Vice President, Quality Operations Leader Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API)
The position can be located in US or Europe
Reporting to the VP Site Quality Operations, the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) Operating Unit QO Leader has quality oversight responsibility for the API Operating unit, which includes manufacturing sites in Aurangabad, India; Franklin, Ohio, US; Middleton, Wisconsin, US; Brandon, Canada; Little Island, Ireland; Ringaskiddy, Ireland; and Tuas, Singapore.
The API OpU QO Leader provides strategic and tactical leadership to the site quality organizations and well as ensuring that Pfizer Quality Standards and cGMP requirements for manufacture are implemented and consistently followed.
He/she is a member of the Site Quality Operations Leadership Team, the API Operating Unit Leadership Team, and will be responsible for actively developing and contributing to network initiatives.
The position can be based at Pfizer offices in the U.S. and Europe.
Providing strategic and tactical leadership to GMS site QO units on all matters related to quality and compliance Chairing AQRT meetings on product issues and supporting quality investigations to ensure that appropriate decisions are made Endorsing site QO budgets, staffing plans, QO organization and hiring/development of colleagues for key site QO positions Conducting performance assessments of site QO leaders Ensuring that sites monitor, trend and report Quality metrics in a highly disciplined way to drive continuous improvement and ensure a compliant state is maintained Fostering a culture where innovation, science and risk-based quality and colleague engagement thrive, sharing best practices across the network Serving as a member of the Site Quality Operations Leadership Team, participating in multiple initiatives that will enable global network goals Collaborating closely with the VP, GMS Operating Unit and serving as a member of API Operations Leadership Team
The candidate must have a thorough understanding of quality systems and compliance requirements as they apply to commercial manufacturing. Expertise and substantial experience in manufacturing and/or quality oversight is required. Demonstrated experience in quality decision-making in a highly complex environment is essential. Additionally, the successful candidate must be flexible with regard to changing and conflicting priorities, able to easily shift gears in terms of behavior and attitude in response to ambiguity and the needs of the situation. Candidates will need the ability to address obstacles with energy and determination and exhibit commitment to change and passion for Pfizer's best interests. Candidates should have the leadership skills necessary to engage, influence and motivate colleagues at all levels in the organization at all times, especially during periods of intense change.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in a technical discipline, preferably including Chemistry.
Minimum 15 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
The candidate must have had center or site operational experience in a GMP-regulated environment, involving quality decision making, with a proven track record of effectively supporting a moderate to large size quality unit.
The ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization is essential.
Willingness to be inclusive and embrace team principles is necessary.
The candidate must be self-motivated and flexible with the ability to work effectively in a dynamic, problem-solving environment.
Job posting close - April 17, 2018
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