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Sr. Associate Continuous Improvement Specialist



Andover, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 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

Your organizational skills will help us integrate our continuous improvement programs across the organization, both vertically and horizontally. Thanks to your knowledge and skills, it will be ensured that the improvement programs yield results, and strengthen the overall business strategies. You will work as a coach and a facilitator for improvement projects as well as maintain performance metrics to measure program success.

As a Senior Associate, you will support the program by taking care of project governance, project reviews, communications, trainings, certifications and rewards. Your knowledge and skills will contribute towards the goals and objectives of the team. Your focus and ability to meet team targets will help in completing critical deliverables. Your innovative use of communication tools and techniques will facilitate in explaining difficult issues and establishing consensus between teams.

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

  • Contribute to the completion of moderately complex projects.
  • Manage own time to meet agreed targets, develops plans for activities on own projects.
  • Work with site's continuous improvement team to progress and monitor delivery of operational excellence.
  • Work with engineers to learn and implement techniques to continuously improve packaging equipment reliability and efficiency.
  • Develop proposals for improving Site process technology from a quality, cost and capacity optimization perspective.
  • Inspire a culture of continuous improvement by partnering effectively with personnel involved in the investigation process.
  • Lead, support and coach data analysis by using and fostering the adequate OpEx tool.
  • Lead relevant shared investigations with technical, compliance, operations process team members.
  • Incorporate (Current) Good Manufacturing Practices (part of GxP) and regulatory compliance into all assigned projects scope, design and construction work.
  • Identify, analyze, prioritize and execute business solutions.
  • Support/Perform root cause analysis for elimination of repeat performance issues/occurrences.
  • Support Quality and Safety investigations through coaching on Six Sigma and preform safety inspections.



  • 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.
  • Knowledge of PLC/computer system.
  • Understanding of how to work effectively with site colleagues through the change process required to be successful in this position.
  • Acts as a Change Management Agent, fostering Continuous Improvement Culture.
  • Ability to organize data and plan for the future is key.
  • Strong verbal and written English communications capabilities.
  • Functional knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint and Office applications, particularly Excel.


  • Relevant pharmaceutical experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coach and mentor colleagues and manage diverse relationships.
  • Lean exposure and capability.


Standard Monday - Friday on 1st shift.

Work Location Assignment: On Premise


  • Last Date to Apply for Job: November 28, 2023
  • Referral Bonus Eligibility: YES
  • Eligible for Relocation Package: NO.
The annual base salary for this position ranges from $75,700.00 to $126,300.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer’s Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 10.0% of the base salary. 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.

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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.

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