Sr. MES Manager

Andover, Massachusetts
Jun 10, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Why Patients Need You
Our breakthroughs would not make it to the hands of patients without our pharmaceutical manufacturing team. We rely on a team of dedicated and agile members, who understand the importance and impact of their role in Pfizer's mission. Patients need colleagues like you who take pride in their work and always look to improve outcomes. You will help to ensure that patients and physicians have the medicines they need, when they need them.

Core Accountabilities:

  • Site Lead for the deployment of AMPS MES to all manufacturing areas on site to support the site strategy, and the network AMPs Acceleration and Lightspeed programs.
    • Responsible for developing the scope and quantifying the resources needed for this Site wide project via consultation and collaboration with senior site and network stakeholders
    • Working in a complex matrix team structure to provide direction to site and network colleagues to ensure the project scope, schedule, cost and compliance are delivered.
    • Provide direction and coaching to the local site Deployment Leads and their teams across multiple manufacturing Areas to support parallel deployments.
  • Engage site and network partners to ensure the site MES deployment program is delivered in a compliant, efficient and robust manner
  • Build technical knowledge within the site to ensure timely delivery of the AMPs deployment program and, working with the MES Sustaining manager, build the capability of end users and SMEs across the site
  • Responsible for negotiating and endorsing enhancements and upgrades to the Andover MES platform with the Core Digital team and MES Vendors on behalf of the Site
  • Chair Site AMPS Governance Committee, member of the newly established Site Digital Council
  • Business owner of the site wide AMPs MES solution
  • Coach and guide site and network colleagues, including the site MES sustaining team, to ensure MES at site continues to evolve and improve to meet the needs of the site

People Management:

  • Coach and manage site project MES Specialists and contracted resources responsible for developing new EBRs and MES deployment across site
  • Coach and manage Data Management Specialists responsible for Mfg Data Management activities.


  • Working with site Finance team and relevant SLT members, agree yearly resourcing/budget for MES team
  • Negotiate yearly Site/Digital Financial split of AMPS Acc project resources and costs.
  • Manage CPA spend/cashflow and year-end accruals of Site MES projects.


  • Represent Site and engage network Digital stakeholders at AMPS Acceleration Forum
  • Represent Site on Digital-PGS Automation Integration Strategy team.
  • Represent PGS on MES Vendor review/selection process.
  • Represent Site at various cross-Site MES initiatives.



  • Bachelor’s Degree with 8+ years or Master’s degree with 6+ years of experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of life science compatible MES solutions, i.e., Syncade, PharmaSuite, etc.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in best practices with MES systems
  • Strong managing experience with both full time employees and consultants
  • Strong understanding of industry knowledge and business operations (financial basics, enterprise system use i.e. payroll, inventory management systems, etc.).
  • Administrative skills, managerial skills, technical report writing, computer and presentation skills.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of GMP and regulatory requirements.
  • Agile trained and competent


  • Continuous Improvement or Project Management Certifications.
  • Knowledge of Local Environmental, Health and Safety standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop highly effective teams.

Work Location Assignment:Flexible

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.