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Shift Manager Job

MSD Ireland

  • Tipperary
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 02/01/2013
  • Merck
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Shift Manager Job


Shift Manager-MAN002068


Today's MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as 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 people 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.

MSD in Ireland

MSD employs over 2,300 people at operations at sites in Dublin, Carlow, Cork, Tipperary and Wicklow. In the past five decades, the company has invested over €2.2 billion in Ireland. MSD is one of Ireland’s leading exporters and contributes significantly towards making the pharmaceutical industry the country's leading export sector. MSD is a member of Guaranteed Irish and manufactures or packages many of its leading products for the world market in Ireland.

We are currently recruiting a Shift Manager who has a key leadership role in our Integrated Product Team (IPT) organisations. Reporting to the IPT Production Leader, the Shift Manager co-ordinates and directs the activities of his/her shift team in the execution of API processing. In addition the Shift Manager is responsible for either Dry End and Solvent Recovery operations or Utility operations (depending on their IPT assignment).

As the successful candidate, you effectively collaborate with key site stakeholders and have responsibility for all day to day manufacturing activities and the management of a team of operating personnel within one of our IPT facilities. You will manage resources to meet production goals and targets and you will ensure compliance with all Company and external regulatory requirements for safety, quality and the environment. In addition, you will ensure process and equipment optimisation in order to sustain and improve product quality, yields and throughput. Using the principles of a high performance culture, you will train, coach, develop and proactively manage individual team members and the overall shift team to achieve personal and organisational success in a lean manufacturing environment on an on-going basis.


- Have at least five years supervisory/management experience in an API manufacturing environment.
- Hold a Third level qualification in a Manufacturing, Engineering, or Science discipline or demonstrated equivalent manufacturing experience.
- Possess excellent leadership, communication, conflict resolution and problem solving skills with demonstrated ability to motivate and coach others to achieve results.
- Have a proven track record of being able to analyse information from different stakeholder perspectives and draw accurate conclusions to support timely decision making.
- Have the ability to plan, prioritise and effectively manage resources to meet deadlines and produce quality deliverables.
- Have extensive experience in the application of Lean Manufacturing tools to problem solve and drive continuous improvement within your workgroup.
- Have budget management experience to ensure targets for the production area are achieved.
- Have a proven track record of effective coaching and performance management

This is a shift position based on a 4 cycle 12 hr shift rotation

Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. MSD’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.

MSD is an equal opportunity employer, proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Job: Manuf./Operations Generic

Job Title: Shift Manager

Primary Location: EMEA-IE-Munster-Tipperary

Employee Status: Regular

Number of Openings: 1

External Job Board Posting: Ireland -

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Ref: MAN002068-en_US_1356825692
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