Associate Director Packaging Engineering

MSD is looking for an

Associate Director Packaging Engineering 

Ignite your passion for innovation and leadership as the Technical Operations Team lead!

It’s an opportunity to unleash your expertise in technology, financial planning, and project execution. You’ll be the driving force behind change, inspiring and empowering your team to achieve strategic goals.

Here’s where you’ll shine:

  • Shape the future: Recruit, develop, and mentor top engineering and scientific talent, fostering a culture of growth and innovation.
  • Ensure excellence: Oversee quality control in processing, packaging, and assembly, proactively assessing and implementing improvements.
  • Think outside the box: Review pharmaceutical literature, collaborate across teams, and introduce new products, constantly pushing the boundaries of efficiency.
  • Be the problem-solver: Tackle critical challenges like troubleshooting, performance improvement, and network transfers, finding solutions with a clear head and strategic thinking.
  • Connect and inspire: Engage with diverse groups, sharing your knowledge and building a collaborative, high performing team.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Leadership & Talent Development: lead, mentor, and coach the Technical Operations team, shaping future leaders and fostering growth through targeted development and project opportunities.
  • Quality & Compliance Champion: ensure consistent compliance across processing, packaging, and assembly operations, adhering our policies and regulations. Manage print coordinators, oversee machine trials, and conduct technical assessments for changes. Provide technical support for quality standards and regulatory activities.
  • Operations Optimization & Collaboration: drive efficiency in manufacturing, packaging, and assembly by evaluating and implementing improvements. Collaborate with diverse teams to enhance productivity across Operations, Supply Chain, Logistics, and IT/Automation.
  • Project Management & Stakeholder Engagement: provide engineering guidance and project/capital support for integrating new products. Facilitate pilot process transfers to production, overseeing end-to-end project management and effective communication with stakeholders.
  • Technical & Scientific Expertise: offer technical support in troubleshooting line issues and providing scientific justification. Utilize data analysis to illustrate the impact of changes on quality, efficiency, and productivity.

Your profile

  • Engineering degree (MSc. or BSc.): & 5-10 years of experience, ideally in highly regulated industries.
  • Extensive leadership: people management, and technical guidance experience.
  • Collaboration: proven collaboration in international and cross-organizational settings.
  • Expertise: expertise in transformation, business process management, lean operations, and cultural change.
  • Project management: skilled in end-to-end project management with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinking innovation and creative problem-solving.
  • Dutch and English language: fluency in spoken and written Dutch and English, with strong communication skills.
  • Technical writing: proven technical writing proficiency.

Welcome to our team!
Technical Operations at the Haarlem site is responsible for the execution of all Capex Projects. Capex Projects may involve modifying existing installations, as well as designing, installing, and qualifying complete packaging lines or unique machines.

What we offer

  • Opportunities: we welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development.
  • Competitive salary and a 3% year-end bonus.
  • 35,5 days of leave: to recharge or to enjoy.
  • Health care: attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates.
  • Solid Pension Plan.
  • Travel allowance for commuting.
  • On-site Sports facilities.
  • Training modules: numerous training, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development.

Are you interested?
Apply for this position by using the application form on our website.

Agency calls are not appreciated.


Getagged met: Team Management, techniek, Techniek - Proces, Techniek - Project Management