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Pfizer Operations / Production Supervisor in McPherson, Kansas

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

  • Manage multiple projects and ongoing work activities within a team.

  • Responsible for effective leadership of team which includes managing the daily operation ensuring that applicable safety guidelines and policies are followed.

  • Ensure compliance with all government and company regulatory requirements.

  • Participate in equipment failure investigations to determine root causes and propose solutions, process operational improvements.

  • Assure appropriate communication and implementation of corrective/preventive actions to avoid reoccurrence.

  • Prepare and review the procedures and conduct system reviews.

  • Responsible for counseling colleagues to assure proper development for their success, and to provide corrective action when necessary.

Qualifications Must-Have

  • Education and prior pharmaceutical and/or manufacturing experience required for this role. Prior experience includes strong knowledge, support and capability related to manufacturing operations, methods and practices. Qualifying military experience may also be considered in lieu of industrial experience. Specifics as follows:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business or Science with a minimum of 3+ years of experience and 1+ years demonstrated leadership capability in a pharmaceutical and/or manufacturing environment

  • Associates Degree with a minimum of 5+ years of experience and 3+ years demonstrated leadership capability in a pharmaceutical and/or manufacturing environment.

  • High School Diploma with a minimum 7+ years of experience and 5+ years demonstrated leadership capability in a pharmaceutical and/or manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to manage, organize, problem solve and manage multiple priorities in a fast pace environment, while exercising leadership, diplomacy, and problem-solving skills, coordinating and working with all levels of Colleagues.

  • Able to successfully manage production per accuracy parameters, controlling damaged product while meeting customer service goals.

  • Working knowledge and experience with SAP or equivalent inventory management software. Proficient with using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)

  • Must possess basic math skills, strong interpersonal skills and effective communication skills (oral and in written form).

Nice-to-Have

  • APICS Certification preferred/Green Belt certification desired.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to stand upright for several consecutive hours absent of any medical restrictions which could restrict completion of required duties.

  • Able to stand and frequently walk between production centers/areas to supervise operations.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, squatting, carrying and/or lifting up to 25 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust and focus.

  • This position works around moving machines, is exposed to temperature changes and is required to wear personal protective equipment in certain areas.

  • Additional requirements are line and product specific.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum expectation of 40 hours per week, unless otherwise dictated by management or business needs.

  • Able to work traditional and/or split shifts as well as weekends, holidays and overtime as needed to effectively manage operations and complete production documentation and schedule.

  • May be needed to travel between facilities when necessary.

  • Use of eye protection, gloves and other PPE is required.

  • Maintaining aseptic area certification may be required. This includes Aseptic gowning procedures, which requires all body parts to be completely covered (gowned) for substantial periods of time.

  • Practice and promote a safe work environment at all times

Last Date to Apply for Job: January 26, 2021

Eligible for Relocation Package

Eligible Employee Referral Program

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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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