Supplier Quality Lead Expert (all genders)

Posted 17 Dec 2021

Darmstadt, Hessen - Deutschland

Req Id 236017



A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.


United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.


Your role: 


Join us in becoming a strategic member of the global External Supply Quality team at our Healthcare Business  site in Darmstadt, Germany.

In this capacity, you will lead and provide QA oversight of Supplier Quality processes that are necessary to run our manufacturing and development activities. In collaboration with site and global functions, you ensure that suppliers are qualified and maintained in compliance with Merck and regulatory standards and expectations. You manage operational Supplier Quality systems for local and global suppliers, including supplier audits, quality agreements, changes, risk management and supplier complaints. You also lead and participate in cross-functional projects and contribute to the continuous improvement of the processes you manage. You are part of a global team of quality associates that drives Quality and Compliance activities at our manufacturing sites worldwide, with a passion for improving the lives of patients.



Who you are:


  • Science or Technology degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Material Science, Biology, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Chemistry)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical or life sciences industry
  • Strong knowledge of ISO, GMP & GDP regulations, FDA 21 CFR, EU GMP and ICH Guidelines
  • Knowledge of Material Science is a plus
  • Excellent communications skills, with a collaborative attitude towards external and internal stakeholders
  • Practical knowledge of risk assessment applications
  • Project management skills
  • Comfortable working in both a virtual and on-site team setting
  • German & English fluent. Other languages desirable.


What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


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