Associate Director Engineering (Technical Operations) Job

Date: Oct 14, 2018

Location: Haarlem, NH, NL

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Requisition ID: QUA006279

For our MSD Haarlem site we are looking for an:

Associate Director Engineering (Technical Operations Department)

MSD in Haarlem is focused on production and packaging of medicines. Haarlem is transformed to a Lean organisation with short reporting lines, autonomous teams and delegation of authority at a level as low as possible in the organisation. Our production process is executed by four 'Integrated Process Teams' (IPTs). All supported by Centres of Excellence (CoE's) and global support functions with expertise in for example innovative technical operations, quality control, HR, Health, Safety and Environment, Finance or the composition of new packaging lines. For the department Technical Operations we are looking for an Associate Director Technical Operations

The CoE Technical Operations is responsible for engineering and capital project execution for the entire MSD site in Haarlem. The Associate Director Engineering is responsible for the site-wide Capital expense budget, overall project planning and qualification activities. Within Technical Operations he/she is responsible for quality assurance, EHS, innovation, guidelines and performance indicators. The Associate Director Engineering 
reports to the Director Technical Operations in Haarlem.

In this role you are supporting the Director Technical Operations and responsible for:
Management of the Capital budget (multi-million), depreciation and overall Capex Planning of the site Haarlem.
- Influence across other manufacturing division sites regarding project execution approach, innovations and technical procedures and quidelines
Being part of global communities of practice such as innovation core team
Execution and implementation of Quality Assurance, EHS and Qualification related activities within Technical Operations.
Translation of our manufacturing divisions strategies into long term CoE plans
Initiate, prioritize and manage improvement initiatives for the sitewide (and possibly international) Capex project execution process.



- Engineering degree on a MSc. or a BSc. degree levelManagement experience preferably in the packaging or pharmaceutical industry;

- Familiarity and comfort with advanced/emerging technology trends such as production automation, serialisation/aggregation;

- Experience with planning and managing projects and/or programs with various stakeholders at various levels within an organization;

- Capable of thinking and strategically, innovatively and creatively;

Strong communicative skills, fluent in both Dutch as well as English (spoken and written).

- Experience with working in international teams.


If you are interested in this challenging role, you are requested to apply online by uploading your resume and application letter in English.

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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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.



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