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Merck SD & PM Supplier Development Engineer in West Point, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Our Engineers support internal and external manufacturing operations remain operational, continuously improve and innovate. With our extensive range of facilities and environments, our Engineers have opportunities across many diverse areas including Biological, Chemical, Automation, Capital Projects, Maintenance, Safety, Process Development, Technical Services, Utilities and Validation.

The Supplier Development & Performance Management Engineer will be regionally based (e.g. Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and APJ), located in our company's manufacturing site, and be instrumental in the following areas for high risk our Manufacturing Division Suppliers in their region.

  • Leading the execution of the Technical Capability Assessment for new and existing Suppliers, to determine if gaps exist in 11 critical Supplier categories (e.g. Mold Asset Management, Material Flow, Sub Supplier Management, Change Control, Visual Management, 5 Why’s, etc.) and then Up-Skilling the Supplier to close those gaps.

  • Performing HyperCare Activities (e.g. walk the lines at the Supplier Manufacturing Site and confirm in-process controls are in place, ensure that current specifications / drawings are being used at Supplier, verify the release equipment in Supplier lab is the same as Supplier qualification and equivalent to our company Lab, analyze Supplier release test results for Normality, X-Bar Chart, Histogram, Control Limits, etc.) prior to and/or during Supplier launch for our Manufacturing DivisionSupply.

  • Partnering with Global Procurement to identify “high-risk” Items / Suppliers and then mitigating that risk (e.g. HyperCare, Technical Supplier Capability Assessment, etc.) for our Manufacturing Division sites.

  • Performing a Gap Analysis between specifications, methods, equipment, etc. at our Manufacturing Division Suppliers vs. our Manufacturing Division plants and then mitigate those gaps (e.g. Gage R&R, etc.) to pro-actively reduce future deviations, supply issues, etc. due to misalignment between our company and Supplier.

  • Partner with other Supplier Development & Performance Management personnel (e.g. Systems, Quality, etc.) and other members of Global Supplier Management Group to manage our Manufacturing Division Suppliers.

  • Execution of Advanced Product Quality Planning and Run-Out Rates.

Education:

  • Minimum BS in engineering, materials science, or equivalent scientific field

Required:

  • Minimum of 5 years technical experience in these areas:

  • Demonstrated technical skills, with operations, quality, and/or engineering background in the areas of chemical, pharmaceutical and/or vaccine manufacturing and packaging, or similar regulated industry

  • Demonstrated leadership skills including professional/interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to develop and maintain commercial relationships external to our company is key

  • Ability to work in a matrix organization to leverage expertise from other functions and departments within our company.

  • Travel will be associated with this position on an as-needed basis and is estimated at 25%

Preferred:

  • Six Sigma certified Green Belt or Black Belt

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

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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:

No

Travel Requirements:

25%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified

Shift:

1st - Day

Valid Driving License:

Yes

Hazardous Material(s):

NO

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID: R37432

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