Continuous Improvement Manager
Hamilton, MT 
Posted 27 days ago
Job Description
Site Name: USA - Montana - Hamilton
Posted Date: Jul 25 2022

The Continuous Improvement Manager must exemplify and meet expectations for Continuous Improvement, Safety, Quality, Supply, Cost and Leadership to deliver the site priorities and strategies in partnership with the Global Continuous Improvement Central Team.

As an Continuous Improvement Manager, you will lead and develop an efficient and autonomous Operational Excellence team and be an active member of the Site Leadership Team at the Hamilton site.

GSK has made the decision to require all US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, where allowed by the state or local law and where vaccine supply is readily available. GSK employees working in Montana are excluded from the Company mandate per House Bill 702.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Partners with Site Leadership Team to define overall strategy for deployment, training and sustainability that aligns with site and global priorities to develop and sustain continuous improvement at all levels
  • Leads deployment activities and provides ongoing support by working closely with stakeholders to align mindset and to discover new opportunities to add value by optimizing the process and enhancing operational effectiveness
  • Coaches and trains leaders and/or employees in Lean and Six Sigma standards and ways of working to develop local skills and competencies, and promotes the benefits achieved
  • Ensures effectiveness of the Continuous Improvement Master Plan to govern and track deployment and maturity, demonstrating the financial and non-financial benefits associated with implementation
  • Manages day-to-day activities and drives progress and pace related to the site strategy and transformation initiatives
  • Defines the process, work plan, communication strategy and end-product in alignment with site strategy
  • Integrates signals and information collected through lean diagnostics and six sigma projects to optimize processes
  • Coaches site leaders and develops change navigators towards autonomy and consistencies of methodology
  • Identifies current and future areas of value creation for the business
  • Trains, mentors, coaches, and influences potential future OE "belt" candidates to increase skills and support continuous improvement mindset
  • Drives the right prioritization of site initiatives and projects to deliver on both short and long-term strategies through management of the site Portfolio Management Office (PMO)
  • Manages benchmarks both within and outside GSK to leverage best practices through collaboration with the Global CI Central Team and applicable networks (GSK OE, GPS, etc.)

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Bachelor's Degree in any discipline
  • 5+ years of leadership experience in continuous improvement and change management in a manufacturing environment
  • Lean 6 Sigma Black Belt Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Master's Degree
  • Experience diagnosing and solving complex performance issues in a manufacturing environment
  • Project Management experience
  • Ability to work autonomously and decisively
  • Ability to manage multiple teams across multiple functions




Why GSK?

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Health, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we're making the biggest 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.



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At GSK, the health and safety of our employees are of paramount importance. As a science-led healthcare company on a mission to get ahead of disease together, we believe that supporting vaccination against COVID-19 is the single best thing we can do in the US to ensure the health and safety of our employees, complementary workers, workplaces, customers, consumers, communities, and the patients we serve.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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