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External Supply Operations Lead

Pfizer
Hedgesville, WV 25427
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**POSITION SUMMARY** :



This position is responsible for managing the business relationship, operations and performance of a portfolio of Contract Manufacturers (CMs) and Partners that launch, manufacture and supply finished pharmaceuticals across a variety of dosage forms for Pfizer in China. Through a matrix organization, this position will provide operations leadership to a Virtual Site Operations Team (VSOT) which includes representatives from PGS Supply Chain, Quality, Technical Services, Procurement, Environment, Health & Safety and Finance and which - together - has responsibility for launch preparations and for routine quality, supply and competitive cost of finished pharmaceutical products from an assigned portfolio of Partners in China. She or he works closely with PGSCustomers in Commercial Business Units, in Alliance and in Business Developmentto bring to market and to manage supply of our products for Patients. The External Supply Operations Lead develops and manages implementation of strategy and tactical execution to secure timely launch and product supply and to achieve cost improvement targets and other outcome metrics. She or he also contributes strongly to the development and execution of strategies for PGS Emerging Markets and External Supply.



**POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES** :



The ES Operations Lead is responsible for the business relationship and for the performance of a portfolio of pharmaceutical product Contract Manufacturers (CM) and supply partners in China across a range of technologies that may include monoclonal antibodies, solid oral dose, sterile injectables, vaccines, etc. Leadership on short-term tactics as well as on long-term strategies ensures that every CM contributes to achieving the External Supply (ES) targets and strategic objectives.



She or he provides leadership through a matrix organization to all members of the VSOT including but not limited to quality, supply chain planners, procurement, EHS, finance and technical project colleagues. The ES Operations Lead is accountable for the results of the VSOT. The activities and responsibilities of the VSOT include:



+ Own P&L responsibility for selected portfolio including direct accountability for contract negotiations and external relationship management with the contractor base up to CEO level

+ Co-ordination of required activities across PGS to bring-to-market supply new Products which require sourcing from a 3rd Party, and which were acquired through business development and Alliance deals

+ Development and execution of manufacturing and supply plans and meet market demand for product and meet or exceed supply performance targets

+ Collaborate with stakeholders globally including but not limited to Product Portfolio Leaders, Brand Supply leaders, Commercial, Business Development and PGS leadership

+ Act as a "Change Control Committee" for relevant changes.

+ Develop and execute tactical plans for continuous improvement of CM performance in the areas of product quality, environmental health and safety, compliance, customer service and product cost.

+ Review of the status of deviations which impact or may affect product supply. The ES Operations Lead is responsible to secure correct and timely closing of relevant deviations, and when necessary, lead closure of investigations that have not been properly addressed by the CM.

+ Collaborate with local China team, global team and VSOT members to set up and maintain the requisitesystems to meet China MAH requirements.



Oversee and secure timely execution of new product introduction, launch, process changes (including changes of materials and API), product enhancement, and product transfer programs. Lead implementation of localization teams where required.



Ensure that product supply, quality, compliance and cost issues are adequately addressed by making extensive use of Operational Excellence tools and mobilizing the necessary resources for support in all required areas. Lead these cross-functional teams where required.



Collaborate with EH&S to ensure CM compliance with environmental, health and safety regulations and alignment with Pfizer's Climate and Sustainability strategy.



Secure effective communication of key product supply issues to stakeholders - this includes accurate and timely updating the weekly supply and hot topic reports in alignment with the IMEX approach.



Partner with ES Quality to ensure CMs comply with regulatory requirements, cGMP's, Pfizer Quality Standards and Standard Operating Procedures.



Manage the cost reduction program:



+ Identify cost reduction opportunities with CMs and supply partners

+ Validate the financial impact and ensure the opportunities are captured and reported in the Long-Range Plan and the Operational Plan

+ Oversee execution andimplementation, lead the team for execution as appropriate

+ Meet or exceed annual budget cost reduction target



Maintain awareness and intelligence of potential new sourcing and business development opportunities and identify strategic sourcing partners who share common vision/values for the manufacture/packaging/testing of pharmaceutical products



Secure compliance with Legal Requirements of the "Foreign Corruption Policy Act" (FCPA") and related other legislation as directed by the relevant Pfizer Corporate Policies. The ES Operations Lead is accountable for appropriate documentation of compliance with all such requirements.



Lead assigned project and initiatives for his/her portfolio of contractors including but not limited to:



+ Serialization

+ Business Continuity Plans and management of risk

+ Supplier Network Collaboration

+ Environmental Sustainability



20 - 25% travel required



**KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:**



Launch and Supply performance: sustained ability to meet launch targets and other key ES Operations Outcome Metrics



Compliance: Achievement of Quality and EH&S metrics



Demonstrated continuous improvement of performance



Product cost reduction.



**TECHNICAL SKILL REQUIREMENTS** :



**Level of Education** **:** Minimum Bachelor degree (e.g. Engineering, Science, Pharmacy or Management) or equivalent experience; MBA preferred



**Experience -** At minimum, greater than 10 years of experience in one or more Pharmaceutical supply functions; e.g. in Operations, Technical Services, Supply Chain, Quality Operations, External Supply and/or Procurement.



Proven experience in manufacture and supply of pharmaceuticals in different forms - biologics, solid oral dose, sterile injectables, vaccines,



Project Management experience is also highly desirable.



**Languages:** Fluency in Mandarin and in English.



**Other Specifics & know-how:** Excellent verbal and written communication skills including a demonstrated ability to lead and participate in teams at all levels of management is required. Well developed interpersonal skills (leadership, integrity, team orientation, flexibility, creativity; experience in projects that require collaborative approaches; strong analytical skills; ability to understand business issues and processes; knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing processes and regulatory requirements.



**Locations:** Preferred location is Shanghai; other Pfizer locations in China may also be considered



Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.



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Posted: 2021-04-14 Expires: 2021-06-28
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