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Director, Operations Project Manager

New York, NY +2

The Director Operations Project Manager role is an integral member of the Medical Systems and Operations Team within Transformation & Operational Excellence platform of Medical Affairs. The Director, Operations Project Manager is a leader in the development and implementation of critical organizational initiatives that impact Medical Affairs stakeholders and markets.  The Director, Operations Project Manager combines organizational capabilities, stakeholder, and project management excellence, while understanding Transformation & Operational Excellence strategic priorities, with the goal of flawless execution of the plans.

The Director, Operations Project Manager is an integral part of a working environment where colleagues understand and exhibit customer-focused medical professionalism with honor and integrity. The role reports to the Operational Project Management Team Lead. The Director, Operations Project Manager will partner and collaborate with all colleagues from across Global Medical Affairs including those within Medical Systems and Operations, the CMAO LT Office, the CMO Office, the MEI platform and Category & Regional Medical Affairs.


  • Partners with organization to prioritize and deliver strategic complex deliverables to drive the Medical Affairs business initiatives
  • Leads the project management for implementations of critical Medical Affairs initiatives to drive successful execution
  • Communicates the project status, deliverables, risks and mitigation plans for Global Medical Affairs Medical workstreams to key stakeholders including the CMAO LT and the Medical Affairs organization to allow for a holistic picture of key initiatives
  • Develops and leads tracking of performance / activity measurements (metrics) as appropriate
  • Support assigned Transformation & Operational Excellence activities/initiatives including development and monitoring of project and program plans and tracking of milestones
  • Routinely identifies, raises/shares, and implements best practices; ensuring consistency in overarching processes and systems, where needed; and developing partnerships with key colleagues in other functional areas to ensure ongoing alignment and efficiency.
  • Drives implementation of appropriate SOP’s, business processes, etc.
  • Collaborate and align with key internal stakeholders and other Medical Excellence / Operations colleagues for consistency and alignment as appropriate
  • Ensure compliance to Pfizer policies and standards and local laws and regulations
  • Drive Project Execution and Resource Allocation
  • In partnership with the Medical Systems and Operations Lead, forecast and ensure appropriate allocation of PM resources/skills
  • to effectively support the delivery of the portfolio
  • Ensure project deliverables are aligned with investment and optimization of priorities and goals, and project value is optimized
  • Manage information and communications


  • Bachelor’s degree, Advanced Degree is desirable, in one of the disciplines relating to drug development or business.
  • 10+ years with bachelor’s degree; 8+ years with master’s degree; 6+ years with terminal degree.
  • Deep expertise in project management, portfolio management, drug development, and/or pharmaceutical discipline
  • Broad knowledge of project management methodologies, principles, best practices, supporting systems, and tools
  • Strong technical experience in a discipline associated with Project Management
  • Demonstrated success in negotiating in an environment of a highly matrix-based organization
  • Experience as Line manager/supervisor
  • Strong track record meeting personal and team goals
  • Proven record of implementing project and portfolio management practices and process improvements
  • Successful track record and experience in budgetary management and fiscal awareness.
  • Reports to Operational Project Management Lead
  • Key Unit team relationships include: Platform Vertical colleagues, Medical Systems and Operations sub vertical leads, Digital, CMO Transformation and Delivery Team and Operational Excellence Lead. 
  • Key external-to-Medical Affairs relationships include: Finance, CMO Transformation and Delivery, Digital, and other enabling functions to ensure full integration with Pfizer community and access to best practices.

Other Job Details:

Eligible for Relocation Package: No

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $161,600.00 to $269,400.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer’s Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 20.0% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life’s moments.

Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site – U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire.

The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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.

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. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.

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