Sr. Manager, Operational Excellence and Pfizer Production System Lead
Location: McPherson, Kansas
Type: Full Time
Salary: $127,400.00 to $212,200.00
Health Care System
Life Science & Biopharmaceutical Companies
Medical Testing Equipment Manufacturer
Quality Improvement Organization
The annual base salary for this position ranges from $127,400.00 to $212,200.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer’s Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 17.5% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life’s moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site – U.S. Benefits | (uscandidates.mypfizerbenefits.com). Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.
Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 4899868
What You Will Achieve
In this role, you will be heavily involved with building capability through Six Sigma, Lean and the deployment of accelerators to support Pfizer's Production System, Integrated Manufacturing Excellence (IMEx) throughout the McPherson Site. The role will involve Operational Excellence (OpEx) responsibilities such as Root Cause Analysis and Method 1, 2, 3, and 4.
As the Operational Excellence Senior Manager, you will manage and lead the Operational Excellence Specialists team, establishing partnerships with site’s functional areas and network resources to drive a strategic Continuous Improvement Culture. You will identify and lead implementation of strategic process improvements and waste reduction projects of varying size and complexity in any of the functional areas of the site. You will guide program installation requirements that include the strategic approach to embedding an OpEx culture on site, key decisions on timing of implementation of OpEx tools, and fostering a Continuous Improvement culture through various OpEx programs and facilitations.
It is your hard work and dedication that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.
How You Will Achieve It
Lead and inspire Operational Excellence Specialists team to drive Continuous Improvement Culture throughout the site.
Provide investigation support with Process knowledge and OpEx tools on strategic site investigations in partnership with functional areas (i.e., Quality, EHS, Technical Services, others.)
Act as a change agent who is dedicated to inspiring and fostering positive change for the site.
Support the education of Operational Excellence Specialists and site colleagues in Lean Six Sigma principles through coordinating, leading/facilitating classes, projects, workshops, and coaching/mentoring.
Provide strategic direction of program requirements and timing of site implementations.
Develop OpEx team and skillsets to drive site support/ development related to Lean Six Sigma principles and further support IMEx implementation/roles through development of core resources.
Coach/facilitate/lead project teams, assist in OpEx strategy definition, solve problems, and implement solutions to improve operational performance by applying the appropriate OpEx/CI tools.
Develop and provide strategic proposals, progress updates and presentations to all levels of the site organization, as well as corporate functions.
Support the vision of every colleague, every day, improving their work processes through IMEx and other related OpEx programs.
Lead, facilitate, and assign, within OpEx Specialists, cross functional teams completing multiple Lean and/or Six Sigma improvement projects linked to Site business needs.
Foster and coach data analysis processes by applying the right statistical tools to enhance problem solving and continuous improvement processes.
Work effectively with other organizations at the site and on a global basis. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellent behaviors and built an inclusive, team-oriented environment with the department, across the site and the network.
Bachelor's Degree with 7+ years of applicable experience or Masters Degree with 6+ years of applicable experience.
Effective project management skills and ability to meet timely deliverables.
Able to provide and facilitate strategic decision making to drive program and department decisions as a pathway to site success.
Demonstrated capability as a Change Management Agent, fostering a Continuous Improvement Culture.
Strong ability to lead, challenge and positively influence in an interactive team environment.
Effective training, team facilitation, quantitative analysis and communication skills.
Experience deploying elements of Lean Management Systems.
Ability to effectively coach/mentor/influence colleagues and manage diverse relationships.
Master's degree and relevant pharmaceutical experience.
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