Manager, Packaging Operations

Pfizer, McPherson, KS, Openings : 1,
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Job Description : Why Patients Need You Our breakthroughs would not make it to the hands of patients without our pharmaceutical manufacturing team. We rely on a team of dedicated and agile members, who understand the importance and impact of their role in Pfizers mission. Patients need colleagues like you who take pride in their work and always look to improve outcomes. You will help to ensure that patients and physicians have the medicines they need, when they need them.
What You Will Achieve
In this role, you will be the leader of a High Performing, Process Centric Team (PCT) of operations colleague engaged in Packaging of aseptic pharmaceutical Drug Products. You will have complete, single-point responsibility and business ownership of the assigned value stream, directly leading a team of 7-10 professional colleagues and indirectly leading a cross-functional team of 50+ colleagues in support of packaging activities across a 24/7 operation. You will act as the Process Centric Team Lead across all shifts. You will be responsible for all aspects of Safety, Quality of product, financial performance and supply to markets from your value stream. The PCT Lead will work with the team to define performance metrics and guide the team to achieve results. You will support our patients needs by maintaining impeccable regulatory compliance and developing behavioral and technical competencies for the organization within an environment of continuous improvement. It is your hard work and focus that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe. How You Will Achieve It
  • Act as coach and mentor to transform production units into a cohesive, harmonized team. You will be responsible for counseling colleagues to ensure their development, mediate conflicts within the team and provide corrective and performance management actions when necessary. PCT Lead is also responsible for timely performance feedback and appraisals for all team members. You must operate within established Human Resource policies and basic colleague relations guidelines.
  • Responsible and accountable for deploying the Pfizer Lean Production System (IMEx – Integrated Manufacturing Excellence) including Continuous Improvement program, Total Productive Maintenance, Visual Management, Standard Work and Gemba process. Candidate will lead Operational Excellence initiatives (i.e. Kanban, M1 investigations, Green Belt certification, etc.), develop IMEX skills of colleagues, and drive a culture of continuous improvement with their team utilizing IMEx principles.
  • Lead the team in identifying and implementing Continuous Improvement projects to improve efficiency, safety, quality and cost improvements.
  • Accountable for all financial aspects within your business unit including absorption, expense, waste/material usage variance and Cost of Poor Quality. You must provide input to the preparation of and attainment to annual budget and revisions to product costing.
  • Demonstrate personal leadership, initiative, judgment and accountability in day-to-day work activities in addition to exhibiting planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication skills and demonstrate integrity and cooperation in working with diverse colleagues and groups.
  • Participate on multiple cross disciplinary teams and interface with multiple levels of Pfizer colleagues, including senior leadership.
Qualifications Must-Have
  • Bachelors Degree with 5+ years of relevant experience in GMP manufacturing/packaging OR Master’s Degree with 3+ years of relevant experience in GMP manufacturing/packaging OR High School Diploma (or Equivalent) with 10+ years of relevant experience in GMP manufacturing/packaging OR an Associate’s Degree with 8+ years of experience in GMP manufacturing/packaging
  • 2+ years in a leadership role (direct or indirect)
  • Comprehensive, demonstrated skills in communicating (oral and written) effectively with diverse individuals/groups facilitating trust, understanding, growth, empowering and enabling employee, business and customer relationships
  • Problem solving ability mindset to uncover the root cause of a problem
  • Proven track record of delivering results consistently and fostering an engaged culture

  • Sterile Injectable Manufacturing experience
  • Financial acumen: experience managing budget/headcount
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies, including experience deploying lean/6-sigma skills and Operational Excellence
  • Project Management experience
  • Demonstrated experience driving transformational change or remediation in Operations
  • Prior direct leadership experience demonstrated ability to mentor/coach team members

Physical/Mental Requirements
  • Directly leads and supports a 24-hour/7 day operation – must be available for weekend/off shift escalations and support. The role spends significant time on the shop floor standing/walking and interacting with colleagues.
Non-Standard Work Schedule, Travel, or Environment Requirements
  • Work Schedule: work schedule is primarily M-F on days, but is in support of a 24/7 manufacturing environment. As such, work hours may need to adjust (including nights and weekends) from time to time (e.g., all-colleague meetings, time of increased project activity requiring leadership presence, etc.).
  • Travel: travel to other sites, or to above-site locations with corporate/enabling functions may be required infrequently.
Other Job Details:
  • Last day to apply: March 8, 2024
  • Relocation support available
  • Work Location Assignment: On Premise
The annual base salary for this position ranges from $99,900.00 to $166,500.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer’s Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 15.0% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life’s moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site – U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States. Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility. 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 &amp 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. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States. Manufacturing
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