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Chemistry Shift Supervisor, Quality Laboratory Job

Date: Nov 18, 2017

Location: Cork, IE

Company: MSD

Requisition ID: QUA006453

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.

MSD Manufacturing Division, MMD, 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.

Your role will involve supervision and co-ordination of a shift team within Quality laboratories to ensure the timely and efficient testing and reporting of QC samples.


  • Co-ordination of area resources.

  • Ensure testing is completed within required time frames

  • 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 SHE 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 SHE performance in your department.

  • Participate and Comply with the MMD Quality Management System (QMS) requirements, including ownership, as relevant to you.
Responsible for driving a culture of Continuous Improvement by deploying Merck 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.
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.



Job: Quality Lab Related
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
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Company Trade Name: MSD


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