MSAT Subject Matter Expert

Kalamazoo, Michigan
May 19, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

What You Will Achieve

The individual selected will be a key part of the Sterile Injectables Manufacturing Science and Technology Group which delivers science-based solutions every day for every patient. The primary function is to implement the solutions that address the most critical business challenges in Global Sterile Injectables and Biotech. In scope is full product life cycle support including project management and team leadership for aseptic drug products, including co-development, technical transfer, scale-up, process validation, registrations, ongoing troubleshooting and process improvements.

This position specifically involves leading and managing the technical and development activities for product transfers to and from the Pfizer network and contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs). Identification, development, and implementation improvements of manufacturing processes for new and existing sterile injectables products across all business units, and manufacturing site support for critical investigations.

A primary focus of this position will be around the support of specific Liquid Nano Particle (LNP) production process, including day-to-day plant technical support, driving continuous improvement initiatives, and participating in processing engineering activities for capital projects.

How You Will Achieve It

As a MSAT Subject Matter Expert your responsibilities could include:


  • Providing technical subject matter expertise and team leadership for major/moderately complex investigations for aseptic sterile injectables, biologics and vaccines and assisting in completing all required documentation in a timely manner. Including implementation of CAPAs. Specifically, for LNP based products

  • Leading Drug Product Tech Teams

  • Ensure resolution of technical issues to sustain a consistent supply of product to the market.

  • Leads cost reduction projects

  • Work with sites to implement product changes

  • Serve as product Subject Matter Expert for Regulatory submissions/renewals

  • Preparing, reviewing, and approving documents including protocols, reports, technical assessments, memos, study plans, and meeting minutes, as needed

  • Collaborating with wet and analytical labs to execute exploratory or feasibility studies


  • Contributing to and occasionally Leading moderately complex projects. Project scope may not be clearly defined

  • Maintaining project updates in IMEx Visual Management Board (VMB) and other methods, as requested

  • Good influencing skills and ability to work in a matrix organization to deliver results

Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Comfortable with multifunctional and multi-cultural environments

  • Effective influencer, motivator and communicator

  • Strong analytical, strategic and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to synthesize concepts and requirements and effectively communicate them to all PGS stakeholders 

  • Interfacing with and influencing diverse customers including site groups from PGS (Ops, Technical Services, Quality) and network groups such as External Supply, QA,PharmSci, Procurement, and GCMC

Approach / Mindset

  • Recognizes cross-functional impact in all decision-making; proactively reaches out to external stakeholder groups to gain alignment on cross-functional issues

  • Able to identify root causes and drive to problem resolution; orientation towards action, - anticipates problems and acts proactively to resolve; demonstrated initiative, drive, and creativity in problem solving

  • Knows when to report or escalate risks and issues to leadership

  • Use of DMAIC principals to drive resolution of issues and drive improvement of supplier performance

  • Embraces Pfizer Purpose: Breakthroughs that change patients’ lives through the incorporation of Pfizer’s Bold Moves and Values



  • BS with minimum 5+ years or Masters with minimum 3+ years in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, or Pharmaceutical preferred) or Life Sciences Experience

  • Operations or Tech services experience

  • Experience with Tangential Flow Filtration

  • Strong communication skills and attention to details.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead small product change projects with small multi-discipline teams

  • Excellent technical writing skills.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills


  • Experience with Liquid Nano Particles strongly preferred

  • Experience with lyophilization is an advantage

  • Black Belt or Green Belt experience is an advantage

  • Ability to think creatively and find innovative solutions is a plus

  • Strong knowledge of MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel; Working knowledge of Minitab or JMP preferred

Physical/Mental Requirements

Ability to be on the production floor during engineering/development batches

Non-Standard Work Schedule, Travel, or Environment Requirements

Global travel may be required, typically 15-25%.

Adaptation of work schedule to accommodate meetings with colleagues in different time zones

Other Job Details

  • Last Date to Apply: May 25, 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.

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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.