Pfizer Temperature Control Logistics Americas Operations Lead in Collegeville, Pennsylvania
The TCL Americas Lead will be a dual hat position with the following primary and secondary responsibilities:
Primary focus will be direct responsibilities for the management of temperature-controlled shipments in the Americas region
Secondary responsibilities will be as a project lead for the GSC network as part of the Projects and Network Compliance Team
Americas TCL Lead:
Leads temperature control related investigations, inspections and audits.
Partners with sites, markets, Logistics Delivery Operations, Logistics Platform Services, Customer service and logistics providers, to ensure that temperature sensitive products are shipped and handled in a compliant and efficient matter according to all regulations and Pfizer quality standards.
Work closely with Quality to develop strategies to improve vendor performance as part of BSC/ORM process
Co-lead regional supplier ORMs with regional LNO to drive Quality and Compliance requirements with IO suppliers
Responsible for designing and executing change management strategies for projects and transactional activities as defined by IO SOPs
Developing project management plans on a product-by-product basis to ensure global readiness for new product launch activities
Leading RFI/RFP/RFQ with Global Procurement for newly identified systems
Maintenance of the IO Global Re-use continuous improvement program, and other packaging-relate CIP's
Process Excellence, Standardization, and Compliance
To lead projects/initiatives targeted to reduce temperature excursions globally.
To develop appropriate KPIs/metrics, Standard Work Plans, visual boards, and other required process optimization tools to support PGS Network development.
To monitor and ensure temperature-controlled distribution processes operate effectively across the organization by initiating, leading and facilitating opportunities for improvement. This includes:
Processes for holistically identifying/tracking significant cost driver
Network/site changes with potential to impact IO vendors or Global Procurement initiatives
To ensure appropriate people, process, systems, and technological platforms for capability development of global customers and 3rd parties for temperature sensitive processes.
Monitor and Recommend process changes to ensure product compliance in Storage and Distribution.
To provide support and input to Cold Chain Management/Regulatory Policies to work towards a harmonized Corporate and external temperature-controlled distribution processes.
To have a developed knowledge of the logistics processes globally in order to advise on optimization of processes pertaining to temperature-controlled distribution practices
Develop (Cluster/Sub region/AMP team/IO team) CI process to meet BSC targets. That includes leading the CI discussion, updating the CI board, coordinating CI project prioritization and owning CI initiatives if needed
Use IMEx Ecosystem to help (Cluster/Sub region/ IO team Cluster/Sub region/AMP team/IO team) to drive continuous adherence and maturity to Market Excellence requirements in TCL compliance related
BS in Packaging/Mechanical or related Engineering required. Advanced Degree desirable
5-7 years of experience in supply chain with equivalent Technical experience in Thermal Packaging or Temperature Controlled Logistics
Minimum of 3 years of Project Management experience
3-5 years of experience working with regulatory bodies
7-10 years of experience and knowledge of the Pharmaceutical environment preferably in supply chain
Expertise in identification, qualification and selection of Packaging Materials and Technologies for temperature sensitive products
Candidate must have excellent communication and presentation skills
Experience and knowledge of latest cold chain packaging technologies/trends
Aptitude to learn, develop, and adapt to change
Effective communication skills, both oral and written (English) with both technical and non-technical clients. Demonstrated collaborative, consultative, problem solving, prioritization and analytical skills
Lean Capabilities desired
Process and Product Knowledge
Method 1 Facilitator desired
Effective meeting facilitation skills
Method 2 Certified desired
PHP Practitioner desired
Robust knowledge of IMEx desired
Effective Coaching & Managing Change Skills
Strong Communication Skills
Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities inclcuding: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact."
Demonstrated skills as a project lead with the ability to drive results with stakeholders of varying levels
In depth knowledge of a broad range of controlled temperature shipping components, systems, monitoring equipment, best practices and governing regulations
In depth understanding of regulatory guidelines impacting the launch of biologic product applications and launch on a global basis
General understanding of biologic drug development and commercialization process
Understanding of processes used in development and qualification of controlled temperature shipping systems
Proven project management and complex problem-solving skills
Ability to effectively manage and influence cross functional teams
Effective verbal and written communication and technical writing skills
Can determine areas of potential risk to business success and generate gap analysis
Technical functional skills:
Can analyze operational process problems and determining appropriate corrective and preventative actions
Demonstrate knowledge through practical application
A propensity to pursue goals with energy and persistence
Ability to lead meetings with senior-level personnel and can articulate issues and solutions to both team and senior management.
Maintains clear communication with customers (internal and external) and monitors customer expectations
Strong leadership acumen with the ability to lead cross functional meetings to drive strategic decision-making
Must be detailed oriented with the ability to translate regulatory requirements into logistics strategy
Ability to work with multi-cultural teams and collaborative environment
Ability to work in a matrixed organization
Interacts with others in a transparent, honest and authentic fashion. Ensures stakeholders are confident of one's intentions as well as those of the organization
Understands and acknowledges the differing needs of stakeholders and works to achieve success in a mutually beneficial manner
Highly organized and ability to prioritize activities daily
Ability to translate technical and operational issues into summary level updates
Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language
Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must
NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
Must be able to work in a global environment across multiple time zones
Up to 35% travel
OTHER JOB DETAILS
Last Date to Apply: May 20, 2020
Telecommuting will be considered for the right candidate
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Logistics & Supply Chain Mgmt