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TL DP Manufacturing (Gelfoam Supervisor 1st shift)


Kalamazoo, MI
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This position is a shop floor leader for the 1st shift Gelfoam operation. The scope of 1st shift includes a large number of direct reports (~30) of several different job titles. Key accountabilities include day to day management of the shop floor personnel and schedule, ensuring all products are produced in a manner meeting safety and quality requirements.


+ Supervises employees who are engaged in the production of pharmaceutical or biotechnology products and devices in compliance with good manufacturing practices (cGMP) guidelines, and federal, state, and local regulations.

+ Responsible for effective leadership of work team which includes: managing the daily operation ensuring that applicable safety guidelines and policies are followed; observing that cGMP's are followed, production SOP's are upheld, and production schedules are met.

+ Work with the team to define metrics and strategy to achieve results. The supervisor will act as coach and mentor to transform team into a cohesive, harmonized team.

+ Responsible for counseling colleagues to assure proper development for their success, supporting all colleagues to enable them to reach their full potential, and to provide corrective action when necessary.

+ Supervisor/TL is also responsible to ensure timely performance feedback and appraisals for all team members.

+ Successful candidate must demonstrate personal leadership initiative, judgment and accountability in day-to-day work activities in addition to strong planning/organizational skills. Must possess strong communication skills and demonstrate integrity and cooperation in working with diverse colleagues/groups. Strong technical skills desired.

The supervisor has responsibility to deliver results from a work team that spans two or more shifts. The position will be based on 1st shift, but will be expected to spend sufficient time with the other shifts, and with supervisors and Production Leads on the other shifts, to successfully carry out the job requirements.


+ BS/MS degree in an Engineering or Science discipline, or 7+ years related experience in pharmaceutical operations.

+ A minimum of 2 years of related experience

+ Previous leadership experience preferred. A strong personal motivation and aptitude for coaching, leading and managing individuals and teams. An aptitude for understanding process technology and equipment, proven leadership ability, decision making ability, and excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization. Candidate must possess flexibility to respond to constantly changing conditions and priorities.

This position is part of a career path/progression. If you are already on the career path/progression and you are selected for the position, you will transfer laterally with no grade change if the position was posted at your current grade. However, if your grade is different than the posted grade and you are identified as the top candidate for the position, the posting will be re-opened for five days at your grade, with the candidate identified box checked. This will necessitate you to re-post your resume in order to be considered an applicant for the updated position.


Job will include standing, walking, and sitting. Occasional lifting may be required. Job will also entail occasional weekend, shutdown and holiday coverage.

**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.

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: 03/22/2018**

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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