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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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Manufacturing COACH

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.

 

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.

 

This high impact role in Merck Manufacturing assures that products manufactured comply with cGMPs, operating procedures, and other applicable regulations.  The incumbent will supervise the direct processing of materials and the associated hourly workforce to ensure attainment of business results.  The incumbent will effectively collaborate with and manage a work team with specific responsibility for motivating others, ensuring performance, schedule execution, task coordination, equipment and area preparation and effective administration of personnel policies and procedures.  Ability to manage conflict; affect resolution to technical and personnel challenges is key; openness to change; and the ability to affect positive change.

Because our business is dynamic and advances in science and technology require new methods of production we are looking for individuals who can do the following:  collaborate with team members in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives and action plans.  Support activities in the areas of cost containment, efficiency, productivity, energy conservation, waste minimization, operational excellence and lean practices.

Must be capable of independently coordinating and completing optimization activities, in a multi-shift, shared ownership environment. Utilizes lean principles and six sigma methodology to solve problems, and develops these problem solving skills in work teams. Must be able to facilitate implementation of corrective actions to correct past performance, proactively identify safety and quality-related trends, and be responsible for initiating actions to prevent issues from reoccurring. Recognizes and investigates opportunities for financial savings.  Understands lean principles and applies these concepts to all aspects of the production environment.  Good verbal and written communication skills are very important.

Due to the high impact nature of this role it is essential that the incumbent demonstrate integrity, credibility and flexibility in their daily performance so as to motivate others to do the same.

In this role you will assure compliance with safety and environmental practices, cGMPs and SOPs in the work area.  Participate in external and internal audits and inspections.  Initiate the investigation when a quality or safety event occurs during the shift.  Work with members from Quality and Technical Operations to properly handle unplanned events.  Ensure that corrective actions are implemented.

Ensure that personnel under his/her supervision are properly trained in cGMPs, procedures, good documentation practices and regulatory matters. Participate in design and implementation of training and development programs. Perform performance management and disciplinary process.

Ensure materials receiving and verification in the work area, equipment cleaning, set-up and area cleaning and verification are completed according to procedures.  Assure that materials are properly handled and equipment is properly operated according to SOPs, guidelines, and regulations.  Maintain control of processes and product quality by ensuring compliance with cGMPs, safety and environmental regulations.  Monitor the manufacturing processes during the shift.

Under the general direction of an IPT Leader, Manager, or Director, incumbent is responsible for leading, coaching and mentoring new and junior coaches. Will also take part in enterprise wide projects working closely with the Director / Sr. Director on Quality, GMP, Regulatory and Technical related items. Participates and/or leads cross-functional teams and interdepartmental teams focusing on investigation or continuous improvements.  At times, acts as the shift-wide lead supervisor. Responsible for providing guidance and supervision to hourly employees in completing process, production, maintenance, or production support activities. Responsible for motivation, training, interviewing, hiring, and problem resolution for subordinates. Ensure the area adheres to Good Manufacturing Practices, approved process steps, SOPs, quality procedures, safety, and environmental standards while operating within the profit plan.
 
Qualifications
 

 

Education:

    * B.S.
    * B.S. with emphasis in Engineering Experience, preferred

 

Required:

    * Minimum 2 years working experience in cGMP pharmaceutical environment
    * Willingness to work off-shift or weekends
    * Computer literacy in MS Office, Word, Outlook, Excel   
    * cGMP experience in a sterile, bulk or finished pharmaceutical environment.
    * Supervisory experience in a heavily regulated industry (ex. FDA, Military,
    * Nuclear, Petro-Chemical)
    * Manufacturing plant experience in operational capacity
    * Experience working within a Union environment
    * Experience with working in SAP or other Enterprise software
    * Technical writing experience related to investigations into mfg process variation

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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