Associate Specialist – Global Technical Operations Pharmaceutical

West Point, PA, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: CHE005558

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. 


Global Technical Operations - Shared Services is seeking an interested candidate to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues to support and continuously improve Merck’s small molecule supply network that ensures that our products are accessible to patients who need them.


This position offers the opportunity for critical thinking while troubleshooting complex product processing problems, designing and implementing innovative technical solutions, and supporting effective implementation of divisional initiatives such as data analytics. In addition, this position may support the proper and timely processing of technical changes related to our Supply, Alliance and Divestiture Partners. The successful candidate will be capable of providing boundary less application of leadership skills for project management, global change management, and execution of strategic technical initiatives, as well as optimization of GTO managed technical support systems. The candidate will interact across multiple functions to support Change Control activities.



  • B.S. or M.S. in Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial Pharmacy or other related engineering/scientific fields

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including flexibility and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Proven analytical capabilities and demonstrated written and verbal communication skills

  • Previous process development, research, or manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills to participate actively in virtual teams & communicate, collaborate, negotiate & persuade across a broad variety of functions and cultures
  • Ability to work independently or in teams.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Be willing to travel up to 25% to support technical issues / 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. 


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Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
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Company Trade Name: Merck

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