Supplier Development Engineer Job

Date: Jan 18, 2019

Location: Oss, NB, NL

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Requisition ID: SUP001518

you enjoy working in an international environment with lots of room for personal
development? Did you always want to work in a company where your work can have
a real impact on people’s life? Would you like to change and drive things? 


have an exciting opportunity for a Supplier Development & Performance


a Supplier Development & Performance Management (SD&PM) you will work
closely with the SD&PM Team (Systems, Quality Field Specialists, etc.) and
a be a key technical interface with MSD Direct Material Suppliers and
manufacturing sites on pro-active activities. 


interaction with suppliers includes, but is not limited to, performing HyperCare activities
at the supplier manufacturing site to ensure a flawless launch, executing Supplier
Technical Capability Assessments / APQP, Up-Skilling Suppliers, and leading
Specification Alignment activities.  In addition, the SD&PM
Supplier Development Engineer will interface with MSD Global Sciences,
Technology, and Commercialization (GSTC) group, and the Large and Small
Molecule Lines of Business. 


will be regionally based in the EMEA and located in a MSD
manufacturing site (Oss, Heist, Haarlem) and be instrumental in the following
areas for high risk suppliers in their region. Travel
will be associated with this position on an as-needed basis and is estimated at
~ 25%  



  • Leading
    the execution of the Technical Capability Assessment (TCA) for new and existing
    suppliers, to determine if gaps exist in 11 critical Supplier categories (e.g.
    Mold Asset Management, Material Flow, Sub Supplier Management, Change Control,
    Visual Management, 5 Why’s, etc.) and then Up-Skilling the Supplier to close
    those gaps.
  • Performing
    HyperCare Activities (e.g. walk the lines at the Supplier Manufacturing Site
    and confirm in-process controls are in place, ensure that current MSD
    specifications / drawings are being used at supplier, verify the release
    equipment in supplier lab is the same as supplier qualification and equivalent
    to MSD Lab, analyze supplier release test results for Normality, X-Bar Chart,
    Histogram, Control Limits, etc.) prior to and/or during supplier launch for our
    manufacturing division supply.
  • Partnering with Global
    Procurement to identify “high-risk” Items / Suppliers and then mitigating
    that risk (e.g. HyperCare, Technical Supplier Capability Assessment, etc.)
    for our manufacturing sites.
  • Performing a Gap
    Analysis between specifications, methods, equipment, etc. at our
    manufacturing division’ Suppliers vs. our plants and then mitigate those
    gaps (e.g. Gage R&R, etc.) to pro-actively reduce future deviations,
    supply issues, etc. due to misalignment between MSD and Supplier.
  • Partner
    with other SD&PM personnel (e.g. Systems, Quality, etc.) and other members
    of GSMG to manage our manufacturing division Suppliers.
  • Execution
    of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), PPAP, and Run-Out Rates.


Your profile 

  • Minimum BS in engineering, materials science, or equivalent scientific field  
  • Minimum of 5 years technical experience in these areas:  
  • Demonstrated technical skills, with operations, quality, and/or engineering background in the areas of chemical, pharmaceutical and/or vaccine manufacturing and packaging, or similar regulated industry  
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including professional/interpersonal communication skills  
  • Ability to develop and maintain commercial relationships external to MSD is key  
  • Preferred:  Six Sigma certified Green Belt or Black Belt   

What we offer 

We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Besides that, we offer: 

  • Competitive salary and a 3% year-end bonus; 
  • 35,5 days of leave; 
  • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates; 
  • Solid Pension Plan; 
  • MSD Incentive Plan; 
  • Travel allowance for commuting; 
  • Numerous training, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development. 

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


About us 

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.                  


Job: Supplier Dev & Perf Mgmt
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Employee Status: Regular
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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