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Merck & Company, Inc.

Merck & Co., Inc. provides various health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products. The company provides human health pharmaceutical products, such as therapeutic and preventive agents for the treatment of human disorders in the areas of cardiovascular, diabetes and obesity, respiratory, immunology infectious diseases, neurosciences and ophthalmology, oncology, vaccines, and women's health and endocrine. It also ... Read More

Address      One Merck Drive PO Box 100 Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889-0100 United States
Website      www.merck.com/
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Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products.   Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.
Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you.  To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.
This position within the Global Technical Operations – Central Services organization is responsible for providing technical support for the non-sterile dosage product with the primary area of focus being liquid formulations for oral and topical uses and semi-solid formulations for topical use.  The second area of expertise is oral solid dosage formulations (tablet manufacturing, encapsulation and/or film coating experience required).  The incumbent will work with the internal manufacturing sites within the European region to:

    * facilitate new and in-line technology transfer projects
    * develop and execute validation strategies
    * identify and support process improvement
    * assist manufacturing sites to facilitate OOS & OOT investigation
    * provide support and assistance for equipment/facility upgrades and qualification
    * Support value capture opportunities
    * Change control

By utilizing six lean sigma tools and techniques, the incumbent will provide technical support during root-cause analysis, process manufacturing expertise, change control/management process, assist in OOS & OOT investigations, and will act as a liaison between the manufacturing plant personnel at multiple manufacturing sites and global technical groups to engage and solicit the support of relevant subject matter experts and leverage the technical knowledge across the vast global technical community when needed.
Key attributes for this position include expertise in non-sterile drug product manufacturing processes, root-cause analysis expertise, solid knowledge of cGMPs, good organization and communication skills, and the ability to work independently or as part of a cross functional team.  The position is based in US or Europe and requires 20-30% travel primarily within the European region.  The successful candidate must be fluent in English; additional language skills are desirable.
The location for this position can be at any of the following locations (local candidates to the local sites considered). No international relocation will be offered.  

West Point, Belgium (Heist),  Holland (Oss), France (Caen & Mirabel), Spain (San Agustin), & Canada (Pointe Clair)
Education Minimum Requirement:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Science, or related discipline
Required Experience and Skills -
Educational requirements include Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science plus a minimum of ten years of relevant experience in drug product manufacturing, technical services, technology transfer projects, drug product development or related areas.
Desired Experience and Skills -  
·         Good working knowledge of European Health Authority Requirements
·         Lean Six Sigma Tools
·         Technology Transfer Project Experience
·          Process Validation Support Experience
·         Out-of-Specification / Out-of-Trend Investigation Experience
Our employees are the key to our company’s success.  We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program.  Merck’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.
Merck is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations. Former Military, Transitioning Service Members, National Guard & Reserves - We value your past and present service.
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