Pfizer Director, Fraud and Program Integrity in Peapack, New Jersey

Global Security (GS) provides leadership in the development and implementation of security policies and programs to protect the Company's personnel, real and intellectual property, reputation, and the integrity of our medicines, upon which the public relies to live happier and healthier lives. In pursuit of that mission, GS protects the sale, authenticity, and distribution of Pfizer products in the marketplace and thrives to ensure that safe products enter the market without interference from fraud, waste, and abuse. Procurement fraud, fraudulent vendor schemes, product diversion, and intellectual property thefts are some of the most common crimes that rob a company's revenue and jeopardize their reputation in the industry.

Pfizer's Fraud Investigation Group protects the company from risks of fraud, waste, abuse emanating from outside sources and investigates to collect evidence suitable to assist the company with identifying systemic weakness that may have contributed to the fraud and to recover the loss.

A successful candidate will:

  • Develop and implement strategies effective for the detection and prevention of fraud across the Company landscape;

  • Collaborate with attorneys and law enforcement agencies to develop and execute plans for the most effective resolution of a fraud case;

  • Conduct interviews with targets to obtain information regarding their degree of involvement in the fraud;

  • Gather, sort and analyze sales records, accounting ledgers, chargeback reports and other financial data sources to identify patterns and inconsistencies that could identify fraud or waste;

  • Utilize various accounting and data analysis tools in examining financial records and processes;

  • Prepare professional recommendations to business units on practices necessary for limiting risk of fraud;

  • Provide forensic evidence suitable for law enforcement referrals or prosecution;

  • Appear during court hearings to testify as an expert witness ;

  • Conduct negotiations and facilitate the process for recovery of lost resources;

  • Maintain record of all investigative operations and results of analyses;

  • Prepare written reports of investigation suitable for executive presentations and/or to support law enforcement referrals;

  • Give presentations to internal Pfizer business leadership and external private sector/law enforcement partners; and,

  • Meet, interact with and collaborate effectively with a large and ever changing group of internal and external partners. Obtain consensus and effectively influence teams with diverse backgrounds and expertise to advance the program effectively.

This role requires the building of collaborative relationships with colleagues from the business units, Finance, trade, legal, technology, and other platform services to facilitate the documentation of the investigation and recovery process. The successful candidate will also provide investigative support to Corporate Compliance as necessary, and will assist with priorities related to anti-counterfeiting and security management. An advanced understanding of software programs, including MS Office Suite software, and a willingness to learn new systems as needed is a must.

Candidates holding Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credentials are preferred, and any successful candidate without those credentials must meet the CFE qualifications and earn those credentials within the first year of employment.

Role Responsibilities

  • Leading major external fraud investigations where Pfizer is at risk or has suffered a loss;

  • Maximize resources for the management of anti-fraud initiatives across all product lines in conjunction with business leadership, commercial operations and financial services;

  • Responsible for the development and monitoring of verification strategies to detect fraud;

  • Build and/or monitor a superior model for the management of fraud prevention, detection and deterrence;

  • Ensure 'best in class' fraud processes, infrastructure and tools are utilized to accurately identify and manage fraud risk;

  • Build fraud awareness education and alert notification processes;

  • Initiate a product portfolio performance review and analysis and communicate threats and risks to senior management and brand teams through a regularly established communication cycle of executive summaries, dashboards, and gross to net product reviews;

  • Support management of the overall fraud team through the development and management of operational and executive metrics;

  • Ensure global standards, policies and 'best practices' are being utilized effectively to prevent and deter fraud;

  • Use Fraud Subject Matter Expertise to complete assigned projects that look to improve Pfizer's overall fraud controls;

  • Operate in a matrix and in partnership with BU functional and platform services to identify the areas where anti-fraud measures can reduce risk and create the best return on investment;

  • Build and maintain relationships within business units to ensure an accurate understanding of business needs and then build fraud controls to strength the business;

  • Work with other risk departments to build enterprise risk assessment practices and establish effective investigation practices and procedures;

  • Prepare fraud risk assessments at the product level and present the results to management in order to enhance the fraud team's position on providing value to business growth opportunities; and counsel senior leaders on fraud prevention strategies and drive effective results considering the needs and priorities of the business units.


Technical Competencies:

  • Demonstrates a superior understanding of fraud risk management;

  • Strong analytical and financial skills - Financial and or fraud investigative experience required;

  • Competent writer of corporate policies and communications;

  • Must have an understanding and commitment of the continuous business improvement process;

  • Must have the analytical ability to develop and execute strategic and tactical plans;

  • Possesses a strong knowledge of corporate and supply chain fraud; and,

  • Possesses a strong knowledge of big data analytics and implementing fraud control measures in a corporate environment.

Education and experience requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Graduate degree preferred)

  • Ten years' experience in fraud investigation

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - Preferred

  • Meet the eligibility requirement for a CFE and earn the credential within one year of employment

  • 7 years' experience in law Enforcement and/or forensic accounting

Personal Competencies:

  • Individual must possess excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively and effectively at all levels of the organization

  • Individual must be an effective change agent with highly developed problem-resolution skills

  • Good organizational skills with the ability to work independently and initiate proactively


The position is primarily a desk job, therefore, applicant must be able to work in an office environment and sit at a desk while working at a computer for extended periods of time.


  • 10-20% travel is expected

  • Global Security is a 24/7/365 responsibility for the company. While the average work week will entail 40 hours of work during a standard Monday to Friday work week, the successful applicant will be expected to be available after hours and on weekends to address and manage to threats to the company or its employees while also reporting outcomes to management.

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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Other Job Details:

  • Additional Location Information

  • Preferably the location for this position will be at a Pfizer site strategic to fraud operations: Collegeville, PA, Manhattan, NY, Peapack, NJ, Memphis, TN, but other locations will be considered if they are within 50 miles of a major airport

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.