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PharmSci Small Molecule Quality Operations Lead

Groton, CT
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Sep 15, 2022

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Why Patients Need You
Everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to the quality and the delivery of safe and effective products to patients. Our science and risk-based compliant quality culture is flexible, innovative and customer oriented. Whether you are involved in development, maintenance, compliance or analysis through research programs, your contribution will directly impact patients.

What You Will Achieve

Pfizer has a scientific, ethical, regulatory and legal obligation to collect and evaluate safety information that may be associated with its products, as well as ensuring data privacy. In your role, you'll be working with a team that implements and manages the risk strategy, utilizing audit and inspection intelligence to identify risk mitigation strategies and adherence to GCP in clinical trial trials in order to assure the quality and integrity of generated data and the rights and welfare of patients.

As a Senior Director, your innovative ideas and creative decision-making lead the strategic direction of your division. Your ability to leverage constructive relationships across divisions will help youmaximizethe resources available within theorganization. Your ability to exercise foresight and judgment in initiating, planning, organizing and guiding complex projects in unprecedented situations shall be critical to the achievement of the division.

It is your leadership and expertise that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Lead strategic direction including business performance and financial management for highly complex activities within a Division or Business Unit.

  • Act as a strategic leader in Quality by influencing leadership, peers and reports across functional lines to develop a consistent and transparent Quality strategy.

  • Develop, implement and ensure effective quality systems are in place that ensure compliance with the relevant Pfizer quality standards and BOH regulations.

  • Manage central processes for audit groups to execute quality risk strategy and assessment, inspection request support and operational support of cross Pfizer quality and compliance governance.

  • Drive consistent measures and dashboards to report and escalate the state of control to leaders to enable effective mitigation strategies.

  • Drive operational planning, project governance and strategic communications across the department

  • Support the investigation of quality related investigations within Inter-Company Operations and the identification and implementation of effective CAPAs.

  • Provide subject matter expertise as required to identify and drive continuous improvement and automation/simplification opportunities.

  • Oversee the development of training strategy, programs and curriculum, in coordination with the QA subject matter experts, including the development of individualized training plans for QA colleagues.​

  • Grow leaders by providing challenging and stretching tasks and assignments, being aware of each direct reports’ goals, mutually constructs compelling development plans and executes them, encourages people to accept developmental moves.

  • Provide guidance, training and support to colleagues and teams to attain high performance at individual and team levels.



  • Bachelor’sDegree and 15+ yearsof experience.

  • Experience in People Management.

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, influencing and problem-solving capabilities.


  • Master’s degree and relevant pharmaceutical experience.

  • Six Sigma experience.

  • Prior teaching and coaching experience as a People Manager.

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.
Work Location Assignment:Flexible

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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.

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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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(212) 733-2323
235 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
United States
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