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Pfizer Supervisor/TL, Production SPM in St. Louis, Missouri


Supervision of a production units at the Sterile Production Manufacturing (SPM) facility, support services operations and (union) operators. Responsible for ensuring production and support services are performed in compliance with cGMP's and following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).


•Instructs the operations of (union) operators and staff in the daily duties and assures they are performed in a timely manner and in conformance with cGMP at SPM (Sterile Manufacturing Facility).

•Supervises operations to ensure adherence with all Safety requirements. Immediately addresses all safety events or concerns with Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) personnel.

•Performs GMP audits of the aseptic processing area and/or supporting areas as required and investigates any process deviations; perform daily reviews of area documentation for accuracy and ensures compliance with Standard Operating Procedures and adherence to aseptic processing requirements.

•Composites new or revises departmental SOPs as required.

•Reports any significant shift activities to the Manager/TL; root cause analysis and ability to define effective corrective/preventative action.

•Coordinates personnel activities - i.e., vacations, sick time, etc. to ensure there is appropriate coverage in the department at all times; addresses personnel issues as they arise; trains new operators; conducts reviews with operators.

•Maintains inventory on materials and sterile items used in the at SPM facility.

•Maintains and improves labor standards.

•Assist with the development and maintenance of the annual department overhead budget and orders supplies for area.

•Schedule shift to maintain hands-on support with operators; fill in for other supervisors as needed.

•Maintain communications with supporting teams (i.e, Work Team Enablers/MRCs for documentation and SOP's: with Materials and Planning for scheduling of operations and ordering of materials; with Manager/TL to report daily activities and receive information on activities for the area; and with MQA for any quality issues/concerns.

•Assists the Manager/TL, Production with special projects and other duties as assigned.

  • Manage multiple projects and ongoing work activities within a team.

  • Responsible for effective leadership of team which includes managing the daily operation ensuring that applicable safety guidelines and policies are followed.

  • Ensure compliance with all government and company regulatory requirements.

  • Participate in equipment failure investigations to determine root causes and propose solutions, process operational improvements.

  • Assure appropriate communication and implementation of corrective/preventive actions to avoid reoccurrence.

  • Prepare and review the procedures and conduct system reviews.

  • Responsible for counseling colleagues to assure proper development for their success, and to provide corrective action when necessary.


-Education: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science or other Technology or Life Science field.

-Experience: 3-5 years previous supervisory experience required and/or combination of education and experience. Pharmaceutical or manufacturing experience highly desirable.

-Language Skills: Effective written and oral communication skills required. Excellent written skills in English. Good verbal communication and ability to coach and provide guidance to others.

-Computer Skills: Computer literate, with skills in managing Microsoft Applications, PLS, Trackwise.

-Reasoning Ability: Demonstrated reading comprehension and writing proficiency at level that meets 'role' and/or 'test' requirements. -Ability to effectively communicate within a diverse group resulting in desired outcomes. Proven record of problem solving, decision making skills and application of process improvement tools.

-Physical Demands: Ability to stand upright for several consecutive hours absent of any medical restrictions which could restrict completion of required duties. Additional requirements are line and product specific.

-Work Environment: Use of eye protection, gloves and other PPE is required. Maintaining aseptic area certification may be required. Aseptic gowning procedures will be required. Aseptic gowning requires all body parts to be completely covered (gowned) for substantial periods of time. Practices and promotes safe working environment at all times. Self-starter, team player, with strong interpersonal and coaching skills

Job task may include bending, twisting, and lifting items up to 35lbs at a frequency that meets position requirements. This position requires standing and frequent walking between production areas to supervise operations.

This position works around moving machines, is exposed to temperature changes and is required to wear personal protective equipment in certain areas and be gown qualified.

Position requires regular on-site attendance - this position cannot be performed on a remote or telecommute basis on a temporary, short- or long-term basis. Must have the ability to simultaneously multi-task across multiple capabilities and functions and handle multiple competing priorities and requirements, including performing site and functional responsibilities, responding to email and phone communications and attending meetings. Note these activities may not be time bound to core hours or presence at the site.

Must have the ability to effective manage strict production, time and performance deadlines.

Must be willing to work a variable and irregular shift beyond the hours typically defined as a 'regular' work day, which may or may not include weekends and holidays.

The job is open only to Protected Individuals (as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), namely, Citizens or Nationals of the United States, Lawful Permanent Residents ("green card holders"), Refugees and Asylees.

Last Date to Apply for Job: December 4, 2020

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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.