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Project Manager - Product Changeover



Product, Operations
Andover, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023

Why Patients Need You

At Pfizer, our mission is to inspire a best-in-class culture of continuous improvement and project management that empowers colleagues and enables simple, effective processes. Whether you are managing projects or liaising with others, your contribution in this team will help in making our work easier and faster so that we can deliver breakthroughs that change patients' lives.

What You Will Achieve

You will oversee and manage operational aspects of product changeover and ongoing improvement projects, acting as a liaison between Project Team and Line Management in a matrix structure. You will support our programs by managing the status of the project, schedules, and preparing status reports. You will assess project issues and develop resolutions to meet productivity, quality and client satisfactions goals.

As a Project Manager for Product Changeover, you provide guidance to operational teams for managing projects. Your planning skills will help in preparing forecasts for resource requirements, and providing areas of improvement for products, processes or services. Through your comprehensive knowledge of principles, concepts and theories of this discipline, you will work towards advancing new concepts and methodologies. You will be able to take a leadership role to facilitate agreements between different teams.

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

  • Lead projects, provide guidance and manage own time to meet objectives.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
  • Forecast and plan resource requirements (people, financial and technology) for projects across the department.
  • Manage cross-functional team members in a matrix environment
  • Manage and participate in pre-studies, projects and other activities for increasing operational efficiencies, change in business strategies or in support of operational imperatives.



  • Applicant must have a High School Diploma (or Equivalent) and 8 years of relevant experience OR an associates degree with 6 years of experience OR a bachelors with at least 3 years of experience OR Masters with more than 1 year of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in commercial / customer facing roles across the business
  • Proven experience with Manufacturing Operation of Drug Substance, Tech Transfer, or Product Changeover between batches and campaigns
  • Knowledge of the workings of pharmaceutical manufacturing, and associated processes
  • Experience working in Pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practices {also cGMP} environment
  • Pro-active and has a creative, entrepreneurial attitude with evidence of ability to execute key projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including presentation


  • Knowledge and certification of operational excellence methodologies (Six Sigma and Lean etc.)
  • Specific experience managing pharmaceutical/technical projects and/or clinical programs.


Assisting in handling and moving large mobile processing equipment. On-the-floor presence including standing and walking.


  • Typically, a standard Monday through Friday work schedule on 1st shift.

  • May require support for site as needed beyond core business hours.

Work Location Assignment: On Premise


  • Last Date to Apply for Job: September 15, 2023
  • Referral Bonus Eligibility: YES
  • Eligible for Relocation Package: NO

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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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.