Supervisor - Manufacturing
Merck - Cleveland, TN

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Responsibilities are as follows: Supervise the direct processing of materials and the associated workforce to ensure attainment of business results.Effectively collaborate with and manage a work team with specific responsibility for motivating others, ensuring performance, schedule execution, task coordination, equipment and area preparation and effective administration of personnel policies and procedures.Ability to manage conflict and effect resolution to technical and personnel challenges is key as is openness to change and the ability to effect positive change.Because our business is dynamic and advances in science and technology require new methods of production we are looking for individuals who can do the following: Collaborate with team members in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives and action plans.Support activities in the areas of cost containment, efficiency, productivity, energy conservation, waste minimization, operational excellence and lean practices.Due to the high impact nature of this role it is essential that the incumbent demonstrate integrity, credibility and flexibility in their daily performance so as to motivate others to do the same.Assure compliance with safety and environmental practices, cGMPs and SOPs in the work area. Initiate the investigation when a quality or safety event occurs during the shift.Work with members from Quality and Technical Operations to properly handle unplanned events.Ensure that corrective actions are implemented.Ensure that personnel under his/her supervision are properly trained in cGMPs, procedures, good documentation practices and regulatory matters. Ensure materials receiving and verification in the work area, equipment cleaning, set-up and area cleaning and verification are completed according to procedures.Assure that materials are properly handled and equipment is properly operated according to SOPs, guidelines, and regulations.Maintain control of processes and product quality by ensuring compliance with cGMPs, safety and environmental regulations.Monitor the manufacturing processes during the shift.QualificationsEducation: Bachelor's Degree. Preferred: Master's Degree in Science or Engineering.Required: Excellent written and oral communication skills.Excellent interpersonal skills.Proven project management experience.Ability to lead teams.Willingness to work off-shift (evening / night).Preferred: Strong regulatory background in GMP compliance.Working knowledge of SAP.Previous experience in Consumer Products or Pharmaceutical environment.Previous leadership experience.
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About Merck Merck makes medicines for a number of maladies, from stuffy noses and asthma to hypertension and arthritis. The...