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Date: Nov 11, 2017

Location: Singapore, SG

Company: MSD

Requisition ID: PRO015847

The Director, GTO Pharm leads a team of GTO Managers and Engineers to oversee technical support for the manufacturing of solid dosage and inhalation commercial products, as well as new product commercialisation within MMD Singapore. The selected candidate is also expected to lead/sponsor the conceptualisation and delivery of strategic initiatives for the department and site.
The key responsibilities of the GTO Pharm Director include (but are not limited to):
• Develops and manages strategic departmental staffing and people development plans, including recruitment, department branding, collaboration with external academic and government sponsored technical and business institutions, technical training and staff retention
• Manages profit planning, budgeting and staffing headcount for GTO Pharm and ensures adherence to financial stewardship principles
• Coaching/mentoring of GTO managers and engineers in the support of manufacturing related activities in the Pharm Integrated Process Teams (IPTs), and for the continuous development of technical and leadership capability of the team
• Provides strategic direction towards the development of key initiatives for the GTO department and MMD-Singapore site. These include, but are not limited to, QMS system streamlining, improvement initiatives such as Talent Management, New Product Introduction standardisation, Quality Risk Management, etc.
• Work across functions (internal or external to site) to develop collaboration initiatives for improvement of business processes within IPT Pharm South and West, and/or the site
• Oversight for identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives to manufacturing/cleaning processes, through the use of Lean Six Sigma tools
• Ensures that equipment, process and cleaning validation principles are adhered to and associated activities are executed and maintained as per regulatory and company procedures/guidelines
• Maintains a disciplined approach and adherence to GTO standard work such as GTO Tier process, Portfolio Review, Proactive Process Analysis (PPA) etc.
• Maintains collaboration with GTO Pharm leads across the Merck network to share best practices and connectivity for technical troubleshooting
• Acts as the delegate for GTO Executive Director as requiredQualifications

Bachelors, Master’s or PhD degree in a technical field, such as Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Pharmaceutical Sciences

• At least 10 years of technical experience in pharmaceutical and related industries, preferably in support of solid dosage manufacturing
• Possess at least 5 years of experience in supervising professional staff comprising of managers and engineers, preferably in a technical group
• Expert equipment knowledge of core technology/unit operations relevant to solid dosage manufacturing in MMD is strongly preferred
• In-depth knowledge of Quality Systems is a requirement and knowledge of the principles of Quality by Design development is preferred
• Knowledge of solid dosage formulation development and in-depth process troubleshooting in a drug product manufacturing environment would be an added advantage
• Preferably trained/certified in the use of Lean Six Sigma tools and familiar with the Merck Production System (MPS) concepts

Leadership, Professional and Functional Competencies
• Demonstrates leadership skills in alignment with the Merck Leadership Standards, focusing on Building Talent, Fostering Collaboration, Driving Results and Acting with Courage and Candor
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work effectively and independently on cross-functional teams as a leader, and influence beyond functional boundaries
• Proven leadership capabilities, with strong interest/aptitude for people development in the organization
• Demonstrated ability to closely coach and mentor line managers in core managerial skillsets such as Strategic Thinking, BCCM, decision making etc.


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