Manager, Drug Product Manufacturing

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Sep 12, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
This position reports to Director of Biotherapeutics PhRD Clinical Manufacturing Technical Services Group and is responsible for management of sterile clinical drug product manufacturing and technology transfer for internal Pfizer and external Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs). The position is located in Chapel Hill, NC and will directly interface with manufacturing sites, FPD (Formulation and Process Development) group within PhRD, QA, Analytical, Project Teams and Global Clinical Supplies (GCS).

  • The Tech Services Leads (TSL) manage technology transfer for BioTherapeutics clinical sterile drug product manufacturing.
  • Manage Phase I and II sterile vial and pre-filled syringe drug product clinical manufacturing at multiple Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs).
  • Manage and support Phase III and commercial launch sterile drug product manufacturing at Pfizer commercial sites in the US and Europe.
  • Develop, review and approve technology transfer documents for manufacturing of clinical and commercial supplies.
  • Oversee efforts and closely work with CMOs, QA, Analytical, Formulation and Supply Chain organizations to ensure timely manufacture and delivery of clinical supplies for parenteral drug products.
  • Lead quality investigations and develop and implement agreed upon corrective and preventative actions.
  • Represent Tech Services group on site during engineering trials and clinical manufacturing of drug product supplies at CMOs and Pfizer PGS sites.
  • Liaise with formulation and process development groups to manage development of new drug product manufacturing processes for internal and external manufacturing sites.
  • Lead manufacturing team discussions to ensure manufacturing readiness to meet clinical supply needs based on agreed schedules. Review and approve manufacturing batch records to ensure compliance with cGMP requirements.

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline, Life Science or Engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years of direct experience in GMP manufacture or sterile drug product development or manufacturing.

  • Training in cGMP compliance, parenteral process technology and knowledge of regulatory requirements for sterile drug product manufacturing is preferred.

  • About 10 % domestic and international travel will be required in support of manufacturing activities at CMOs or Pfizer Global Supply sites.

  • Additional Location Information: Andover, MA
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes
  • LI-PFE

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