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Head of Global Operational Excellence (GOE)
Your role: You are accountable for leading the GOE function within Biopharma Global Manufacturing and Supply (GMS), defining the operational excellence strategy in alignment with the Strategy & Business Operations, GMS and Healthcare strategy and driving measurable business improvements on a global level, through a holistic approach consisting of optimizing processes, management infrastructure and leadership behaviors. As head of GOE you will understand performance and risk of the GMS function and activity, challenge at GMS Leadership team (LT) level strategic and operational actions, roadmaps and decisions, drive a Lean/Six Sigma culture and behavior across the global GMS organization and participate in the development of the SBO strategy. You will be accountable to define a comprehensive OE strategy and work very closely with the global GMS functions and GMS LT members in defining and driving the execution of strategic initiatives and operations improvement aligned with the GMS strategy.
Who you are:
- Life Science graduate, higher degree preferred
- Black belt certification
- 15 years experience in operational excellence, 10 years in the industry
- Demonstrated success in driving OE programs globally
- Extensive experience with top management interactions and leading teams
- Several years experience in operations preferable
- Business-fluent English, one additional language
- Strong results orientation, placing customer at center of all activities
- Clear leadership behaviors, taking initiative, developing others and creating strong followership
What we offer: At Merck, 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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