GlaxoSmithKline is a science-led global healthcare company. We discover, make and market well-known consumer products, as well as innovative medicines and vaccines. Everything we do is focused on improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. We believe this makes us a very special company to work for.
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GSK has three primary areas of business Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. Our Pharmaceuticals business develops and makes available medicines to treat a broad range of serious and chronic diseases. Our portfolio is made up of established brands and newer innovative patent protected medicines. Our Vaccines business is one of the largest in the world, producing paediatric and adult vaccines against a range of infectious diseases. In 2012, we distributed nearly 900 million doses to 170 countries, of which over 80% were supplied to developing countries. We develop and market a range of consumer health products based on scientific innovation. We have brands in four main categories: Total wellness, Oral care, Nutrition and Skin health.
Our global business is sustained through investment in Research and Development. We are one of the few healthcare companies researching both new vaccines and new medicines for all three of the World Health Organization’s priority diseases: HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. Many of our consumer brands are household names: Ribena, Lucozade, Sensodyne, Macleans, and Panadol. Our business employs around 99,000 people in over 100 countries.
West African Operations
GlaxoSmithKline Nigeria is a subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline. Headquartered in Ilupeju, Lagos, the Company has a manufacturing facility in Agbara, Ogun State. The Company comprises three separate entities: Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Healthcare and Global Manufacturing & Supply (GMS). The Consumer Healthcare and Pharmaceutical businesses are extended to Ghana & Other West Africa (OWA) countries principally Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Gambia.
In line with our commitment to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer, we offer career opportunities in functions within our organisation. We place strong focus on our people, because we believe that they are the key drivers of our business growth.