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Associate Director, Sterile Supply Job - United States  

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Posted on : 20 May 2017

Project Description

Associate Director, Sterile Supply-MAN004226


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.

The Associate Director will serve as the Operations Lead for Building 12 Sterile Supply.


Ensure that Area objectives are achieved while reliably supplying quality product at a competitive cost consistent with Merck, Regulatory Agency, and State and Local code requirements for quality, good manufacturing practices (GMP), equal employment opportunity, finances, labor, employee, environment and safety.

Tactical and strategic Area management, including collaboration with direct and indirect staff.

Promote the behaviors and principles that drive continuous improvement


Compliance - Responsible for creating and sustaining a culture that ensures that compliance (Safety, Environment, cGMP, etc.) are imperatives for the business. Responsible for establishing a Right First Time culture by reducing waste and constantly driving continuous improvement. Responsible to review and approve compliance documents, as per procedures or need.

Supply - Lead Area daily walkthrough. Exercise independent judgment and decision making to ensure quality product is reliably produced while managing cost. Responsible for Area supply performance metrics (Schedule Adherence, Release on Time, Customer service performance, Product Lead Time, etc.).

Continuous Improvement - Accountable for developing a Merck Production System (MPS) and continuous improvement culture while achieving MPS Targets and business results for the Area.

Develop strategic initiatives related to the manufacturing process, equipment and human resources in support of long range operating plans. Report Area monthly metrics and any action plans to address gaps to the IPT Leadership team. Identify, prioritize, and champion improvement projects to improve process efficiency, cycle time, and yield, reduce process variability, and eliminate waste.

Financial Stewardship – Responsible for development and management of the Area operating budget as defined with the profit plan. Accountable for meeting the operating budget and continuously reducing cost. Ensure members of the Area have business acumen and understand how they may impact business finances.

People Management – Responsible for creating and sustaining a highly engaged workforce through utilization of Merck Leadership Behaviors and Inclusion. Provide coaching on professional development and career paths. Provide timely feedback and performance evaluations for direct reports after obtaining the relevant input and evaluation. Provide feedback and input on performance evaluations for indirect staff. Support IPT Talent Management.

Note: This description is not intended to be all-inclusive or a limitation of the duties of the Job. It is intended to describe the general nature of the job that may include other duties as assumed or assigned.



- Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Science, Engineering or another technical field


- Minimum six (6) years experience in functional areas such as Operations, Quality, Technical Operations, Technology, Engineering, Maintenance, and/or Supply Chain

- Concurrently, minimum two (2) years of line experience with responsibility for direct or indirect reports


- Minimum of two (2) years experience in relevant manufacturing or processing (aseptic/sterile, bulk, solid oral dosage, packaging, etc.)

- Demonstrated knowledge of High Performing Organization tools and methodology, including MPS/lean processing and Kata

- Demonstrated ability to create an engaged workforce using Inclusion as the How

- Demonstrated experience of interacting with site, divisional or regulatory audits

- Demonstrated success with Talent Management

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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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job: Manuf./Operations Generic

Job Title:Assoc. Dir, Operations

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: No

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Hazardous Materials: The responsibilities of this position require the employee to enter core sterile manufacturing areas.

Company Trade Name:Merck

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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