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Pfizer Manager Operations 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

In your role, you will be accountable for activities involved in the assembly and packaging of finished goods including goods in cartons, boxes, or other similar containers. This work typically includes meeting product finishing scheduling, setting up, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting packaging equipment;monitoring, evaluating,and adjusting processes or packaging equipment to maximize quality and efficiency. You will also be responsible forcompleting batch records and associated documentationand working in an integrated computerized manufacturing environment.

As a Manager, your breadth of knowledge on internal or external business challenges will help us improve our products,processes,and services. Your will guide us to lead projects by meeting objectives and preparing forecasts for resource requirements. Your risk-taking ability will help us advance new concepts and methodologies. You will provide technical guidance and oversight to team members and help in problem solving.

It is your hard work and focus that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Manage multiple projects and ongoing work activities in the department involvingcross-functional representatives.

  • Lead, manage, and integrate all activities concerning the production schedule, inventory control, dispensing, processing and material handling associated with the receipt and conversion of raw materials into quality pharmaceutical and healthcare products in accordance with cGMP.

  • Provide guidance and direction to supervisors (direct reports) and professionals involved in process activities or production operations for the successful execution of packaging plans.

  • Ensure compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations (cGMP), EHS, product licenses, corporate policies.

  • Oversee investigations and continuous improvement initiatives, applying tools, such as Leanmanufacturing and Six Sigma, to improve quality, cost, safety and/or cycle time. Organize and coordinate manufacturing processes of secondary packaging of commercial product.

  • Organize and coordinate testing, engineering, stability, bioequivalency,and clinical batches secondary packaging.

  • Organize and coordinate technology transfer for secondary packaging processes.

  • Participate in project teams of different scopes (new products introduction, process improvement, price reduction, process optimization etc.).

  • Participate in process validation for secondary packaging.

  • Establish and control of GMP awareness and up to date training for employees through organization and tasks delegation.

  • Organize team members to deal with assignments and schedules, and coordinates activities to assure completion of assigned objectives within the specified time frame and allocated resources.

  • Manage continuous improvement in field of expertise and people management.

  • Manage processes and projects for department improvement.

  • Promote organization values and culture through own example, through the whole department and between the departments.

  • Manage the motivation, company dedication and employee satisfaction through good managing practice.

  • Facilitate the team decision making process by assuring business information is effectively communicated.



  • Bachelor's Degree and 5+ yearsof experience in pharmaceutical packaging operations.

  • Computer Literacy (Microsoft Office, Business Application).

  • People Management Skills.

  • Analytical skills.

  • Strong personal motivation and aptitude for coaching, leading,and managing individuals and teams.


  • Master's degree and relevant pharmaceutical experience.

  • Communicationand presentation skills.

  • Organization skills.

  • Team workskills.

  • In depth understanding/knowledge ofcGMP, EHS, other related regulatory requirements and Controlled Substance Labor Laws.


No major physical effort is required, however it will require sitting, standing, walking periodically the shop floor.

This position requires focus and be organized in a fast-paced, rapidly changing situations. It will require mathematical calculations and ability to perform data analysis on process performance.


Limited travel required. Non-standard work hour support of global conference calls, 24/7 manufacturing, etc. required when needed, though not typical of weekly requirements.


  • Last Date to Apply: October 27, 2021

  • Eligible for Relocation Package

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

Sunshine Act

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.