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Supplier Quality Engineer, Supplier Development & Performance Management West Point, PA Job # SUP001101
Responsible for serving as a primary point of contact for high risk and escalated suppliers for Merck / MSD sites. Will function within one of five categories (i.e. primary packaging, secondary packaging, glass, product contact, or raw materials). Will provide cross-category support to support surges in workload.
Responsible for implementing procedures and best practices supporting Merck's SD&PM organization, under the direction of the SD&PM Associate Director. The incumbent will exercise leadership in monitoring and maintaining supplier compliance with worldwide regulatory requirements, current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), MMD Quality Manual and Quality Management Systems, and pertinent legal and / or business contract requirements. Key responsibilities include leading supplier deviation investigations, upskilling suppliers for Quality, Compliance and Regulatory improvements, and interfacing with Merck / MSD sites. The incumbent will assist the SD&PM Associate Director in driving completion of Supplier Improvement Plans and interfacing with Merck / MSD site Operations, Quality, Planning, Global Procurement and Global Technology Operations colleagues.
The incumbent will possess Analytical, Scientific, Technical, Manufacturing, and / or Quality experience in order to effectively administer and control Quality and Technical programs and projects needed to manage suppliers, under the direction of the SD&PM Associate Director.
Education Minimum Requirement:
BS/BA degree in Engineering, Science or Business
Required Experience and Skills:
Minimum of 5 years of experience in Quality, Technical, Operations, or related Business Operations working with products or processes
Possesses the following:
Demonstrated Quality, Technical and / or Manufacturing experience in the areas of chemical, pharmaceutical and / or vaccine manufacturing or packaging, or supplier management
Experience conducting technical investigations
Demonstrated problem-solving skills
Knowledge and application of the Merck Leadership Behaviors
Ability to develop and / or improve commercial relationships
Ability to work within a matrix organization and leverage expertise from other Merck functions and departments
Knowledge of cGMPs, technical writing, data management, collection, and analysis
Possesses excellent interpersonal, inclusion, and communication skills
Appreciates and respects diversity, cultures, and norms
Facilitates business negotiations in a professional manner
Works independently with all levels of the organization, and has demonstrated the following skills:
Rapid / Disciplined decisions
Acts with courage and candor
Escalation of issues / concerns to management, as appropriate
Ability to Prioritize, Align and Simplify
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Sigma Black Belt, Green Belt or Yellow Belt certification is preferred
Secondary Packaging Component experience
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