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Associate Director, Operations

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Job ID:

22232

Location:

Wilson, NC 

Job function:

Logistics, Purchasing
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Posted:

03.05.2016

Employment Type:

Full time

Industry:

Healthcare / Pharma
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Title:

Associate Director, Operations

Job Description:

Description

Merck & Co., Inc., known as Merck in the United States and Canada, 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.



As Merck's Primary North American Packaging Site, this Premier Packaging Operations Team is seeking a highly motivated and engaged leader to partner with our Quality Operations, Supply Chain Management, MPS, and our Engineering Teams. We are very proud to be the "Gateway to North America", packaging great products for our customers. In this role, the individual will work closely within an Integrated Process Team (IPT), the Site's Leadership Team and the site's Engineering Team to assist in the success of our employees and our technical processes. The successful candidate will lead, coach, influence and support others through a culture of inclusion, continuous improvement, feedback, and empowerment.

Position Description: The Associate Director is an important Business and Operations Leader within the Integrated Process Team at the Wilson, NC Packaging Site, providing strategic and operational guidance to a team of professionals. This individual will strategically and tactfully integrate programs, processes, and ideas that support employee engagement and participation across all levels of the organization. They will influence important business decisions that ensure successful operations and business outcomes, in accordance with established procedures, adhering to all domestic and international quality, safety, and environmental guidelines. The individual will provide technical and process direction and support to a technical team and to our production operations team in a wide range of capacities ranging from analysis of operating performance, management of key operational data within SAP, application of advanced problem solving capabilities, strengthening compliance posture and inspection readiness, and investigating and authoring deviations related to unplanned events.

The successful candidate will have excellent leadership, technical, analytical, organizational, and project management skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to work independently as a team leader and team member, strong leadership and interpersonal skills. This important operational role will coordinate engineering activities in support of our operations and organizational objectives, providing vision and direction, along with application of structured problem solving tools for investigation and event resolution. The incumbent will own various compliance related activities, including assumption of key roles within the quality management systems, to include procedure development activities.

Primary Activities associated with the position include:


-Utilize a high degree of independent judgment and decision-making to direct production, engineering or support operations personnel to ensure customer supply requirements are achieved and maintain cost control in assigned area. The individual will have direct oversight of engineering resources to drive continuous improvement, event investigation/management, and project management activities.
-Monitors IPT project portfolio in conjunction with project teams to ensure effective management and issue escalation.
-Partner with IPT engineers, analyze line performance and metrics, collaborate with production planners, coaches, engineering, and maintenance teams to drive efficient utilization of manufacturing assets.
-Review volumes, determining opportunities and risks.
-Acts as central point of contact for the IPT, supports on-going continuous improvement projects (Lean, Constraint management, Continuous Improvement).
-Facilitate development and review of staffing levels versus Operating Plan to identify gaps and corrective measures.
-Manage employee performance and facilitate employee engagement.
-Work closely with site leaders and people managers to discover and analyze performance gaps
-People manager - effectively coach and develop employees.
-Drive compliance activities to include quality chapter ownership, defect elimination, procedure writing and development, coordinate deviation response activities.









Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Requirements:

Qualifications Education Minimum Requirement:
-Bachelor of Science in Engineering field

Required Experience and Skills:

-Bachelor degree or higher required in engineering field.
-Six years of People Management responsibilities, with some experience managing multi layered organization
-Experience in Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing and Right First Time Methodologies
-Demonstrated strong leadership and interpersonal skills with ability to coach, influence and support others through a culture of inclusion, feedback and empowerment
-Demonstrated ability to motivate people to achieve stretch goals
-Demonstrated experience using analytical, organizational and project management skills
-Strong written and verbal communication skills including experience in management of deviation investigations and technical writing
-Demonstrated ability to work independently as a team leader and team member








Preferred Experience and Skills:

-SAP working knowledge
-Green or Black Belt Certification in Lean Six Sigma
-Demonstrated ability to coach others in performance of tasks in a team environment
-In-depth knowledge of material flow and related control systems in a manufacturing environment,
-Proficiency in lean/six sigma methodology and tools, understanding of Change Execution Methodology and Behavioral Coaching and Consequence Management tools and methodology desired.
-Relevant work experience encompassing a working knowledge of FDA regulatory requirements
-cGMP experience in a pharmaceutical packaging environment
-Formal training with Lean Six Sigma tools and certifications
-Knowledge and/or experience with formal problem solving techniques as it relates to a hands-on approach to problem solving, such as root cause analysis and/or Lean Six Sigma tools
-Working knowledge of cGMPs and of regulatory requirements as they apply to the vaccine/pharmaceutical industry
-Technical writing experience with investigations, change requests, standard operating procedures, batch records, protocols
-Knowledge of SAP
-Strong Change Execution Management Skills
-Demonstrated data analysis skills using advanced functionality in excel, Parsec, Microsoft access, statistical software packages (Minitab)














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

Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Zip Code:

27895

Company Info
Merck & Co., Inc.

Kenilworth, NJ, United States

Phone:
Web Site: merck.com

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Company Info


Merck & Co., Inc.
Kenilworth, NJ, United States
Phone:
Web Site: merck.com

Associate Director, Operations

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Job ID:

22232

Location:

Wilson, NC 

Job function:

Logistics, Purchasing
col-narrow-right   

Posted:

03.05.2016

Employment Type:

Full time

Industry:

Healthcare / Pharma
col-wide   

Title:

Associate Director, Operations

Job Description:

Description

Merck & Co., Inc., known as Merck in the United States and Canada, 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.



As Merck's Primary North American Packaging Site, this Premier Packaging Operations Team is seeking a highly motivated and engaged leader to partner with our Quality Operations, Supply Chain Management, MPS, and our Engineering Teams. We are very proud to be the "Gateway to North America", packaging great products for our customers. In this role, the individual will work closely within an Integrated Process Team (IPT), the Site's Leadership Team and the site's Engineering Team to assist in the success of our employees and our technical processes. The successful candidate will lead, coach, influence and support others through a culture of inclusion, continuous improvement, feedback, and empowerment.

Position Description: The Associate Director is an important Business and Operations Leader within the Integrated Process Team at the Wilson, NC Packaging Site, providing strategic and operational guidance to a team of professionals. This individual will strategically and tactfully integrate programs, processes, and ideas that support employee engagement and participation across all levels of the organization. They will influence important business decisions that ensure successful operations and business outcomes, in accordance with established procedures, adhering to all domestic and international quality, safety, and environmental guidelines. The individual will provide technical and process direction and support to a technical team and to our production operations team in a wide range of capacities ranging from analysis of operating performance, management of key operational data within SAP, application of advanced problem solving capabilities, strengthening compliance posture and inspection readiness, and investigating and authoring deviations related to unplanned events.

The successful candidate will have excellent leadership, technical, analytical, organizational, and project management skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to work independently as a team leader and team member, strong leadership and interpersonal skills. This important operational role will coordinate engineering activities in support of our operations and organizational objectives, providing vision and direction, along with application of structured problem solving tools for investigation and event resolution. The incumbent will own various compliance related activities, including assumption of key roles within the quality management systems, to include procedure development activities.

Primary Activities associated with the position include:


-Utilize a high degree of independent judgment and decision-making to direct production, engineering or support operations personnel to ensure customer supply requirements are achieved and maintain cost control in assigned area. The individual will have direct oversight of engineering resources to drive continuous improvement, event investigation/management, and project management activities.
-Monitors IPT project portfolio in conjunction with project teams to ensure effective management and issue escalation.
-Partner with IPT engineers, analyze line performance and metrics, collaborate with production planners, coaches, engineering, and maintenance teams to drive efficient utilization of manufacturing assets.
-Review volumes, determining opportunities and risks.
-Acts as central point of contact for the IPT, supports on-going continuous improvement projects (Lean, Constraint management, Continuous Improvement).
-Facilitate development and review of staffing levels versus Operating Plan to identify gaps and corrective measures.
-Manage employee performance and facilitate employee engagement.
-Work closely with site leaders and people managers to discover and analyze performance gaps
-People manager - effectively coach and develop employees.
-Drive compliance activities to include quality chapter ownership, defect elimination, procedure writing and development, coordinate deviation response activities.









Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Requirements:

Qualifications Education Minimum Requirement:
-Bachelor of Science in Engineering field

Required Experience and Skills:

-Bachelor degree or higher required in engineering field.
-Six years of People Management responsibilities, with some experience managing multi layered organization
-Experience in Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing and Right First Time Methodologies
-Demonstrated strong leadership and interpersonal skills with ability to coach, influence and support others through a culture of inclusion, feedback and empowerment
-Demonstrated ability to motivate people to achieve stretch goals
-Demonstrated experience using analytical, organizational and project management skills
-Strong written and verbal communication skills including experience in management of deviation investigations and technical writing
-Demonstrated ability to work independently as a team leader and team member








Preferred Experience and Skills:

-SAP working knowledge
-Green or Black Belt Certification in Lean Six Sigma
-Demonstrated ability to coach others in performance of tasks in a team environment
-In-depth knowledge of material flow and related control systems in a manufacturing environment,
-Proficiency in lean/six sigma methodology and tools, understanding of Change Execution Methodology and Behavioral Coaching and Consequence Management tools and methodology desired.
-Relevant work experience encompassing a working knowledge of FDA regulatory requirements
-cGMP experience in a pharmaceutical packaging environment
-Formal training with Lean Six Sigma tools and certifications
-Knowledge and/or experience with formal problem solving techniques as it relates to a hands-on approach to problem solving, such as root cause analysis and/or Lean Six Sigma tools
-Working knowledge of cGMPs and of regulatory requirements as they apply to the vaccine/pharmaceutical industry
-Technical writing experience with investigations, change requests, standard operating procedures, batch records, protocols
-Knowledge of SAP
-Strong Change Execution Management Skills
-Demonstrated data analysis skills using advanced functionality in excel, Parsec, Microsoft access, statistical software packages (Minitab)














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

Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Zip Code:

27895
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