Device Engineering Lifecycle Management External Supply Director


: $111,680.00 - $166,760.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

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The Device Engineering Lifecycle Management External Supply Director is a strategic lead and technical engineering colleague responsible for support of Pfizer s on-market Medical Device and Combination Product design history file lifecycle management and related investigation activities for external supply and contract manufacturing organizations (CMO) globally.


  • Primary technical interface for CMOs and device platform leads in support for marketed Medical Device and Combination Products (MDCP)
  • Ensure appropriate knowledge transfer from R&D to CMOs in production
  • Manage network-wide project prioritization in coordination with Device Engineering Lifecycle management leadership
  • Proactively manage technical support for suppliers and CMOs in concert with ESQ colleagues
  • Define and support technical strategy and relationship through collaboration with CMOs and key internal functional stakeholders
  • Serve as technical leader on the virtual site operations team
  • Serve as responsible party for Design History File maintenance including any associated processes for review or update
  • Support technical issue resolution associated with MDCP and delivery system performance, with CMOs, and suppliers
  • Coordinate tooling design and engineering Support for the entire lifecycle of custom injection molded components
  • Support day to day design changes, complaints, CAPA, management review
  • Ensure compliance with all quality technical agreements
  • Coordinate device engineering support for regulatory body audits at CMOs
  • Ensure complaint investigations are appropriately concluded, from a design standpoint
  • Conduct oversight activities / audits as a technical assessor of CMO capabilities and performance
  • Cultivate strong relationship with CMOs

  • Bachelor s degree in Packaging, Mechanical, Chemical, Biomedical or related Engineering Science is required. Advanced degree desirable.
  • 15 years experience in Device Design, Quality Engineering, Pharmaceutical Package Engineering, Package Design or equivalent Technical Project Management preferred
  • 10 years experience in Medical Device and Combination Products Design Controls, Production, Sustaining Engineering role or related field preferred
  • Previous experience at combination product or medical device manufacturing, design, packaging, or testing facility required
  • Previous experience with cGMPs, GLPs, Complaints, Deviations Investigation, Root Cause analysis, Production and Process Controls, CAPA, and Audits preferred
  • Practical application of technical audit support preferred
  • Experience with FDA investigators and other global regulatory agencies
  • Thorough understanding and in-depth knowledge of 21 CFR Part 820, ISO 13485 and ISO 14971 and related standards
  • Practical expertise in production and production systems in a GMP regulated environment
  • 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

  • Deep technical expertise in device design, development, qualification and registration
  • Knowledge of regulations and ability to work and develop within complex quality system requirement
  • Proven project management and complex problem solving skills
  • Ability to effectively manage and influence global cross functional teams
  • Excellent relationship management, communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and achieve significant, complex goals and objectives
  • Demonstrated leadership with proven success in challenging status quo
  • Strong organizational and planning skills, as well as a high energy level and initiative
  • Molding and Tooling, Device Automation and Assembly, and Testing

    Office-based role supporting virtual teams via webex and phone. Flexibility required when working with global colleagues in various time zones.


    Must be able to travel up to 40%

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    Associated topics: bioinformatic, biology, biomaterials, biophysics, bioprocessing, enzyme, hereditary, medical, metabolic, msat * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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