ERS, Chemistry Sourcing Lead

Pfizer Inc.

La Jolla, CA

Job posting number: #7107624 (Ref:4855103)

Posted: August 9, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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.

What You Will Achieve
The Chemistry Sourcing Lead, External Research Solutions will work alongside the local/global chemistry leaders/RPLs/SMTs/client groups to ensure effective utilization of the external resources for RU-based programs. This role will provide operational/logistics support for the assigned RU across Med Design

This colleague will collaborate with ERS staff locally/globally to oversee chemistry sourcing activities (FFS/FTE/milestones/external collaborations) and guide chemistry teams on sourcing capabilities, and to share best practices across RU as a member of the global ERS community. You will serve as the primary link of the chemistry lines on issues related to external sourcing capabilities, operational enablement and to ensure alignment of the global resources against RU needs

This colleague will interface will multiple divisions and Operation groups to enable effective and efficient process for sourcing to integrate services from CROs. As needed, to work in partnership with RU Chemistry, PSSM-CRD and SMTs to support their sourcing needs. Working with CROs as the interface to facilitate communication, productivity enablement and operation efficiency and as needed, will support the alliance management of key technologies to support Med Design collaborations (academics/biotech)

It is your innovative scientific temperament that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It
Ensure optimal use of external resources against local RU project portfolio to ensure delivery of the portfolio
Provide some knowledge and advice through collaboration with the local Chemistry team; responsible for assessing business need for Chemistry Sourcing for the RU and delivering against those needs with the available resources
Work with RU chemistry LT to support changes in Chemistry outsourcing staffing paradigms to fully leverage external resources
Prime interface between CROs serving RU chemists; helping with chemistry issue resolution, IP protection, communication, IT tool support, data integration to and from the Pfizer systems
Ensure smooth processes are in place for outsourcing compound synthesis (project initiation, maintenance and wind-down)
Ensure optimal communication process/problem solving and win-win situation for external CRO to/from PFE
Ensure that vendor metrics are tracked and evaluated and adjusted by continuous improvement go be able to gain optimal ROI from our external chemistry collaboration
Liaise effectively with customers and stakeholders to ensure they have realistic expectations of the contracting process, external providers and the contracting environment and provide data and status information to enable enhanced resource utilization
Deliver appropriate training to customers / stakeholders (internal and external)
Support implementation of sourcing tools and processes at a local level to best support and improve outsourcing management and supplier management practices; ensure tools, process and systems are adequate to deliver specific Chemistry-focused needs
Interfacing with vendors and project management with CRO chemists and project managers
Monitor vendor productivity with regular assessments
Provide input and support into global ERS group initiatives as appropriate
Support RU-based chemists for logistical support regarding the management and oversight of external Chemistry resources (FTE, FFS, etc.) assigned for the RU
Work with Synthesis leader to understand RU’s portfolio needs (project, stages) and interface with the project team to help integrate chemistry sourcing for the RU
Participate in process improvement and harmonization of ERS Chemistry members through best practice sharing and process innovation
Support a single or multiple RU chemistry sourcing management on all of the above
May participate in working group/steering committee/affinity group for chemistry partners
Support sourcing of physical chemical property measurements including logistic/data support and vendor management (work across RU if needed)
Be able to work collaboratively and effectively with other members of the ERS local and global groups ERS/Business and Research operations group/Biology ERS to ensure good cross communication/learnings and process optimization to serve the chemistry clients
Learn the SMT sourcing support process.
Qualifications
Must-Have
Strong background in Synthetic or Medicinal Chemistry is required (PhD in Chemistry with 0-3 years of industrial experience or MS with 3-5+ years or BS with 5+ year of industrial experience)
Synthesis or Med Chem or drug discovery experience preferred
Demonstrated ability to work in a cross-matrix organization
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Customer focused and solution oriented
Be able to handle different types of responsibilities and multi-task efficiently
Strong computer skills
Be adaptable to work in a multi-cultural environment
Have demonstrated application of continuous improvement
Nice-to-Have
Experience as a chemistry lead/Synthesis POC/RPL in Med Chem
Experience managing Chemistry outsourcing and interacting with external vendors
Experience across multiple RU, either as a leader (preferred) or participant
Experience with Chemistry sourcing, preferably analog prep, scale-up or parallel chemistry, analytical chemistry, structural biology sourcing
Requires the ability to work locally and remotely across the globe
Less than 10% travel to support business initiatives

Last Day to Apply: August 31, 2022

Work Location Assignment: Flexible

Relocation support available

Eligible for employee referral bonus

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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