Director Project Definition and Concept Design Job

Date: Jun 26, 2019

Location: Boxmeer, NB, NL

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Requisition ID: CHE006656

Director Project Definition and Concept Design
Responsible for ‘Quality by design and Safety by design’

MSD is a leading global biopharmaceutical company that has been developing innovative products in the form of drugs and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases for more than a hundred years. MSD Animal Health is the global animal health division of MSD. MSD Animal Health is committed to protecting and improving animal health, welfare and performance. In close cooperation with veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments, we develop an unrivaled range of veterinary pharmaceutical products, vaccines, solutions and services for health management. MSD Animal Health is in a solid growth phase with significant investments in people and resources.

With more than 200 employees, the Global Engineering Solutions (GES) division is responsible for managing investment capital and designing and executing capital projects for MSD worldwide. GES is organized in a Technology organization (responsible for the design of projects) and a Delivery organization (responsible for the realization of projects). The Technology Center for Animal Health (AH) has its home base in Boxmeer (NL). In order to manage the increased capital scope for MSD Animal Health worldwide, a new position has been created within the department. This new position, the Director Project Definition and Concept Design, will lead a team of 4 FTE which is responsible for developing business cases and project definitions as well as preparing the concept designs. This position is based in Boxmeer (NL).

In this new position you lead the engineering teams that prepare the business case and the conceptual design of projects. You are responsible for MSD Animal Health investment projects in the conceptual design phase by leading and developing the responsible GES team and partnering with international engineering partners that assist in the development of the conceptual design. You prioritize the start of capital projects in cooperation with the Business Integrator, based on the requests of the business and replace the Business Integrator in case of his absence. You will lead the projects in terms of scope, time and budget and provide technical and managerial resources to undertake studies, apply MSD Capital Management Process, Lean methods and consult to new projects in existing business operations. This role demands close cooperation with MSD business leaders and internal and external engineering leaders. You report to the Director GES Technology Center Animal Health. 


We are looking for a leader in business case and design development with the ability to get results in a complex, international and cross functional environment. You bring strong influencing skills, demonstrated advanced leadership behaviors and strong business acumen. You also bring:

  • A Bachelor or Master of Science degree in Engineering or applicable Science
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in matching industries (Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Vaccines, (nutritional) Food)
  • Sound knowledge of business case development, industry approaches for design, internal & external guidance and standard work related to their line of business
  • Knowledge of Capital Management Processes as used in large capital-intensive industries
  • Knowledge and experience in applying Lean production principles
  • Excellent command of the English language, oral and written
  • Willing to travel at least 25% of the time for projects assignments and willing to travel to Boxmeer at least two days a week

MSD offers you a role with impact. Strongly connected with company strategy and co-determining the future of our company. You make a significant contribution to the construction of safe and efficient factories with which our employees can produce high-quality and effective medicines for our customers. You are visible in the organization and working closely with MSD leaders all over the world. A role combining high value engineering with business development. Excellent primary and secondary employment conditions, including a company car, an MSD Incentive Plan and a personal incentive plan complete the offer.

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