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The position will work at the global level supporting reporting managers and peers within the PGS and Finance BT Architecture & Solution Delivery (ASD) team. The position will directly support the portfolios within PGS and Finance for on premise, cloud and hybrid solutions.


The position will be responsible for supporting the portfolio within Finance and PGS BT. The position will be accountable for infrastructure provisioning orchestration on premise, cloud and hybrid in partnership with BTI, support annual budget planning, contribution to requirements and design reviews. The position will be accountable for identifying continuous improvement opportunities, optimal infrastructure/platform solutions for delivering high value of software licensing, performance and functionality with in the PGS and Finance BT organization. Additional responsibilities include: Cross team collaboration; providing L3/L4 architecture support to the service owners within PGS and Finance BT; business case development; project costing. The position will be accountable for analyzing and developing short-and-long-term solutions to IT needs. Reviews system requirements and business processes: codes, tests, debugs and implements software applications.

Manage consultants and own responsibility for overall development and delivery of new solutions and services, accountable for solution delivery. Defines technical solutions and services which will be built to enable Business Unit strategies, goals and objectives. Client focused, closely aligned with and partnering with our clients, with responsibility for Service Delivery, Demand Management and Value Management.

Client Management

Understands client's operational needs and strategic direction

Manages and sets stakeholder expectations

Ensures that customer expectations have been met through delivery of services or projects

Works with service providers and customers to deliver solutions/projects effectively and efficiently

Gathers and analyzes business requests to determine how best to create successful solutions

Shapes thinking on how technology solutions support the goals of the business

Collaborates with Client Partners and BT Leadership to develop and execute technology strategy

Facilitates technology initiatives which directly impact client portfolio;

In collaboration with client, prepares business case for BT investment and presents to governance body

Aligns BT services with current and future needs of the business and its customers while improving quality of services delivered

Project Management

Experience with the System Development Life Cycle Process(SDLC)

Leads and directs one or more project teams

Creates, reviews, evaluates project plans and objectives

Tracks and reports progress relative to time, budget, and demonstrated results

Negotiates with clients, colleagues and outside vendors

Communicates project status, milestones and issues to the project sponsors

Applies effective project management methodologies and control techniques

Works independently and with Project Team members to ensure task-level plans are completed and executed on track

Manages project critical path and scope.

Strategy / Thought Leadership

Define and articulate strategic roadmap for each client area

Connect interrelated groups, functions and processes in an effort to drive value and efficiency across all supported areas


B.S. degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or a related discipline or equivalent experience.

10+ years' experience in a pharmaceutical IT environment with progressively increasing responsibility

Strong understanding of enterprise technology operations and service support processes

Strong project delivery skills; History of leading large, complex initiatives

Strong diplomacy skills; able to navigate a difficult political environment

MBA a plus

Must have strong knowledge of ITIL processes and experience managing to an SDLC


+ Amazon AWS Certifications a plus (i.e. AWS Solutions Architect - Associate)

+ Vendor Management: Effectively negotiate with partners in Procurement with multiple 3rd party providers to define support requirements, continually monitor service delivery, and be prepared to rapidly transition to alternate service providers to achieve improved performance and/or cost savings.

+ Stakeholder Management: Engage stakeholders across a global organization, anticipate concerns, and take appropriate actions to achieve service delivery and financial commitments.

+ Technical Aptitude: Rapidly grasp complex technical concepts and anticipate support challenges.

+ Technologies - Linux (or UNIX) / MS Windows Operating System (OS) Administration, MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point), Visio. Computer hardware familiarity (CPU, RAM, Disk, network). SQL familiarity and experience with SQL Server / Oracle. JBoss/Apache/Tomcat familiarity and experience. Familiarity with Amazon services (i.e. EC2, S3, Redshift)

+ Infrastructure - Familiarity and good technical knowledge of key system building blocks: servers, storage and network. Familiarity with: Converged infrastructure such as Dell EMC VxRail/VxRack/vBlock.. Knowledge of network load balancers, firewalls and general IT security

+ Ability to analyze server, storage and network utilization and for system bottlenecks or future expansion

+ Ability to evaluate cloud service providers for PaaS or SaaS solutions


Will have to spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers, which can cause muscle and/or eye strain. They may have to manage a number of projects at one time, and may be interrupted frequently to meet the needs and requests of clients. They may find the environment to be busy, noisy and will need excellent organizational and time and stress management skills to complete the required tasks.


Domestic and International travel of 20%.

**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: 4/24/2018**

+ Additional Location Information: Collegeville, Groton, Parsippany, Peapack

+ 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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