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Pfizer: One of the World's Premier Biopharmaceutical Companies

Manager, Program Manager (4845605_Andover)




Full Time


Andover, Massachusetts, United States


This role resides within the Pfizer Digital R&D Creation Center, and will work under the direction of the Drug Safety R&D/Comparative Medicine/ACD Creation Center Lead supporting R&D related Acquisitions, Collaborations, & Divestitures (ACD). This Program Manager is responsible for delivering against ACD business development strategy / internal realignment strategies from an R&D domain perspective. This role requires strong collaboration in a matrixed environment, across a team of other Digital teams and business subject matter experts. It also requires the ability to work independently with a focus on high quality deliverables, and a strong sense of accountability. This role will require the ability to adapt to change, apply principles to past experiences, and desire to work in an environment which requires quickly adapting as requirements and priorities evolve.


This role is responsible to manage and deliver against R&D ACD and restructuring projects in partnership with Client Partners, other Digital Teams, service providers, team members and business stakeholders.

The primary responsibilities critical for this role include:

  • Manage multiple Small to Large programs in the R&D ACD space as they relate to integration or separation of data, systems, and laboratories

  • Partner with internal and external teams to define and execute plans for new R&D lab facilities, site consolidations, or site closures in support of restructuring strategies across the globe

  • Develop and manage budget and resources estimates, define and maintain program plans and timelines in a rapidly changing space

  • Work with business SMEs to disposition and structured and unstructured data, applications, and assets to Pfizer target repositories

  • Coordinate Pfizer standardization of acquired laboratories, including benchtop computer standardization, working with infrastructure to define and implement R&D standards for servers, data storage as needed at acquired sites

  • Coordinate and execute unstructured data migrations to Pfizer shares and repositories

  • Coordinate and execute source to target application mapping and migration to Pfizer systems and databases, including consolidation of software licenses into Pfizer global licensing

  • Manage, facilitate, and document activities related to data archival and system retirements via detailed tracking of work activities performed, system documentation, and summary reports

  • Develop and execute against plans, track and report progress to leadership and PMOs

  • Manage technical work activities of contingent worker resources to support integration and separation activities

  • Facilitate transition to BAU at the end of programs by ensuring Pfizer repositories are updated, support models are in place, detailed work packages, system documentation/knowledge transfer occurs

  • Establish strong relationships with key partnering organizations (including but not limited to Digital Client Partners, Creation Center Staff, EP&S ACD Leads, various R&D business line organizations to ensure delivery of objectives


  • Bachelor’s degree required in Computer Science, Engineering or related field

  • 5+ years of proven relevant project management experience delivering medium to large projects

  • Technical experience with infrastructure and WRD drug development principles

  • Ability to work independently and multi-task effectively

  • Flexible and able to shift gears` as necessary to meet aggressive timelines in a fluid environment with changing priorities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, consensus building, facilitation, negotiation, and the ability to readily learn a new business area

  • Proven relevant experience as an information technology professional in one or many roles such as a software developer, systems administrator, project manager, computer engineer or support specialist


  • Demonstrated competency in Software Development Lifecycle, business analysis, and documentation

  • High level of awareness of Acquisition, Collaboration, and Divestiture work packages, specifically in relation to the WRD domain

  • Experience managing technology resources to meet goals across multiple projects

  • Demonstrated experience in vendor negotiations and sourcing models with experience managing consultants across multiple vendors

  • Proven experience working and building relationships across matrixed organizations


Expectations around travel will be minimal.

Digital is a 7x24x365 endeavor. This role may require physical or virtual participation on a weekend, holiday, or after normal business hours.

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.

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