Location: Any Global Pfizer Mfg site; US, East Coast preferred
Req # 1008532
Position is responsible for leading the business continuity management (BCM) program for Pfizer Inc. Partnering with senior management across business divisions and with other risk functions, the Business Continuity Director will develop and implement solutions, tools and resources to identify potential operational vulnerabilities and increase the enterprise's ability to implement effective business continuity and disaster recovery strategies to minimize material risk to the corporation.
- Within Pfizer's Business Resiliency framework, leads the global BCM community of practice and fosters BCM excellence across the corporation.
- Maintains the company BCM framework (methodology, tools, guidance, reports) and ensures active participation across all relevant businesses/functional areas.
- Provides direct support for the Pfizer Global Supply ("PGS") BCM program implementation, supporting sites to develop, implement, test and maintain BC plans.
- Ensures organizational BCM capacity and effectiveness of company and divisional BCM programs (e.g. through level II/III audit, the Operating Risk Review program) and reports program status to senior leadership.
- Through working with business line management and active external engagement (e.g. through industry associations), ensures Pfizer's BCM methodology remains contemporary and relevant to Pfizer's changing business operations and associated risk profiles.
- Ensures high level of awareness of/promotes effective BC management across the company through communications and briefings to line management and to the BCM community
- Partners with other risk management professionals including EHS, Global Security, loss prevention, emergency response, life safety professionals to ensure a coordinated resilience framework.
- Setting objectives for BCM and managing multiple projects/ ongoing work activities to support Pfizer's Global Business Unit/Global Operating Unit or Sub Business Unit/Sub Operating Unit
- Providing the technical expertise (subject matter expertise) to develop tools and resources across Pfizer to enable the implementation of practical BCM solutions.
- Develops and leads a global BCM community of practice that fosters BCM excellence and continuous improvement for BCM practitioners across the corporation.
- Evaluate BCM risks and contributes to the GEHS Operational Risk Review register, taking action as appropriate to manage identified risks.
- Coordinate resources (including non-direct reports, contract resources and divisional stakeholders) to ensure alignment in pursuit of program objectives, including coordination of the Business Continuity governance team and Business Continuity Community of Practice.
- Works closely with loss prevention/emergency response / life safety professionals (GEHS) and crisis management (Global Security) professionals to ensure a coordinated resilience framework and supports management of crisis events as appropriate.
Strong business acumen related to the pharmaceutical industry, with a proven track record of management experience ideally across the organization from research & development to supply chain management.
Demonstrated experience implementing capability assessments, business impact analyses / risk assessments, formulating recovery strategies, documenting business continuity plans, and conducting exercises (i.e. all phases of business continuity program development and maintenance).
Knowledge of BCM enabling tools, associated strengths/weaknesses, and industry technology trends.
Strong project planning and management experience.
Well-developed IT-user skills – Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
Ability to undertake domestic and/or international travel.
Proven experience as a BCP leader or experience as a global lead for a specific business entity with a minimum of 5-10 years' practical experience implementing BCM programs with large multinational organization or management consulting firm.
Bachelor's degree required in business or technical discipline. Master's degree in relevant technical discipline or MBA is highly desired.
Membership of a relevant professional body, ideally with a formal continuous professional development requirement such as professional certification from the Disaster Recovery Institute International or the Business Continuity Institute is desired.
Effective oral, written and interpersonal communications skills
Ability to influence stakeholders to gain commitment
Ability to gather and analyze information to recommend solutions
Ability to adjust and respond to changing business priorities
Equal Employment Opportunity
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.