WARREN, N.J., April 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, GSK Consumer Healthcare, one of the world's largest consumer healthcare companies, is proud to announce it has gathered all U.S.-based employees for the first time in a new, modern and employee-friendly U.S. headquarters office at 184 Liberty Corner Road, also known as Center 78, in Warren, N.J. The new facility is 109,000 square feet and will house nearly 900 employees.
"The opening of GSK Warren provides a tremendous opportunity for our U.S.-based team to come together under one roof to foster collaboration and build a great place to work," said Colin Mackenzie, North America general manager and the site leader for GSK Warren. "That collaboration and the SMART working design promise to give our teams every advantage to produce best-in-class work that will get us closer to our consumers and retail customers."
To celebrate the official opening of GSK Warren, GSK hosted an official ribbon cutting ceremony today at 1 p.m. with GSK Leadership and state and local dignitaries, including Minority Leader Tom Kean, Congressman Leonard Lance, Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, Warren Mayor George Lazo, Deputy Mayor Carolann Garafola, Executive Director of the N.J. Business Action Center Lauren Moore, Warren Township Administrator Mark Krane and Warren Township Committee-Persons Mick Marion, Gary DiNardo and Victor Sordillo to celebrate this momentous occasion.
In March 2015, GSK and Novartis closed on its joint venture and received the Certificate of Occupancy on the Warren facility on March 3, 2016 – almost one year to the day of the announcement. The interior design is modeled after GSK's global approach to SMART working, which provides an open floor plan as well as flexible workspace and hours to better accommodate the individual needs of employees while fostering collaboration. The new location will house a cross-functional mix of employees, including Marketing and Sales, Research and Development, Quality, and Supply Chain team.
The GSK Warren facility will also feature three state-of-the-art lab suites comprised of a Shopper Science Lab, Consumer Sensory Lab and a R&D Lab. The Shopper Science Lab is designed to optimize collaboration between GSK, the retailer and the consumer. These facilities will open in late April.
"GSK has a unique opportunity to create the first and best Fast Moving Consumer Healthcare (FMCH) – the new GSK Consumer Healthcare – that drives growth, outperforms the competition and reaches more consumers around the world so that they can do more, feel better and live longer," said Michael McClaine, North America Integration Director at GSK Consumer Healthcare.
About GSK Consumer Healthcare
GSK Consumer Healthcare is one of the world's largest consumer healthcare companies. Our purpose is to help more people around the world to do more, feel better and live longer with everyday healthcare products. We have a heritage that goes back over 160 years. We own some of the world's best loved healthcare brands, including Sensodyne®, Theraflu®, Excedrin®, Nicorette® and NicoDerm®CQ®, Flonase®, and TUMS®. These brands are successful in over 100 countries around the world because they all show our passion for quality, guaranteed by science. They are inspired by the real wants and needs of the millions of people who walk into pharmacies, supermarkets, market stalls and go on-line all over the world every day, and choose us first.
Our goal is to build a global, growing Fast Moving Consumer Healthcare (FMCH) company, dedicated to everyday healthcare with all of the scientific expertise and quality guarantees that demands, working at the speed and with the genuine consumer understanding the modern world expects.
GSK Consumer Healthcare
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