Pfizer PMO Sr. Program Manager/Team Lead in McPherson, Kansas


The PMO Senior Program Manager, Team Lead leads a team of professionals providing comprehensive project management for the execution and delivery of site assets/projects from early design or development through lifecycle management (LCM). The Team Lead serves as a cross-functional leader, ensuring all deliverables are achieved on or ahead of schedule, within budget target, and with quality that meets or exceeds business needs across the portfolio. As a Sr. Program Manager, the colleague will manage multiple projects and work activities of moderate complexity, using leadership and interpersonal skills to motivate and influence for high team performance. Responsibilities encompass strategic problem-solving, project planning, regulatory compliance, execution and delivery, team effectiveness, risk management, and communication management, in addition to supervision of a small team.


  • Manages development of project schedule (including key milestones and critical path), coordination of multiple sub-projects, budget and related interdependencies.

  • Supports resource forecasts and confirms appropriate team resources assigned for project/program support.

  • Leads and facilitates the identification of operation and project/program issues and risks and drives resolution through a matrix environment, effectively documenting decisions/rationale.

  • Provides assessment of milestone achievement, investment triggers and go/no go decision points to prepare for governance presentations to support portfolio-level decision making and prioritization.

  • Facilitates team to appropriate discussions leading to effective decision-making, alternative development options, including pros, cons, and risks.

  • Conducts lessons learned and after action reviews.

  • Provides managerial guidance on goals and prioritization, issue escalation and performance management.


  • BS in Business, Engineering or Technical related field required

  • Demonstrated 10+ prior experience in project/program management role with leadership experience required

  • 2-5 years leadership of a project/program management team preferred

  • Experience in pharmaceutical or similar regulated industry preferred

  • Professional PM Certification (Project Management Professional [PMP] or equivalent) preferred

EEO & Employment Eligibility

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  • Last Date to Apply for Job: June 27, 2018

  • Eligible for Relocation Package

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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