Drug Product Supply Team Leader - Kalamazoo, MI | Biospace
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Drug Product Supply Team Leader

Pfizer Inc.

Kalamazoo, MI
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

About Pfizer

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact. All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

Role Description

Assures that Kalamazoo's Drug Product (DP) Operations meets delivery commitments for finished goods and brightstock to support the Essential Health, Innovative Health, and Pfizer CentreOne businesses. Assures that teams achieve overall goals for product supply, customer service, cost, reduction in distressed inventory and right first time performance.


* Facilitates resolution of urgent team issues (quality problems, unfilled orders, etc) by working with appropriate resources in DP operations and other local and global organizations.
* Interacts routinely with business customers to communicate status of issues and negotiate solutions.
* Prioritizes change control initiatives to use resources effectively and minimize impact on product delivery.
* Secures commitments from affected parties to follow team recommendations and directs the implementation of those recommendations.
* Develops solutions to complex problems which require the use of ingenuity, innovation, creativity, and teamwork.
* Ensures solutions are consistent with organizational objectives.
* Guides long term efforts toward achieving optimization of project team performance.
* Works with plant to implement process improvements and lower costs.
* May work with GMC to update product registrations as necessary and support inquiries.



BA/BS in technical discipline with 7 years or MA/MS in technical discipline and 5 years of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing operations, particularly production. Must have a successful track record of results oriented, quality driven, and performance improvement efforts. PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Must demonstrate skills in quantitative analysis, team facilitation, effective communications and an emphasis on teamwork skills. Must have an in-depth understanding of GMP and regulatory standards. Demonstrated ability to actively participate in the resolution of technical challenges and technical advances. Experience with Lean Six Sigma is highly desirable. Supply chain expertise highly desirable as well. Strong leadership abilities especially change management, as well as oral and written communication skills are required. Demonstrated commitment to values-based leadership. Must have ability to work independently and in team settings. Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and achieve significant and complex goals and objectives. Demonstrated ability to effectively coach and mentor colleagues and manage diverse relationships. NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS Travel < 5% Weekend or evening work may be required as supply situations dictate.

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.