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Sr. Manager, Logistics Platform Solutions

Sr. Manager, Logistics Platform Solutions

Belgium - Zaventem

United States - Pennsylvania - Collegeville

Pfizer is a research-based, global biopharmaceutical company. We apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives through the discovery, development and manufacture of healthcare products.

Position Purpose

* Develop and lead the overall strategy to architect and effectively implement information management solutions to improve visibility of logistics delivery and spend data for all global stakeholders.Solutions will enable stakeholders to make data driven decisions, reduce expenses and improve overall customer delivery services.

* Identify the most effective technology and process improvement practices to support global business objectives. Assist business partners to model processes and deploy new systems and processes to support them.

* Lead Logistics Platform Services programs and provide global governance to ensure robust, standard solutions are designed and implemented to support the following processes; freight audit/payment, logistics services provider management (across all modes), network analytics control tower, supply chain planning and Pfizer site operational processes.

* Ensure that information infrastructure pragmatically leverages available technologies to provide end-to-end supply chain visibility and enable excellent data driven decision making.

* Lead IO's analytic programs and own the governance to ensure robust and standard solutions and operational process are designed and implemented to support IO's Tier 4 metrics & ORM framework.

* Responsible for the overall LPS platform performance

* Serve as a main liaison with Pfizer Digital and Business Intelligence (BI) to identify and implement enabling technologies that deliver standard platforms and tools to sustain logistics excellence.

* Lead collaboration across InterCompany Operations, GSC, PGS / ES production sites, commercial markets, and Pfizer Digital Technology organization. Build strong relationships with these stakeholders to ensure business objectives are met or exceeded in cost effective manner.

* Responsible for providing thought leadership - driving value of what we have & what's being built.Identify the opportunities to extend the capabilities of what's in place and improve them based on current and anticipated business needs.

* Complies with all company, government and industry policies and procedures.

Primary Responsibilities

* Strategy Development - Drive collaboration across all relevant stakeholder groups to develop information architecture; leveraging the most appropriate technologies, minimizing infrastructure redundancy and providing simple, intuitive user interfaces.

* Project Management - ensure robust, integrated and practical process and solution design for assigned projects. Formulate global designs and deployment plans that incorporate local and regional needs while maintaining global standardization. Ensure projects meet agreed-upon milestones and budgetary requirements.

* Process Governance - provide thought leadership, drive decision making and influence strategic direction for assigned project areas. As necessary, manage global providers to ensure relationships are maintained and internal customers are satisfied. Develop global business models that drive system / process deployment.

* Performance management -responsible for the overall LPS platform including freight audit, in-transit visibility and analytics.

* Solution adoption - collaborate with GSC teams, markets and manufacturing sites to ensure high levels of process and solution adoption for assigned projects. Create and deploy training and facilitate Communities of Practice to ensure maximum user adoption and sustainability of implemented programs.

* Change management and communication - manage and influence differing stakeholder requirements. Ensure maximum buy-in from all stakeholders and lead the formulation of a cohesive vision for assigned projects.

Technical Skill Requirements

Leadership, Communication & Influence:
* Exerts influence in the development of strategies and objectives. Develops advanced ideas and guides their development into a final product.
* Interacts with diverse and complex audiences, and resolves conflicts if necessary. Empowers others to contribute their best.Persuades, negotiates, and collaborates with other departments to achieve mutual goals.
* Adapts strategies, plans and priorities in response to a dynamic environment.
* Provides business savvy and is able to skillfully craft and articulate a message to stakeholders that provides full context of all aspects of business processes and solutions.

Problem Solving & Innovation:
* Works on complex problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative and/or ingenious.
* Applies process improvement methodologies and/or technology solutions to transform business practices.
* Gathers, analyzes and interprets information from multiple sources and formulates effective global strategies accordingly.

Discretion & Self-Motivation:
* Works independently under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range goals and objectives.
* Independently determines and pursues courses of action necessary to obtain desired results.
* Identifies and recommends changes to strategies, plans and policies as necessary.

Project and Personnel Management:
* Monitors and manages the efforts of colleagues and leaders to achieve objectives.
* Leads and motivates others, generates commitment and a shared sense of purpose.
* Sets appropriate objectives / milestones and ensures that budgets and resources are deployed to meet them.

Relationship Orientation:
* Interacts with others in a transparent, honest and authentic fashion. Ensures stakeholders are confident of one's intentions as well as those of the organization.
* Communicates openly with all stakeholders, ensuring all information is clearly and accurately conveyed.
* Understands and acknowledges the differing needs of stakeholders and works to achieve success in a mutually beneficial manner.

Resources Managed (budget and FTEs)

Budget - ~$4M / Owns Integrated Logistics Platform (ILP)budget items and is responsible for specific projects and managing them effectively to achieve desired results


BS/BA in Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations Management, Technical or Business field required; advanced degree preferred.

12-15+ years relevant logistics experience. 5 - 7 years Pharmaceutical and/or high volume Consumer Goods industry experience or 10+ years experience with a global logistics services provider. 3-5 years experience within cold chain logistics. 1-2 years previous supervisory experience required. This position requires demonstrated effective communication with a variety of internal and external partners as well as senior management.

Ability to work in a complex, global matrix organization with strong team work orientation required. Ability to work effectively in an environment of competing priorities.

Must have demonstrated consultative, influencing, analytical, strategic thinking, and problem solving skills in a global role. Strong oral and written communication, and presentation, data analysis and PC skills are required. Ability to interact and build effective relationships at all levels of the organization is imperative.

Core Competencies

Manages Projects Effectively - utilizes project management skills to effectively manage and implement the results of initiatives

Demonstrates Business Acumen - identifies opportunities to improve systems and processes; adopts a pragmatic approach to achieving defined objectives

Acts Decisively - quickly and effectively grasps / balances competing needs and serves as final authority to make decisions within project scope

Communicates Effectively - clearly conveys strategies, ideas, and issues to a disparate set of individuals and business units

Builds Partnerships / Relationships - takes action to build strategic relationships with regional / local logistics teams, Global Finance, Digital Technology, and external logistics service and technology partners

Technical/Functional Competencies

Broad knowledge of global supply chain / global logistics environment

Knowledge of supply chain / logistics systems (ERP, Software as a Service, etc.)

Knowledge of global environment and dynamics

What we offer

In addition to competitive salaries and customized benefits packages, we offer a supportive and diverse culture and unparalleled career development opportunities.

We offer you a challenging job in an international and complex environment within a dynamic team.

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


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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Sr. Manager, Logistics Platform Solutions

Pfizer, Belgium
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Permanent contract
Supply Chain Engineer, Procurement Engineer, Logistics Manager, Project Manager, Logistics Engineer
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