Pfizer Technical Specialist, Inventory Management in Groton, Connecticut

The Inventory Management (IM) Technician position is responsible for supporting all activities within the Groton Pharmaceutical Sciences Drug Product Supply Inventory Management Group. We are seeking a material handler to support Groton IM's, GMP space, and associated activities on a daily basis. As a member of the IM team the candidate will be required to learn a wide variety of support activities and functions while supporting development, clinical, and commercial materials. This role 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, DEA, TSA, MHRA).

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Complete GMP/quality inspections on incoming materials, to include but not limited to API's, Excipients, Raw Materials, Drug Substance, Controlled Substances, and Hazardous Materials.

  • Receive, sample, dispense, ship, manage and maintain all material types to support development, clinical, and commercial activities.

  • Strict adherence to quality, GMP, safety and environmental standards is required.

  • Responsible for identifying, reporting and supporting the resolution of quality concerns, and at times contributing to the subsequent investigational reports.

  • Receipt of materials into multiple approved electronic inventory systems, becoming proficient working within these systems.

  • Performing electronic and physical inventory transactions for all materials.

  • Perform GMP warehouse infrastructure duties to include; warehouse management, cycle counts, stock rotation, transferring, picking, cleaning, destruction/waste management, segregation of materials, etc.

  • Subdividing and sampling of all material types, to include hazardous materials.

  • Responsible for the completion of all shipping functions.

  • Follow and understand applicable SOPs/procedures in relation to activities being complete.

  • Demonstrates sound understanding and advanced knowledge of practices/concepts of IM and a working knowledge of principles, practices, concepts and operations within other partner disciplines.

  • Must be adaptable and maintain flexibility in completing daily tasks in an ever changing work environment.

  • Proven ability to multitask, manage time and work load. Ability to escalate issues immediately.

  • Maintain excellent customer service and assure on time delivery (OTD).

  • Display and influence appropriate behaviors and adhere to Pfizer standards and values.

  • Ability to write and remediate departmental SOP's.

  • Effective collaboration with partner lines and customers bases.

  • Participating on teams as required (i.e. safety team, process improvement teams, procedure teams, project teams).

  • Must be responsible and dependable.

  • Identify, implement and support continuous improvement initiatives throughout IM.

Controlled Substance Related Duties:

  • Daily handling of controlled substances (CS) in accordance to state and federal regulations

  • Assure the security of controlled substances at all times

  • Required to work daily on operational tasks involving CS

  • Ensure all CS-Program documentation and records are maintained according to state and federal regulations (import, export, C-II, annual inventory, etc.)

  • Ensure all federal, state and internal regulations are adhered to within the CS-Program

  • Ability to transfer CS materials across customer/partner groups

  • Responsible to perform CS cycle counting activities

  • Ability to work on the destruction of CS material

  • Work with CS team to interpret DEA regulations as needed for the daily work

  • Work directly with high value, listed chemicals and alcohol

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School with 2+ years of Pharma experience and/or Bachelor's Degree in relevant

  • Must be responsible/dependable and have the ability to manage own time independently

  • Experience and or knowledge of a cGMP environment

  • Experience working in a regulated work environment

  • Language Skills: Effective written and oral communication skills

  • Electronic Skills: Experience with computers to include: databases, email, software, navigation of shared drives, search engines, word processing, spreadsheets

  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills, to include good behaviors

  • Ability to obtain the following certifications: Power Jack certification, Fork Lift, Raymond Lift, DOT/IATA regulations

  • Must have a valid driver's license

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working within the Pharma Industry, GMP materials management, CS materials and or leading projects/teams

  • Experience working with DEA/CT Drug Control regulated drugs

  • Advanced electronic and computer skills including: Excel, Word, Microsoft dynamics, Visio, SharePoint

  • Experience with powered pallet movers and powered industrial vehicles, i.e. fork lifts, swing lifts, platform lifts, etc.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to complete repetitive physical activity

  • Ability to work with and around power industrial vehicles

  • Ability to drive multiple vehicles, including Pfizer trucks

  • Ability to physically move materials (i.e. drums, boxes, crates, modules)

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time

  • Must be able to reach above shoulder level, bend/stoop, push/pull, and handle/grip frequently

  • Must be able to gown up as required, to include specific PPE (i.e. respirators, full gear, safety glasses, daily uniform, etc.)

  • Must be able to perform in a fast paced dynamic work place

  • Must be able to work outside of normal scheduled business hours as necessary including opportunities of overtime

  • Must be able to perform mathematical calculations and data analysis

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Position will require 40 hours per week

  • Must be available to work during business hours of 6:00 am -4:30 pm

  • Overtime is based on business needs

  • Hours may very dependent on business needs

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: November 10, 2018

  • Additional Location Information: Groton CT

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes

EEO & Employment Eligibility

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