Senior Manager, GMP Auditor

Hospira, Inc.
New Jersey, United States
Competitive salary
23 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
Job role
Experience level

Science is the foundation of all that we do at Pfizer. We are seeking a Senior Manager, GMP 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.

TheSenior Manager, GMP 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 and 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


Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, and oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.
  • 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 and 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 approximately40%

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: February 22, 2021
  • Additional Location Information: New Jersey - Remote; North America - Any Pfizer Site; North America - Remote; Manhattan, NY; Collegeville, PA; United States - Remote
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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