Packaging Operations Manager Job

Employer
Merck
Location
West Point, PA, US
Posted
October 11 2017
Discipline
Other
Organization Type
Pharma
Packaging Operations Manager-MAN004529

Description

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 Manager is the supervisor for a number of packaging operators and mechanics across one or more shifts.

Accountability:

- Ensure that Shift(s) objectives are achieved while reliably supplying quality product at a competitive cost consistent with Merck, Regulatory Agency, and State and Local code requirements for quality, good manufacturing practices (GMP), equal employment opportunity, finances, labor, employee, environment and safety;
- Tactical and strategic Shift(s) management, including collaboration with indirect staff;
- Promote the behaviors and principles that drive continuous improvement.
Duties include but are not limited to:

- Compliance - Responsible for creating and sustaining a culture that ensures that compliance (Safety, Environment, cGMP, etc.) are imperatives for the business. Responsible for establishing a Right First Time culture by reducing waste and constantly driving continuous improvement. Responsible to review and approve compliance documents, as per procedures or need.
- Supply – Support Shift(s) change meetings (Tier, Muster, etc.). Exercise judgment and decision making to ensure quality product is reliably produced while managing cost. Responsible for Shift(s) supply performance metrics (Schedule Adherence, Release on Time, Customer service performance, Product Lead Time, etc.).
- Continuous Improvement - Accountable for developing a Merck Production System (MPS) and continuous improvement culture while achieving MPS Targets and business results for the Shift(s). Develop strategic initiatives related to the manufacturing process, equipment and human resources in support of long range operating plans. Report Shift(s) monthly metrics and any action plans to address gaps to the Area Lead. Identify, prioritize, and champion improvement projects to improve process efficiency, cycle time, and yield, reduce process variability, and eliminate waste.
- Financial Stewardship – Accountable for meeting the Shift(s) operating budget and continuously reducing cost. Ensure members of the Shift(s) have business acumen and understand how they may impact business finances.
- People Management – Responsible for creating and sustaining a highly engaged workforce through utilization of Merck Leadership Behaviors and Inclusion. Provide coaching on professional development and career paths. Provide timely feedback and performance evaluations for direct reports after obtaining the relevant input and evaluation. Provide feedback and input on performance evaluations for indirect staff. Support Talent Management.

Qualifications

Education:

- Bachelor's Degree or higher in Business Administration, Science, Engineering or other technical field
Required:

- Minimum (4) years’ experience in a manufacturing functional area, such as Operations, Quality, Technical Operations, Technology, Engineering, Maintenance, and/or Supply Chain
Preferred:

- Two (2) years’ experience in relevant manufacturing or processing (packaging, aseptic/sterile, bulk, solid oral dosage, etc.)
- Experience building a high performance team and enabling problem solving and continuous improvement by using MPS/lean manufacturing principles and inclusion
- Experience of interacting with site, divisional or regulatory audits
- Working knowledge of SAP, PAS-X, and/or other MRP systems

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: Manuf./Operations Generic

Job Title:Mgr, Operations

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: No

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 3rd

Hazardous Materials: No

Company Trade Name:Merck