Manager, Operations
Location:
West Point , Pennsylvania
Posted:
November 10, 2016
Reference:
MAN003828
Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. 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.

The manager is the supervisor for a number of individual contributors across one or more shifts.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Ensure that Shift(s) objectives are achieved while reliably supplying quality product at a competitive cost consistent with Merck, Regulatory Agency, and State and Local code requirements for quality, good manufacturing practices (GMP), equal employment opportunity, finances, labor, employee, environment and safety.
Tactical and strategic Shift(s) management, including collaboration with indirect staff.
Promote the behaviors and principles that drive continuous improvement.

Duties

Compliance - Responsible for creating and sustaining a culture that ensures that compliance (Safety, Environmental, cGMP, etc.) are imperatives for the business. Responsible for establishing a Right-First-Time culture by reducing waste and constantly driving continuous improvement. Responsible to review and approve compliance documents, as per procedure or need.

Supply - Support Shift(s) change meetings (Tier, Muster, etc.). Exercise judgment and decision making to ensure quality product is reliably produced while managing cost. Responsible for Shift(s) supply performance metrics (Schedule Adherence, Customer Service Performance, Process Lead Time, etc.)

Continuous Improvement - Accountable for developing a Merck Production System and continuous improvement culture while achieving MPS Targets and business results for the shift Shift(s). Develop strategic initiatives related to the manufacturing process, equipment and human resources in support of long range operating plans. Report Shift(s) monthly metrics and any action plans to address gaps to the Area Lead. Identify, prioritize and champion improvement projects to improve process efficiency, cycle time and yield, reduce process variability and eliminate waste.

Financial Stewardship - Accountable for meeting the Shift(s) operating budget and continuously reducing cost. Ensure members of the Shift(s) have business acumen and understand how they may impact business finances.

People Management - Responsible for creating and sustaining a highly engaged workforce through utilization of Merck Leadership Behaviors and Inclusion. Provide timely feedback and performance evaluations for direct reports after obtaining the relevant input and evaluation. Provide feedback and input on performance evaluations for indirect staff. Support talent management.


Qualifications:
Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Science, Engineering or another technical field.
Required Experience:
  • Minimum (2) years' experience in a functional area, such as Operations, Quality, Technology, Maintenance and/or Supply Chain
Preferred Experience:

  • MPS/Continuous Improvement experience
  • Minimum of (2) years experience in relevant manufacturing or processing (aseptic/sterile, bulk, solid oral dosage, packaging, etc.)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of high Performing Organization tools and methodology, including MPS/Lean processing and inclusion.
Demonstrate experience of interacting with site, divisional or regulatory audits.

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.
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