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Merck Specialist, Business Consulting - MES Support in Elkton, Virginia

Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing pharmaceutical manufacturer? If so, then this is the opportunity for you!

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.

The Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Specialist / Business Consultant acts as a subject matter expert and an area(s) site MES key point of contact, for Operations areas utilizing electronic Master Batch Records. The MES Specialist will have regular direct interaction with site COMET Data Center of Excellence (CoE), Tech Ops, Operations, Quality, and IT plus collaborate with the above site MES CoE. The MES Specialist will also be accountable for SAP-MES data integration, along with driving MES training, collaboration, benefit realization, and standardization across the site. The Specialist is responsible for following standard processes and procedures in performing their duties. These include cGMP regulations, SOPs and global business processes.

Under the management and supervision of the MES Lead, the MES Business Consultant is responsible for activities that include the following:

  • Partner with local Tech Ops, Quality, and Operations resources as well as ESP to design, develop, revise, train, and sustain electronic Master Batch Records, bringing together knowledge of manufacturing processes, and standard Werum generic master batch record (GMBR) configuration.

  • Assists with the deployment and sustainment of MES at the Elkton site.

  • Executes the appropriate change control and electronic Master Batch Record life-cycle actions and processes to assure the MES system is in a state of control and compliance.

  • Participates in the creation and execution of the site MES SOPs and Werum training strategy and sustainment for end users.

  • Identifies and implements continuous process improvement opportunities.

  • Collaborates and assists with troubleshooting to efficiently resolve manufacturing problems, providing MES support to ongoing Electronic Batch Record (EBR) operations

  • Knowledge of Quality Systems and Regulatory Standards to provide assurance and foster quality decisions with project teams and their site Quality unit.

  • Assists in external agency inspections as needed.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, or Science

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience working in a regulated environment.

  • High personal integrity, credibility, and energy.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Focus on customer service and ability to collaborate with a team.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Direct experience with Werum PAS-X MES system and/or experience working in an ERP System such as SAP.

  • Experience in manufacturing operations or support experience with technology, quality, or automation.

  • Experience with project management and/or change control.

  • Data analytical and problem solving skills.


Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

Who we are …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

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: R22933