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Improvement Engineer - Quality and Data Integrity Job

Date: Sep 12, 2017

Location: Boxmeer, NL

Company: MSD

Improvement Engineer - Quality and Data Integrity-QUA006130


The department
The production facilities in Boxmeer, Cologne and de Bilt are part of one organization within the global MSD Animal Health network. High technologies are used for many different Biological and Pharmaceutical products. There are many different end to end processes. Active ingredients and antigens are processed, blended, filled, possibly freeze dried and packed trough many different techniques. All these steps and processes are according to GMP standards. The Quality of the intermediates and final products are controlled and tested in the laboratories. The batch review and release is done by one of the Quality assurance departments. MSD Animal Health is working according to the MSD Production System (MPS).

COE Quality
The COE (Centre Of Excellence Quality) is responsible for:
• The testing and releasing of the MSD Animal Health products (> 200 different final products).
• Compliance of the Quality Systems
The position
The Quality Improvement department is leading a global Hoshin Kanri initiative, “Operationalizing Quality. Via sharing and leading by example we spread the methodology of creating stability for Quality processes throughout the global Quality MSD Animal Health network.
The size of the COE Quality is approximately 175 FTE. The Organization contains of 10 different teams. The QC and QA teams are integrated in the IPT (Integrated Process team) production system (Tier processes). The Quality organization reports to global Quality.

To help us realize our strategy, currently COE Quality is looking for an experienced Improvement Engineer P3 (1 FTE) to identify, support and lead continuous improvement initiatives. The Quality improvement team consists of 7 Improvement Engineers. The Improvement Engineer reports to the Improvement Lead COE Quality.

The position
The position comprises 2 aspects, which are equally important:

The primary first purpose of the position is to identify and support continuous improvement initiatives for COE Quality. Creating stability is one of the main focusses within the processes using Value Stream Mapping, Process Capability Analyses, Inventory Management and Supply & Demand Analyses. Additionally, the Continuous Improvement Engineers assure effective application of Lean Six Sigma methods in problem solving leads continuous improvement projects and facilitates Kaizen events. The Continuous Improvement Engineer transfers and develops knowledge of Lean Six Sigma within the COE and global Quality organizations as well.

The second purpose of the position is to install a simple and effective data integrity standard, by involving and enabling active participation. Across the site Boxmeer, including all IPTs and COEs. This initiative has as goal that the site Boxmeer is able to generate, process, and archive information according to the current health authority standards. This initiative strongly supports the efforts of the site strategy in relation to Workstream Compliance and enables the site Boxmeer to be the pioneer on this subject in the global Animal Health network. The Improvement Engineer is working with and connected with Global IT.


Desired skills & experience
• A Master degree is preferred
• 6 years of relevant work experience in a continuous improvement or project management role, preferably certified Lean Six Sigma Black belt or equivalent;
• Knowledge of Quality Operations is preferred
• Strong project management and people change management skills;
• Energetic and enthusiastic team player;
• Strong analytical skills and ability to learn;
• Strong communication skills and people-oriented coaching,
• Results oriented and ability to drive change;
• Dutch and English Communication skills.

About MSD
MSD is working to help the world be well. Through our medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, we work in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions to patients and animals. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching programs that donate and deliver our products to the people who need them. MSD has a workforce of almost 4500 in the Netherlands at three main sites.

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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.

A good place to work
MSD is an attractive employer offering interesting opportunities in Research & Development, production and staff departments for an enormous range of disciplines such as biologists, chemists, process engineers, technicians, mechatronic engineers, pharmacists and operators. MSD always seeks ‘best-in-class’ employees at all levels. We expect a lot from our people and MSD has a lot to offer them as well. Team spirit, entrepreneurship, integrity, leadership and cross-border communication skills are what MSD values and rewards most. If you enjoy being challenged, over and over again, MSD will be a good place for you to work. We have an excellent fringe benefit program, and we invest heavily in the development of our people. MSD gives you plenty of opportunities for individual initiative and responsibility.

For more information about the role you can contact Silvie Cox, Improvement Lead COE Quality mobile 06-11913090

If you are interested in this position, you are invited to apply online by uploading your application letter and resume.

Job: Quality Operations Job Title:Improvement Engineer - Quality and Data Integrity

Primary Location: EMEA-Netherlands-NB-Boxmeer

Employee Status: Regular

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:MSD

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