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Job: Associate Director, Packaging Engineer, Merck & Co., Wilson, NC

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Job title:
Associate Director, Packaging Engineer
Job location:
Wilson, NC  27893 United States
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Job category:
Supply Chain & Logistics
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description

Job Description

Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, in accordance with applicable law.

Our Supply Chain team ensures inventory is consistently available to meet customer demand. We coordinate all aspects of supply through supply planning, sourcing, making, inventory management, packaging and delivery. We partner across the Marketing, Finance and Manufacturing organizations to build a robust demand and supply plan and ensure we get products to the right customer, at the place, at the right time.

The Associate Director (AD) Packaging Engineer is a manager that motivates professionals to exceed business objectives by leveraging the strengths of the individuals on the team and capitalizing on their potential.  Through mentoring, modeling, and providing executional oversight the AD confidently leads the Packaging Engineer team to meet and/or exceed agreed upon goals that ultimately benefit customers and patients.  Recognized as the subject matter expert in SAP Engineering Change Management, SAP Master Data, Artwork Management Systems, Supplier Transparency and New Product Introductions and makes decisions based on policies, procedures, requirements, and guidelines.



  • Manages and leads team of project managers, inclusive of mentorship and coaching

  • Provides project management leadership for the largest, most complex, high-priority, high-visibility launches with significant above-site/off-site involvement

  • Planning, assigning, and directing work for team members

  • Answers team member questions, helps with team member problems, and oversees team member workload

  • Provides subject matter expert guidance to other functions at Wilson as well as to mentors team members and other functions


  • Develops team members skills to enhance contribution to the organization and preparing them for advancement

  • Assesses skills of all team members while developing and maintaining annual training plans/matrix

  • Collaborates with Functional CoEs, stakeholders and customers to achieve business outcomes

  • Management of up to several contract resources and be able to define goals and direct their time effectively toward attaining goals

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science required | Concentration in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Computer Science, Business, or related field preferred

Experience and Skills


  • Minimum seven years in Operations, Project Management and/or Supply Chain Management, preferably within a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment

  • Extremely detailed in both technical writing and verbal communications/documentation

  • Able to organize and manage multiple projects that span different timelines

  • Risk-based decision-making skills without knowledge of all the inputs

  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic, ability to work under pressure, and be a fast learner

  • Able to work in a Team-environment and collaborate cross-functionally

  • Working knowledge of Materials Requirements Planning System (SAP) and interrelationship with the Planning and Scheduling functions


  • Project Management Professional Certification

  • Microsoft Project

  • GCM TrackWise and SAP

  • Working knowledge of company policies & procedures, environmental, safety standards and guidelines, GMP's, governmental regulations (e.g. OSHA), industry and engineering standards

  • Operational knowledge of packaging processes and equipment for glass, plastic bottles, and cold form/thermoform blisters as related to component and labeling machinability

  • Strong Microsoft Office Knowledge (Outlook, Excel, and Word)

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.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.


In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

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.

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Requisition ID:R138115

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