Kenneth Ryan

Kenneth Ryan

Interest

I'm open to opportunities to work as a consultant or contractor in pharmaceutical manufacturing , supply chain management, strategy development/execution or facilities engineering/startup/commissioning fields.

Summary

Extensive experience in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industry directing large-scale, complex projects and line operations. Specific expertise in manufacturing, supply chain management, global production capacity alignment and SAP-based business processes implementation. Accomplished team leader in design, construction, commissioning and process startup of pharmaceutical facilities from concept to completion. Skilled in strategy execution and change management.  Global business acumen gained through residential assignments in Japan, Singapore, Ireland, Netherlands, France and USA.

Specialties:

Project Management,PMO Management,Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing,Supply Chain Management,  Strategy Development, Execution, Change Management,Performance Scorecard  Development,                              SAP-based Business Process Implementation,Pharma Facilities Design, Construction, Startup;              Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering,International Assignments

Work History

Work History
May 2007 - Nov 2008

Senior Director/Business Senior Lead, Integration, SAP Implementation Project

Merck & Co. Inc.

Integrated multi-functional team activities to implement common business processes on a standard SAP platform in the US/Puerto Rico market. Coordinated readout conference for design blueprint. Led the planning and execution of the enrollment program for US and Puerto Rico employees. Managed development program for Super Users to prepare for Go Live launch in the target markets.

Jan 2005 - Apr 2007

Senior Director/PRO Operations Management

Merck & Co. Inc.

Managed the day-to-day operations of the Merck Manufacturing Division’s Program Realization Office (MMD PRO) to implement major transformational change initiatives including network configuration; external manufacturing; commercialization of new products; Lean manufacturing; common IT  platform and SAP-based business platform implementation; and development of high-performance leadership.

Jan 2004 - Dec 2004

Senior Director, Production Capacity Alignment

Merck & Co. Inc.

Directed a high-level project to reconfigure the manufacturing supply chain for key pharmaceutical products within and outside the Merck network in the USA, Europe, Puerto Rico and Singapore.

Apr 2001 - Dec 2003

General Manager, Merck Sharp & Dohme International Services, Netherlands

Merck & Co. Inc.

Led the European Regional Planning Hub in support of Merck Manufacturing’s Europe/MEA Operations.

Aug 1997 - Apr 2001

Capital Project Leader, Singapore Plant

Merck & Co. Inc.

Led the design, construction and commissioning of a $400MM green-field pharmachemical manufacturing facility in Singapore.

Aug 1995 - Jul 1997

Director, Management Engineering

Merck & Co. Inc.

Led the design and construction of pharmachemical facilities at two US sites which expanded critical manufacturing capacity to supply a key pharmaceutical product to customers globally.

Mar 1994 - Jul 1995

Senior Technical Consultant, Banyu Pharmaceutical Co., Japan

Merck & Co. Inc.

Provided comprehensive technical support to Banyu (a Merck subsidiary) in Japan.

Feb 1992 - Feb 1994

Corporate Task Force Member, Russian Feasibility Study

Technical Representative on a corporate Task Force Study to assess the feasibility of establishing a pharmaceuticals manufacturing presence in Russia.

1974 - 1992

Various Positions

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Held numerous positions of responsibility in Manufacturing and Technical Operations during the design, construction and operation of a major new  pharmachemical plant in Ireland. Provided technical leadership support to numerous process startup and transfer projects globally, including the startup of a greenfield pharmachemical facility in France.

Education

Education
1992 - 1993

MBA

The Open University
1968 - 1972

B.E.

University College Dublin

Skills

Skills

Pharmaceutical Operations

Core Competencies: Executive Leadership Capabilities in ·        Project Management: directing large-scale, complex, pharmaceutical supply chain projects ·        Supply Chain Management: EMEA regional planning and distribution, alliance management ·        Strategy Execution, Change Management: major transformational change, strategy initiatives ·        SAP: Integrating process teams for design and implementation of new business processes ·        Design, construction, commissioning and startup of greenfield bulk pharmaceutical facilities ·        Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: bulk chemicals, formulation, and productivity improvements ·        Chemical Engineering: process engineering, commercial scale-up, technical transfers ·        Interacting with regulatory affairs/agencies in execution of  FDA, EHS and SOX audits ·         Implementing GMP quality control systems; conducting audits, due diligence inspections ·        Developing and implementing strategy maps and business performance scorecard metrics

Certifications

Certifications

Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK)

ICHEME, UK