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Packaging and Supply Chain Student Placement Job

Date: Nov 8, 2017

Location: Cramlington, ENG, GB

Company: MSD

Requisition ID: MAN004561

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.

Joining our dedicated and talented team for 12 months at our Cramlington site as a placement student will help build a strong foundation for success in your future.

At MSD placement students can gain experience within a team comprising individuals from many backgrounds with different roles, but all working together to deliver on the same promise: finding new ways to create a healthier future. Uncompromising dedication to the people who depend on our products is a passion we all share.

Position Overview

Provide day to day support for the IPT Coaches, IPT Production Lead and Supply Chain Coordinators as well as involvement in support of specific IPT improvement projects.

GMP Responsibilities

• Required to comply with Merck Global Policies, Procedures and Guidelines, regulatory requirements and execute Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in the performance of day-to-day activities and all applicable job functions.
• Responsible for:
o Attending and successfully completing applicable GMP training, including training in local operating procedures.
o Ensuring you are suitably trained to perform your job.
o Ensuring that this training is accurately recorded in your training record.
o Ensuring that your job is performed in accordance with the training and in compliance with procedures relevant to the role/activity.
o Bringing to the attention of management any violation in cGMPs and/or other concerns which may affect the safety, efficacy, or purity of Merck product.

Duties and Key responsibilities

1. To provide technical support for all processes involved in running of the IPT.
2. To implement improvement projects as directed by IPT Production Lead or Supply Chain Lead.
3. To support investigations and follow up issues arising from safety incidents, atypicals or customer complaints, establishing assignable causes for events and proposing appropriate actions to minimise rework and improve processes.
4. To participate as directed Continuous Improvement projects to realise improvements in Safety, Quality, Supply or Cost.
5. To comply with the standards in Merck policies, procedures, guidelines and SOPs.
6. To support any IPT projects or tasks as required by IPT Coaches or Production/Supply Chain Leads.

Key Capabilities/Skills

• Excellent communicator, able to build relationships and trust at all levels and with diverse stakeholders
• First class interpersonal skills
• Team player, learning from and helping others overcome obstacles
• Confident with a willingness to get involved
• Takes initiative to do things without being asked
• Has a can do attitude, anticipates problems and proposes solutions
• Able to build effective working relationships quickly
• Listens and adapts to improve
• Good listening skills
• A self starter who can be relied upon to work with minimal supervision

Education and Experience

• Working towards a minimum of a 2:1 in a relevant discipline
• Entering your third or penultimate year of study, returning to your degree course at the end of the placement

Next Steps

• Stage 1
Fill in our online application form and submit your CV

• Stage 2
If successful at stage 1, you will be invited to take part in a telephone interview

• Stage 3
If successful at stage 2, you will be invited to an assessment centre at our Cramlington site.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to have a two week handover with the current student.

Job: Manufacturing & Quality
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Employee Status: Regular
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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