Associate Director, Operations Biologics Job - United States
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. 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 an individual 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.
At Merck’s Manufacturing Facility in Elkton, Virginia we currently have an Associate Director of Operations in Biologics position available. The Associate Director of Operations (Business Lead) is responsible for ensuring product is manufactured in accordance with established procedures while adhering to all domestic and international quality, safety, and environmental guidelines. This individual will utilize a high degree of independent judgment and decision-making to direct production or support operations personnel to meet customer supply requirements and control cost in assigned area.
The individual will manage area within Company policies and within the framework of the local bargaining unit agreement and the responsibility for guiding/supporting talent management activities for direct reports and support personnel. Provides direction to ancillary manufacturing operations and oversees resource allocation, including shift operations. Participates in and develops proposals and oversees projects for process and facility improvements or efficiency initiatives. Associate Director of Operations will be expected to participate and contribute to site wide compliance initiatives for Safety and/or cGMP.
Education Minimum Requirement:
•B.S. in Business, Science or Engineering with minimum of six years of manufacturing experience
Required Experience and Skills:
•Work experience in cGMP (monoclonal antibodies, biological, sterile, vaccine, pharmaceutical environment).
•Supervisory experience (salaried and/or Union direct reports)
Preferred Experience and Skills:
•Experience in new manufacturing facility design / construction / start-up
•Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with ability to coach, influence and support others through a culture of inclusion, feedback and empowerment
•Experience from other manufacturing industries and disciplines
•Excellent communication and organizational skills
•Flexibility to perform various tasks to support the business.
•Lean Manufacturing and MPS (Merck Production System), Six Sigma, KATA problem solving skills
•Ability to prioritize, align and simply to focus on and obtain business results
•Previous experience training individuals in complex manufacturing / work environments
•Delta V and SAP experience is a plus
•Meeting Facilitation/Training/Presentation Skills
•Planning, Implementing, Directing, Control, Decision Making
•Provide feedback and perform DCOM interviews
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Job: Manuf./Operations Generic
Job Title:Assoc. Dir, Operations
Primary Location: NA-US-VA-Elkton
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Hazardous Materials: No
Company Trade Name:Merck
Nearest Major Market: Harrisonburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia
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