NEW JOB: MPS Specialist Needed At MSD Cramlington, UK

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.


Our presence in the UK goes back a long way. For over 80 years, we’ve been researching, developing and supplying new medicines and vaccines that prevent and treat diseases that occur at every stage of life.

Today we're one of the top five biopharmaceutical companies in the UK and employ over 2,000 people across five sites in Hertfordshire, Northumberland, Buckinghamshire, Edinburgh and London.

We are officially certified by the Top Employer Institute and been awarded the exclusive Top Employer United Kingdom Certification for the second year running.

This is an exciting role which will provide the post holder the opportunity to work across the Cramlington site and develop Lean principles, skills and capabilities throughout on-site operations. Responsibilities are as follows:
• Facilitation of Lean/Six Sigma activities across the site.
• Develop Lean management and people development processes and plans in association with operational requirements and business drivers.
• Develop and drive adoption of standard work in all parts of the business.
• Consult and partner with operational managers and their management teams to develop plans and execute performance improvement activities.
• Utilise various Lean principles, systems and tools in conjunction with our standardised deployment roadmap to diagnose, analyse and improve operational processes.
• Coaching and influencing at all levels of the business in Lean principles and tools.
• Rapid problem solving and coaching others within problem solving techniques and mindset.
• Ensuring sustainable programmes are in place following lean capability development.
• Provide teaching and coaching to effectively transfer Lean skills into operational functions.
• Drive site wide lean capability development and building upon the sites lean behavioural framework.
• Lead and coach kaizen with teams to achieve multiple target conditions to achieve an overall challenge.
• Become an SME in the company Lean Toolkit.
• Work with operations and functions to develop a ‘hopper’ of CI opportunities through proactive go see’s and reactive opportunities identified in Tier process.
• Promote a culture of continuous improvement, challenging the status quo while supporting operational strategies that align with the sites long term strategy.

Qualifications, skills & experience:
• Experience within a pharmaceutical environment preferred
• Lean knowledge – Green Belt or equivalent
• Hands-on application of Lean tools and techniques (standardised work, problem solving, value stream mapping, mistake proofing, 5S, etc.).
• Strong communication and influencing skills
• Ability to interact and influence decision making with all levels of the business (senior leaders to shop floor working teams).
• Project management skills.
• Organisational/ prioritisation/ structured working practices
• Developed coaching style
• Prepared to challenge status quo
• Results driven – high energy
• Thrives on new challenges and is motivated by new learning opportunities.

• Required to comply with MSD Global Policies, Procedures and Guidelines, regulatory requirements and execute Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in the performance of day-to-day activities and all applicable job functions.
• Responsible for:
• Attending and successfully completing applicable GMP training, including training in local operating procedures.
• Ensuring you are suitably trained to perform your job.
• Ensuring that this training is accurately recorded in your training record.
• Ensuring that your job is performed in accordance with the training and in compliance with procedures relevant to the role/activity.
• Bringing to the attention of management any violation in cGMPs and/or other concerns which may affect the safety, efficacy, or purity of the organisation’s product

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