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GlaxoSmithKline Transversal Maintenance Manager in Wavre, Belgium

The purpose of the Transversal Maintenance Manager is to assure the overall quality and effectiveness of compliance related activities as well as continuous improvement activities. You will ensure best practices are in place and in use, seek for continuous improvement, while ensuring application of the right level (risk-based approach) of quality. Finally, you assure capabilities buildup within the Head of Technical Services area through effective coaching, monitoring/reporting, and performance management. You will have a team of exempts and employees to support and execute the assigned missions. From an EHS point of view you will be responsible for advising the QC TS organization on health and safety legislation and compliance. You will develop and implement company policies, plans and professional standards, meeting any changes to legal or operational requirements. You will drive continuous improvement plans. You act transversally on all aspects of a TS Organization (both C&M, Maintenance and support functions). From a quality point of view you will be responsible for maintaining the adequate level of quality compliance in the TS Operations. You will develop, follow up and implement requirements and action plans, meeting any changes in quality requirements. You will lead deviation and CAPA follow up. You will follow up KPIs and drive associated (continuous) improvement plans. You act transversally on all aspects of a TS Organization (both C&M, Maintenance and support functions).

Key responsibilities:

  • You are responsible for the effectiveness of the Deviation, CAPA processes (lean and efficient) as well as all compliance aspects related to maintenance activities

  • You ensure adequate Key Performance Indicators and processes are in place and in use to monitor, track, and drive progress across the different technical activities

  • You escalade risks, problems, proposing action plans and contribute to driving cultural change, building up of capabilities and continuous improvement within the Technical Services area

  • You analyze, lead and coordinate coaching or mentoring based on individuals’ needs and business requirements, i.e. new standards, transversal procedure, etc. and be the local operational expert of the deviation and CAPA process and act as a coach for other TS members

  • You are responsible for the consistency and accuracy of all master data aspects, including drawings

  • You drive the update of risk analysis, ‘fiches de poste’ and chemical inventories, perform risks analysis for new products, processes and projects, follow-up of HSR remediation roadmap, follow up of PAA or any other related EHS topics

  • You promote a prevention culture amongst the organization and organize emergency response drills

  • You analyze incidents, first aids, accidents, spills and propose preventive/corrective actions. Lead complex incident investigations and mentor other TS members

  • You support and advise line management.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

  • (Bio)Engineer or equivalent with at least 5 years of experience in Pharmaceutical Industry.

  • Working knowledge of Quality and EHS management with a background in QA, TS and/or EHS

  • Good technical knowledge and deep communication skills.

  • French (written and spoken) is required. Good level of English.

  • Skilled in Operational Excellent tools

  • Skilled in Root Cause Failure Finding techniques

  • Working knowledge of maintenance contracts and spare parts management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good team spirit

  • People management experience

  • Customer and result oriented

  • A sound understanding of quality and EHS systems

  • Experienced in facilitating, planning and organizing multi-disciplined workshops

  • Must be able to exercise good judgment in order to set priorities

  • Ability to work under pressure, solve challenges, get support and make decisions.

  • Proactive and positive attitude. You have the ability to communicate information using tact and persuasion as appropriate requiring good oral and written communication skills.

  • High level of resilience

  • Sense of urgency, flexibility and accountability

  • Ability to maintain attention to detail, while completing multiple or repetitive tasks

  • Strong quality mindset –demonstrate a serious commitment to accuracy and quality while meeting goals or deadlines

  • You are proficient in Microsoft office suite and basic PC operation

  • You have knowledge or experience working in a GMP environment

  • You are solution oriented


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 in a culture of Innovation, Performance and Trust.

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Healthcare, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we’re making the most significant changes we’ve made to our business in over 20 years. We’re on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022: New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and genetics science; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands.

With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent, and technology to get ahead of disease together – all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; and as a new GSK where outstanding people thrive.

Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culture that is ambitious for patients – so we deliver what matters better and faster; accountable for impact – with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; and where we do the right thing . So, if you’re ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at this exciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together.

If you have a disability and require assistance during the course of the selection process, you will have the opportunity to let us know what specific assistance you require in order to make suitable arrangements.

Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. We believe that we all bring something unique to GSK and when we combine our knowledge, experiences and styles together, the impact is incredible. Come join our adventure at GSK where you will be inspired to do your best work for our patients and consumers. A place where you can be you, feel good and keep growing.

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