30 days old

Director, Technical Services

Tunas, MO 65764
The Technical Services Director will be responsible for leading the Process Development and Technology Team resulting in an improvedScientific and technical understanding of API manufacuring that result in improved business results across the entire portfolio of Producted manufactured in Pfizer, Tuas API site.

The team consists of a diverse and multidisciplinary Team of Process Development Scientists, Development Chemists, Analytical Scientists and Development Technologists, that will support and continuously improve all facets of Manufacturing, Technology, ETP and Solvent Recovery operating groups.

The role will entail developing a sustainable business strategy that can predict and respond to changes in Science and Technology thus ensuring that the team's extertise and technical capability sustain, not only, the sites current needs but also it's future needs on an ongoing basis.

Position Responsibilities:

+ Create a Chemistry centre of excellence utilizing the lab equipment, analytical techniques, new technologies and PAT to increase technical depth and product knowledge and build up the internal capability to ensure we keep abreast of all new Technologies and novel techniques and try to incorpate them into day to day operions to improve Business results

+ Implement robust systems for ensuring product and process knowledge management is kept current and readily accessible

+ Ensure the key site systems and processes for delivery of robust processes are embedded in the organization

+ Use a data driven approach to proactively identify process improvement opportunities and prevent processes issues

+ Technical support for routine production and process issue resolution

+ Lead internal Tech Transfer processes by partnering with NPI Director to ensure flawless commercialization of new Products

+ Lead / Project management (internal / external) of high priority cost improvement projects and targeted Next Gen project activity to meet improved COGs targets

+ Builds effective relationships both internal to the site and external to the Site, Externally , both within the Pfizer Network and other industry partners , academia and EBD to add value to the business

+ Provide a centre of Technical excellence utilizing the laboratory facilities , equipment , analytical techniques to enhance the technical depth and knowledge for both the site and the network

+ Ensure continuous improvement through the development of a competitiveness plan and design and implementation of innovation technical strategies to continually improve processes including promoting the use of innovation tools, PAT applications and new technologies

+ Technical Support for ongoing regulatory queries / responses

+ Responsibility for regular review of Distressed Inventory Stock and development of remediation strategy

+ Lead and support the needs of a diverse scientific team , nurture and develop their talent and inventiveness

Education & Experience:

+ PhD in chemistry or relevant discipline is preferred

+ At least 10 years relevant experience in the pharmaceutical or similar industries or related experience

+ At least 5 years experience in a relevant leadership position

+ Proven ability to communicate effectively with other functions on technical matters

+ Proven Ability to deliver on business targets and implement change programs in an efficient and timely manner

+ Proven ability to develop talent and identify improved technologies to meet the future business


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



Posted: 2020-05-01 Expires: 2020-05-31

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