Project Manager

Sanford, North Carolina
Sep 29, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Why Patients Need You

Whether you are involved in the design and development of manufacturing processes for products or supporting maintenance and reliability, project management is vital to making sure customers and patients have the medicines they need, when they need them. Working with our core team, you'll help bring medicines to the world even faster by imagining what’s possible and taking action.

What You Will Achieve

Working with Pfizer’s Project Management team, you will play a critical role in overseeing and managing the operational aspects of ongoing Site projects, serving as a liaison between key functional areas , project team, and line management. You will review project status, budgets, schedules and preparing status reports. Your organizational and problem solving skills will help in assessing project issues and developing resolutions in order to meet productivity, quality and client satisfactions goals.

As a Manager, you will provide guidance to operational teams for managing projects. You will be proactive in providing areas of improvement for products, processes or services. Through your comprehensive knowledge of principles, concepts and theories of the discipline, you will work towards advancing new concepts and methodologies. You will be able to take a leadership role to facilitate CI projects and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients.

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

  • Manage and execute moderately complex projects at Sanford focused on CI, commercial, and clinical improvements.

  • Responsible for scope, cost and schedule with financial accountability.

  • Lead and manage the project team to deliver the project in accordance with GMP.

  • Manages and reviews status of ongoing projects, progress with developing new projects, tracking benefits of completed projects.

  • Establish a communication plan for the project

  • Ensure that the project plan and execution is in accordance with:

    • Safety and environmental standards and accepted practices if applicable.

    • Good manufacturing practices

  • Develop and maintain project execution plan and project schedule

  • Track schedule adherence, manage budget, and on time deliverables throughout the project lifecycle

  • Execute projects in accordance with validation plan.

  • Ensure proper change management processes are implemented

  • Prepare and issue periodic cost reports identifying committed and forecast costs

  • Manage project funding requests and project change order requests

  • Facilitate resolution of project issues and risks within project teams and leverage IMEx



  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or other relevant technical area

  • Experience:

  • At least 5 years of direct experience in manufacturing/technology transfer/Project Management

    • At least 3 of year’s work experience in a bio-pharmaceuticals manufacturing environment preferred

    • A mix of hands on project management, manufacturing understanding, and tech transfer leadership experience is desirable

  • Knowledge of regulations applicable to the pharmaceutical industry for example FDA and EPA

  • Strong managerial experience in engineering/manufacturing

  • Proven ability to develop a team of technical resources to deliver on business needs

  • Managing GMP projects from planning through closure.

  • Strong leadership and communication skills are needed.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at any given time and working within a matrix organization is required.


  • Master's degree

  • Project management experience in a multi-faceted, complex, fast paced pharmaceutical manufacturing operation

  • Relevant pharmaceutical experience

  • Experience of working within pharmaceutical environment


Position requirements are typical for an office-based work environment. There are no unusual requirements for this position.


The role of project manager typically works a routine weekly work schedule but requires some travel, domestic and international. 5-10% travel may be required.

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply: October 13th, 2021

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment.  As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

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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.