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Pfizer Supervisor/Team Lead DP Manufacturing (Inj Inspection 3rd shift) in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Why Patients Need You

Everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to the quality and the delivery of safe and effective products to patients. Our science and risk-based compliant quality culture is innovative and customer oriented. Whether you are involved in manufacturing, testing, or compliance, your contribution will directly impact patients.

What You Will Achieve

This position is a shop floor leader for 3rd shift (11pm-730am) Injectable Inspection operations. The scope includes a large number of direct reports 20 of several different job titles, with responsibilities for 24x7 operation split between multiple team leaders (TL). Key accountabilities include day to day management of the shop floor personnel and schedule, ensuring all product is produced in a manner meeting safety and quality requirements.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Supervises employees who are engaged in the production of pharmaceutical or biotechnology products and devices in compliance with good manufacturing practices (cGMP) guidelines, and federal, state, and local regulations.

  • Responsible for effective leadership of work team which includes: managing the daily operation ensuring that applicable safety guidelines and policies are followed; observing that cGMP's are followed, production SOP's are upheld, and production schedules are met.

  • The supervisor will work with the team to define metrics and strategy to achieve results.

  • The supervisor will act as coach and mentor to transform team into a cohesive, harmonized team.

  • Responsible for counseling colleagues to assure proper development for their success, supporting all colleagues to enable them to reach their full potential, and to provide corrective action when necessary.

  • Supervisor/TL is also responsible to ensure timely performance feedback and appraisals for all team members.

  • The supervisor has responsibility to deliver results from a work team that spans two or more shifts.

  • The position will be based on the 3rd shift (11pm-7:30am), but will be expected to spend sufficient time with first shift, and with supervisors and Production Leads on the other shifts, to successfully carry out the job requirements.

  • Successful candidate must demonstrate personal leadership initiative, judgment and accountability in day-to-day work activities in addition to strong planning/organizational skills.

  • Must possess strong communication skills and demonstrate integrity and cooperation in working with diverse colleagues/groups. Strong technical & training/development skills desired.



The successful candidate will have:

  • Applicant must have a High School Diploma (or Equivalent) and 8 years of relevant experience OR

  • An associate degree with 6 years of experience OR

  • A bachelor's with at least 3 years of experience OR

  • Master's with more than 1 year of experience.

  • Previous leadership experience preferred.

  • A strong personal motivation and aptitude for coaching, leading and managing individuals and teams.

  • An aptitude for understanding process technology and equipment, proven leadership ability, decision making ability, and excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization.

  • Candidate must possess flexibility to respond to constantly changing conditions and priorities.


Job will include standing, walking, and sitting. Occasional lifting may be required.


  • Ability to work standard 3rd shift schedule (11pm-7:30am)

  • Occasional weekend, variable shift, shutdown and holiday coverage

  • Adherence to gowning requirements for production area

Work Location Assignment:On Premise

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: June 20, 2023

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.