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Sr. Manager, Vaccines R&D Business Operations

Pfizer


Location:
Pearl River, NY
Date:
03/28/2017
Job Code:
1049164-1852
Pfizer
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Job Title Sr. Manager, Vaccines R&D Business Operations

JobID 1049164-1852

Location: Pearl River, NY

Description *About Pfizer*

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.



*Role Description*

This position provides financial management, analytical and operational support within Vaccine Research & Development (VR&D). Specific responsibilities include:1)Liaising with program teams to maintain plans of forecasted and ongoing portfolio funded VRD activities 2)Generating and updating estimates of internal and external resources required to execute VRD activities3)Developing materials required to support funding requests for VRD activities at governance meetings4)Compiling reports summarizing resource demands, potential risks and opportunities that may impact resource demand5)Resolving funding or payment issues that jeopardize VRD deliverables6)Generating and managing VRD operating budgets to agreed targets7)Performing ad hoc analyses to support business decisions



*Responsibilities*

This position will be responsible for the following:1)Portfolio Budgeting: Work with Chief Scientific Officers (CSOs), VRD program teams and partner lines to compile details of planned and ongoing portfolio activities (toxicology, Clinical Trial Material (CTM), serology & clinical trial conduct). Using these plans derive candidate and study level cost forecasts using cost models and historical spending information. Participate in the creation and improvement of cost models. Use experience to review data for sensibility. Resolve issues with management and adjust figures as appropriate. Analyze and run scenario planning on study designs to assist program teams in designing studies efficiently.2)Portfolio Forecasting: Work with study team members, partner lines and WRD Finance to track activity progress and create/update monthly forecasts accordingly. Support the population of WRD Finance forecasting tools (including RAPID and Cognos Activity Based model). Troubleshoot issues and address questions as they arise (inc. tool improvements). Review variances between budget and forecast and generate explanations. Generate reports to convey trends and issues identified by forecasting process.3)Serology Forecasting: Ensure that latest clinical plans are consistent with those maintained in the GLUE and resolve issues identified. Support the forecasting of portfolio funded serology costs including external assay conduct, contractor and fixed term employee demand and laboratory reagents and supplies.4)Governance and Strategic Documents: Collaborate with management and development directors to identify governance required to make portfolio investments and generate the documents required to support them. Assess requests for incremental budget requests and develop strategies to avoid them if feasible.5)Operating Expense Forecasting and Reporting: Generate and calendarize estimates of operating budget requirement for VRD departments. Track department headcount and activity to generate ongoing forecasts and work with department heads and management to identify strategies to meet budget targets. Analyze and run scenario planning on budget information as required. Collect accrual information and address ad hoc questions on accrued amounts for operating and grant expense on an as needed basis. Review data for sensibility and adherence to policies. 6)Issue Troubleshooting / Ad Hoc Reporting: Troubleshoot financial issues affecting VRD and associated partner lines. Assist teams in the understanding of types of expenses (OPEX vs. Portfolio vs Capital). Provide ad hoc reports on expenses and commitments as requested by management. Resolve issues with management based on experience and take initiative to update policies, reporting or training materials for use with VRD teams.Performs all other job duties as assigned.



*Qualifications*

*Operational expertise in research & development outsourcing*Understand financial concepts / budgeting*Proficiency in MS Office, Planisware, Cognos and Ariba Purchasing System. Develop expertise in all applicable systems to support activities.*Understand database concepts and reporting for report generation and tracking*High level of Microsoft Excel ability required*Minimum of BA or BS, preferably in the science or finance areas. MBA and/or PhD or equivalent preferred, though not essential. A minimum of 3 years in a clinical finance or budget planning role; 10 years experience in drug or biological development and/or 10 years in the pharmaceutical business. In-depth understanding of clinical trials, and associated budgets. Excellent organizational and communication skills required. Sound understanding of vaccine development principles essential.*The colleague must understand the needs of the clinical development team and balance that with the needs of the company. The colleague should have a good understanding of the business/finance, human resources and facilities aspects of running a pharmaceutical/biotechnology company.*Superior analytical skills required to manage budgets and to develop cost savings proposals. Ability to handle complex source selection and negotiations. Strong oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, coordination ability, cost management skills, and innovative and problem solving skills.PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS The work environment is an office environment. Individual will work co-located with other management staff and scientists. There will be some requirement for travel (<10%). There are no significant physical requirements except significant amounts of computer/keyboard and phone use.



*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.





*Sr. Manager, Vaccines R&D Business Operations*
*Pearl River, New York*
*1049164-1852*


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