Merck Manufacturing Production Operations Manager in Elkton, Virginia
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.
We are seeking a Growth and Improvement minded Manufacturing Production Operations Manager that can help drive our Strategic Operating Priorities.
Invent | Pursue the Most Promising Internal and External Science to Address Significant Unmet Medical Needs
Execute | Prioritize Resources Behind Our Key Growth Drivers (Oncology, Vaccines, Select Specialty Areas, Animal Health) While Optimizing Our Base Business)
Adapt | Develop Our People, Culture and Business Model to Evolve with a Dynamic Landscape
Diverse Talent | We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment with supporting leadership behaviors because having a high-performing, engaged workforce is critical to our ability to deliver innovative solutions to patients and customers around the world
Values and Standards | Our Steadfast Commitment to Our Values and Standards will Continue to Guide Us as We Take on New Challenges and Will Always be Fundamental to Our Success – They are a Competitive Advantage for Us
Summary, Focus and Purpose
A part of our Company's Manufacturing Division, the Operations Team is searching for highly motivated individuals at a Manager level to provide tactical and strategic management of Operations at the site. The successful candidate will support Operations in either Vaccine or Antibiotic production. This is an excellent opportunity if you are looking to build or expand your career in Manufacturing.
As a Manager, you will be given the opportunity to challenge and grow your talents through progressive on the job training and development of interpersonal and leadership skills to overcome difficult situations and solve technical problems. Our Manager positions support various manufacturing operations such as sterile pharmaceutical bulk, sterile filling, vaccines, biologics and organic synthesis. Responsibilities include overall production execution, management of unionized hourly workforce, and identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives.
Work Independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect | Inclusion
Manage unionized employee performance along with tactical operator/maintenance work for the day to ensure completion of work assignments | Facilitate start up meetings
Ensure safety on shop floor (interface with Enablon) including crisis managementAssist Maintenance in restoring systems to Operations
Initiate Enablon's and ensure Enablon’s are closed on time and complete CAPAs on time
Compliance Management (documentation/cleaning): Driving improvements to documentation and cleaning systems as the champion
Review shop floor documentation during shift review (batch sheets, forms and logbooks)
Lead housekeeping audits with cross functional teams including operators
Union Relations - identify staffing needs based on call-out and manage first step grievances
Review and approve SOPs, forms and batch sheets to ensure accuracy from an operability perspective
People Development | Ensure compliance with training standards and adherence to training plan | Attend Union Training Meetings
People Management | Complete time/attendance approval and ensure payroll accuracy
Respond to Powerhouse calls and manage critical BAS alarms
- Bachelor degree or higher with either four years relevant experience in manufacturing or military service or two years experience in a direct GMP, biotechnology manufacturing setting with demonstrated leadership skills
- High School Diploma/GED with six years relevant experience in manufacturing or military service
Experience | Skills | Knowledge
Leadership and interpersonal skills to motivate direct reports and peers to excel and "own" the process
Flexibility to complete various tasks to support the business
Lean, Six Sigma problem solving skills coupled with a continuous improvement mindset
Ability to prioritize, focus on and obtain business results
Principled communication and organizational skills
Technical writing experience related to procedures and investigations
Delta V and SAP experience
Shift | Schedule | Assessment
Work off-shifts and weekends as needed
Successful completion of the Select Assessment® for Leader Development (SALD)
Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of biopharmaceuticalsworldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that’s devoted to delivering a high-quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.
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