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Pfizer Microbial Control Manager in Andover, Massachusetts

Why Patients Need You

Everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to the quality and the delivery of safe and effective products to patients. Our science and risk-based compliant quality culture is flexible, innovative, and customer oriented. Whether you are involved in development, maintenance, compliance or analysis through research programs, your contribution will directly impact patients.

What You Will Achieve

You will be a member of Pfizer's dedicated and highly effective quality assurance and control team. You will be responsible for analyzing chemical, biological or microbiological products to support our quality programs. Your contribution to environmental testing, utility monitoring, analytical testing, microbial identification and sterility testing will help Pfizer provide safe drugs to patients.

Your understanding of Quality Control (QC) instruments will help us meet their accuracy specifications against established standards. You will also be relied on for setting requirements for the transfer of methodology from Research and Development (R&D).

As a Manager, your breadth of knowledge on internal or external business challenges will help us improve our products, processes and services. Your will guide us to lead projects by meeting objectives and preparing forecasts for resource requirements. Your risk-taking ability will help us advance new concepts and methodologies. You will provide technical guidance and oversight to team members and help in problem solving.

It is your dedication that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Manage multiple projects and ongoing work activities of moderate complexity within the division typically involving cross-functional representatives.

  • Oversee and guide lab analysts on continuous improvement tools such as standard work and visual management.

  • Review and approve documentation associated with Good Manufacturing Practices {also cGMP}, method validation, investigation of change controls and technical reports.

  • Collaborate with site functional areas and customers to support site goals, objectives and timelines.

  • Ensure alignment to all regulations and Pfizer Quality Standards related to area of oversight and work with other management teams to ensure support for all testing activities in the routine testing area.

  • Provide oversight of Microbiology product testing group responsible for routine testing of product or process samples for endotoxin and bioburden.

  • Oversee project management of all Data Integrity related activities with the relevant teams.

  • Address and resolve any potential issues with regulatory impact.

  • Develop and maintain alignment with current industry best practice related to cleanroom techniques and share with the respective teams.

  • Represent area of responsibility at meetings and in audits.

  • Provide information, discuss problem batches, manufacturing/technical issues, deviations and other events with potential impact on product quality and/or supply.

  • Foster teamwork and colleague development, as well as change management, within the department and set up departmental metrics to achieve operation effectiveness.



  • B.S. with 5+ years of relevant experience within GMP and/or Biopharma industry.

  • Demonstrated experience in Quality Control

  • Extensive knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices {also cGMP} compliance requirements for Quality Control Laboratories, application of compendial methods and experience with a wide range of analytical techniques

  • In-depth understanding of aseptic processing and monitoring procedures

  • Reasoning ability including strong analytical and problem solving abilities

  • Strong people management experience

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Self-motivated with the ability to adapt to rapidly changing project priorities and work collaboratively on a cross-functional team.


  • Master's degree

  • Knowledge in the application of statistical tools, root cause analysis and/or six sigma methodologies.

Relocation support available

Work Location Assignment: On Premise

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

Sunshine Act

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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.

Quality Assurance and Control