Pfizer Inc. Biosafety Manager, Global EHS in New York, New York
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Asthe GlobalEnvironment, Health, & Safety (GEHS)Biosafety Manager, you will contribute to Pfizer's Purpose by coordinatingimplementation of Pfizer'sglobal biosafety programacross theR&D and commercial organization.Through your strongtechnical capability, you willevaluate the biosafety risk profileassociated withbothinternal operations and external sourcing, and collaborate with direct team and site biosafety organizationsto develop risk management programs.Youwillalso contribute to EHS program development with a focus on laboratory and biological safety to ensure EHS risks are appropriately managed and compliance is maintained.
\*Contributes to the advancement of biosafety and R&D EHS team priorities through program development in areas of technical competency, including biosafety,laboratory safety,and risk assessment
\*Maintains awareness of advances in biotechnology and new modalities for targets in drug discovery toconductrisk assessmentsand determineappropriate controls
\*Coordinates the global biosafety network; maintains appropriate network membership, coordinates/manages a regular meeting cadence, drives network objectives, and maintains contemporary records
\*Maintains the Biological Safety Standard; develops/maintains supporting documented management systems and tools to support implementation
\*Serves as the corporatebiosafetysubject matter expert;providesEHS support and training within areas of technical competency, includingbiosafety, laboratory safety,andrisk assessment/control selection
\*Establishesand maintainsproductive working relationships with stakeholders to enable evaluation of the impact of business change on EHS risk profiles
\*R&D sourcing teams to ensurebiotherapeutics external supplier evaluation priorities are addressed
\*Conducts remote and onsite reviews ofbiotherapeutics suppliers; provides timely communications tostakeholders on the outcomes of the reviews; and drives resulting action plans to closure
\*Collaborates with EHS team colleagues to establish assessment tools, e.g.,Pfizer'sSite / Line Operating Risk Model,to characterizebiosafetyrisks associated with operations andtoenable prioritization of program developmentand risk management actions
\*Promotes organizational learningand risk reductionthrough evaluation of root causation related to incident investigations within areas of technical competency, and drivesactions to address key learnings
\*Participates as a team member in the internal EHS audit program, when needed
\*Bachelor's degree in biological sciences, bio-engineering,or equivalent discipline
\*Active membershipin a relevant professional body,(e.g., American Biosafety Safety Association), ideally with a formal continuous professional development requirement.
\*A minimum of 5 years relevant industry experience gained within a large academic institution, pharmaceutical R&D,or biotechnology setting,
\*Postgraduate qualification in biological sciences or equivalent discipline
\*Attained or actively working towards a formal professional certification,e.g.,ABSA Registered Biological Safety Professional
\*Twoyearsexperiencein a global / multi-site biological safety role
\*Reports directly to the Occupational Toxicology and R&D EHS Lead
\*Collaborates with members of theGEHSteam on group objectives and program development priorities; this may require accountability to other line leaders
\*Collaborates with other risk management organizations, e.g., Environmental Law Group, Occupational Health & Wellness, and Global Workplace Solutions
\*Collaborates with globally deployed site EHS colleagues and operational teams to drive risk evaluation and risk mitigation efforts; both independently contributing and collectively
delivering work product through leadership / contribution to working groups / networks
\*Communicates and interacts with business line colleagues
\*Represents Pfizer in appropriate external groups, e.g., Pharmaceutical Biosafety Group; Pharmaceutical Safety Group - Biosafety / Laboratory Special Interest Topics
Although not directly accountable for budget management, the position influences biosafety / laboratory control strategieswhich could lead to efficiency improvement in addition to strategically influencing capital spend / allocation
\*Position has no direct reports
\*Position coordinatestechnical teams in field of expertise (e.g.,the biosafety network)
\*Position may manage contracted resources / summer students to support program development / execution,as needed
Due to the nature of work assignments,onemust be able to perform detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks, with frequent interruptions and under time constraints.
Position responsibilities require mobility including ability to sit, stand, to walk for extended periods of time; to climb stairs; to lift and carry objects weighing up to 15 pounds.
The job requirements will require manual dexterity to operate a computer and other office equipment; ability to hear and verbally exchange ideas and information with colleagues and others on the phone and in the office.
NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
Given the need to interface with globally based colleagues, may on occasion be required to work outside core business hours
Required to travel within the US and potentially internationally - subject to program needs - projected to be up to 20% of role
Last Date To Apply: September 10, 2021
Additional Location Information: Cambridge, MA and New York, NY
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