Supply Chain Manager, US HBU

Lake Forest, Illinois
Jan 18, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Why Patients Need You

Our manufacturing logistics and supply team makes sure that customers and patients have the medicines they need, when they need them. You’ll help bring medicines to the world even faster by embracing challenges, imagining what’s possible and taking action.

What You Will Achieve

As a US Supply Chain Manager at Pfizer you will be responsible for the Demand Forecast and Availability of sterile injectable pharmaceuticals for the US market.  Supply Chain Managers own end to end planning of specific products within their market, collaborating with Marketing, Manufacturing plants, Local Regulatory, and upstream global/procurement supply leads.

Core activities include owning the market volume requirements, and matching availability within the market by managing inventory positions, inbound supply capabilities, and integrated business planning projection for defined product groupings for the US region.

This position will include regular interaction with all levels of manufacturing, regulatory, marketing, and supply chain to ensure product strategy, contract changes, market dynamics, and product supply are accurately reflected in the demand forecast and supply plan. This role will also require project leadership skills and team members will be asked to lead at least one process improvement project each year. This is a great opportunity for someone seeking cross functional experience with growth opportunity as it will cover new product launches and also offer experience with core US healthcare products at large scale.

Working with a dynamic team of Logistics and Supply Chain experts, you will play a critical role in developing and implementing mid-to long-term supply chain strategies and networks through a range of activities. Some of the activities that you will manage include addressing capacity issues and production location decisions in support of business growth and execution of new programs.

It is your hard work and focus that will make it possible for Pfizer’s customers and patients to receive the medicines they need, when they need them.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Manage multiple projects and ongoing work activities of within the department typically involving cross-functional representatives.

  • Work with different stakeholders (markets, plants, supply planners, enabling team, network supply) to continually drive improvements in supply chain processes, establish/meet performance objectives and operational changes.

  • Track adherence and deviations on statistical forecasting process and develop action plans with demand teams to close gaps.

  • Monitor and track supply outlook including supply issues resolution.

  • Accountable for sales operations for distributor inventory management and replenishment in accordance with agreed contractual conditions, in close collaboration with Above Market Planning AMP team, commercial and Customer Service team.

  • Interface between plant operations and the third party customers to assist with production of new products or extensions of existing product lines.

  • Actively participate in these meetings, and other related brand/operations meetings as required.

  • Manage the supply projection, inventory holdings, and inbound supply of sterile injectable pharmaceuticals.

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining of customer metrics and provides input for financial sales, latest estimate and results.

  • Integrate new products and product transfers into the plan and generate a robust and verified projection of demand and constrained, rough-cut capacity utilization for assigned brands and production resources.

  • Connect with the team leads and Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) SMEs to provide forward looking analytics to be reviewed.

  • Manage the team to coordinate and direct weekly and periodical scheduling meetings, resolve issues and follow actions arising from meetings, such as re-prioritization and expediting of supply of critical products.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering, Logistics, or Marketing

  • 5+ years’ experience

  • Demonstrated application of planning skills in the area of Supply Chain, inventory & material management, site operations

  • Ability to work with a lot of variables and data, and synthesize to drive management decision making

  • Strong people management experience

  • Forecasting or Analytics experience at large scale

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, especially Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

  • Fluent in English, written and verbal


  • Master's degree

  • APICS CPIM and or CSCP

  • SAP or ERP systems experience

  • Relevant pharmaceutical experience or experience in regulated environment

  • Strong System Application & Products and systems skills

Other Job Details

  • Last Date to Apply: February 1, 2022

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.

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 & 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.

Logistics & Supply Chain Mgmt