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  • Posted: May 25, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • MSD is a leading global biopharmaceutical company that has been inventing for life for more than a century. Bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countrie...
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    Production Pharmacist

    Job Description

    • Our Manufacturing Operations teams are the people that make our products. We work in the manufacturing plants with a “Safety First, Quality Always” mindset striving for continuous improvement. We work in the local plant connected to our global manufacturing network to ensure the highest quality of raw materials, intermediates and finished products.

    Position Overview - Basic Functions & Responsibility

    • Responsible for the design and maintenance and execution of packaging controls within the IPT.
    • Responsible for executing compliance related tasks in line with EHS, GMP & financial requirements. Compliance activities include correct waste handling and disposal, batch execution, COMET entries.
    • Line Management Responsibilities: IPT Pharmacist Assistant/s to report into Production Pharmacist.

    Primary Activities

    • Lead/participate in and write investigations related to Deviations and Complaints.
    • Lead/participate in Quality Risk Management activities.
    • Initiate and review new packaging protocols and packaging tickets
    • Support production activities to ensure ongoing compliance with cGMP
    • Support in ensuring the site is permanently inspection ready with regard to GMP requirements.
    • Updates SOPs and conducts training.
    • Help with Management of EMS alarms
    • Verification that Line Cleaning, Line Opening and the status of material received into IPT is correct.
    • Review and closure of Packaging Tickets
    • Follow up on on-going internal and external audit actions. Ensure that commitments are met on time.
    • Line management responsibilities for IPT Pharmacist Assistant/s. 

    Qualifications/ skills

    • Minimum a tertiary qualification in Pharmacy / Registration with the S.A. Pharmacy Council
    • Good interpersonal skills.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills.
    • People Management skills.
    • Excellent writing / documentation skills
    • Demonstrated ability to problem solve
    • Excellent attention to detail required.

    Experience  required

    • Bachelor of  Pharmacy
    • 1 yrs operations experience will be an advantage.
    • Computer literacy:  MS Office, MS Excel, MS Visio, MS Powerpoint
    • Ability to work in cross-functional teams
    • Communication Skills, Written, Oral and Presentation;
    • Decision Making
    • Self driven, self motivated and pro-active.
    • Must be familiar with GMP systems and how they interlink.
    • Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that’s devoted to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time. 

    Who we are …

    • We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. 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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to MSD on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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