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.
For our Animal Health production site with over 1,500 employees, we are currently looking for a highly competent and experienced leader (m/f) to join us as Associate Director (m/f) Manufacturing Operations
The Associate Director (m/f) Manufacturing Operations will be responsible for leading all aspects of the production of complex, GMP viral and bacteriological antigens used in the manufacturing of animal health vaccines. The role will require the oversight of 3 production departments (viral and bacterial antigens as well as production of media) and therewith a team of 80 employees. Experience in the GMP production of biologics (e.g. fermentation, cell culture, downstream processing) with a strong background in GMP Quality Systems is essential. Demonstrated experience leading an efficient Operations team, including a deep understanding of capacity/cost management is required. The Associate Director (m/f) Manufacturing Operations will report directly to the General Manager.
Establish and develop the Operations department.
Provide exceptional leadership skills to the organization including hiring, mentoring and developing staff.
Use strong communication and teamwork skills to build strong relationships with stakeholders.
Demonstrate outstanding technical acumen, operational understanding and GMP compliance in building and running the Operations Department.
Build an exceptional Operations team to run GMP Manufacturing Operation.
Drive efficient, capacity/cost effective operations.
Work with key stakeholders to develop execution plans to increase capacity and throughput of operations.
Champion the implementation of new technologies and systems.
Ensure a culture of strong GMP Manufacturing Operations, GMP compliance and continuous improvement.
Ensure that production facilities are maintained at a high standard, equipment maintenance and calibrations are performed and validation protocols and reports are reviewed and approved.
Ensure all staff maintain appropriate level of training.
Establish and manage annual operating budgets for all of Operations.