Director, Quality

Date: May 4, 2019

Location: Millsboro, DE, US

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Requisition ID: QUA008635

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 Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe. 

The Quality Director will fill a key role in our manufacturing network and the selected candidate will be accountable for leading the quality organizations at two of the sites; providing strategic direction, coaching and support; driving results to meet the objectives of the sites and the company to ensure compliant supplies at competitive cost. 
Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring quality and compliance at the sites 
  • Sponsor implementation of quality and compliance excellence 
  • Supporting continuous improvement and efficiency improvements 
  • Building talent and developing colleagues throughout the organization

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelors in (Bio) Chemistry, Biologics or similar
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience working in biological or pharmaceutical industry
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience managing/leading a Quality/Manufacturing team/unit
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement skills
  • Ability to lead change, drive behavioral change and building talent/developing people
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to think creatively.
  • Excellent leadership skills, along with the ability and willingness to work across organization.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Master level degree in a Science/Business field 
  • Experience working in a regulated environment (i.e. USDA, GMP)
  • Knowledgable in Lean concepts

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: Quality Operations
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
Hazardous Materials: Yes - common laboratory chemicals on rare occassions
Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: Delaware

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