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Vaccines Asset Planner, Manager

Pfizer
Pearl River, NY 10965
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**ROLE SUMMARY**

Asset Planners have an understanding of drug development, resource management and associated business processes. Asset Planners are accountable for the generation and maintenance of high quality Planisware project schedules associated with the VRD program teams, supporting the operational/strategic delivery of new vaccines to patients. Asset Planners are experienced in scheduling and resource forecasting tool(s) (Planisware), definitions and standards, and associated systems and tools. Asset Planners may support several different types of schedules in support of a development plan which may include but are not limited to: candidate / indication, clinical studies, end game/submission, Outcomes Research, launch planning. Planners play an essential role in supporting the RAPID (Resource And Planning Insights for Decisions) program. RAPID is a key strategic imperative that supports a "fit-for-the-future" model of the processes, operations, and systems for the planning and management of Research and Development resources (dollars and FTEs).



**ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES**



+ Reports directly to the VRD Associate Director, Asset Planning.

+ Partners primarily with Project Managers (PMs)/Directors and members of project teams, protocol teams, and partner lines (e.g. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Clinical, DSRD, Clinical Sciences & Operations, Commercial, etc) to ensure accurate, integrated project reporting in RAPID.

+ Supports Portfolio Operations, asset, development/project and protocol teams, partner lines and others to provide regular information updates.

+ Collaborates with WRD and BU colleagues, portfolio and system colleagues (e.g. Integrated Portfolio Solutions (IPS)), and members of partner lines to drive development of new technologies and continuous improvement of planning processes, tools, reports, systems.

+ Collaborates and supports Vaccine Research and Development Strategy and Operations in updating and maintaining RAPID / Planisware data and algorithms.



Planning/Controlling (Scheduling Management)



+ Works with the Program Manager / Director, Program and Asset team members and platform line representatives, monitoring and reporting project schedule information to enable alignment of BU and partner line FTE and dollar resources.

+ Directly participates in and contributes to cross-functional and functional teams to discuss, review, and optimize protocol/project/program schedules, and resource management plans.

+ Creates and maintains program plans in Planisware for RAPID.

+ Contributes to the validation of resource information at the project level with the project teams.

+ Provides project management support (development plan creation) to early stage (pre-candidate selection) programs in support of the program director



Project Execution and Delivery



+ Provides the Portfolio Operations group with project schedule information to enable effective portfolio management activities.

+ Provides project manager support (development plan tracking) to early stage (pre-candidate selection) programs in support of the program director



Analysis and Reporting



+ Produces what-if scenario analyses in Planisware (base, optimistic and pessimistic development) based on context derived from the Program Manager / Director and project team members (e.g. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Clinical, DSRD, Development Operations, Commercial, etc).

+ Responsible for quality of schedule and resource flag data through review of quality reports and monitoring/management of such data with the team/line members.

+ Facilitates use of existing reporting tools by customer base (e.g., Business Objects, Spotfire).

+ Provides context to local customers of reports generated globally and consolidates customer feedback to enable improvement of existing reports and generation of new reports

+ At the discretion if the Program Manager / Director, develops and maintains project schedule visual depictions for governance and team use.



Process



+ Contributes to continuous improvement of plan utilization, and reporting creating/developing processes, or systems/process integration.

+ Collaborates with colleagues to ensure cross-team and site learning's, and best practices are shared.

+ Promotes platform lines/teams taking ownership of data within planning tools to help them in management of their business.

+ Provides training and mentorship to new and established users in planning systems, and associated operating procedures and reporting.



**QUALIFICATIONS**

Education:



+ Bachelors level degree or equivalent experience.

+ 5-8 years with B.S. or 3-6 years with M.S



Experience:



+ At least 3 years experience in project planning and project management

+ At least 5 years experience in pharmaceutical development

+ Experience with planning and resource forecasting tools (Enterprise Project Management, Planisware)

+ Some experience in negotiation and working with of matrix teams.



Project Planning/Management Expertise



+ Proven track record of planning or managing complex projects

+ Demonstrated understanding of stakeholder risk management and mitigation strategies in order to simulate the likely obstacles to project progression



Drug Development Knowledge

Technical Proficiency



+ Technical proficiency is a key competency for this role.

+ Technical proficiency includes experience in the use of project planning and resource forecasting tools and systems (e.g. Microsoft Project, Planisware))

+ Rapidly mastering new software tools



**ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS**



+ Reports directly to the VRD Associate Director, Asset Planning.

+ Partners primarily with Program Managers (PMs)/Directors and members of project teams, protocol teams, and partner lines (e.g. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Clinical, DSRD, Clinical Sciences and Operations, Commercial, etc) to ensure accurate, integrated project reporting in RAPID.

+ Supports Portfolio Operations, asset, development/project and protocol teams, partner lines and others to provide regular information updates.

+ Collaborates with WRD and BU colleagues, portfolio and system colleagues (e.g. Integrated Portfolio Solutions (IPS)), and members of partner lines to drive development of new technologies and continuous improvement of planning processes, tools, reports, systems.

+ Collaborates and supports Vaccine Research and Development Strategy and Operations in updating and maintaining RAPID / Planisware data and algorithms.



**Other Job Details:**



+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

+ Eligible for Relocation Package



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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: 2020-11-25 Expires: 2021-02-18
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