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Director, Site Technology and Product Development Services

Company: Pfizer Inc.
Location: Rocky Mount
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Job Description:


Provide leadership, strategic direction, and technical oversight of Site Technical Services in support of the site's manufacturing, process development, and technical operations. Be an active member of the Site Leadership Team. Attract, retain and grow technical talent. Set strategy and direction for technical aspects of site operations. Connect to the Pfizer Global Supply (PGS) network in support of technology implementation, product development, knowledge transfer and technical issue resolution. Be externally connected to bring contemporary and innovative solutions to PGS sites.


The primary function of the Director, Site Technology and Product Development Service s is the development and application of advanced manufacturing, science and technology processes by monitoring process performance against expectations to ensure product quality. This individual will partner with manufacturing and process development, ensuring the successful execution of quality lots with respect to process performance and product quality.

The Director will explore potential process improvements; as well as, lead and participate in start-up efforts of new equipment, software or processes in manufacturing. This person will establish small-scale production processes and using scaled-down lab processes to enable process troubleshooting and implement changes to procedures and creating documentation for changes to manufacturing processes. This person will manage project activities through provision of oversight and guidance.

Primary accountabilities include:

  • Leadership and development of the key scientific and technical resource supporting manufacturing processes for site products. Maintain high standards for the technical work delivered by the department. Increase the breadth and depth of skill base in alignment with the site strategic direction.
  • Preview/provide feedback and technical/scientific support on any project deliverable, i.e. remediation strategy, plan reports, etc.
  • Contribute to setting and achieving site goals aligned with the PGS value proposition elements. Will c ontribute to establishing the strategic direction and tactical plans for the site, being a key member of project and portfolio steering teams, not limited to Zero Defects, Process Safety, Strategic Hoshins, Technical Products Steering Team and EH&S.
  • Implement process improvement opportunities and/or corrective actions to increase yield, maximize capacity, reduce costs and decrease process variability while maintaining regulatory compliance.
  • Provide technical support for equipment and process validation activities, process overview training to support implementation of new process technologies, and process specifications to support defining the scope of capital projects.
  • Develop lists of potential process improvements; develop data packages by justifying and outlining recommendations for changes to or improvements in production processes, collaborating with technical staff to ensure consistency with corporate process technology initiatives.
  • Provide change management and implementation for changes to the manufacturing processes and associated systems and provide training for technical staff on major changes to processes, equipment and documentation.
  • Write technical reports summarizing laboratory results, generating necessary lab data to support product impact assessments during discrepancy and investigation.
  • Provide support for discrepancy and investigation resolution, equipment and process validation activities, training on new process technologies and on significant changes to manufacturing procedures.
  • Ensure EHS standards are promoted and enacted.
    • Bachelor in science or engineering related field and 15 years of pharmaceutical/ manufacturing experience is required. Five years of management experience required.
    • Demonstrated ability to actively participate in the resolution of technical challenges and technical advances.
    • D emonstrated breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.
    • Demonstrated problem solving, decision making, negotiating and conflict resolution skills. Must have demonstrated skills in quantitative analysis, team facilitation and effective communications (both oral and written).
    • Must have an in-depth understanding of GMP and regulatory standards.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage change.
    • Proven history of effective performance management, coaching, mentoring and commitment to mutual accountability.
    • Must demonstrate personal agility and innovation as well as cultivating similar behavior in team members.
      • Master's Degree or PhD in pharmaceutical sciences or related field.
      • 10+ years experience in Sterile Injectables is strongly preferred.
        • Travel up to 15% overnight.
          Other Job Details:
          • Eligible for Relocation Package
          • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
            EEO & Employment Eligibility
            Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

            Sunshine Act
            Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.


            Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

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