Specialist, Global Technical Operations, Biological-Sterile Shared Services Job

West Point, PA, US
August 07 2017
Organization Type
Specialist, Global Technical Operations, Biological-Sterile Shared Services-CHE005484


Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

The Global Technical Operations, Biological-Sterile (GTO Bio-Sterile) Shared Services organization, is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill an open position in the GTO Bio-Sterile Raw Materials Center of Excellence (COE) to support strategic vaccine and biologics raw materials projects and critical site initiatives related to raw materials used in vaccines and biologics manufacturing. Our COE strives to not only provide technical excellence to our work but to be strong partners, collaborators and leaders within the large molecule line of business at Merck as well as externally to identify and incorporate new and innovative approaches.

As part of the GTO Bio-Sterile organization, the Raw Materials COE is seeking a highly motivated individual to partner with the Operations, Quality, Procurement, and Regulatory groups to provide technical support for the Global Change Control Process across the network and Subject Matter Expertise for strategic initiatives. For this role, the technical support and projects may be driven by our customers at the sites, other Global partners, as well as within the Large Molecule product franchise portfolios maintained by the GTO Bio-Sterile Product Stewards.

In this role, responsibilities include the following:

- Ability to independently provide support for both strategic and supply initiatives for critical Raw Materials used in vaccine and biologics production requiring partnership and collaboration with Large Molecule manufacturing sites across the organization.
- Utilizing sound scientific and engineering principles for problem solving and evaluation of changes to critical raw materials used in vaccine and biologics manufacturing.
- Interacting with vendors, Global Procurement and Supplier Development & Performance Management to improve the quality and supply of raw materials and to understand the impact of raw material changes to the Large Molecule franchises as well as implementation of new and alternate raw materials and/or supply chains.



- Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Biological/Chemistry Sciences


- Ability to work effectively across boundaries to build strong collaborative relation with other internal partner groups, Large Molecule Sites and external partners.
- Demonstrated strategic ability to develop innovative solutions for undefined problems and business processes to meet the needs of key stakeholders and project sponsors.
- A minimum of 2 years experience in biological/pharmaceutical/chemical manufacturing
- Ability to travel up to 20% depending on site needs or vendor support required.


- Proven analytical and technical problem-solving abilities.
- Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team, using strong collaboration skills.
- Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills; ability to influence peers.
- Knowledge of regulatory requirements with regard to raw materials used in vaccine manufacturing.
- Change Execution Management training.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.

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Job: Chemical Engineering

Job Title:Spclst, Engineering

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Company Trade Name:Merck

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