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Kalamazoo, MI
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Transportation Operations Supervisor Role - This position primarily works 1st shift, but includes responsibilities on all 3 shifts. Transportation operations are a critical enabling function at the Pfizer Kalamazoo site. The TL Transportation Operations has responsibility for the 24 x 7 Transportation operation. This includes all aspects of transportation services, production support, material transport and warehousing activities. This includes support of DP and API operations.


The Team Leader will provide operational and administrative leadership for their team. Specific responsibilities will include the following:

+ Ensure team and individual objectives are established.

+ Complete all requirements of the GPM process for their direct reports.

+ Ensure training is complete for themselves and their direct reports.

+ Recognize colleagues for superior performance.

+ Administer discipline model as required.

+ Develop colleagues within their teams.

+ Ensure all safety procedures are understood and followed by their team.

+ Monitor staffing levels across shifts and areas to ensure workloads are appropriately balanced.

+ Conduct routine team meetings and share information with their teams in a timely and effective manner.

+ Identify process improvements and cost improvements in their area of responsibility.

+ Participate on and lead projects as required.

+ Participate on teams representing their area of responsibility

+ Participate in internal and external audits and identify and implement corrective actions as required.

+ Assist in establishing annual expense budgets and ensure budgets are met.

+ Work with customers to establish service levels and ensure levels are met.

+ Establish, maintain, and analyze key metrics.

+ Ensure facilities are maintained and cleaned appropriately to meet required standards.

+ Review procedures and ensure they reflect current practice and current requirements.


+ >8 years experience without degree

+ 5-8 years experience with BA/BS

+ 3-6 years experience with MBA/MS

+ 0-3 years experience with PHD or JD

+ Relevant work experience includes Supply Chain, Logistics, and/or Warehouse operations

+ Preferred CDL A with Hazmat endorsement

+ Microsoft Office knowledge especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint

+ Experience participating in audits and interacting with regulatory agencies desired

+ SAP experience desired.

+ Language Skills: Effective written and oral communication skills


+ Ability to perform office work (desk, computer, phone)

+ Significant walking across the site.


+ Limited travel (primarily domestic) may be required for training, conferences or business/project meetings. (0-4 trips per year)

+ Colleague must work near moving mechanical parts. Use of eye protection, safety shoes, and high visibility clothing are required.

**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: January 3, 2018**

+ **Eligible for Relocation Package**

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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