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Senior Specialist Engineering - Oral Solid Dosage Forms

MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme AG

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Senior Specialist Engineering - Oral Solid Dosage Forms

Senior Specialist Engineering - Oral Solid Dosage Forms-CHE004701



Senior Specialist Engineering
Based in the EMEA region at an MSD manufacturing site (Oss, Cramlington, Haarlem, Heist, Ballydine, Brinny, Carlow) or MSD office (Dublin, Lucerne, Madrid, Prague).

About MSD
MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

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The position
Being part of the Global Technical Operations Pharm EMEA team, the Senior Specialist Engineering will be responsible for leading the technical interface between MSD and assigned assigned external partners in the EMEA region. These partners may be Contract Manufacturing Organizations in the External Manufacturing space or regional manufacturing partners in the Global Supply Business Development space.

You will provide technical leadership and oversight in the areas of technology transfer, validation, process support, deviation resolution, change control, process optimization, root-cause analysis, technical capability and due diligence assessments for assigned partners. As such this role is the technical point of contact for the partner and collaborates with other MSD functions (Quality, Operations, Supply Chain) and specialist COE’s. You will be responsible for project planning of timelines and executing technical transfer of a process to support commercial supply from an external partner, joint venture and other scenarios, act as the technical interface with 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.


  • Travel will be associated with this position at approximately 25%-50% largely in the EMEA region. 


  • University honours degree in engineering, chemistry or pharmacy;
  • At least five years of hands-on manufacturing experience in the areas of process start up and technical transfer or demonstrated experience in pharmaceutical and packaging operations in general and solid dosage in particular, including quality systems and process technology;
  • Minimum green belt level, black belt preferred;
  • Demonstrated deep technical skills in the areas of oral solid dosage forms manufacturing and packaging;
  • In depth understanding and proven expertise in application of quality systems, especially technical subsystems related to process and equipment qualification, change control, deviation management and cleaning qualification;
  • Strong analytical skills, decision making skills and strong project planning and management skills;
  • Strong teamplayer and collaboration skills;
  • Strong communication skills and flexibility in communicating with partners that are either not fluent in English and/or lack IT infrastructure.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English and at least one other EMEA spoken language.

A good place to work
Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.

For more information about this role you can contact Marcel te Booy, Executive Director, GTO-Pharm EMEA, by phone:+ 31 412662859 or Leopoldo Rodriguez, Director, GTO-Pharm EMEA, by phone: + 34 913211980.

If you are interested in this challenging role, you are invited to apply online by uploading your resume and application letter in English. 


Acquisition by recruitment agencies is not appreciated.



: Chemical Engineering Job Title:Senior Specialist Engineering 

Primary Location

: EMEA-Netherlands-NB-Oss

Other Locations

: EMEA-Spain-M-Madrid, EMEA-Netherlands-NH-Haarlem, EMEA-United Kingdom-ENG-Cramlington, EMEA-Ireland, EMEA-Belgium-Antwerp-Heist op den Berg, EMEA-Switzerland-LU-Luzern

Employee Status

: Regular


: Yes, 50 % of the Time


Number of Openings

: 1

Company Trade Name:MSD