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Director, Planning and Operations, Vaccines Research and Development

Pearl River, NY 10965
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Reporting to the Snr Director, VRD Planning & Operations, this position performs business operations planning and management for Vaccines Research and Development activities, to ensure timely and compliant conduct of vaccine development programs.

The incumbent applies a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical and vaccine research and development processes as well as budget planning expertise to independently guide cross-functional vaccine development program teams, formulating and delivering resource and funding plans required to secure program funding.

The incumbent provides input and influence to both asset development and internal governance strategy and will independently provide consultation to CSOs on resource deployment issues.

The incumbent will foster relationships with, and serves as an advisor to, many external partners to ensure efficient and compliant business transactions are conducted, including finance, legal, WRDM and GPD partner lines, human resources, commercial functions and external vendors.

The incumbent will independently lead and project manage VRD process improvement initiatives and other non-portfolio facing projects and activities


+ Plays an active role in vaccine program teams, ensuring a complete and accurate record of planned activities, the budget and resources required to conduct them, key decision points and potential risks and opportunities is maintained. Collaborates with internal and external partners to resolve issues of a complex nature when funding and/or resourcing are at risk of being on critical path.

+ Acts as subject matter expert to program teams on issues relating to governance, funding authorization, engagement with partner lines, contracting, tracking of internal resources and generation of program resourcing plans.

+ Supports business development activities as a key member of due diligence and external funding teams. Works with internal subject matter experts to define product development plans, generate aligned cross-functional development cost and resource estimates and negotiate with external partners to achieve mutually agreeable scenarios.

+ Responsible for managing operating budgets for VRD lines. Develops and implements innovative strategies to meet operating and portfolio budget targets for lines supported when required.

+ Manage issues relating to budget and resource planning in external engagements and collaborations.

+ Work closely with VRD scientists, development management and leadership to ensure alignment on objectives, resourcing to achieve them, timelines and prioritization.

+ Partner with VRD Business Operations and Pfizer Enabling Function colleagues to monitor operational trends (e.g. budget, headcount, etc.)

+ Proactively bring forward ideas for process improvements and more efficient operations.

+ Develop and when appropriate deliver presentations for Pfizer senior-level management relating to VRD topics


+ Bachelor's Degree required, MBA preferred

+ 15+ years of experience in the Biopharmaceutical industry, particularly in R&D Business Operations, Finance and Development Management. Familiarity with Pfizer preferred.

+ Demonstrated ability to draft financial / operational PowerPoint presentations according to prescribed templates and to develop concise informative templates when required.

+ Demonstrated ability to design and create complex Excel models

+ Skilled at assessing financial information and conveying summarizing key information verbally or in writing

+ Experienced and effective in communicating and interacting with senior level stakeholders.

+ Experienced in managing multiple, competing tasks simultaneously; defining and executing complex strategies.

+ Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams, across multiple lines.

+ Demonstrated understanding of vaccine research and development process.

+ Demonstrated resourcefulness with proven ability to anticipate needs, prioritize responsibilities, manage multiple priorities with tight timelines, and take initiative with a minimal amount of supervision.

+ Strong project management and skills with demonstrated attention to detail.


Relocation eligible

Eligible for employee referral bonus

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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.

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Posted: 2020-09-14 Expires: 2020-10-15
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