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Senior Manager, Clinical Manufacturing Technical Transfer


Andover, MA
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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 biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

The clinical manufacturing technology transfer manager is part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for cGMP production of phase I/II clinical drug substance supporting the Pfizer Biotherapeutics portfolio.

Initial focus is on the start up of a new facility with accountability to ensure compliance with Pfizer specifications during the facility/equipment commissioning and qualification, and the creation of all necessary cGMP documentation and work processes.

Post facility start up, the successful candidate will lead a team of 4-6 colleagues responsible for the technology transfer of mammalian and microbial fermentation processes.


+ Responsible for leading team to develop process technology transfer work processes as part of facility start up.

+ Oversight of technology transfer team in support of all early phase clinical pipeline. Potential support of technology transfers to contract manufacturing facilities.

+ Direct reporting and career development responsibility for a team of 4-6 engineers.

+ Lead team in troubleshooting process related issues in collaboration with operations group and lab scientists.

+ Strong bioprocess knowledge required to provide guidance or direction for team and effectively communicate and/or escalate process related issues.

+ Coordination of team activities and scheduling of operations with other area managers.

+ Cross functional collaboration with BRD lab scientists, Quality Unit, site and network manufacturing facilities, and Engineering on interdepartmental and cross site initiatives.

+ Support of product changeovers.

+ Support all investigations and audits as needed.

+ The manager will provide oversight to direct reports, and interact with a cross-functional team including engineering, quality, supply chain, and Bioprocess R&D Development Labs.

+ Responsible for the management, career development and performance of 4-6 engineers/scientists.


+ BS or MS in a biological or engineering discipline (Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biochemical Engineering, or equivalent) with 10+ years experience in biologics process development, technology transfer, pilot or manufacturing required.

+ Demonstrated capability to work across functional areas such as development, maintenance, quality and regulatory.

+ Good communication skills, verbal and written, are required.

+ Experience in a cGMP environment with increasing responsibility is desired . Management experience is also highly desirable.

+ Working knowledge of computers and associated applications such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are recommended.


+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: February 1, 2018**

+ Additional Location Information: Andover, MA

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes

**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**

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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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