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Supervisor/Team Leader Vaccine Formulation Operations (Night Shift)

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Start date
Aug 2, 2022
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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

Your strong communication skills will come in play when you convey supervisors' instructions and production schedules in accomplishing a variety of tasks, such as meeting quality, accountability, security, productivity and safety requirements. You will ensure that all activities are completed based on Standard Operating Procedures, batch records, Current Good Manufacturing Practices and plant procedures.

As a Team leader, you will be involved in overseeing work teams within a division. You will lead the technical resources of the team. Thanks to your technical skills, you will coach your direct reports on day to day activities. You will be relied on to solve complex problems within your area of expertise.

It is your hard work and focus that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

This position is a shop floor leader for the growing Vaccine Operations. The scope includes a large number of direct reports (10 to 30+ depending on area) of several different job titles. Key accountabilities include day to day management of the shop floor personnel, aligning staffing and activities in the on time execution of the production schedule, ensuring all product is produced in a manner meeting safety and quality requirements, and hiring and retaining a talented workforce.

  • Supervises and manages employees and contractors who are engaged in the formulation of vaccine products in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), and federal, state, and local regulations.

Responsible for effective leadership of the work team which includes:

  • Managing the daily operation ensuring that applicable safety guidelines and policies are followed

  • Observing and instilling a culture ensuring that cGMP’s are followed, ensuring production SOP’s are upheld, and production schedules are met.

  • The supervisor will work with the team to define metrics and strategies to achieve results and improve outcomes.

  • The supervisor will act as a coach and mentor to transform the team into a cohesive, harmonized team.

  • Responsible for counseling colleagues to assure proper development for their success, supporting all colleagues to enable them to reach their full potential, and to provide corrective action when necessary.

  • Supervisor/TL is also responsible to ensure timely performance feedback and appraisals for all team members.

  • Successful candidate must demonstrate personal leadership initiative, judgment and accountability in day-to-day work activities in addition to strong planning/organizational skills.

  • Must possess strong communication skills and demonstrate integrity and cooperation in working with diverse colleagues and groups.

  • Experience in the operating area (formulation, filling, inspection, packaging or freeze handling) and strong technical skills are desired.

  • Ensures all members of the team are trained for their roles and tasks and ensures training compliance of the team.

  • Consistently makes significant contributions to the achievement of the team, plant and/or global objectives.

  • Exemplifies and instills in others an Ownership mentality.

  • Demonstrates active involvement in daily production operations.

  • Maintains frequent contact with all stakeholders and impacted organizations concerning operations and production scheduling.

  • Engages the right subject matter experts to help resolve unplanned events efficiently.

  • Works and communicates well across the vaccine value stream.

  • Applicant must have a High School Diploma (or Equivalent) and 8 years of relevant experience OR an Associate's degree with 6 years of experience OR a Bachelor's degree with at least 3 years of experience OR a Master's degree with more than 1 year of experience.

  • Proven record of problem solving, decision making skills and application of process improvement tools

  • Strong people management experience

  • Effective written and oral communication skills

  • Relevant pharmaceutical industry experience


Job will include standing, walking, and sitting. Occasional lifting may be required.


This position will align work schedule to support a 6pm to 6am team with a rotating 5-5-4 schedule. This schedule provides 2 consecutive weekends unscheduled followed by 2 scheduled weekends. Holiday and overtime may be required to meet business needs. This operation will work 24x7x365. Travel of less than 2% may be required.

Relocation support available

Work Location Assignment:On Premise

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: August 29, 2022

  • Eligible for Relocation Package

  • 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.

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.




Join world-class scientists and leaders who are dedicated to bringing therapies that will significantly improve patients' lives.

As one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we're driven to discover the cure --driven to significantly improve the lives of everyone...everywhere. If you're similarly driven, you'll find there's no better place to begin --and continue --your career than at Pfizer.

Science is the foundation of our company.  This is why it's no surprise that the most driven scientists in the world choose to carry out their life's passion at Pfizer.  We arm them with the resources, technology, and facilities they need to solve some of the world’s most complex health challenges. This combination empowers our scientists with expertise in vaccines, small-molecule medicines, biotherapeutics amongst many others, to collaborate on breakthrough science, including the world's first mRNA-Based Covid19 vaccine.  Our colleagues advance science and technologies into the therapies that matter most.

Join us and you'll partner with colleagues of diverse backgrounds and abilities who contribute to all aspects of what we do. Great things happen when people come together with one shared goal. If you're driven to discover the cure- ensure it has the latest technology to make it a reality or help improve the lives of others- join those who are similarly driven at Pfizer. The future of medicine is happening here.

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