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Product Optimisation Lead - OSS API Job

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  • Dublin
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 01/02/2013
  • Merck
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Product Optimisation Lead - OSS API Job


Product Optimisation Lead - OSS API-PRO009711


The Product Optimisation Lead will manage optimal coordination of manufacturing (bulk, formulation, filling, devices, packaging and cold chain) assets at all Merck & External Biologics & Therapeutic Protein manufacturing sites for the product(s) of responsibility. He/she will manage resources within the sites/functions as they manage across functional lines through influence rather than direct management control, and will impact the time and effectiveness of hundreds of resources on a daily basis. The alignment by product will require effective integration of many functional players at various organizational layers to achieve the optimal result for the company. This will require creating a new way of working throughout MMD (Merck Manufacturing Division), implementation of new work flows, and a broad role of management (raw materials to final product). The position carries the responsibility of production performance for products in excess of $1B USD in total value to the organization.

Specific responsibilities include:

- Post commercialisation and in alignment with the Integrated Development and Supply Team (IDST) manage the transition of responsibilities the VCM team.
- Create & deliver a production life cycle management plan supporting the closure of mid/long-term supply/demand gaps to support the Merck & Co. business plans in collaboration with VP of MMD-BioTP and his immediate staff (Site Heads, Technical Operations (TO), Strategy, Operations lead, etc.) and heads of Key Support Functions (Supply Chain Management (SCM), Quality, Finance, HR etc.)
- Through collaboration manage the interface and relationship with other key stakeholders (Global Science Technology Commercialisation (GSTC), External Manufacturing (ExM), EMEA, NA tactical rings, Emerging Markets etc.) that support BioTP products to ensure effective prioritization of product master plans across the BioTP portfolio.
- Partnering with Supply Chain ensure coordination & timely delivery of operational goals to support the Value Chain Mgmt Team (VCMT):
- Develop an overall product Life Cycle Management plan for each product including RFT, lead-time reduction, capacity and COG (Cost of Goods Sold).
- Working with sites and functions establish and monitor production performance metrics; recommend and drive actions as metric performance dictates.

- Develop annual consolidated product operating expense budget and develop model to predict COGS evolution, developing plans to manage COGS growth as needed to maintain competitiveness in each target market and in support of Target '15 deliverables.
- In partnership with BioTO and GSTC proactively drive process analysis efforts to ensure process robustness and optimum process stability (Cpk) to enable optimal product delivery.


- Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, Engineering, or related technical discipline is required; an advanced technical degree and/or MBA preferred.

Job: Product Dev Proj/Prog Mgmnt

Job Title: Assoc. Dir, Project Management

Primary Location: EMEA-IE-Leinster-Dublin

Employee Status: Regular

Number of Openings: 1

External Job Board Posting: Ireland -

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Ref: PRO009711_1359417699
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