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Lean Continuous Improvement GPS Practitioner at GlaxoSmithKline

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Rockville, Maryland





Job Description:

The Lean Continuous Improvement Site GPS Practitioner role exists to deploy and embed the GPS into a Site to deliver the Business Strategy and improve Business Performance (Quality, Safety, Service, Cost, and Innovation)

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

  • A member of the Site GPS team (line report to the Site GPS Lead) the Site GPS Practitioner is accountable for :

Supporting the site teams in GPS roll-out; making sure that GPS is being used to develop the capability of all the Site personnel to implement day to day continuous improvement activities. Executing continuous improvement projects at the site to support achievement of the site’s annual objectives. Helping ensure the day to day continuous improvement activities result in a continuous improvement in the Site Performance towards the goal of Zero Accidents, Zero Defects and Zero Waste. Conducting ‘self assess’ the Site vs. the GPS Maturity matrices and to support the site to close any gaps. Coaching / train the Site teams in GPS. Supporting the Regional GPS teams in any “Turnaround Deployment of GPS” in their site


  • Support day-to-day deployment of the GPS and performance improvement activities at site. Deliver according to the GPS implementation approach / road map agreed with the Site Director, Regional GPS lead and Site GPS lead.

  • ▪ Executing continuous improvement projects at the site to support achievement of the site’s annual objectives.

  • ▪ Work with line managers to identify and agree the priorities for GPS deployment

  • ▪ Support continuous capability development of self and others, developed by the GPS Core team.

  • ▪ Actively role modeling GPS skills and behaviours

  • ▪ Track progress of the team deployment road-map

  • ▪ Support/ensure consistency of progress and deployment

  • ▪ Coach Site team leaders and operators to develop sustain continuous improvement mindsets and behaviours

  • ▪ Provide expert advice on the GPS basics to the Site based on a in depth understanding of GPS

  • ▪ Lead GPS activities beyond the capability of the Site Teams

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

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


  • University Degree (BSc) or equivalent

  • Held several positions in a manufacturing environment, covering a broad range of activities and operations (e.g. Production, Engineering, Quality Assurance/Logistics / Safety).

  • Demonstrated delivery of improvement initiatives and/or culture change year on year resulting in both financial and non financial benefit, and behavioural change

Preferred Qualifications:

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


  • Good level of understanding of Lean / Sigma (Master Black Belt / Black Belt / Green belt- possible)

  • Problem solving in the context of site goals

  • People change management concepts and practice

  • Training skills

  • Coaching skills

  • Project planning and execution management

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. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

Operating at pace and agile decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk. Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution. Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning. Sustaining energy and well-being Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations. Budgeting and cost-consciousness

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