Pfizer Senior Manager/TL, Liquids Semi Solids Mfg and Packaging in Kalamazoo, Michigan
This position is a leader of leaders, responsible for a sizable multi-shift team whose primary focus is Liquids and semi solids manufacturing, packaging and central dispensing operations. The leader will be responsible for conducting the operations in a cGMP compliant environment.
The leader will ensure that packaging methods/environment will meet contemporary industrial, Regulatory, and Pfizer standards. He or she will work with the team leaders to ensure that teams are properly staffed to meet production requirements, to create and monitor budgets, to monitor and control production variances and ensure a safe working environment. The position will be responsible to interact with the assigned quality assurance, quality control, validation, engineering, technology services, supply chain, and regulatory department representatives in order to ensure that regulatory standards, company policies and site processes are met.
This individual will cultivate and reinforce appropriate Pfizer values, norms, and behaviors and will provide oversight to individuals and teams on personal development, performance, and quality related issues. This position will provide oversight of this team and will write and deliver performance reviews and perform second level reviews as required.
Manage the Liquids and Semi solids manufacturing and packaging operations across multiple packaging lines on a 7x24 basis. Ensure that the operations are cGMP compliant. Ensure that the teams are staffed to meet production requirements. Creates, monitors, and is responsible for achieving department's budget. Monitors, reports, and reacts accordingly to production variance reports. Ensures a safe operation is in place. Ensures that all manufacturing methods and practices are consistent with industry and Pfizer standards. Interacts with department's assigned representatives of quality assurance, quality control, validation, engineering, maintenance, technology services, supply chain, business technology, and regulatory to ensure the operation's manufacturing needs, regulatory standards, and company policies are met. Ensures that colleague training programs are suitable and effective to support cGMP requirements. Guides operation through appropriate application of technical knowledge to troubleshoot process upsets, provide investigative support, analyze process data, and identify immediate/short term corrective actions to support daily operations. Oversees the shop floor scheduling activities and ensures productive use of capacity. Interacts frequently with regulatory auditors as a strategist to represent operations and as the lead tour strategist for areas of responsibility. Timely escalation of personnel, environmental, safety, quality, and operational issues. Work across multiple departments in Drug Product Operations and manage multiple competing priorities and requirements, including performing Drug Product and functional responsibilities. Note that these activities may not be time bound to core hours or presence at the site.
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Engineering, Pharmacy, or related science
Minimum of 9 years of directly related experience
Strong analytical, presentation and relationship management skills
Proven track record of delivering results consistently while being a role model for the Pfizer Leader Behaviors
Knowledge of cGMPs (US & EU), OSHA, ISO and other regulatory agency standards and requirements applicable to a pharmaceutical production facility.
Previous experience as a manager of colleagues is required (minimum of 5 years) and experience leading front line team leaders
Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
Demonstrated innovation and continuous improvement of work processes and deliverables
Lean and/or six sigma expertise
NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
Aseptic Gowning (to at least Grade C)
This position will operate Primarily on First Shift, but will have direct reports on all three shifts. Occasional off-shift and weekend work will be required.
Position may hold ad hoc memberships on several corporate teams, travel to other Pfizer sites may be required infrequently.
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Last Date to Apply for Job: December 21, 2018
Eligible for Relocation Package
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
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