Pfizer Sr Industrial Engineer in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Why Patients Need You
At Pfizer, our mission is to inspire a best-in-class culture of continuous improvement and project management that empowers colleagues and enables simple, effective processes. Whether you are managing projects or liaising with others, your contribution in this team will help in making our work easier and faster so that we can deliver breakthroughs that change patients' lives.
What You Will Achieve
The Senior Industrial Engineer position contributes to Drug Product Operations by using data to find ways to improve performance and eliminate wastefulness in production processes. This role is directly responsible for developing and maintaining production rate standards in SAP, as well as systems to input and collect production data, while ensuring appropriate metrics exist and are in use for both shop floor and production management. This position plays a central part in the annual budget process, working closely with finance and production management to establish the basis for staffing models and product costing. The Senior Industrial Engineer is also responsible for developing colleagues' and leaders' abilities to understand and leverage production-related data; is responsible for leading continuous improvement of the systems, tools, and methods the organization uses to accomplish these deliverables, and may provide key input to master planning activities and broader Pfizer-wide network strategy assessments.
How You Will Achieve It
Work closely with production and finance management to develop and maintain Drug Product rate standards, scheduling tools, and systems to input and collect production data. This includes the annual budget process and periodic capacity analysis.
Assure appropriate performance metrics exist and are in use for responsible plant area, including shop floor as well as management level metrics.
Using the typical Industrial Engineering tool set (listed above), analyze and assess shop floor related data, creating information for the plant to make sound decisions and prepare for the future.
Identify and recommend specific areas for change to meet cost, quality, supply or new product goals.
Facilitate, educate and partner with production management and colleagues to lead a culture of standard work and continuous improvement efforts within the site's production management system (IMEx).
Lead improvement projects to deliver results in cost reduction, quality, supply or safety. Serve as subject matter expert for OEE improvement teams.
Develop colleagues' and leaders' ability to understand and leverage production data to improve performance and make strategic decisions.
5+ years related experience with BA/BS in technical discipline, preferably Industrial Engineering or related field
3+ years experience with Master's or PhD in technical discipline, preferably Industrial Engineering or related field
Strong data analysis and presentation skills
Financial acumen related to manufacturing operations
Demonstrated ability to effectively coach/mentor colleagues and manage diverse relationships
Green Belt certification recommended
Experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing environment desired
Lean/IMEx exposure and capability
Strong analytical skills required, including the ability to formulate rigorous data collection and validation plans, create standard, powerful visualizations, and collaborate with operations and management to interpret results and develop action plans.
Strong organizational skills required to ensure that both standard reporting responsibilities and project/budget deliverables are met.
NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
Occasional support of off-shift operations as required by project or operational needs.
Other Job Details:
Last Date to Apply for Job: October 28, 2021
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes
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EEO & Employment Eligibility
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Continuous Imprv and Proj Mgmt