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Manager - Business Operations and Portfolio



Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Why Patients Need You

Pfizer’s purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. Research and Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer’s purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best-in-class medicines to patients around the world.


  • Supports general BioMedicine Design (BMD) business operations to enable diverse workstreams across multiple Pfizer sites.

  • Responsible for maintaining up-to-date information in multiple portfolio-enabling databases that support BMD workflows, portfolio tracking, and resource utilization.

  • Provide portfolio and resource analytics to support strategic portfolio and resource decisions.

  • Role requires a highly motivated individual with strong organizational skills and ability to execute multiple priorities in a dynamic work environment; strong attention to detail; strong collaboration skills working across organizational boundaries.


Portfolio and Resource Analytics

  • Responsible for maintaining up-to-date information in multiple BMD portfolio and resource enabling databases/tools: BMD ’LIMS’ database, portfolio database, Activity Tracker, resourcing tools

  • Support project initiation and terminations workstreams, includes QC of modality selection, updates to ‘LIMS’ and communications to Core functions.

  • Perform portfolio and resource analytics, informing progress against deliverables, cycle time metrics, resource utilization by projects. Provide associated reports to BMD and RU leadership. Identify potential resource bottlenecks or project progression issues for Leadership consideration.

  • Develop and improve analytical tools that facilitate timely decision-making processes.

  • Provide logistical and operational support to Biotherapeutic Review Team (BReT), including templates, workplan tools/guidance documents for BMD team leaders, stage-based ‘checklists’.

  • Responsible for Biotherapeutic CQGC logistical support and Share site administration.

Business Operations

  • Take initiative to bring forward ideas for operational process improvements.

  • Responsible for BMD capital equipment purchasing and capitalization workstreams.

  • Accountable for purchase requisitions and spend tracking for consolidated, department-wide outsourcing services (FFS); work with procurement to ensure key vendor MSAs in place.

  • Responsible for BMD Share site administration and content, including generation of updates to BMD job aids/guidance documents to support non-scientific tasks (hiring, onboard/offboarding, activity tracker guidance, purchasing guidance etc.)

  • Generate and/or maintain up-to-date BMD organizational information, including mission/responsibilities overviews, technical overviews to support Pfizer-wide communication platforms and leadership presentations.

  • Working closely with BMD Business Operations lead and administrative staff, support BMD communications and events (eg newsletters, townhalls, scientific symposium)

  • Responsible for Activity Tracker administration

  • Develop new job aids/workshops for BMD scientists to facilitate new workstreams from Pfizer support lines


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline, e.g. biology, chemistry with 6-8 years in drug discovery

  • Self-starter who possess a high energy level, sense of urgency, creativity, and decisiveness

  • Thrive in dynamic work environment with ability to work well under changing work priorities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong planning and time management skills

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Products with moderate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel. Experience with other data manipulation/graphing programs a plus.


  • Broad knowledge in biotherapeutic discovery technologies such as antibody discovery platforms, protein production, molecular properties assessment.

  • Proficient in Spotfire and Plainsware


Ability to perform complex data analysis


Occasional non-standard work schedule

Additional Information-

  • Eligible for Employee Referral
  • Work Location Assignment: On Premise
  • Last Day to Apply- December 1, 2023

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $81,100.00 to $135,100.00. 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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