Specialist, Packaging Commercialization - West Point, United States - Merck Sharp & Dohme

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Our company 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 our company has codified its legacy for over a century.

Our success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Our Manufacturing and Supply Division is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of bio-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.

Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

Position Description:

Role Responsibilities:

  • Design innovative approaches to package both finished products and intermediate components.
  • Design experiments to characterize our products and robustly challenge the integrity of new packages, packaging processes, and process controls to characterize failure modes.
  • Engage with partners in logistics and distribution by leading shipping distribution strategies and the coordination of shipping distribution studies.
  • Provide input regarding selection of primary packaging components and device packaging.
  • Author packaging specifications for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging as well as provide information to support relevant sections of regulatory filing submission documents.
  • Interface with internal stakeholders and external stakeholders, such as packaging component suppliers, testing laboratories, and contract manufacturing operations.

Education Minimum Requirement:

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Understanding of package development process and engineering principles
  • Strong scientific
- and risk-based thinking

  • Demonstrated experience in building collaborative partnerships.
  • Productive communication between stakeholders who are either peers or leaders, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent prioritization skills and some project management experience
  • Ability to make rapid disciplined decisions.
  • A scientific curiosity to understand and design protections for our complex pipeline products.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in development packaging for new pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and/or medical device combination products.
  • Experience with packaging process characterization and development and motivated to challenge the statusquo to achieve rapid and rightfirsttime product launches.
  • Experience with GMP and data integrity compliance principles.
  • Manufacturing site stakeholder engagement.

This role at our company 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 our company, we're inventing for life.


If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package.

To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.


Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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