Senior Specialist- Laboratory/Facility Management

Date: Jul 13, 2019

Location: Elkhorn, NE, US

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Requisition ID: RES002264

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck’s Animal Health (MAH) Division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.  

In this laboratory manager position, we are looking for a competent multitasker to serve as the communication channel for R&D with on-site and remote teams including Purchasing/Accounts Payable, Maintenance & Engineering and Environmental Health and Safety. The candidate must have the level of dynamism, understanding and openness necessary to communicate with a variety of stakeholders on a disparate number of topics. This role will involve supervision of a group dedicated to serve R&D in media & reagent preparation as well as office administrative functions. To be successful, the candidate must have advanced computer skills, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and have a genuine desire to meet the needs of others. 

1. Responsible for purchase orders placements and invoice reconciliation with Accounts Payable.
2. Responsible for coordination and follow up on the execution of facilities projects in concert with maintenance and engineering group.
3. Responsible for coordination, responsiveness and follow up on initiatives and activities with Environmental Health and Safety 
4. Responsible for coordination and follow up on capital items and equipment procedures such as Management of Change, Request for Concurrency, preparations and establishment of preventive maintenance contracts.
5. Responsible for interacting with scientists and upper management, so communication and presentation skills as well as problem solving, and analytical abilities will be essential to this role.
6. Assists in the documentation and implementation of required or desired changes in site procedures.



Education Minimum Requirement:
• A Bachelor's degree is required

Required Experience and Skills**:
• Minimum 5 years of experience in purchasing/Accounts Payable or experience coordinating activities with maintenance and engineering
• Ability to manage and lead others
• A positive attitude and willingness to learn new processes

Preferred Experience and Skills:
1. SAP experience processing: Purchase Orders and Payment Requests; Vendor Add Forms, as well as the capability to run reports within SAP
2.  Outstanding written and verbal communication and people skills
3. Working knowledge of OSHA Safety Regulations is a plus.
4. The ability to handle multiple priorities
5. Performance Coaching and Leadership skills
6. Computer MS office suite
7. Experience in improving billing and accounts receivable

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


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Job: Research Support Generic
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
Hazardous Materials: Formaldehyde and other carcinogens used in normal research and development laboratories
Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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