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Advanced Robotics team leader - Manufacturing Intelligence (Director)

Peapack, New Jersey
Start date
Aug 29, 2022
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Why Patients Need You

At Pfizer, our mission is to inspire a best-in-class culture of continuous improvement and project management that empowers colleagues and enables simple, effective processes. Whether you are managing projects or liaising with others, your contribution in this team will help in making our work easier and faster so that we can deliver breakthroughs that change patients' lives.

What You Will Achieve

In your role at Pfizer, you will oversee and manage the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serve as liaison between project management and planning, project team and line management. Additionally, you’ll review the status of projects and budgets; manage schedules; prepare status report; assess project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. You’ll also develop mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers and clients.

As a Director, you are a subject matter expert and leverage your knowledge of industry, customer requirements and general business environment to adapt and implement strategic actions for the division. Your ability to interpret your division's strategy will establish business priorities that support and set long-term direction for the division. Your managerial skills will help us manage and lead people, technological and financial resources within the division.Through your expertise and extensive knowledge, you will be able to foster a culture that promotes innovation and thrives on doing better for patients and healthcare.

The Global Technology & Engineering - Manufacturing Intelligence (MI) organization works with Pfizer Global Supply (PGS) sites and key partners to accelerate the building of Industry 4.0 capability across Pfizer Global Supply sites. MI teams are working to increase PGS predictive and adaptive manufacturing capability through the delivery of innovative impactful solutions including Real Time Data analytics, Process Analytical Technology, Advanced Process Control, Artificial Intelligence, Process Modelling/Simulation and Advanced Robotics-Cobotics.

To further accelerate progress in the application of advanced robotics a new team is being created within the Manufacturing Intelligence organization. This team will focus primarily on the development and deployment of laboratory automation and intelligent plant robotics systems. This team will work in close partnership with other MI teams, with Global Engineering Automation and Digital support teams.

An opportunity exists to lead this Advanced Robotics team. The successful applicant will be a member of the Manufacturing Intelligence leadership team and will support the development and execution of strategy while establishing and leading a new innovative team to deliver first-in-class robotics solutions that support advancement of Pfizer’s Bold Moves.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Support the development and execution of an advanced robotics strategy as part of the PGS Manufacturing Intelligence initiative

  • Establish and lead a new advanced robotics team focused on delivering value for PGS through innovative intelligent robotics and laboratory automation solutions

  • Recruit and develop talent within the robotics team and build capability at sites in support of Pfizer Global Supply objectives

  • Understand business priorities and identify and prioritize highest impact opportunities

  • Identify leading technology solutions and accelerate deployment based on business impact, technology capability and replication potential

  • Drive step change advances in robotics deployment for pharmaceutical manufacturing with impact on process variability, manual interventions and cycle time

  • Develop and bring novel robotics solutions that enable a step change in manufacturing performance into routine use

  • Effectively manage complex project portfolios and priorities, with a strong focus on business return.

  • Partner closely with Digital and Automation organizations, and work with manufacturing sites to deploy robotics solutions as part of broader PGS initiatives

  • Understand regulatory and compliance challenges to innovation and influence new and existing regulations when required through a science-based approach and close engagement with internal and external bodies

  • Sponsor and enable Next Generation robotic solutions

  • Stay abreast of industry trends and developments to ensure alignment with solutions and opportunities

  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.


Must Haves

  • Relevant degree and background in Engineering, Mathematics, Robotics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, or a related technical field.

  • 7+ years relevant experience leading complex technology projects and programs

  • Hands-on experience in robotics and/or advanced laboratory automation.

  • Track record of development and delivery of complex robotic solutions that deliver business value

  • Experienced in leading teams and establishing new and high performing teams

  • Self-motivated with ability to motivate teams to deliver results at high pace through clarity of vision, empowerment and accountability, productive collaboration, recognition and support.

  • Creative approach to problem solving for complex problems

  • Active learning mindset and up to date knowledge of cutting-edge robotic solutions

  • Collaborates effectively internally and with cross-functional teams and key stakeholders with an open attitude towards partnership and fast learning

  • Communicate effectively at multiple levels covering project technical details or progress and impact updates to key stakeholders This is a people manager role.

Nice To Have

  • Experience with Industry 4.0 concepts and passion for transforming manufacturing through innovation

  • Knowledge and experience of machine learning and role of AI to enable high performance and agile advanced robotics systems

  • Familiarity with industrial process control, and laboratory data management and instrument control systems

  • Good knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing and related unit operations, and knowledge of pharmaceutical regulations and GMP manufacturing requirements


Location - Remote, but should have proximity to a Global PGS or GTE location

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.

Continuous Imprv and Proj Mgmt


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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