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External Supply Operations Lead

Company: Pfizer Inc.
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

United States - Pennsylvania - Collegeville

ROLE SUMMARY

This position is responsible for managing relationship with, operations at, and performance of a portfolio of Contract Manufacturers (CMs) accountable with full P&L responsibility for over $50 million of external spend. This position works closely with other Operations Leaders, Supply Chain Planners, Customers at Business Units and Markets with global responsibility for cost, quality and supply of assigned contractor base.

The Operations Leader develops and manages implementation of the strategy and tactical execution to secure timely supply of product and achieve cost targets as well as all other targets of the External Supply Hospital Business Unit (ES Ops HSP) Balanced Scorecard. He/she also strongly contributes to the development and execution of the overall ES Ops HSP Virtual Site strategy for CM portfolio development and cost reduction.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Implementing short-term tactic,s as well as long-term strategies, with the CMs, ensuring that every CM contributes to achieving the ES Ops HSP BSC targets and strategic objectives.

Lead Virtual Site Operations Teams (VSOTs) and matrix manage all members of the VSOT, including but not limited to ESQ managers, PPLs, BSLs, supply chain planners, procurement managers and GTS project leads. The Operations Manager is accountable for the results of the VSOT. The activities and responsibilities of the VSOT include: Manage global stakeholders including but not limited to Product Portfolio Leaders, Brand Supply leaders and Commercial and PGS leadership

Have P&L responsibility for selected portfolio including direct accountability for contract negotiations and external relationship management at CEO level with the contractor base

Development and execution of manufacturing and supply plans and meet market demand for product and meet or exceed supply performance target

Act as a “Change Control Committee” for relevant changes.

Development and execution of tactical plans for continuous improvement of CM shop floor performance in the areas of product quality, environmental health and safety, compliance, customer service and product cost.

Review of the status of deviations which impact or may affect product supply. The Operations Manager is responsible to secure correct and timely closing of relevant deviations, and when necessary, lead closure of investigations that have not been properly addressed by the CM.

Oversee and secure timely execution of new product introduction, product changes (including changes of materials and API), product enhancement, and product transfer programs. Lead implementation teams where required.

Secure that product supply, quality, compliance and cost issues are adequately addressed by making extensive use of Operational Excellence tools and mobilizing the necessary resources for support in all required areas. Lead these cross-functional teams where required.

Collaborate with EH&S to ensure CM compliance with environmental, health and safety regulations and Pfizer requirements.

Secure effective communication of key product supply issues to stakeholders – this includes correct and timely updating the bi-weekly “Run The Business” and “Hot Topics” reports.

Partner with ESQ to ensure CMs comply with regulatory requirements, cGMP’s, Pfizer Quality Standards and Standard Operating Procedures.

Manage the cost reduction program: Identify cost reduction opportunities with CMs

Validate the financial impact and secure the opportunities are captured and reported in the Long Range Plan and the Operational Plan

Oversee execution and implementation, lead the team for execution as appropriate

Meet or exceed annual budget cost reduction target

Maintain awareness of potential new sourcing opportunities and identify strategic sourcing partners for the manufacture/packaging/testing of pharmaceutical products who share common vision/values with PGS.

Secure compliance with Legal Requirements of the “Foreign Corruption Policy Act” (FCPA”) and related other legislation as directed by the relevant Pfizer Corporate Policies. The Operations Manager is accountable for appropriate documentation of compliance with all requirements.

Lead assigned project and initiatives for his/her portfolio of contractors including but not limited to: Serialization

Business Continuity Plans

Supplier Network Collaboration

Environmental Sustainability

20 - 25% travel required (primarily domestic US with some EU).

QUALIFICATIONS

Must-Have

Bachelor degree in Economics, Trade, Engineering, Science, Management) or other relevant field required.

9 years pharmaceutical industry experience required.

Candidate must demonstrate 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.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills including a demonstrated ability to lead and participate in teams at all levels of management required.

Demonstrated ability to lead and participate in teams at all levels of management required.

Nice-To-Have

MBA preferred.

Experience in Pharmaceutical Operations, Quality Operations, External Supply, Procurement and/or Project Management experience is also desirable

Other Job Details:

Last Date to Apply for Job: 8/7/20

Additional Location Information: This role can be located onsite in Peapack NJ; Lake Forest, IL; or Collegeville, PA

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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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.

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.

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About Us Pfizer careers are like no other. In our culture of individual ownership, we believe in our ability to improve future healthcare, and potential to transform millions of lives. We’re looking for new talent to join our global community, to unearth new innovative therapies that make the world a healthier place.

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