexible approach, good communication, planning and organizational skills) are a pre-requisite for the role. You should have knowledge/experience of chemical laboratory testing techniques (within a GMP environment). *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. *Closing date for applications: Friday 10th of November 2023 (COB).* *Basic Qualifications:* - Relevant qualifications and / or experience (eg; relevant Scientific degree). - Good understanding of laboratory methodologies and analytical techniques. - Understanding of current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP). - Strong leadership skills - Strong continuous improvement mindset - Ability to motivate and develop your team-members GSK offers a range of benefits to its employees, which include, but are not limited to: - Competitive base Salary - Annual bonus based on company performance - Opportunities to partake in on the job training courses - Opportunities to attend and partake in industry conferences - Opportunities for support for professional development - Access to healthcare and wellbeing programmes - Employee recognition programmes If you would like to learn more about our company wide benefits and life at GSK we would suggest looking at our webpage Life at GSK | GSK. *Why Us?* GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organization where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030. Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. 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