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Associate Director – Sterile Drug Product ExManfg Techology


West Point, PA
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Job Title: Associate Director – Sterile Drug Product ExManfg Techology  - CHE005419


Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, 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 Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck 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 incumbent will be responsible for the management of the technical interface between Merck and external manufacturing partners in the Sterile small and large molecule, Formulation, Filling and Packaging areas. This individual will be involved in developing the project timeline for leading and executing a technical transfer of a process to support Supply from Commercialization to an external partner, from Merck Supply to an external partner and other scenarios. 

Responsibilities will also include leading the technical interface with the external partners in the area of process support to aid in the resolution of production issues that could impact Supply and also to provide guidance on process optimization. The incumbent will have strong technical and leadership skills in addition to strong business acumen along with strong interpersonal and communication skills.



  • BS in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry, or other Engineering Discipline.  Advanced degree preferred.


  • BS Seven (7) years (or advanced degree 5 years) manufacturing experience in the areas of process start up and technical transfer or have demonstrated experience in these areas. Strong professional and interpersonal communication skills are also required. 
  • Must be able to multi-task and work within tight deadlines. 
  • Flexibility and the ability to work independently as well as excellent organizational skills. 
  • Project Management
  • Lean Manufacturing / Six Sigma Experience


  • Majority of manufacturing experience in sterile/ aseptic processing or formulation and filling
  • Statistical Analyses
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Experience associated with filings and change control

Your role at Merck 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 Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


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Job Chemical Engineering

Primary Location NA-US-PA-West Point

Other Locations NA-US-NC-Durham-RTP

Employee Status Regular

Number Of Openings 1

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