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.
Under the general direction of an Associate Director or Manager, the incumbent is responsible for providing guidance and supervision to hourly employees in completing process, production, maintenance, or production support activities. Responsible for motivation, training, and problem resolution for subordinates. Uses team work and good communications to administer personnel policies and the local agreement. Ensure the area adheres to Good Manufacturing Practices, approved process steps, SOPs, quality procedures, safety, and environmental standards while operating within the profit plan.
The function of this position is to assure that products manufactured within the integrated process team (IPT) comply with cGMPs, operating procedures, and other applicable regulations. The responsible person will manage the direct processing of materials and supervise the associated hourly workforce within the IPT. The position has specific responsibility for motivating the workforce, work performance, scheduling, task coordination, equipment and area preparation, and administration of personnel policies and procedures.
Maintain control of processes and product quality by developing appropriate procedures and ensuring compliance with cGMPs, safety and environmental regulations. Monitor the manufacturing processes during the shift. Participate in internal sub-teams focused on process improvements by using lean methodology. Work with IPT members from Quality and Technical Operations to properly handle unplanned events and 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. Monitor personnel practices to ensure compliance with SOPs, practices and regulations. Participate in design and implementation of training and development programs. Supervise and motivate hourly employees.
Collaborate with IPT members in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives and action plans. Support activities in the areas of cost reduction, efficiency, productivity, operational excellence and lean practices
- Bachelors or Masters degree required
- Ability to focus on and obtain results.
- Ability to effectively collaborate with and manage a work team.
- Ability to enact conflict resolution.
- Ability to effectively respond to change.
- Ability to work off hours / days of the week.
- Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
- Leadership and interpersonal skills to motivate direct reports and peers toward the achievement of production goals.
- High personal integrity, credibility and energy.
- Flexibility to perform related tasks to support the business.
- Bachelor of Science
- Two years of experience in a leadership position
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. Our Company’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. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Job: Manuf./Operations Generic
Job Title:Operations Manager - 2nd Shift
Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point
Employee Status: Regular
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 2nd
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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