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Pfizer: One of the World's Premier Biopharmaceutical Companies

Manufacturing Supervisor, CDA/Dispense (4842182_Sanford)





Sanford, North Carolina, United States

Why Patients Need You

Our breakthroughs would not make it to the hands of patients without our pharmaceutical manufacturing team. We rely on a team of dedicated and agile members, who understand the importance and impact of their role in Pfizer's mission. Patients need colleagues like you who take pride in their work and always look to improve outcomes. You will help to ensure that patients and physicians have the medicines they need, when they need them.

What You Will Achieve

As a member of the Central Dispensing Area (CDA)/Dispense team, you will work with others to be accountable for activities involved in the production of many of Pfizer's products. In your work, you will collaborate with leads, coordinators, and process engineers to assist with production planning, and coordinate, schedule, and participate in daily activities of cGMP production in the manufacturing area to meet supply chain needs. You will also participate in investigations and continuous improvement initiatives, applying tools like IMEX to improve quality, cost, safety and/or cycle time. Your work will help Pfizer in its mission to focus on innovation, creativity and respect for patients, colleagues and society.

As a Manager, your breadth of knowledge on internal or external business challenges will help us improve our products, processes and services. You will guide us to lead projects by meeting objectives and preparing forecasts for resource requirements. Your risk-taking ability will help us advance new concepts and methodologies. You will provide technical guidance and oversight to team members and help in problem solving.

It is your hard work and focus that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Ensure a safe work environment. Ability to identify, evaluate, and correct potential hazards in the workplace is essential.

  • Form, lead and facilitate cross-functional teams to execute and manage key processes and projects related to the CDA/Dispense operations.

  • Provide oversight, coaching and mentoring of the Central Dispensing Area (CDA) group, ensuring compliance to regulations and Good Manufacturing Principles (GMP) through right first-time execution of unit operations.

  • Act as the primary contact for all personnel issues occurring within the department. Responsible for development plans and personnel reviews including personnel issues, disciplinary actions, career advancement, educational assistance, and emergency situations, including injured employees, facility issues, and inclement weather.

  • Encourage the participation and perspectives of all team members. Effectively listen to and explains difficult issues to reach shared understanding and building alignment. Build alignment across manufacturing assets.Actively share knowledge with others across assets through existing knowledge sharing processes/systems.

  • Identify and makes improvements to existing work processes/products within and across assets.

  • Make decisions with autonomy when there is minor impact outside of direct team, escalate decisions when there is significant impact on department.

  • Aid in investigations. Responsible for the team's adherence to established policies, procedures, and practices.

  • Solve more complex problems within area of expertise or cross-functional teams outside immediate area of expertise.

  • Articulate challenges and solutions to technical and non-technical peers and to department management.

  • Provide technical guidance and act as a departmental liaison with primary support groups.

  • Assist with short-range planning including scheduling daily and weekly operations and staff and long-range planning concerning facilities shutdowns and preventive maintenance.

  • Motivate direct and indirect reports to ensure the function works cross-functionally.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Business Administration

  • 5+ years of experience as people leader or supervisor in Pharmaceutical and/or Biotechnology industry

  • Strong understanding of industry knowledge and business operations (financial basics, enterprise system use i.e. payroll, inventory management systems, etc.).

  • Administrative skills, managerial skills, technical report writing, computer and presentation skills.

  • Effective written and oral communication skills.


  • Masters degree and relevant pharmaceutical experience.

  • Continuous Improvement or Project Management Certifications.

  • Knowledge of Local Environmental, Health and Safety standards.

  • Knowledge of GMP and regulatory requirements.

  • Ability to develop highly effective teams.

Physical / Mental requirements

  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations.

  • Working knowledge of vaccine or biotechnology product manufacturing in a cGMP environment. Including a working knowledge of fermentation, purification, centrifugation, homogenization, Ultrafiltration and Diafiltration (UF/DF), aseptic techniques and other filtration processes.

  • Optimize resources to maximize production and ensure quality and safety standards.

Non-Standard work schedule, travel or environment requirements

  • This position requires working a swing shift (10am-6:30pm) with the potential of working weekends/off-hours depending on production needs.

Other job details

  • Last day to apply: 4/15/2022

  • Employee Referral Bonus eligible

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.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

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.