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Director, Publications Specialist


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The Director, Publication Specialist will be responsible for managing the development and implementation of global publication plans via Publication Sub-Committees for several candidates/products that generate hundreds of publications per year. He/she ensures compliance with Pfizer publication policy (CT20) and procedures (CT37-GSOP). As internal and external guidelines shift, the Director, Publications Specialist will assist with training colleagues and vendors and with the roll out of revised SOPs to support compliance requirements. This role identifies and recommends process improvements and innovative solutions and leads complex projects within the Publications Management Team or across the enterprise as required. Works collaboratively across the Pfizer organization including Business Unit Medical, WRD, GPD, Legal, Quality Practice Standards, Procurement, Business Technology and external vendors.


+ Manages the development and implementation of global publication plans effectively and in compliance with Pfizer's publication policy and procedures

+ Establishes and manages publication budgets. Partners with Finance to maintain/monitor publication budget forecasts

+ Manages publication vendors with a clear and professional approach and facilitates issue resolution

+ Takes initiative and leads change. Highly adaptable to changing and ambiguous situations

+ Collaborates with Team Leader, Legal and other key stakeholders regarding complex scenarios to identify viable solutions which are timely and within budget

+ Identifies and drives publication plan metrics, seeks continuous process improvement and best practices to further enhance the efficiency of publication processes

+ Ability to influence others in a matrix setting including senior leaders and external stakeholders

+ Proven ability to appropriately analyze and solve problems and make pragmatic decisions

+ Respectfully challenges practices, decisions or ideas to uphold integrity and ethical standards. Once decisions are made, fully supports and implements agreed upon courses of actions.

+ Drives innovative solutions across the enterprise

+ Expertise engaging with professional and industry members to advance the profession


+ Advanced degree (PhD, PharmD or Masters) in science/health preferred; Bachelor's degree required.

+ 10+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical or medical publications/communications industry, including 7+ years of experience in medical/scientific publications required

+ In-depth knowledge of the development and management of medical publications emanating from clinical trials

+ Publications management tool expertise (preferably Datavision), strong understanding of medical publication guidelines such as ICMJE, and basic knowledge of protocol development, data management, data analysis, and/or study reporting

+ Experience in facilitating cross- functional and matrixed teams; independently manages complex and challenging relationships

+ Strong interpersonal skills including negotiating skills

+ Proficient organizational and time management skills

+ Ability to manage competing projects and effectively prioritize assignments

+ Vendor management experience

+ Project management experience

+ Excellent oral/written communication skills

**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.

**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.

**Other Job Details:**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: February 21, 2018**

+ Additional Location Information: New York, Headquarters and Collegeville, PA.

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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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