Site Lead, Barceloneta


: $65,970.00 - $111,570.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Government

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In Upjohn, we mean what we say. We remove barriers, drive simplification, and create the right environment to get the most out of our diverse strengths, and unleash the full potential of our colleagues and teams. If we are challenging the status quo and innovating with new ways of working we know we are on the right path. We are unified by our ambition to become a Fast, Focused, Flexible (and Fun!) organization.

The Site Lead, Barceloneta will lead the continued transformation of all aspects of the site, including the further integration of Upjohn's IMEx operating system for the manufacturing and packaging operations. The Site Lead will ensure that the site operations and colleagues are fully aligned with the Upjohn Global Supply (UGS) Fundamental Value Proposition and the Fast, Focused & Flexible Upjohn culture.

The Site Lead will lead the Upjohn manufacturing operations of API (approximately 550MT) and Oral Solids (approximately 1.0 Billion SDU's) at Barceloneta, which is a Global Supply Site with approximately 500 regular colleagues plus contingent workers serving 75+ markets across Las Americas, Europe, Asia and AfME. The site is licensed to manufacture controlled substances. Responsibilities include providing strategic and tactical direction to all production operations and related support functions (manufacturing, planning, technical services, engineering, EHS, Operational Excellence, and finance, quality, HR). Assures compliance with local and federal regulations as well as with company policies and procedures pertaining to OSHA, EEO, FDA, DEA, Environmental and any other regulatory agencies concerning our operations.


**Key Responsibilities Include:**

+ Leads ongoing transformation at the site in all aspects of the operations.

+ Champions the ongoing integration of IMEx into the site.

+ Acts as a \"Culture Champion\", ensuring Upjohn's Fast, Focused, Flexible culture is integrated into the site's ways of working. Including (but not limited to); decision making, recognition, communication and processes.

+ Leads the implementation of \"Keep The Quality Up\", Keep The Safety Up\" and \"Keep It Green\" within the site.

+ Develop and implement operational and strategic plans for the site aligned with UGS and Upjohn's objectives.

+ Promote understanding and adherence of corporate values. Models leader's behaviors and assures an inclusive working environment.

+ Reviews, approves and assures adherence to operational, budget and capital plans.

+ Administers and monitor progress on Contract Manufacturing activities to increase utilization of plant resources and company profitability.

+ Develops and implements policies and procedures that are within plant management scope. Assure Department Directors and their organizations adhere to the policies.

+ Selects, develops, engages and guides management staff to assure site meets its objectives. Reviews performance and potential of key direct reports and supports individual development plans for them.

+ Assures good government relations by fostering cooperation with FDA, DEA, OSHA, DOT, EPA, EEO, ATF and Puerto Rico agencies, such as, Economic Development Administration, Environmental Quality Board, Department of Health, Department of Services Against Drug Addiction, etc. Al. Approves contact reports with Government agencies.

+ Provides timely and accurate information to upper management to assure an accurate evaluation of progress, accomplishments, capabilities, and issues toward reaching short and long-range objectives, in-line with UGS IMEx principles.

+ Recommends course of action consistent with short- and long-term objectives.

+ Supports and fosters operational excellence across all functions - including integrated manufacturing excellence.

+ Plays an active role on the UGS Manufacturing Leadership Team, working with the VP, UGS Manufacturing Operations on opportunities to share best practices and work effectively across the UGS site network.

+ Establishes responsibilities and delegates authority to the department directors to assure optimum utilization of resources and complete fulfillment of goals and objectives.

+ Ensure a site working environment where employees are treated consistently with respect and that each individual has a fair chance to reach his maximum potential.

+ Assure that all products are manufactured at the site follow all quality requirements established

+ Supports strategic initiatives and/or projects as needed.


+ BS in Chemistry, Engineering, Business Administration or Pharmacy. Advanced degree highly desirable.

+ Minimum of fifteen (15) years directly related experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing environment including at least five (5) leading a major manufacturing, technical or quality operation function in a manufacturing site. Multi- national experience a plus.

+ Strong understanding of cGMPs and demonstrated success leading a GMP compliant operation and interacting with regulators

+ Strong understanding of financial aspects to make sound business decisions.

+ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

+ Demonstrated aptitude and attitude to get involved un resolution of technical challenges and operational improvements

+ Proven ability to lead and influence at all levels of the organization

+ Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and achieve significant, complex goals and objectives

+ Languages: English and Spanish

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



+ Up to 15% travel.


+ Assure compliance with all applicable environmental regulations.

+ Actively support Company's environmental programs following established policies and procedures.

+ Ensure that all environmental permits are updated.

+ Ensure project compliance with all environmental regulation as well as internal procedures and guidelines.

+ Ensure that all audit actions item are properly close in a timely manner.

+ Be a vivid example of Company's Environmental Policy.

+ Supports the Company's EHS Programs following established policies and procedures, and is trained in all applicable EHS procedures and regulations that apply to specific job functions

+ Ensures that performance evaluation of subordinates (exempt and non-exempt) having EHS compliance responsibilities include EHS compliance appraisal

+ Ensures that all applicable environmental practices are followed according to area SOP's and Company Environmental Compliance Policies and guidelines, including that new and existing personnel are trained on initial and routine environmental training requirements as applicable.

+ Ensures that any waste (hazardous, non-hazardous or special waste) generated at the Sites is handled in compliance with applicable environmental regulations and in accordance to establish SOP's for handling waste.

**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.

**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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**Other Job Details:**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: August 13, 2019**

+ Eligible for Relocation Package: Yes

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
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