Associate Director Global Pharmacovigilance - Quality (Animal Health) Job

Madison, NJ, US
October 03 2017
Organization Type
Associate Director Global Pharmacovigilance - Quality (Animal Health)-DRU000693


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’s Animal Health (MAH) Division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.

Responsible for the management of a robust procedure management process for the creation, review, revision, and archiving of Global Pharmacovigilance documents to include SOP, WI, UM, PD creation and revision. Maintain and improve the Global Pharmacovigilance training program for all appropriate personnel and procedures. This will include: new hire, ad hoc training, procedure related training, workshop development and execution, distribution and tracking of required training, and record archiving. Responsible for audit/inspection readiness and preparation, including: pre-, during, post-audit/inspection support for Global PV audits/inspections, document request coordination, maintenance of an effective audit/inspection CAPA management system, CAPA response development, tracking of audit/inspection commitments and notification of commitment completion of GPV audit commitments.


Minimum Education Requirement:

PhD or DVM or equivalent with 3 years of direct pharmacovigilance or quality experience in a highly regulated pharmaceutical field

Masters of Science (MS) degree or equivalent with 5 years of direct pharmacovigilance or quality experience in a highly regulated pharmaceutical field

Bachelors of Science/Arts degree or equivalent with 7 years of direct pharmacovigilance or quality experience in a highly regulated pharmaceutical field

Required Experience and Skills:

Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills.

Must be able to work effectively as a team member in a highly interactive and collaborative environment

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Direct experience developing and maintaining a Quality Management System

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.

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Job: Drug/Dvcs Sfty Survnce (NonMD)

Job Title:Assoc. Dir, Drug Safety

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Madison

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:Merck

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