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Pfizer Logistics Manager, EVIM in Groton, Connecticut


As an External Vendor Inventory Management (EVIM) Global Material Coordinator, the successful candidate will play an integral part in the procurement, demand planning and scheduling of materials for use across a global spectrum. This position will offer the opportunity to collaborate with partner lines while assuring maximization of productivity at and between multiple internal and external supply chain facilities. The successful candidate will be required to follow GMP standards, and for assuring compliance with Pfizer Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), policies along with all applicable worldwide regulations and guidelines (e.g. FDA, TSA, MHRA, DEA, CT Drug Control).

The successful candidate will be positioned to lead and influence continuous improvement throughout all phases of Material Management, with a focus on all aspects of material coordination, controlled substances, SOP's and forward-thinking initiatives.

The position is based in Groton, CT but will collaborate with Pharma and Biologics teams located throughout the Pfizer network. Additional support locations may be added based on business developments/requirements.

The business lines within scope of this role include but are not limited to internal and external drug product manufacturing, comparative medicine, clinical pack and label, external logistics partners, and clinical research units.

Core activities include:

  • Regular interaction with External Operational Units, Manufacturing, Suppliers, Analytical, Quality and other partner groups to ensure accuracy is reflected in the demand forecast and supply plan.

  • Daily interaction on a global spectrum.

  • Supports External Logistics, Clinical Packaging & Labeling, and Clinical Research Units.

  • Management of all material types in support of the supply chain

  • Coordinate sub-division and moves offinished goods between manufacturing and packaging operations.

  • Demand planning and scheduling for external operational areas.

  • Self-manage across global coordination spectrum.

  • Project leadership, successful candidate will be expected to lead process improvements and other departmental projects.

  • Follow and assure compliance with GMP standards, Pfizer Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), policies along with all applicable worldwide regulations and guidelines (e.g. FDA, TSA, MHRA, DEA, CT Drug Control).

  • Prepare for and participate in audits and inspections.

  • Participate in and lead investigational activities (to include CAPA) related to the department.

  • Gain a full understanding of facilities and operational areas that impact supply chain materials.

This is a great opportunity for someone seeking a complex cross functional role within a multi facet department.


  • Self Management

  • Self-manage global logistics coordination responsibilities and activities.

  • Work across global spectrum daily, interacting with other members of the internal and external global logistics management group.

  • Manage the introduction of GMP materials into Pharm Sci Validated Inventory Systems (Microsoft Dynamics AX, PeopleSoft, Clinicopia, CSDS)

  • Create and manage new material masters

  • Own electronic data interchange messaging (XML) betweenexternal and Pfizer ERP systems

  • Manage change control and encompassing process

  • Reviews and monitors global external inventory management schedules to ensure material availability meets expected due dates

  • Coordinate with multiple project/manufacturing teams globally

  • Demand planning and scheduling for multiple customer bases

  • Identify and manage material lifeline/lot genealogy

  • Regularly assess inventory availability

  • Coordinate clinical supplies globally

  • Proactively engage stakeholders

  • Identify and correct potential scheduling problems

  • Establish replenishment, run slow moving inventory reports, expired stock reports and coordinate material disposals.

  • Participate in and lead continuous improvement projects and limited duration teams

  • Perform investigational activities (to include within quality system)

  • Lead, contribute & coordinate meetings

  • Ability to present within department meetings and beyond

  • Global and local SOP development, remediation and writing

  • Develop and deploy training

  • Onboard new colleagues

  • Participate in the integration of new organizations

  • Prepare for and participate in departmental audits/inspections

  • Proven capabilities to represent the department and company as a whole

  • Manage departmental projects related to process, operations, improvements and acquisitions.


  • Bachelor's Degree required and/or 5-year experience in related/comparable disciplines

  • Experience and or knowledge of a cGMP environment to include clean areas

  • Experience in a regulated work environment


  • Transferrable skillsets

  • Project management skillset

  • Previous leadership role

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic work environment

  • Experience with inventory management concepts

  • Deviation reporting, preventive and corrective actions

  • Knowledge of planning, inventory management, reporting and other supply chain/logistics preferred

  • Proficient with computer systems to include:

  • ERP Systems (Microsoft Dynamics preferred, SAP/M3/Clinicopia acceptable)

  • Document Management System

  • Databases, word processing, spreadsheets.

  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills


  • Occasional US and European travel. Duration: 1 day - 2 weeks


  • Last Day to Apply: May 20, 2020

  • Additional Location Information: Groton, CT OR Sandwich, UK

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes

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