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Pfizer Associate QO Specialist in Kalamazoo, Michigan


This posting is for a position in the Quality Assurance Drug Product unit, where they will provide daily product support. This colleague's responsibilities will include lot release activities and deviation support as well as performing activities as needed to support the Drug Product Quality Assurance unit.

  • Independently provide Real Time Quality impact assessments and decisions on Drug product issues

  • Ability to handle complex and detailed situations

  • Accurately assess consequences of decisions

  • Accurately assess potential Regulatory impacts on a Global basis

  • Immediately escalate issues with potential market or stability impact

  • Accurately communicate Supply/Operational needs/perspectives as well as QO perspectives.

  • Evaluates data and releases Pfizer produced products that conform to corporate, customer, and regulatory standards. Maintains associated test plans.

  • Evaluates product data annually and writes and/or reviews Annual Product Review Reports for approval by management.

  • Effectively leads/facilitates/participates/completes cross-functional team investigations for FARs and Significant Deviations and when applicable aids in drafting of AQRT summary

  • Utilize tools such as Method 1 and Pfizer Human Performance (PHP) tools in the course of the investigations

  • Lead/Participate in QRM assessments that gain approval through Site and Area QO Management

  • Participate in Green/Black belt projects, RFT% Improvement projects, CAPA Effectiveness, etc... as appropriate

  • Independently assess a wide range of Change Control activities (PTVAs, Protocol development, SOP and MBR changes) to determine potential Quality and Operational GMP impacts

  • SME support during Regulatory/Customer audits including contributions to strategies to successfully respond to auditor concerns

  • Participates in internal GMP audits (SSA's)

  • Provides product knowledge and support for regulatory deficiency responses, regulatory annual reports, and the development of other regulatory submission packages.

  • Maintains knowledge of product filings to support inquiry responses from internal and external customers.

  • Effectively communicate complex technical issues to all levels of Management (including outside of Quality)


Education: BS in Chemistry, Microbiology, Engineering or other science related discipline

Experience: Minimum 3 years pharmaceutical experience. Quality Assurance/Control experience required.


  • Experience at a drug product manufacturing site with deviation and lot release support.


Office position with time in the production environment.

Consistently produces quality work. Must be able to work in a team environment within own team and interdepartmental teams. Must work under short timelines while maintaining quality work. Must have effective written and oral communication skills.

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  • Last Date to Apply: August 26th, 2019

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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