Quality Laboratory Lead Job

Date: Apr 18, 2019

Location: Cork, IE

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Requisition ID: QUA008627


MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Our Manufacturing Division, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

INTRODUCTION

At MSD Ireland, we are committed to ‘Inventing for Life’ in all that we do. We keep the patient at the very heart of all that we do and strive to find solutions and treatments for some of the world’s most challenging healthcare needs.

THE COMPANY

MSD Ireland is one of the country’s leading healthcare companies, having first established here over 50 years ago.
We currently employ over 1,700 employees, across four sites in Ballydine, Co Tipperary, Brinny, Co Cork, Carlow and Dublin and, in addition, operate substantial Human Health and Animal Health businesses.
In total to date, we have invested $2.5 billion in our Irish operations and our annual turnover ranks us as one of Ireland’s top 20 companies. Currently, our Irish sites manufacture approximately half of MSD’s top twenty products, saving and enhancing lives in over sixty countries around the world.
With almost 70,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, you will be joining one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

MSD BRINNY

MSD Brinny is a leading facility for the development, testing and manufacturing of new biologics and vaccines, exporting to over 90 countries across the world. With a team of approximately 500 people, MSD Brinny specialises in the late-stage development and commercial supply of biotech products, including some of the company's most successful and life-changing treatments for oncology, hepatitis C and rheumatoid arthritis.
The Brinny site has been a vibrant part of the local Innishannon community for nearly 35 years and is now one of the region’s largest employers. MSD has invested €130m in the site since 2016 as a result of increased global demand for MSD medicines and vaccines which will see MSD Brinny further expand its production facilities and capacity to meet this demand.

& SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

Supervision and co-ordination of Quality Chemistry laboratory and personnel activities and to ensure the timely and efficient testing and reporting of QC samples.



  • Co-ordination of area resources.

  • Supervision of area personnel.

  • Training of area personnel.

  • Participate in corporate/regulatory audits.

  • Delivery of area performance to meet or exceed performance or quality goals.

  • Contribute to site management operational and strategic initiatives.

  • Liaising with external vendors.

  • Ensure compliance with cGMP and other business compliance regulations.

  • Lead, promote, participate and supervise the implementation and maintenance of the EHS programmes relevant to you.

  • Participate in risk assessments, inspections, audits, incident investigations, etc. and implement and follow-up CAPA’s assigned to you.

  • Monitor the EHS performance in your department.

  • Participate and Comply with the our Manufacturing Division Quality Management System (QMS) requirements, including ownership, as relevant to you.

  • Responsible for driving a culture of Continuous Improvement by deploying MSD Six Sigma tools.

  • Develop an effective, focused and strong team by understanding: their abilities, unique contribution and broadening their skill set to be agile and prepared for any future business requirements. Provide your team with the tools and development opportunities (including educational assistance, job rotation, cross-functional training, Six Sigma) to make them successful.

Qualifications


  • Demonstrated knowledge in more than one pharmaceutical and/or chemical manufacturing operation (e.g. Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering, etc)

  • At least 3 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical industry or a similar operating environment which includes significant leadership roles with experience in a front-line supervisory role in operations environment.

  • Knowledge of and experience in applying Six Sigma and Lean methodologies.

  • Demonstrated leadership and change management skills with a continuous improvement focus.

  • Degree or 3rd level qualification (Science/Quality/Technical). Masters preferred.

  • Project Management qualification such as, Project Management Professional.

  • Desirable evidence of Continuous Professional Development.

  • Preference Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

  • Leadership skills.

  • Technical knowledge.

  • Ability to respond to changing priorities.

  • Problem solving skills.

  • Communication skills.
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So, if you are ready to:

INVENT solutions to meet unmet healthcare needs

IMPACT the future by joining MSD, one of the world’s leading healthcare companies

INSPIRE your team to reach their full potential and push the boundaries of science and technology

Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

MSD is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms / recruitment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at MSD via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of MSD. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by MSD as a result of the referral or through other means.


Job: Quality Lab Related
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD


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