Biologics Process Lead Job

Date: Feb 14, 2019

Location: Cork, IE

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Requisition ID: MAN006043

Are you ready to Invent, Impact, Inspire?

Join MSD and shape the future of healthcare in Ireland


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.


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 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.


The Biologics IPT Process Lead will provide front-line leadership to a new and growing manufacturing team within the newly formed Biologics Integrated Process Team (IPT).

The Process Lead is responsible for the management of the team through the active implementation of the tier process across the Upstream and Downstream process in a newly designed and dedicated Biologics facility. He/She will be responsible for moulding a High Performance culture within his/her team by creating an environment of flexibility, collaboration, engagement and teamwork.

The Process Lead will be an active member within the cross functional IPT Team providing support, guidance and expertise to ensure the success of the IPT. The IPT Process Lead will model our Leadership behaviors and understand our Production System principles to drive a culture of continuous improvement building a High Performance Organisation.

Primary activities/responsibilities:
• Lead team by providing ongoing coaching and support to all team members, including the identification and development of key talent and skills within the team.
• Drive the team’s performance so that every individual understands their contribution and how it impacts the site.
• Ensure supply of high quality product through tactical planning and execution of production schedules
• Sound manufacturing stewardship, resource planning, scheduling and control.
• Consistently deliver on specific area Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), e.g. EHS metrics, Production Plan, OEE, compliance, team training and budget performance.
• Ensure highest Quality & Compliance standards.
• Responsible for driving a culture of Continuous Improvement by deploying Six Sigma tools within the IPT on projects such as: OEE, problem solving, reducing cycle time, Lean principles within the process.
• 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.

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• Demonstrated knowledge in upstream and/or downstream Biologics manufacturing operations support (e.g. manufacturing, quality, engineering, etc)
• Degree or 3rd level qualification (Science, Engineering, Production).
• At least three years experience in an upstream and/or downstream Biologics manufacturing facility.
• Experience in people management.
• Proven capability for delivering results in a regulated Pharmaceutical environment.
• Knowledge of and experience in applying Lean Six Sigma and Lean methodologies.
• Demonstrated leadership skills with a continuous improvement focus.

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

Job: Manuf./Operations Generic
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Employee Status: Regular
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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