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Pfizer Inc. Senior Manager, Auditor (Process) in Reno, Nevada


Science is the foundation of all that we do at Pfizer. We are seeking a Senior Manager, Auditor who will join a diverse team of dedicated professionals driven to significantly improve the lives of patients through his/her/their work at a company whose culture is committed to developing and nurturing diverse talent so that each colleague has the opportunity to build a fulfilling career.
Regulatory Quality Assurance (RQA) is an independent Quality audit function within the Compliance division, accountable to identify risks and non-compliance associated with Pfizer's GxP regulated operations.

The GMP Senior Manager, Auditor is responsible for the delivery and execution of the global Quality Assurance (QA) program audit activities on assigned GMP portfolio/programs/entities. This role is responsible for GMP Oversight and for assuring the compliance of projects, products and programs with Pfizer Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), policies, and all applicable worldwide regulations, guidelines and standards (e.g., US FDA, EU Directives, National regulations, ICH, ISO)..


Independently plans/leads/conducts wide range of (non-routine) complex audits including commercial/clinical manufacturing sites and contract manufacturers, and performs complex process audits with oversight.

Executes audit strategy, leads process audits and performs special assessments

Acts as a reviewer of audit reports from outsourced or routine audits

Assesses audit plans and quality metrics to identify potential areas of risk

Actively supports regulatory inspections as needed

Identifies and drives process improvements

Delivers awareness sessions with oversight by manager on various GMP topics internally and externally

Drives interactions with QA colleagues at other Pfizer locations and organizations/functional lines to ensure consistency in application of QA strategy and to promote standardization of auditing approach within QA

Actively engages in discussions to determine impact of changing needs of the regulatory environment

Works with RQA colleagues on cross GxP audit plans as required

Coaches colleagues - leads training for routine and non-routine site and process audits

Advises business representatives (e.g. BPOs) on outcomes of complex audits and provides input to process improvement activities

Independently/with minimal supervision demonstrates leadership by providing clients with influence and recommendations to meet changing GMP business needs


BS (or equivalent), preferably in pharmaceutical or natural sciences, or equivalent

Demonstrates advanced knowledge in ICH and global regulations (e.g., FDA, EMA, HC, ANVISA, TGA) and international standards (e.g., ISO, WHO)

Demonstrates comprehensive working knowledge of business concepts and quality operations

Displays critical thinking expertise, with ability to define and implement a strategic approach to audit based on compliance and business knowledge

Strong use of quality and auditing frameworks and application

Routinely suggests new audit techniques and approaches, and operationalizes to improve the audit system

Ability to identify trends within data and apply insights to make recommendations and decisions

Ability to bring recommendations to stakeholders for discussion and input

Actively leads and progresses efforts to deliver operational improvements

Exhibits good project management capabilities

Has domain expertise in 2 or more technical areas

Ability to work with ambiguity and adapt plan when needed

Experience evaluating and understanding quality standards or their application

Uses and interprets qualitative/quantitative data to drive decision making, operationalize recommendations and understand potential impact to other areas of the business

Acts as a specialist in complex technologies (e.g., sterile injectables, low bioburden, biotech, MDCP); Can perform special assessments and participate on process audit teams


Has 8+ years of experience (2 levels; operations and auditing required)

Lead audit teams (2-6 ppl per team)

Demonstrates stakeholder and conflict management (communications, relationship management)

Negotiates needs & acquires feedback on audit outcome

Preferred experience in audits with a background in GMP, Process or other related quality areas

Expertise in 1+ major areas (MDCP, aseptic manufacturing, etc.); and 2+ minor specializations OR 2+ major and 1+ minor

Ability to function autonomously in a matrix model and in a team environment

Provides training/mentorship to other auditors or SMEs


The travel requirement may be approx. 40%

Last Date to Apply for Job: November 22, 2020
Employee Referral Bonus Eligible

Sunshine Act
Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

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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.