Associate Director, Vivarium 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. 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.
We are a community of engineers seeking an individual with experience in the delivery of a wide range of capital and expense projects, with an initial focus on research facilities. Candidate should have a practical understanding of scope development and design, construction, commissioning and qualification. Excellent leadership skills needed to manage a large capital project independently or a series of smaller projects within a portfolio in the manufacturing, laboratory and infrastructure lines of business.
Experience in managing an integrated project team to deliver critical assets on time and within a prescribed budget is required. The candidate must have proficient oral and written communication skills along with the ability to deliver project status and funding presentations in a concise, effective and organized manner. Other capabilities should include outstanding decision-making skills and strengths in change management and team alignment.
Individual shall have the ability to collaborate well in a team environment that is sensitive to the needs of the business. They should strive to develop good relationships with cross-functional areas consisting of all aspects of the business including Operations, Quality, Technology, Maintenance, and Safety.
Applicant should demonstrate project management excellence to lead the development of project execution plans and to verify that project scopes are an effective business solution. Other capabilities include providing management of design, development and implementation of suitable procurement strategies, understanding and management of project cost budgeting and control, schedule development and control, change management, risk management planning, monitoring and control, construction management, communications management, information distribution and reporting, commissioning, qualification, contract administration and project close-out. Specific experience on Vivarium capital projects is desired.
This position may require the candidate to be available to travel 25% of their time in order to support projects within the Americas and internationally at the various plant sites.
- BS Engineering
- 10+ years’ experience, including project execution
- Experience in Lean Project Delivery Methodologies (i.e. target value design, off-site fabrication, pull planning scheduling tools) considered a plus.
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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Job: Chemical Engineering
Job Title:Assoc. Dir, Engineering
Primary Location: NA-US-CA-South San Francisco
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
Company Trade Name:Merck
Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland
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