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Ecosystem Design Lead


Peapack and Gladstone, NJ
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+ Integrated Manufacturing Excellence (IMEx) is a PGS-wide effort to design, implement, and sustain a Pfizer production system, with an objective to reach world class manufacturing practices and performance across the PGS network

+ The role focuses on a specific functional scope of Packaging plant operations included but not limited to designing lean processes (eg, visual management, standard work, etc.) within all aspects of packaging production (labeling, primary & secondary packaging, serialization, etc.)

+ The role is accountable for the design of production system components and their underlying detailed standards for Packaging operations ecosystem.

+ The incumbent will apply and balance the principles of 'best in class', 'practical solutions' and 'one best way' to develop rapidly deployable, world class production system components

+ including but not limited to ensuring consistency and integration with other ecosystems, as well as overseeing the pilot, refinement and ongoing Continuous improvement (CI) of IMEx operating standards

+ 'One best way' design requires the aggregation of inputs from multiple stakeholders; Workshop based processes will be used to evaluate current and external approaches and to align on an agreed model

+ The role will oversee piloting, refinement and ongoing CI of the design proposals

+ The role is critical for ensuring consistency and integration across other ecosystem designs


+ The role is accountable for the design of production system components and their underlying detailed standards for Packaging operations ecosystem (ie, installation of key lean processes - visual management, standard work, etc.)

+ Aggregate inputs from multiple operational stakeholders to reach alignment on 'one best way'; Address stakeholder concerns and ensure true alignment on design

+ Understand true world class approaches from outside of PGS; Incorporate these opportunities into the design process

+ Balance the drive for world class against the need for practical solutions

+ Ensure consistency and effective integration across ecosystems; Partner with IMEx team members to share and learn best practices

+ Ensure that ecosystem designs are delivered on time and codified effectively; Develop playbooks to support ecosystem deployment training

+ Align site stakeholders to ensure designs are piloted, refined and improved effectively; Ensure final designs are workable

+ Own and drive the CI of ecosystem standards; Drive innovation while ensuring stability in the global design for deploying sites; Use impact and value as a condition for refinement inclusion


+ Bachelor or BS degree in a Technical or Business field with 10+ years of relevant experience; Master degree in business administration or technical discipline a plus

+ Direct line management of Packaging physical workcenters and/or entire manufacturing sites, utilizing large scale operations teams

+ Technical knowledge and experience with Packaging production system design inclusive of but not limited to labeling, primary & secondary packaging, serialization, etc.

+ Installation and direct oversight, management, and operational usage of teams employing production system tools (e.g., visual management, standard work, asset and operator equipment care, continuous improvement processes, etc.)

+ Demonstrated impact using continuous improvement opportunities (e.g., lead time reduction, increase in throughput, reduction in downtime, etc.)

+ Intellectual rigor and flexibility/tenacity to manage design trade-offs; Evidence of innovation, problem-solving and structured thinking skills

+ Practicality to deliver workable solutions

+ Execution-focused, fully capable of supporting processes from strategy to implementation

+ Strong presentation and facilitation skills with an ability to succinctly and creatively present robust and evidence-based messages with a technical basis

+ Excellent communication skills to enable interactions at various levels and influence broad spectrum of PGS leaders and colleagues; Demonstrated track record of leading and influencing organizations and/or teams

+ Proven capabilities in program management with a knowledge of best practice tools and methodologies; Experience in successfully executing projects with small to medium size teams

+ Experience integrating functions and/or delivering org transformations

+ Strong proficiency in Excel analytics and PowerPoint materials geared for senior site audiences; Experience with SAP systems strongly preferred

+ Fluency in English required

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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