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Technical Manager

Andover, MA 01810
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+ The Technical Manager, Senior People Leader, in Commercial manufacturing operations is responsible for management of a technical group whose primary focus is on the execution of manufacturing processes, technical assessment for processes (investigation support and impact assessment), maintaining a culture of compliance, innovation, and continuous improvement within their assigned Asset Group.

+ The Technical Manager will need to guide the people in their group with process and technical knowledge to lead troubleshooting activities, Process Robustness , provide investigations support, analyze process data, and identify and implement process improvements and a culture of continuous improvement.

+ The Technical Manger will also be responsible for working on a multiproduct shared area (product service area) regulatory filing requirement and act as SME for ensuring closure towards this goal.


+ As applicable work on Efficiency projects for Poly process, increased cadence, process robustness

+ Work with network counterparts such as Grange Castle and Sanford in support of any downstream impact or process related issues.

+ Anticipate and advocate for asset strategies

+ Oversight of a group of engineers/ Continuous Improvement Specialists, ensuring compliance to regulations. Responsible for coaching/mentoring both technical and non-technical staff.

+ The person will have approximately 3 to 4 exempt people reporting to them and 2 co-ops and 1-2 contractors as applicable.

+ The person will have regular interactions with the Engineering, Quality, Site Technical Services, and Operational Management departments.

+ Management and coaching of group tailored to the specific skill sets and focus of the individuals:

+ Guidance, review and approval of change controls, protocols, procedures, and MBRs

+ Oversight and management of training requirements

+ Promotion of an innovative culture

+ Sustainable program participation and guidance:

+ Validation strategies, Change management, etc.

+ Process monitoring - real-time and trend analysis

+ Process robustness support for IMEX (Integrated Manufacturing Excellence)

+ Achieve plan of record (POR)

+ Drive towards achieving metrics; communicate results

+ Coordination of responsibilities with other groups

+ Communication and delegation of responsibilities within group

+ Support of the safety program

+ Oversight of individual responsibilities

+ Communication of messages, changes in procedures, etc.

+ Resolution of issues to ensure a safe operating environment

+ Ensure adequate resolution of operational variances, investigations, etc.

+ Support regulatory filings as needed

+ Support of audits (internal and external) including walkthroughs, response, and driving closure of any observations

+ Provide support during audits and with audit observation closure

+ Leadership capabilities

+ Cross-asset leadership with technical team leads to drive consistency and sharing of best practices

+ Participation and if necessary approval of complex investigations


+ Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering or equivalent Scientific/Engineering degree is required.

+ Bachelor's degree in a Scientific/Engineering discipline with a minimum of 8 years' experience in pharmaceutical / biotech fields in one of more of the following areas: Technical Development/Services, Operations, Supply Chain, and Quality. Hands on manufacturing experience is required, OR Master's degree in a Scientific/Engineering discipline, a minimum of 5 years' experience in above listed field and areas is required.

+ Upstream and downstream processes within microbial or mammalian manufacturing in depth working knowledge is required.

+ Ability to lead and influence cross-functional, multi-disciplined teams in delivery of goals and objectives.

+ Previous demonstrated experience in stakeholder management and strategy development

+ Previous demonstrated experience of working collaboratively and working successfully within cross-functional teams

+ Demonstrates self-sufficiency, able to work under limited supervision.

+ Makes decisions of moderate complexity, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure. Makes sound decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.


+ 5 years in a cGMP environment with increasing responsibility is preferred.

+ 5 years in a people and project management is preferred.

+ Successful track record of Operations experience is essential is preferred

+ Knowledgeable in operations processes including solution preparation, cell culture/ Fermentation and purification is preferred.

+ Familiarity with DMAIC processes, investigation processes, and automation is preferred.


+ Required to be gowned up as necessary in the suites to troubleshoot a process


+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: 10/21/20**

+ 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.

Posted: 2020-09-17 Expires: 2020-11-13
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