Director, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Organic Synthesis

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Jul 30, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Responsible for the manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Intermediates using Organic Synthesis. Be an active member of the Site Leadership Team. Attract, retain and grow talent. 


  • Ensure that manufacturing methods / environment will meet contemporary industrial, Regulatory and Pfizer standards.  Work with direct reports to ensure that teams are properly staffed to meet production requirements, to create and monitor budgets, to monitor and control production variances and ensure a safe working environment. 
  • Embed and sustain IMEX processes and tiered governance, empowering teams to deliver continuous improvement and operational performance. Support and foster Supportive Leadership among people leaders within organic synthesis and through active coaching.
  • The position will be responsible to interact with the sites quality assurance, quality control, validation, engineering, technical services, supply chain and regulatory departments in order ensure that regulatory standards, company policies and site processes are met. 
  • This individual will cultivate and reinforce appropriate Pfizer values, norms, and behaviors and will provide oversight to individuals and teams on personal development, performance, and quality related issues. The position requires the writing and delivery of performance reviews and to perform second level reviews as required.
  • Responsible for Organic Synthesis and planning and scheduling and for achieving schedule attainment and cycle time targets.
  • Working with Pfizer CentreOne (PC1), cultivate and build strategic customer relationships and ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind all value-added business activities.

“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.”


  • Minimum Bachelor's degree plus 10 years of demonstrated experience and knowledge of operations, scientific, technical, business and leadership principles.
  • 10+ years of experience leading direct reports
  • Strong analytical, presentation and relationship management skills
  • Proven track record of delivering results consistently while being a role model for the Pfizer Leader Behaviors.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (oral and written) effectively with diverse individuals/groups; foster trust and understanding;
  • Demonstrated strategic focus and strong business acumen are required.
  • Must have track record of strong customer focus.
  • Must have proven track record of leading change, as well as managing in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Must demonstrate personal agility and innovation as well as cultivating similar behavior in team members.
  • Must have ability to evaluate risk and make rapid decisions where necessary.
  • Experience leading teams including responsibility for performance management and talent development of team members required.
  • Ability to address conflicts as necessary and build highly effective, diverse teams.
  • Strong knowledge of cGMPs (US & EU), OSHA, ISO, and other regulatory agency standards and requirements applicable to a pharmaceutical production facility


  • Off-shift and weekend work may be required as operations are 24x7


Last Date to Apply for Job: July 31, 2021

Eligible for Relocation Package

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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