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Program Manager, Combination Products


Lake Forest H3, IL
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Job Title Program Manager, Combination Products

JobID 1608427

Location: Lake Forest H3, IL

Description The Program Manager has overall accountability for programs and projects from concept through launch. The Program Manager is responsible to ensure the Core Team as well as the Extended Team is on track following the established and approved business plan. The Program Manager is responsible for presenting issues, recommendations and updates to the Governance Committee. The PM has the required skills to form high performing teams that will result in the timely and high quality execution of the assigned program(s).

The Program Manager will lead the development of Combination Products for Pfizer Essential Health.

Cross Functional Management and Coordination

+ Provide leadership to cross-functional teams by defining realistic goals, project execution barriers, and facilitation of timely decision-making.

+ Manages the development of the project plan and commitment to the organization insuring the cross functional team is committed and accountable to deliver the program on time, within schedule, and within budget.

+ Accountable leader insuring product documentation is compliant and lean. Drives efforts to improve efficiencies and reduce project timelines. Insures focus is on safety and efficacy of the product.

+ Drives day-to-day Core Team activities to meet project milestones and keep functional teams on track to deliver to schedule.

+ Ensures linkage between continuity of supply, strategy, and operational activities.

+ Monitors team performance and proactively alerts team and management about deviations from plan. Develops dashboards that effectively communicate the status of the program and associated risks.

+ Executes project logistics (e.g. meetings, action tracking, status updates, etc.)

+ Leads and coaches team through obstacles and conflicts, insuring the team acts with integrity and respect while meeting commitments.

Project Schedule, Resource, Budget and Project Risk Management

+ Consolidates functional inputs to develop, maintain, and align an accurate, integrated project schedule, resource plan, and budget.

+ Facilitates the Core Team with project risk management activities (identification, assessment, mitigation, and management of business risks)

+ Understands critical path activities and anticipates steps that may result in delays. Drives development of contingencies prior to occurrence of potential risk.

+ Generates analyses of timeline, resource, and budget information that facilitate scenario planning, contingency planning, risk assessment and management, and decision-making.

+ Monitors and manages team performance metrics (time, cost and quality milestones) relative to agreed upon project plan

+ Identifies deviations from approved project plans and timelines and keeps the Core Team informed as to their nature and extent

+ Escalation of project resource issues to management. Raise personnel issues, such as performance, directly with functional management.

Project Information/Communication Management

+ Develops and executes communication plan to ensure effective and timely communication between the Core Team and functional management, senior management, and external partners. Update and communicate all needed issues as appropriate to facilitate rapid and cross functional decision-making.

+ Represent the project team in stage gate review meetings with the Governance Committee, which will ultimately influence the Governance Committee decision to continue, stop or redirect the program. Program Manager is expected to report team progress, highlight risks, clarify issues, suggest recommendations, and present next stage business plan.

+ Ensures central access to key project documents (e.g. IBP, project contract, presentations, risk assessment documents, Design History Files etc.)

+ Organize and facilitate effective meetings. Identify and delegates action items, follow-up/track action items to resolution, updates project plans & deliverables, as required, identifies issues and ultimately resolves issues off-line (to ensure effective meetings at all levels).

+ Prepares periodic management and progress reports.

+ Develops and implements plans for use of collaborative team communication vehicles.


Education: BS in engineering, chemistry, or related science, MS preferred

Minimum experience:

8 years of product development experience, including the following

+ 5 years of program management experience developing medical devices, Combination Product development preferred.


+ 5 years of program management experience developing pharmaceuticals, Combination Product development preferred.

Other Requirements:

+ Demonstrated experience in all phases of product development from concept development to launch.

+ Demonstrated fluency in Microsoft Project.

+ Excellent communication skills. Ability to express technical and program issues in a succinct and clear manner.

Other Preferences:

+ Combination product experience.

+ Experience in project financial planning and control.

+ Program Management Profession certification

+ Experience in developing products designed for manufacturability at high volumes.

Hospira grade 18, exempt, Manager level

Eligible for relocation package

This position is based in Lake Forest, IL but can be filled remotely at any US Pfizer site.

**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.

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

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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