Senior Manager, Auditor
For more than 170 years, Pfizer has continuously worked to make a difference by delivering innovative therapies that improve the lives of our patients. By building a talented community of colleagues that align with our patient-focused purpose and core values, Pfizer has improved global health and impacted more than 780 million patients around the world.
In 2021, Pfizer expanded its global footprint to Tampa, establishing a strategic powerhouse that brings together multi-disciplinary, professional services including Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Digital, HR Services, Sourcing, Commercial and Project Management into a single, centralized location. With so many diverse and highly-skilled colleagues supporting multiple functions and services across the organization, Pfizer Tampa offers ample opportunity to engage in newer ways of working that enhance, simplify, and transform how we deliver treatments to our patients.
Located in Heights Union, the Pfizer Tampa site offers a modern industrial design, the latest in innovative technology, and close proximity to Downtown with views of the Tampa Riverwalk and access to the Channel district and Bayshore Boulevard. From an onsite fitness center to top floor panoramic balconies and outdoor patio, our activity-based space will provide various ways of working to offer collaboration and flexibility to colleagues. The Pfizer Tampa site has constructed an atmosphere that fosters interaction and prioritizes colleague health and wellness.
Additionally, to achieve breakthroughs that change patients’ lives, Pfizer is revolutionizing and evolving how colleagues work today. This year, Pfizer launched a new initiative that we call Log In For Your Day where a majority of colleagues can arrange with their manager to work remotely two or three days a week while still maintaining the ability to collaborate regularly in person at our sites. This flexible working model blends the best of remote work and on-site collaboration to drive greater flexibility, support work-life balance, and promote a vibrant, agile, and innovative culture.
The Senior Manager, Auditor is responsible for the delivery and execution of the global Quality Assurance (QA) program audit activities on assigned GxP portfolio/programs/entities. This role is responsible for GxP Oversight and for assuring the compliance of projects, products and programs with Pfizer Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), policies, and all applicable worldwide regulations and guidelines (e.g. US FDA, EU Directives, ICH, and National regulations).
Assesses compliance of GCP clinical trial sites and processes against ICH GCP and applicable global regulations
Independently conducts wide range of routine/(non-routine) complex investigator site audits (minimal to no oversight - as needed)
Executes audit strategy, leads/supports process audits, and may support Due Diligence assessments
Acts as a reviewer of audit reports from outsourced or routine audits
Assesses audit plans and quality metrics to identify potential areas of risk
Actively supports regulatory inspections as needed
Identifies and drives process improvements
Delivers awareness sessions with oversight by manager on various GxP topics internally and externally
Drives interactions with QA colleagues at other Pfizer locations to ensure consistency in application of QA strategy and to promote standardization of auditing approach within QA
Actively engages in discussions to determine impact of changing needs of the regulatory environment
Works with RQA colleagues on cross GxP audit plans as required
Coaches colleagues – leads training for routine and non-routine site and process audits
Advises business representatives (e.g. BPOs) on outcomes of complex audits and provides input to process improvement activities
Independently/with minimal supervision demonstrates leadership by providing clients with influence and recommendations to meet changing GxP business needs
BS, preferably in pharmaceutical or natural sciences, and 7+ years of experience
Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of ICH GCP and applicable global regulations
Demonstrates comprehensive working knowledge of business concepts and quality operations
Displays critical thinking expertise, with ability to define and implement a strategic approach to audit based on compliance and business knowledge
Strong use of quality and auditing frameworks and application
Routinely suggests new audit techniques and approaches, and operationalizes to improve the audit system
Ability to identify trends within data and apply insights to make recommendations and decisions
Ability to bring recommendations to stakeholders for discussion and input
Actively leads and progresses efforts to deliver operational improvements
Exhibits good project management capabilities
Has domain expertise in 2 or more technical areas
Ability to work with ambiguity and adapt plan when needed
Experience evaluating and understanding quality standards or their application
Uses and interprets qualitative/quantitative data to drive decision making, operationalize recommendations and understand potential impact to other areas of the business
Acts as a specialist in specific therapeutic area or specialty (e.g. gene therapy) and/or audit topic (e.g. data management, remote trial methodology etc.)
Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.
Has 8+ years of experience (2 levels; operations and auditing required)
Lead audit teams (2-6 people per team)
Demonstrates stakeholder and conflict management (communications, relationship management)
Negotiates needs & acquires feedback on audit outcome
Preferred experience in audits with a background in GCP, PV, GLP, Process or other related quality areas
Expertise in 1+ major areas (Doc, PCO, Disease Area, etc.); and 2+ minor specializations OR 2+ major and 1+ minor
Ability to function autonomously in a matrix model and in a team environment
Provides training/mentorship to other auditors or SMEs
NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
The travel requirement may be approx. 40% although some audits will be conducted remotely.
Additional Location Information: Any US Pfizer Location
Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.
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