Operations Manager, Process Centric Team Lead

McPherson, Kansas
Jun 23, 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.

What You Will Achieve

As the Operations Manager, Process Centric Team (PCT) Lead - M22 Vials, you will be managing production cost centers and supervising production personnel in the manufacturing of products. You will support our patients' needs by maintaining impeccable regulatory compliance and developing behavioral and technical competencies for the organization within an environment of continuous improvement.

As a Manager, your breadth of knowledge on internal or external business challenges will help us improve our products, processes and services. You will be responsible for meeting objectives and preparing forecasts for resource requirements. Your risk-taking ability will help us advance new concepts and methodologies. You will provide technical guidance and oversight to team members and help in problem solving.

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 multiple projects within the department typically involving cross-functional representatives.
  • Provide solutions to a wide range of difficult/complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity, innovation, and creativity.
  • Ensure {Current} Good Manufacturing Practices {part of GxP} and Good Distribution Practices {part of GxP} in day to day operations.
  • Manage staff involved with the production or completion of process in compliance with all regulatory requirements, cGMPs and company policies, procedures and goals.
  • Manage multiple projects and ongoing work activities within the department typically involving cross-functional representatives.
  • Work closely with quality, production, procurement, suppliers and forwarding agents to ensure supply continuity.
  • Interact with senior internal and external personnel on matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
  • Lead or oversee investigations and continuous improvement initiatives, applying tools, to improve quality, cost, safety and/or cycle time.
  • Ensure audit readiness and prepare monthly report of production activities including trend analysis and the system health.
  • Guide, monitor and develop team to foster continuous improvement and set realistic objectives.
  • Execute product quality/production performance on time and within budget.
  • Develop a high level of performance improvement through effective people management and the development of a multi-skilled work force.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5+ years’ experience
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to and lead project teams
  • Proven ability to work in a cross-cultural environment and provide technical leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Master's degree
  • Relevant pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Previous leadership experience


  • Ability to perform complex data analysis
  • Thorough understanding of IMEx principles and tools


Ability to work weekends and support off shift tasks as needed;
Work Location Assignment:On Premise;

Other Job Details:

  • Last date to apply: 6/23/2022
  • Relocation support available

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.