Improvement engineer Global LM Quality
Milan, Milano, Italy
5 gg fa

Job Description

Do you enjoy working in an international environment with lots of room for personal development? Did you always want to work in a company where your work can have a real impact?

You have a drive for continuous improvement and you are a true strategic thinker. With these capabilities combined with your extensive knowledge of Lean Six Sigma you are able to bring our Quality organization to the next level.

You have a passion working with colleagues from different cultures and backgrounds and you get energy form travelling to visit our production sites which are mainly based in Europe.

Welcome in our team

  • The Strategy & Operational excellence team creates and drives the establishment & execution of the Large Molecule Quality Strategy (Hoshin) and leads Operational Excellence (MPS) initiatives for the whole Large Molecule Region (currently 17 Sites;
  • 800 People) on behalf of the Strategy & Operational excellence Lead Animal Health

    We have an opportunity for a

    Improvement engineer Global LM Quality

    In this newly created role you will have an exciting opportunity to work in a setting where you can make a difference and gain exposure within the broader organization.

  • You ensure an appropriate design, implementation and execution of a prioritized Large Molecule Quality Hoshin comprised of regional initiatives i.
  • e. : Testing locations (optimizing and leveraging the network : testing hubs / local testing)Testing operations (Lean lab)Operationalizing QA activitiesRight sized & right scope of Quality Investment projects (Equipment, QC labs, animal facilities)

  • To be successful you build and maintain sponsorship with the relevant stakeholder groups within Quality, Operations and Global functions, coordinating and aligning individual activities across the network
  • You are governing Hoshin initiatives from end-to-end, building and maintaining meaningful KPIs to monitor progress (visualization) and to identify risks or opportunities to ensure compliant customer supply.
  • In the network, you : Partner closely with Large Molecule Animal Health Operations to ensure consistency between Operations and Quality.
  • Partner with Operational Excellence Teams in other areas (e.g. Small Molecule sites, Human Health) to ensure leveraging of best practices and approaches.

    Partner with other Global support functions such as Global Supply chain (e.g. Agility; mid-term and long-term planning), Technological Support (testing improvements to ensure meeting strategy for commercial testing), R&D (development of right tests for commercial testing) and others as appropriateParticipate in Business review meetings throughout our Manufacturing division to identify critical projects and processes for Quality, which would benefit from improvement.

    Support and ensures collaboration and exchange of best practices across the network.

  • The position is based at a Manufacturing site and requires traveling to the Animal Health sites up to 50%. The base can be determined by your current location.
  • If applicable relocation will be supported by us.

    Animal Health Division

    Our Animal Health division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to the health and well-being of animals.

    We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society and our planet.

    We offer one of our industry’s most innovative portfolio of products, services and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species.

    Your profile

  • Preferably an Academic Degree in Business Administration, Engineering or Life Science;
  • Ideally certified Lean Six Sigma Black belt or equivalent;
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in Lean Six sigma projects or global projects in operational excellence;
  • Proven ability to manage complex projects
  • Strong ability to influence people and initiate and drive change in complex organizations;
  • Strong communication skills in English
  • Ability to build strong relationships within and across functions with proven ability to influence senior levels of plant management.
  • Innovative and strategic thinker with strong problem solving skills
  • What we offer

    We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development.

    Our benefits are very competitive

  • Competitive salary
  • Solid Pension Plan
  • Bonus plan subject to the company annual results
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Who we are

    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.


    We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment.

    We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

    Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

    Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities.

    All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company.

    No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place.

    Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

    Employee Status : Regular

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    Domestic / International

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    Requisition ID : R20326

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