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Global Coordinator DPS


Groton, CT
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The Drug Product Supply Inventory Management (DPS-IM) Material Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of global material planning and scheduling to maximize productivity at and between multiple Internal and External supply chain facilities. These facilities include but are not limited to internal and external manufacturing sites, packaging sites, labeling sites and clinical research units.

The position is based in Groton, CT but will be collaborating with Pharma and Biologics teams located in Groton CT, Andover MA, St Louis MO, Pearl River NY, Chapel Hill NC and Sandwich UK. Additional locations may be added based on business developments/requirements.

Core activities include:

+ Regular interaction with Manufacturing, Operations, Suppliers, Analytical, Quality and other partner groups to ensure accuracy is reflected in the demand forecast and supply plan.

+ Supports GMP API Manufacturing, Drug Product Manufacturing, Biologic Drug Substance, Clinical Packaging & Labeling, FIH, Early Phase Clinical Supply. Support commercial activities as required.

+ Coordinate sub-division and moves of Raw Materials, Semi-Finished, finished goods between manufacturing and packaging operations

+ Project leadership, successful candidate will be asked to lead at minimum one process improvement project per calendar year

+ Follow and assure compliance with GMP standards, Pfizer Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), policies along with all applicable worldwide regulations and guidelines (e.g. FDA, TSA, MHRA, DEA)

+ Gain a full understanding of facilities and operational areas that impact supply chain materials

This is a great opportunity for someone seeking a complex cross functional role.

**Role Responsibilities**

+ Coordinate the introduction of GMP materials into Pharm Sci validated Inventory Systems (Microsoft Dynamics AX, PeopleSoft, Clinicopia, CSDS)

+ Create new material masters

+ Create purchasing specifications.

+ Work with Analytical, Manufacturing, Reg CMC, Packaging, Labeling, R&D and Quality groups, on fit for use assessments, testing strategy and release requirements.

+ Manage change control and encompassing process

+ Reviews and monitors global and local manufacturing schedule to ensure material availability meets expected due dates

+ Coordinate with multiple project/manufacturing teams in North America and Europe

+ Identify material demand

+ Regularly assess inventory availability

+ Request clinical supplies

+ Coordinates transfer of materials between sites

+ Proactively engage stakeholders

+ Identifies and corrects potential scheduling problems

+ Establish replenishment, run slow moving, expired stock reports and coordinate material disposals

+ Interact with Materials Suppliers.

+ Acquire and negotiating prices, quotes and material lead times

+ Secure appropriate documentation to support the receipt and release of material (e.g. Certificates of Analysis, BSE/TSE Statements.)

+ Establish and document material supply channels (SMS)

+ Raise Ariba purchase requisitions

+ Manage continuous improvement projects and limited duration teams

+ Perform investigational activities (to include within quality system)

+ Lead, contribute & coordinate meetings

+ Ability to present within department meetings and beyond

+ Global and local SOP development, remediation and writing

+ Develop and deploy training

+ Onboard new colleagues

+ Participate in the integration of new organizations

+ Prepare for and participate in departmental audits/inspections

+ Proven capabilities to represent the department and company as a whole


+ Bachelor's Degree in supply chain, logistics, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmaceuticals and 2+ years' experience in related or comparable discipline or HS diploma and 5 years' experience in supply chain, logistics, pharmaceutical sciences or pharmaceuticals

+ Knowledge of planning, inventory management, reporting and other supply chain/logistics preferred

+ APICS or CPM preferred

+ Proficient with computer systems to include:

+ ERP Systems (Microsoft Dynamics preferred, SAP/M3/Clinicopia acceptable)

+ Document Management System

+ SharePoint

+ Databases, word processing, spreadsheets.

+ Excellent interpersonal and team building skills


+ Ability to multitask

+ Ability to build, understand and improve complex processes

+ Effective written and oral communication skills

+ Capably of managing own time and workload, accountable for self-results


+ The position is an "on site" role, successful candidate will be expected to work out of the Groton, CT Site

+ Occasional US and European travel. Duration: 1 day 2 weeks

+ Possible exposure to operational chemical warehouse environment requiring PPE

**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.

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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