Director, Manufacturing & Client Cell Culture

Merck Kgaa Rockville , MD 20850

Posted 4 weeks ago

Your role:

As an Operations Director for Manufacturing and Client Cell Culture, you will oversee the daily management of multiple laboratories conducting GMP and non-GMP cell bank manufacturing and other cell expansion activities. This includes supervision of managers, supervisors, scientists, associate scientists, and/or lab technicians in each lab. This also includes oversight and accountability for quality of work, service delivery, financial targets, and other established lab performance targets. You are responsible for the scientific integrity of technical work performed, adherence to all regulations, and are required to ensure scientific observations, detailed workbooks and all other documentation fulfills generally accepted (cGMP and cGDP) professional/industry standards. You will manage and lead cell bank manufacturing and cell expansion for subsequent characterization testing in compliance to cGMP for multiple laboratories within our Biologics business. Less than 10% travel required for this role.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the development of manufacturing technical specifications with client input.

  • Make final decisions on operational matters to ensure achievement of department objectives.

  • Effectively deploy the resources within the laboratory and make recommendations to Head of Biologics Operations for required additional resources to facilitate the continued expansion of the business.

  • Drive teams to meet revenue targets while maintaining and controlling associated budgeted expense lines.

  • Drive business and quality metrics to meet company goals: on time delivery, right first time, repeat rate, etc.

  • Interact with Sales/Marketing to develop and implement the business of the company and provide support to the sales team where required.

  • Interact with other operational leaders and senior management in the organization to promote synergies between departments and more effectively utilize resources.

  • Interact with global colleagues to ensure uniformity of standards and service within the company as well as drive global alignment.

  • Liaise with the Operational Excellence and Digitalization & Automation project leads on continuous improvement efforts. Coordinate resources needed for such projects.

Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in scientific discipline

  • 5+ years experience leading small to mid-scale biologics manufacturing operations (e.g. cell bank manufacturing)

  • 5+ years experience with cGMP regulations and regulatory compliance.

  • 5+ years of previous people management experience

  • Working knowledge of spreadsheets and spreadsheet data analysis tools.

  • Effective coaching and developmental skills for direct reports.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MA/MS in scientific discipline.

  • Excellent time management and organization skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, both formal and informal that have been demonstrated through presentations/seminars, oversight of projects, etc.

  • Highly collaborative.

Job Requisition ID: 205589

Location: Rockville

Career Level: D - Professional (4-9 years)

Working time model: full-time

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Thank you for visiting our careers website, we are always looking for curious minds to join our teams. We understand how much the world is being impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and we want to assure you that your safety is very important to us. To ensure that everyone's health is protected, instead of a standard face-to-face interview, it is likely that you will be offered alternative digital interview options.

US Disclosure

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunityemployer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure

The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from8:00amto5:30pmET Monday through Friday.

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