• Head of Secondary Proceses Automation & Robotics Sovicille
  • GSK in Sovicille, Province of Siena, Italy
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  • 1 month ago

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Site Name: UK - London - Brentford, Belgium-Wavre, Italy - Parma, Italy - Rosia, Upper Providence
Posted Date: May 15 2024
We're excited to be moving to our vibrant new home on New Oxford Street in central London from the end of June 2024. At GSK HQ, we're building an energising space where we can connect, collaborate and get ahead of disease together. Designed especially for us, it'll be one of the healthiest workplaces in the world, with best-in-class tech and bright, light spaces to help us thrive.

Head of Secondary Processes Automation & Robotics

The deadline for the job posting is the 30th of May in 2024

We make and supply medicines and vaccines all around the globe and our teams own every production stage, from creating quality products at our manufacturing sites to designing effective supply forecasting and regulatory inspections; all powered by digital, data and analytics. We operate at impressive scale, producing over 2.3 billion packs of medicines and doses of vaccines in... 2023.

We continue to modernise, so we can launch even more new products at speed whilst continuing to deliver across our entire portfolio through our relentless focus on quality, safety, and service. The way we work will change. For some, the shift in technology and products will be revolutionary. Our R&D pipeline demands a new kind of supply chain, and we need the very best minds and capability to help us on our journey to make more complex products, harnessing the power of smart manufacturing technologies including robotics, digital solutions and artificial intelligence to deliver for patients.

Job purpose:
Drive Definition and Strategy for Automation for the Secondary Processes & Robotics (Biopharm DP, Vx Secondary, Small molecules Secondary, Warehouse & Product move control, Laboratories) aligned with Smart Manufacturing vision for GSC. Lead the Secondary Processes Automation & Robotics community across the GSC and set up ambitious goals to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability, by establishing the standards on the right technologies, setting up priorities in alignment with Smart Manufacturing goals

Key responsibilities:
• Define Technologies and Strategy for the Secondary Processes Automation & Robotics in GSC
• Contribute in "Smart Engineering" programme to align with GSC Engineering Digital & Automation Strategy driving step changes towards a GSK "Smart Manufacturing" facility of the future model
• Lead the Secondary Processes Automation & Robotics community in cooperation with Site Automation Heads, Site Engineering Directors and Functional global engineering leaders
• Define organizational blueprint, people and capabilities and associated training programs and drive delivery of it
• Set priorities in support with GSC Strategic Objectives
• Define standards for priority technologies to improve productivity quality, safety, and sustainability by elimination of manual activities, elimination of paper, and digitalization of process
• Define the Roadmap for execution, and create the processes to translate the roadmap into action
• Define the set of technical standards and holistic automation architecture in the area of responsibility
• Drive alignment and convergence of technologies and processes with Tech and rest of A&ETS and leverage synergies
Basic Qualifications:
• University Degree - Area of Specialisation: Automation, electronics, robotics, digital technologies
• 5 years in a global role, leading a network through influence
• 5 years of experience in Automation / Digital related disciplines preferably in the pharmaceutical industry but not mandatory - open minded for other industries like medical devices, automotive, electronics, aerospace
• Strong technical savvy person who can understand biological aseptic manufacturing on one hand and is a master in the automation discipline that operates this aseptic process
• Good experience in qualification and validation
• Strong leadership skills and experience in developing people
• Good negotiator and communicator both with professional level engineers and with leadership
• Experience acquired in GMP, high hazard process automation environment and advanced knowledge of both topics preferred
• Ability to lead multidisciplinary operational teams with demonstrated capability to manage by influence
• Strategic thinking, able to develop a broad and long-term perspective, able to make high level Decisions
• Business acumen, financial understanding, capability to manage a substantial budget
• Outstanding communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
• University Degree / Master of Engineering - Area of specialization: Robotics, Pharmaceutical manufacturing with focus on full process automation & touchless processes

Why GSK?

Uniting science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together.

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 organisation where people can thrive. We prevent and treat disease with vaccines, specialty and general medicines. We focus on the science of the immune system and the use of new platform and data technologies, investing in four core therapeutic areas (infectious diseases, HIV, respiratory/ immunology and oncology).

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 place where people feel inspired, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves - feeling welcome, valued, and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing. So, if you share our ambition, join us at this exciting moment in our journey to get Ahead Together.

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