Pfizer Director of Operational Excellence / Program Management in United States
The primary purpose of this role is to lead and manage the site's Operational Excellence (Lean, Six Sigma, and Continuous Improvement) efforts and the site Program Management Office (PMO). Within this primary purpose, the Director Operational Excellence / PMO will assist in the development of strategic planning efforts critical to the site's business needs, ensure alignment between PMO / OpEx / Capital projects / Quality / Operations to satisfy business needs, lead key complex projects and develop/deploy associated site culture change initiatives resulting from aforementioned projects / company initiatives (example, Head, Heart & Guts leadership). This position requires successful change management experience, will sit on the Site Leadership team and will work closely with the Site Leader, Site Quality Operations Leader, and the Site Functional Leaders to ensure alignment / prioritization of projects to site / OpU goals & objectives.
Leads the OpEx and PMO teams to drive quality improvements with manufacturing and business processes.
Oversight of PMO / OpEx projects, ensuring milestones & plans are established / tracked, risks are identified and projects resourced.
Manage site PMO / OpEx work-streams, delivering on SLT-aligned goals / objectives for Continuous Improvement / Site Regulatory & Non-Regulatory Commitments
Participate in, facilitate, or lead complex cross-functional projects critical to the site's business / improvement needs
Assists in the development of the overall strategies for the site's Lean Mfg / Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement projects
Manages site project priorities and collaborates with stakeholders to ensure site / OpU goals & objectives are satisfied while managing expectations from Site Leadership.
Assists in the development & modification of operating metrics to ensure/confirm efficient operations to include Standard Work, Leader Standard Work, Hoshin, Process Based Leadership, etc.
Ensure internal communication and collaboration across the work-streams and projects teams for effective execution while managing / involving external stakeholders to meet desired goals / objectives
Manages on-boarding of new hires & contract staff
Identify improvement and enhancement opportunities for products & processes as work-streams progress. Drive adoption and implementation without disrupting commitment timelines
Coach & train site colleagues in Lean Mfg / Six Sigma techniques and Process capability analysis.
Assists in the deployment of site culture improvement initiatives (reference site's Pfizer Voice survey results).
Stay closely connected to Pfizer's global continuous improvement strategies (example, iMEX) and make work-stream implementations that align themselves with global strategies
Be a strong change agent for a proactive quality-minded culture.
Certified Lean / Six Sigma Black Belt
Experience coaching Lean Mfg / Six Sigma and DMAIC principles
Min. 10 years' experience in Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, or high technology industry required with prior program / project management responsibility
Advanced process capability analysis skills
Must be a US Citizen
MBA or relevant business experience
Combo drug/device manufacturing experience
Change management experience
Experience in metric program governance
Position requires regular on-site attendance - this position cannot be performed on a remote or telecommute basis on a temporary, short- or long-term basis.
Must have the ability to simultaneously multi-task across multiple capabilities / functions and handle multiple competing priorities / requirements, including performing site and functional responsibilities, responding to frequent email / phone communications and attending multiple meetings / conference calls. Note these activities may not be time bound to core hours or presence at the site.
Must have the ability to work effectively under and manage to strict production, time and performance deadlines.
NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
Must be willing and able to work beyond the hours typically defined as a "regular" workday, which may or may not include weekends and holidays.
EEO & Employment Eligibility
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Last Date to Apply for Job: May 28, 2018
Eligible for Relocation Package
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