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Sr. Associate

North Carolina, Sanford, 27330 Sanford USA

Why Patients Need YouAt Pfizer, our mission is to inspire a best-in-class culture of continuous improvement and project management that empowers colleagues and enables simple, effective processes. Whether you are managing projects or liaising with others, your contribution in this team will help in making our work easier and faster so that we can deliver breakthroughs that change patients' lives.What You Will AchieveYour organizational skills will help us integrate, mature, and sustain our Integrated Manufacturing Excellence System (IMEx) program across the organization, both vertically and horizontally. Thanks to your knowledge and skills, it will be ensured that the program yield results, and strengthens the overall business strategies. You will work as a coach and a facilitator for improvement projects as well as maintain performance metrics to measure program success.As a Senior Associate, you will support the program by taking care of project governance, project reviews, communications, trainings, and certifications. Your knowledge and skills will contribute towards the goals and objectives of the team. Your focus and ability to meet team targets will help in completing critical deliverables. Your innovative use of communication tools and techniques will facilitate in explaining difficult issues and establishing consensus between teams.It is your hard work and dedication that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.How You Will Achieve It

Train/Coach the Continuous Improvement process for assigned teams and/or departments which includes identification, prioritization, management, and execution of CI opportunities, goal cascade and data analysis to improve overall operational effectiveness of the team/dept, reduce sources of loss, and meet improvement targets.

Perform root cause analysis utilizing six sigma tools, implement corrective actions in conjunction with appropriate supporting teams

Complete action items to achieve team/dept goals

Develop M1 coaching capability to coach team members on structured problem-solving techniques

Develop Operational Excellence skills of colleagues and drive a culture of IMEx sustainability with all elements within their assigned teams

Receive and provide Structured GEMBA support on all elements of IMEx

Work with PCT Lead, IMEx Deployment Lead, Element Owners, Operational Excellence, and area leadership to build, maintain, and improve adherence to lean production system


Applicant must have a High School Diploma (or Equivalent) and 8 years of relevant experience OR an Associate's degree with 6 years of experience OR a Bachelor's with at least 3 years of experience OR Masters with more than 1 year of experience.

Experience in pharmaceutical or manufacturing regulated environment.

Demonstrated project management experience.

Knowledge of statistical tools and data analysis principles.

Trained in DMAIC (Method 1) and experience with one or more lean six sigma tools (e.g. green belt, standard work, visual management, 5S)

Interpersonal and presentation skills, ability to work with and influence different levels within the organization.


Certification in Six Sigma or LEAN

Certification in multiple OpEx/CI tools (e.g., Method 1, Green belt, 5S, standard work, visual management, PHP)

Knowledge of Innovation tools and human performance principles

Physical/Mental Requirements

Position requirements are typical for an office-based work environment with some shop floor exposure.

Intellectual capability to perform mathematical problems and perform data analysis.

Energy, enthusiasm & capability to drive change, and commitment to challenging how we currently operate.

Team player mindset, flexible to work in a complex, fast-paced, and goal-driven environment.

Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills

Willingness to share ideas, to learn, and to be challenged.

Non-Standard Work Schedule, Travel, or Environment Requirements

Schedule is primarily day shift (M-F, 8 hrs); but may require off-shift work on occasions for special projects.

Limited travel for the position as training and projects require.

Other Job Details:

Last day to Apply: March 14th, 2024

Eligible for Relocation Assistance: NO

Work Location Assignment:Flexible

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $78,000.00 to $130,000.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 10.0% of the base salary. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life's moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site - U.S. Benefits | (uscandidates.mypfizerbenefits.com). Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.Sunshine ActPfizer 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.EEO & Employment EligibilityPfizer 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. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.Continuous Imprv and Proj Mgmt#LI-PFE

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