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Pfizer 4 cycle (24/7) Manufacturing Operations Shift Lead in Grange Castle, Ireland

Applications will close Friday 6th September 2019.

Job Title:

4 cycle (24/7) Manufacturing Operations Shift Lead



Position Reports to:

Operations Lead

Job Purpose:

To ensure the Process area operates in safe and GMP compliant manner at all times. To develop and performance manage the team of Process Technicians.

Your role will be to build upon and improve existing process design to optimize process, facility and equipment use while conforming to SOPs and cGMP requirements. You will maintain regulatory compliance through established programs for testing, maintenance, training, SOPs, validation, and cleaning in area of responsibility.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead and develop the Process Technician Team, to ensure safe and timely completion of all Process Activities according to cGMP's

  • Coordinate the workload of your team in order to meet schedules and timelines.

  • Lead any Safety Investigations from your area, identify and implement CAPA's

  • Mentor and coach your team in order to drive full performance and development.

  • Set performance goals and objectives for team, and conduct performance appraisals.

  • Work with the Shift Leads/Shift Operations Specialists (Shift Leadership Team) and track area progress on key issues.

  • Drive Shift Metrics for your team.

  • Fully Support all New Product Introduction (NPI) activities, to ensure RFT introduction of new products

  • Participate in and attend cross-functional (multidiscipline) meetings.

  • Lead project-related working groups (cross-functional) in order Continuously improve Process and Performance. With specific Focus on Human Error reduction

  • Recruit personnel.

  • Lead investigations and corrective action follow-up to ensure closure of events/investigations in line with department metrics.

  • Act as interface between management team and functional team.

  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of area SOPs and validation documents for equipment and procedures, and assist in the writing of area status reports, regulatory documents, and process descriptions.

  • Drive implementation and embedding of Lean Tools in the area (Standard Work, 5S, Yellow Belt, IMEX)

  • Promote and Role Model all aspects of Pfizer IIF and OWN IT Culture Programs

  • Assist with the development of your unit from commissioning, through to start-up, validation, and cGMP operations. Education /Experience: To be successful in this role you will require:

  • Prior relevant Team Leadership experience in a regulated manufacturing operations environment

  • Minimum of leaving cert/A level. Degree level qualification desirable.

  • 3 to 5 years of working experience in a regulated manufacturing environment

  • Working knowledge of production operations, scheduling, design, planning, etc.

  • Knowledge of LEAN Management systems

  • Previous experience defining and establishing policies and SOPs

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • An ability to work independently and as a member of a team in a dynamic, fast-paced and goal driven environment

How to apply

Make a difference today, all suitable candidates should apply though the link with CV provided. We are looking forward to hear from you!

Additional Detail

  • In order to be considered for this position you need to be legally eligible to work in Ireland.

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

Due to high volume of applications we will be contacting successful candidates only.


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