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Merck Associate Director, SAP ATLAS QM Global Process Owner in Omaha, Nebraska

Job Description

The SAP QM Global Process Owner is the business leader responsible for governance of the Quality Management processes within SAP. Our Animal Health Quality Technology group ensures that Animal Health quality solutions are fit for purpose and meet the needs of our manufacturing sites. Partnering across our internal manufacturing facilities, we create an interdependent global quality network committed to deliver a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

Governance

  • Supports Senior functional Management in defining business strategies and objectives and the alignment of effective organizational and process solutions to deliver against these goals.

  • Strategically responsible for the business processes in the QM functional area on a Global level.

  • Represents the business organization on behalf of the Steering Committee within the QM functional area.

  • Define Roles and Responsibilities for site personnel, LPO’s, key users and other users.

  • Responsible for partnering with business partners in MAH in the QM functional area, supporting the (Global) business process in the ERP system.

  • Understand critical actions and challenges in SAP QM and ensures these are adequately handled at the sites.

  • Participates to ensure that the validated status of ATLAS SAP is maintained throughout system life.

  • Serves as the ‘linking pin’ in the integration of the Global Process across other functional areas.

Harmonization in SAP

  • Understand the current state of knowledge and use of SAP QM at the sites

  • Owns and is accountable for the Global solution of QM business, including the relevant Global SOP’s. Safeguards the Global ATLAS Template.

  • Share and communicate SAP QM knowledge

  • Improve overall E2E business process understanding

  • Re-establish LBPO and Key User Roles and community

Procedures and Training:

  • Determine which elements of SAP QM need to be part of the AHQM and update these SOPs

  • Refresh training materials and establish them in myLearning or any other modern system

  • Ensure training and SOPs are updated based on change request implementation

System Change Requests

  • Identifies Global demand and initiates projects.

  • Elicit change requests from site LPO’s and engage the community in priority setting

  • Oversee the progress of change requests

  • Approves System Development Life cycle documents (URS, Functional Test Cases, test results etc).

  • Reviews status of ongoing projects.

Master Data

  • Ensure there is a harmonized process and structure for maintaining QM master data

  • Understand any bottlenecks to master data entry and processing

This position can be based at any of our company's locations.

Education:

Bachelor's or Academic degree in an appropriate Scientific, Engineering, Quality or Compliance, or related areas of study.

Required:

  • At least five (5)years of work experience in a pharmaceutical, biologics and/or vaccine manufacturing environment or a strongly related, similarly regulated field with computerized systems.

  • Strong Quality Mindset and quality/compliance background

  • Sufficient manufacturing/laboratory background to understand business challenges

  • Ability to communicate with and to deliver training to the user community

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Proven organizational and time management skills.

  • Demonstrated track record as an SAP Specialist in the pharmaceutical or related Industry.

  • Project Management Skills; able to manage complex processes.

  • Excellent Communication

  • Fluency in English (Speaking and writing)

Preferred:

  • Ability to work within a matrix organization to align on expectations and resolutions.

  • Knowledge of SAP QM is preferred

  • Lean Six Sigma Green or Black belt certification is preferred.

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 .

INVENT.

IMPACT.

INSPIRE.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

Secondary Language(s) Job Description

The SAP QM Global Process Owner is the business leader responsible for governance of the Quality Management processes within SAP. Our Animal Health Quality Technology group ensures that Animal Health quality solutions are fit for purpose and meet the needs of our manufacturing sites. Partnering across our internal manufacturing facilities, we create an interdependent global quality network committed to deliver a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

Governance

  • Supports Senior functional Management in defining business strategies and objectives and the alignment of effective organizational and process solutions to deliver against these goals.

  • Strategically responsible for the business processes in the QM functional area on a Global level.

  • Represents the business organization on behalf of the Steering Committee within the QM functional area.

  • Define Roles and Responsibilities for site personnel, LPO’s, key users and other users.

  • Responsible for partnering with business partners in MAH in the QM functional area, supporting the (Global) business process in the ERP system.

  • Understand critical actions and challenges in SAP QM and ensures these are adequately handled at the sites.

  • Participates to ensure that the validated status of ATLAS SAP is maintained throughout system life.

  • Serves as the ‘linking pin’ in the integration of the Global Process across other functional areas.

Harmonization in SAP

  • Understand the current state of knowledge and use of SAP QM at the sites

  • Owns and is accountable for the Global solution of QM business, including the relevant Global SOP’s. Safeguards the Global ATLAS Template.

  • Share and communicate SAP QM knowledge

  • Improve overall E2E business process understanding

  • Re-establish LBPO and Key User Roles and community

Procedures and Training:

  • Determine which elements of SAP QM need to be part of the AHQM and update these SOPs

  • Refresh training materials and establish them in myLearning or any other modern system

  • Ensure training and SOPs are updated based on change request implementation

System Change Requests

  • Identifies Global demand and initiates projects.

  • Elicit change requests from site LPO’s and engage the community in priority setting

  • Oversee the progress of change requests

  • Approves System Development Life cycle documents (URS, Functional Test Cases, test results etc).

  • Reviews status of ongoing projects.

Master Data

  • Ensure there is a harmonized process and structure for maintaining QM master data

  • Understand any bottlenecks to master data entry and processing

This position can be based at any of our company's locations.

Education:

Bachelor's or Academic degree in an appropriate Scientific, Engineering, Quality or Compliance, or related areas of study.

Required:

  • At least five (5)years of work experience in a pharmaceutical, biologics and/or vaccine manufacturing environment or a strongly related, similarly regulated field with computerized systems.

  • Strong Quality Mindset and quality/compliance background

  • Sufficient manufacturing/laboratory background to understand business challenges

  • Ability to communicate with and to deliver training to the user community

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Proven organizational and time management skills.

  • Demonstrated track record as an SAP Specialist in the pharmaceutical or related Industry.

  • Project Management Skills; able to manage complex processes.

  • Excellent Communication

  • Fluency in English (Speaking and writing)

Preferred:

  • Ability to work within a matrix organization to align on expectations and resolutions.

  • Knowledge of SAP QM is preferred

  • Lean Six Sigma Green or Black belt certification is preferred.

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 .

INVENT.

IMPACT.

INSPIRE.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

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OFCCP Pay Transparency Rule at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp%20EnglishformattedESQA508c.pdf

We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

Travel Requirements:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Remote Work, Telecommuting

Shift:

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID: R17217

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