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Operational Excellence Coach Ireland,  

MSD (company)

Posted on : 20 May 2017

Project Description

  • Our company 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.
  • The Operational Excellence Coach will provide Merck Production System, Lean and Continuous Improvement leadership & expertise to the Vaccines Integrated Process Team in meeting the four priorities of: Compliance, Supply, Strategy and Profit Plan.
  • The Operational Excellence Coach will participate and comply with the company  Quality Management System (QMS) requirements, including ownership, as relevant to you.

Primary activities/responsibilities:
  • Manage a portfolio of continuous improvement projects across the Vaccines IPT
  • Deliver and improve Lean & Six Sigma training, provide targeted individual or team training to enhance overall IPT capability.
  • Coach colleagues to ensure the successful implementation of continutous improvements initiatives.
  • Identify suitable applications and opportunities to deploy the Lean & Six Sigma road maps and tools in projects
  • Continuously improve standards set by facilitating and executing Practical Problem Solving/Root Cause Analysis and perform GAP analysis on manufacturing data to understand where to focus/prioritise problem solving efforts.
  • Work with the IPT to establish Operational Metrics
  • Take ownership & responsibility for maintaining and improving Tier & Governance processes across the IPT.
  • Influence & Work with other site stakeholders to continuously improve Vaccines operations
  • Work Closely with the Vaccines Operational Leadership Team on key operational and strategic areas
  • Drive improvement projects to completion and assist in the execution of the improvement projects.

We require a candidate with
  • Holds a degree in a technical, science or business related discipline.
  • Minimum 3 years  experience in a regulated manufacturing environment. With a rack record of sustained lean practice and delivery of results.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements (GMP/GLP)
  • Hands on experience with application of most of : Lean and Six Sigma tools and techniques,
  • Demonstrated application of culture and business change methodologies when realizing site and cross functional process improvement initiatives.
  • Outstanding influencing, listening, coaching and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build, lead and be member of high performing teams.
  • Excellent Analytical and Problem Solving Skills / Certified Sigma Green Belt.
  • Ambitious forward thinker who thrives on new challenges and is motivated by new learning opportunities.

  • Operational Knowledge of Pharmaceutical Sector
  • BB or MBB certified or experience working for a dedicated MPS/Lean Team

  • 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.

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Segment:  Law, Pharmaceutical, Lean Six Sigma, Supply, Training, Legal, Science, Management, Operations, Education                       


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