Project Manager Capital Projects (m/f)
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp
Krems, 3, AT
vor 7 Tg.


MSD’s Animal Health (MAH) division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.

This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.

MSD Animal Health is one of the top Animal Health companies in the world, providing a broad product range, with locations in more than 50 countries and marketed products in more than 140 countries.

We have a strong network of manufacturing and R&D facilities.

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager Capital Projects (m / f) full-time, as soon as possible.

Reporting to the GES Area Director with local day to day reporting to a Project Director this will be a key role in the successful delivery of new manufacturing capability at new site for MSD Animal Health.

It is an exciting and unique opportunity to have early involvement in creation of a site and setting up the business for successful delivery of products to support a growing Animal Health franchise.

GES manages significant capital projects worldwide for the company across manufacturing and research divisions and across different lines of business including Animal Health, Human Health and in Sterile, Biologics, Pharmaceutical, Chem API projects at the various manufacturing sites.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing portions of an overall large capital investment of several 100s of Millions to an aggressive timeline.

The overall project will deliver capability for biologics manufacturing including fermentations processes, blending and sterile filling within existing empty shell space together with support functions of labs, media and buffer preparation as well as new buildings for support functions such as logistics and other infrastructure upgrades.

The role will also involve developing relationships and working very closely with the site team to understand and address business needs.

Accountabilities include but are not limited to the following main tasks :

Provide input into project plans and successfully execute them according to established schedule, cost and performance standards

Ensure there is a strong safety culture and performance in the execution of capital projects

Manage design, equipment vendors, construction, commissioning and qualification, schedule and cost in collaboration with other project team members, operations personnel, safety and quality representatives outside contractors and suppliers for their scope element

Track and report progress as required against project deliverables, highlight risks and mitigation plans and provide regular updates to project sponsors


  • Degree in Engineering or higher educational background, preferably in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • A minimum of ten years of relevant experience in project management of capital projects in Pharm / Bio Pharm and including management of equipment vendors, experience with managing challenging timelines
  • Understands the typical project life cycle from concept through to qualification and has proven experience in this area
  • Preference is candidate is familiar with managing projects that involve sterile operations and aseptic processing . The aspect of the project that the person would be assigned a filling line with associated blending vessels.
  • Candidate also needs to be familiar with classified clean rooms and management of same

  • Familiarity with sterile operations and the requirements is a strong preference
  • Experience in lean six sigma techniques would be an advantage
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an understanding of the customer / client relationship involved in project management
  • Ability to work with a multinational team and different cultures
  • Demonstrated performance in working with multi-functional teams
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Fluency in German and English, both verbal and written
  • The minimum annual salary for this position is EUR 58'700 and varies according to the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

    Your role at MSD 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 MSD, we’re inventing for life.

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