Merck Associate Director, Bio Technology Solutions Lead in Elkhorn, Nebraska
Our Manufacturing Operations teams are the people that make our products. We work in the manufacturing plants with a “Safety First, Quality Always” mindset striving for continuous improvement. We work in the local plant connected to our global manufacturing network to ensure the highest quality of raw materials, intermediates, and finished products.
Managing the Bio Technology Solutions (BTS) activities at the Elkhorn, Nebraska site within Global Animal Health Manufacturing (GAHM)
Works together with Site Leadership Team to achieve our company's GAHM business goals
Direct reports 3-8 individual contributors
Management and the control of the portfolio of Antigen and Vaccine related technical projects within the AH site
Provide guidance and direction to the teams to enable reliable supply and new products commercialization
Partner with the relevant organization within Elkhorn Site to define the right priorities for the different projects
Responsible for the management and the control of the portfolio of BTS related technical projects within the Elkhorn site.
Final responsibility for the execution of these LM related technical projects lies with the incumbent.
Interface primarily with the Elkhorn Plant Site Manager and its Leadership Team
Clearly define the requested services,
Follow up the quality and the timeliness of the delivered services,
Evaluate the future needs and services for upcoming projects on mid-long and long term.
Participate on teams in problem solving activities using Lean Manufacturing tool to ensure direction and control of continuous improvement, waste reduction and yield improvement.
Activities and Projects to be managed:
Provide technology support to production
Guidance to the local teams to align on strategic priorities and local priorities
Gathers voice of customer and voice of business, challenges and converts into action
Transfer (implement) technologies to agreed schedules, milestones and objectives, and cost
Process robustness improvements to increase revenue (e.g. yield improvements, improved line utilization)
Supports investment requests/processes and is responsible for the Biotechnological input
Providing support and enables connection to other Bio Technology Solutions teams globally
Support Regulatory Affairs to review Manufacturing Outline (Drug Master File/Master Manufacturing Instructions) and GCMs (Global Change Management)
Manage own competing timelines and prioritize critical tasks
Ensure compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements
The incumbent is responsible for workforce planning and talent development for the Elkhorn BTS team, taking into consideration technical gaps and needs for the future
Assure area activities comply with our Company policies, EHS, governmental regulations, etc. and that all expectations are clearly defined and communicated
Education Minimum Requirements
Bachelor degree with minimum eight (8) years of experience in manufacturing within the health care industry
Preferred: Master degree with a minimum six (6) years of experience in manufacturing within the health care industry OR a PhD with a minimum three (3) years’ experience in manufacturing within the health care industry
Required Experience and Skills
Vaccine/large molecule development or manufacturing
Leadership role/supervisory role
Proven track record of managing project portfolios
Proven track record of talent development
Leading and influencing cross functional teams
Strategic and effective analytical and problem-solving skills
Understanding Regulatory/Compliance requirements
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with multiple teams and levels within the organization
Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that’s devoted to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.
Who we are …
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
What we look for …
In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .
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Requisition ID: R79596
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