Senior Specialist, Operations Job

West Point, PA, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: MAN004527

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 125-year legacy. 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.

This role in Merck Manufacturing is responsible to develop and monitor production schedules for bulk vaccine production, ensuring on time customer supply. Key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
  • Develop weekly and monthly production schedules for a live virus bulk vaccine manufacturing area.
  • Assist the department managers with day to day operational tasks.
  • Attend weekly operations and maintenance schedule meetings.
  • Monitor, report, and drive continuous improvement in schedule adherence performance.
  • Collaborate with Integrated Process Team (IPT) members to ensure compliance with all safety, environmental, and quality regulations, and on-time schedule execution.
  • Lead and/or participate in continuous improvement projects in alignment with the IPT Value Stream.
  • Develop and implement business system improvements to achieve key performance metrics in Compliance, Supply, Strategy, and Cost.
Our business is dynamic, and advances in science and technology require continuous improvement in production. We are seeking individuals with the following skills and abilities: 
  • Demonstrated organizational and planning skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, with an emphasis on Lean / Six Sigma methodology
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with team members to identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives 
  • Strong commitment to safety, environmental, and quality compliance 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to develop project plans and ensure on-time completion of established deliverables.Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher, preferably in Science, Engineering, or supply chain management
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a GMP environment or other regulated industry
  • Experience with SAP
  • Working knowledge of GMP regulations in a manufacturing environment
  • Two (2) years’ supervisory or project management experience
  • Working knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma tools and techniques
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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