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Pfizer Sr Manager, Technical Project Manager in McPherson, Kansas

Why Patients Need You

Everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to the quality and the delivery of safe and effective products to patients.Our science and risk-based compliant quality culture is innovative and customer oriented. Whether you are involved in manufacturing, testing, or compliance, your contribution will directly impact patients.

What You Will Achieve

The Sterile Injectables Sr Technical Project Manager will manage of highly complex technical projects implementation of strategic initiative programs (for example Technology Road Map execution at the sites and replication of innovative Next Generation projects) across multiple sterile injection manufacturing sites and or End to End process project). Lead cross function teams to deliver on process robustness, and customer satisfaction through innovative solutions to manufacturing site and impact to advance breakthroughs that change patients' lives

The position requires manage full project cycle including initiation, planning and execution and closing phase make sure team member and stakeholder engagement and alignment, plan execution, re-evaluation and adjustment when needed.

This position requires effective and direct communication skills, bold leadership and facilitation, and an effortless ability to influence and integrate various colleagues from cross function team.

Project scope include but are not limited to process improvement, Alt API sourcing change, tech transfer, major supplier assurance, next generation innovation, co-development, world class component and VI initiatives.

How You Will Achieve It

As a Sr Technical Project Manager, you will partner with Director TPL to lead matrix teams to realize a variety of GSI Initiatives (for example Product process robustness performance, Visual Inspection and world class component initiative) at multiple Sterile injectable manufacturing sites by the following:

Project Organization

  • Set key goal and major objectives for lead multiple projects/on going work activity of strategic initiative to optimize resources and reduce cost with multiple sites at T3 level and report to OPU T4

  • Solve complex problem and or lead investigations that affecting multiple areas (equipment, analytical, process, material ect) where previous experience outside of own area for process robustness and cost savings.

  • Make decision that require developing innovative options ; Decision-making at regional/global levels, impacting multiple stakeholders

Technical Responsibility

  • Has comprehensive understanding /knowledge of principles and concepts of project management

  • Has advanced knowledge/understanding of the principle and concepts of specific technical area for example, aseptic sterile injectables, biologics, vaccines, component, tech transfer and Alternative API)

  • Applied technical skills and line knowledge to plan project that will enable the sub operation unit (specific site) to meet goals

  • Interprets internal and external business challenges and best practices to recommend improvement for improvement or cost saving projects

  • Coordinate with wet and analytical labs to execute feasibility and qualification studies

  • With and through others, create an environment where innovation is the standard

  • The appropriate risk to advance innovative process and mythologies based on comprehensive business Knowledge

Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Highly respected colleague; able to influence team members across the network at site LT (T3) and OPU T4 for shared goals

  • Establish program governance structure and Use communication tools to help ensure alignment at specific OPU at T3-T4 level

  • Create and delivers presentations to all stakeholders

  • Manage teams that execute directions for sub operation unit. Provide input for senior management direction that may have an impact within sub operation unit.

  • Partner with site leadership to accomplish objectives

  • Interfacing with and influencing diverse customers including site groups from PGS (Ops, Technical Services, Quality) and network groups such as GTE, External Supply, PharmSci and GCMC, global procurement

  • Mentor colleagues to develop their capabilities and project management skills

Mindset and Approach

  • Able to identify root causes and drive to problem resolution; orientation towards action - anticipates problems and acts proactively to resolve; demonstrated initiative, drive, and creativity in problem solving

  • Knows when to report or escalate risks and issues to leadership and provides alternative approaches/solutions to mitigate these risks/issues and leads towards issue resolution

  • Use of DMAIC principals to drive resolution of issues and drive improvement of process, and supplier

  • Embraces Pfizer Purpose: Breakthroughs that change patients' lives through the incorporation of the Bold Moves and Values and Behavior

  • Comfortable with multifunctional and multi-cultural environments.

  • Works independently on most assignments using knowledge and work experience to achieve desired results


  • Masters or Bachelors with minimum of 8+ years in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, or Pharmaceutical preferred) or Life Sciences Experience

  • Excellent communication and attention to details

  • Demonstrated ability to be lead strategic projects with large multi-discipline teams by developing strategy and leading team through project completion

  • Knowledge of cGMP requirements and compliance

  • Excellent technical writing skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Excellent Program management skills

  • Strong background in sterile injectables/bios formulations and filling or component or Alt API

  • Demonstrated ability to lead strategic initiative

  • Operations or Tech services experience is a plus

  • Certified PMP is a plus

  • Candidate demonstrates a 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.

Physical/Mental Requirements

Standard office work

Non-Standard Work Schedule, Travel, or Environment Requirements

  • Global travel may be required, typically 15-25%.

  • Adaptation of work schedule to accommodate meetings with colleagues in different time zones

Other Job Details

  • Last Date to Apply: December 2, 2021

  • Eligible for Relocation Assistance: NO

  • Additional Posting Locations: McPherson, KS - Rocky Mount, NC - Puurs, Belgium

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

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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.