Senior Technical Specialist, Technical Centre of Excellence
Cork, IE
25d ago

Senior Technical Specialist, Technical Centre of Excellence Job

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MSD 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 MSD has codified its 125-

year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

MSD 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 Senior Technical Specialist will be a key team member in the Technology Center of Excellence (CoE) which provides technical expertise to a growing site with an expanding portfolio of technologies and products.

The successful candidate will work in a dynamic environment with exciting career opportunities.

The Senior Technical Specialist will provide technical support and expertise to the production areas to ensure the manufacture of quality pharmaceutical products in accordance to the MSD Manufacturing Division Priorities of : Compliance, Supply, Strategy and Profit Plan.

The Senior Technical Specialist is responsible for actively participating in the Tier process to manage technical projects and proactively manage and resolve issues before they impact the business priorities.

The Senior Technical Specialist will be an active member within the cross functional CoE providing support, guidance and strive for Technical excellence to ensure the success of the CoE.

The Technical Specialist will model the MSD Leadership behaviours and understand the MPS principles to drive a culture of continuous improvement building a High Performance Organisation.

The Senior Technical Specialist will participate and comply with the MSD Manufacturing Division Quality Management System (QMS) requirements, including ownership, as relevant to you.

Primary activities / responsibilities :

  • Provide ongoing coaching and support to the cross functional team members, to share their technical knowledge and promote best practices.
  • Ensure supply of high quality product by providing technical and scientific product and process support to maximise process performance (product lifecycle management, continuous process improvement initiatives, etc.).
  • Provide Technical stewardship, equipment resource planning and validation schedules.
  • Ensure highest Quality & Compliance standards.
  • Provide Technical expertise and leadership within a wide range of technical projects within the CoE, such as the validation of new equipment, improvement to the filling process, PPQ, New product introduction, etc.
  • Act as a deputy for the Technical Lead as required.
  • Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge in more than one pharmaceutical and / or chemical manufacturing operation (e.g. manufacturing, quality, Technical support, etc.) working at SME level.
  • At least ten years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical industry or a similar operating environment with experience in a Technical role in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of and experience in applying Lean Six Sigma and Lean methodologies with a continuous improvement focus.
  • Expert level understanding of regulatory and validation requirements.
  • SME in product technical / scientific support
  • Demonstrated Project Management Experience in leading technical product / process based projects (E.G New product introduction, PPQ).
  • Demonstrated successes in a team environment, such as project teams, Six Sigma team, Continuous improvement, capital projects, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to realize improvement initiatives, through leadership of teams.
  • Demonstrated ability in holding project team members responsible for results and being decisive about non-performers
  • Demonstrated high level of problem solving and facilitation skills.
  • Advanced PC skills such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Stakeholder management of multi decision makers, colleagues, peers and cross functional teams.
  • Qualifications :

  • MSc in Science, Technical or Engineering discipline
  • Desirable evidence of Continuous Professional Development.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or equivalent
  • Desirable project management qualification such as PMP etc.
  • Your role at MSD 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 MSD, we’re inventing for life.

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