Associate Director, Quality Technical Support

Elkhorn, NE, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: QUA006278

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 Associate Director, Quality Technical Support is based at Merck's Animal Health facility in Elkhorn, Nebraska.  The Associate Director role will have regional responsibilities for USDA licensed facilities within the United States and Internationally that manufacture large molecule vaccines.

• Author and review technical reports/position papers in support of batch disposition and root cause investigations resulting from process or analytical events that may impact product supply.
• Support the comprehensive process to perform a product assessment in order to identify opportunities to reduce and prevent compliance risks associated with validation/qualification, equipment, facilities, utilities, consistency and controls in production and laboratory operations.
• Provide support to USDA licensed sites during regulatory inspections as necessary and participate in development of responses to resulting action points, and submission of responses to the appropriate regulatory agency, specific focus on the USDA.
• Engage with Quality, Regulatory and Manufacturing teams to support technical quality remediation priorities.
• Provide analysis of field data for USDA/CVB requested product reports and contract manufacturers.
• Represent regional Quality on interdisciplinary teams and demonstrates working knowledge of regulatory guidelines and technical knowledge on projects, such as product transfer projects.


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. 

Education Minimum Requirement:

  •  B.S. in relevant field of study
Required Experience and Skills: 

  • 10 years of experience in veterinary vaccine Quality, Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing, R&E or Process Development
  • Experience Technical Writing
  • Strong Oral Communication Skills
  • Documentation Skills
  • Experience in Root Cause Analysis
Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in project management
  • Working knowledge of US regulations for the USDA, Ag/SAS, and/or FDA
  • Understanding of EU guidelines
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office with a focus on WORD, EXCEL and PowerPoint

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