Biosafety Manager, Global EHS

ROLE SUMMARY

Our Purpose - B reakthroughs that change patients ' lives - is at the center of everything we do. Every decision we make and every action we take is done with the patient in mind, and to nurture an environment where breakthroughs can thrive. If you are similarly driven, join our diverse, talented, and dedicated colleagues as we apply science and our global resources tosustainably deliver therapies that extend and significantly improvelives.

As the GlobalEnvironment, Health, & Safety (G EHS ) Biosafety Manager , you will contribute to Pfizer's Purpose by coordinatingimplementation of Pfizer's global biosafety program across theR&D and commercial organization. Through your strong technical capability , you will evaluate the biosafety risk profile associated with both internal operations and external sourcing , and collaborate with direct team and site biosafety organization s to 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.

ROLE RESPONSBILITIES

· 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 assessment s and 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 , including biosafety, laboratory safety ,and risk assessment/control selection

· Establishes and maintains productive working relationships with stakeholders to enable evaluation of the impact of business change on EHS risk profiles

· R&D sourcing teams to ensure biotherapeutics external supplier evaluation priorities are addressed

· Conducts remote and onsite reviews of biotherapeutics suppliers; provides timely communications to stakeholders 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's Site / Line Operating Risk Model , to characterize biosafety risks associated with operations and to enable prioritization of program development and risk management actions

· Promotes organizational learning and risk reduction through evaluation of root causation related to incident investigations within areas of technical competency, and driv es actions to address key learnings

· Participates as a team member in the internal EHS audit program, when needed

QUALIFICATIONS

Must-Have

· Bachelor's degree in biological sciences, bio-engineering , or equivalent discipline

· Active membership in 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 ,

Nice-to-Have

· Postgraduate qualification in biological sciences or equivalent discipline

· A ttained or actively working towards a formal professional certification, e.g., ABSA Registered Biological Safety Professional

· Twoyears experiencein a global / multi-site biological safety role

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

· Reports directly to the Occupational Toxicology and R&D EHS Lead

· Collaborates with members of the GEHS team 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

RESOURCES MANAGED

Financial Accountability

Although not directly accountable for budget management, the position influences biosafety / laboratory control strategies which could lead to efficiency improvement in addition to strategically influencing capital spend / allocation

Supervision

· Position has no direct reports

· Position coordinates technical teams in field of expertise (e.g., the biosafety network)

· Position may manage contracted resources / summer students to support program development / execution , as needed

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Due to the nature of work assignments, one must 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

OTHER DETAILS
  • Additional Location Information: Cambridge, MA and New York, NY


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