Project Support Specialist

Pfizer Inc. - Rocky Mount, NC4.2


The Project Support Specialist is responsible for providing project support to the Project Engineering leadership team and Project Engineers. The Project Support Specialist must work to support the entire team and ensure he/she understands the team roles and responsibilities, project deliverables and related dependencies.

Primary accountabilities are: on-boarding and off-boarding of contractors (contingent workers), scheduling and facilitating contractor safety training sessions, maintaining a contractor database, and providing support to Project Engineers on capital projects at the RM plant. The support accountabilities include timely and accurate response to a wide variety of requests. This position will also assist Project Engineers with preparing and routing capital project funding documents (CPAs), updating project information in the Capital Portfolio Management (CPM) system, issuing purchase requisitions, ordering equipment and furniture for projects, and be a resource to work with Pfizer representatives, contractors and accounts payable to resolve payment issues.

Specific Duties Include:
Contractor on-boarding/off-boarding and training
Plan, schedule and facilitate weekly construction contractor safety/security/GMP training sessions for 20-70 contractors. Training material to be provided.
On-board and off-board contractors. Maintain construction contractor database.
Assist site Security/HR with contractor badging process.
Capital Project Authorizations
Assist with preparation and routing of electronic capital funding requests (eCPA’s).
Facilitate and expedite QO (Quality) and EH&S (Environmental, Health and Safety) endorsements to be included in the eCPA packages.
Assist with creating and closing out capital projects in CPM (Capital Portfolio Management) system.
Assist Project Engineers with initiating capital purchase orders, purchase order changes, purchase order closures, work orders, etc. Maintain Pfizer confidentiality on bids, finances, and all other information.
Work closely with suppliers, vendors, and Procurement on capital purchases. Expedite PO’s and purchases as required.
Provide follow up with suppliers to assure timely deliveries, or be aware of any delays that might impact the project schedule.
Resolve discrepancies in PO’s, between financial systems and with other enabling groups including Accounting, Finance, and Procurement.
Work with suppliers to assure timely submittal and approval of invoices.
Assist Project Engineers with resolving invoicing discrepancies.
Shipping Receiving
Order and ship commodities and samples for Factory Acceptance Testing of major equipment.
Schedule and follow up on major equipment deliveries on projects.
Project Reports
Assist the Project Engineers in accurate assessment of project status and forecasting, project funding dates, project closure dates, and other critical project information.
Ensure alignment between SAP project accounting and our project management databases.
Finance Functions
Assist Project Engineers with closeout of projects in financial, accounting, procurement, capital portfolio management systems.
Support corporate procedures on capital and expense guidelines, corporate procurement guidelines, bid exceptions and other project management guidelines and practices.
Engineering Business Process Systems
Maintain and update all project related forms for Project Engineering as required.
Support, execute, and handle routing processes for Capital Project Appropriation requests, Project Initiation Forms, Single Purchase Capital Requests (SPCR’s), Project Change Notices, and other electronic routings.
Participate as a key member on the department safety team. Active participation on various departmental improvement and efficiency initiatives.
Communicate in a timely fashion on all matters that will have potential impact on own work.
Maintain department bulletin boards, schedule departmental meetings, travel request, etc.

Experience with scheduling and facilitating weekly training sessions (1-2 hour) with groups of 20-70 participants (training material is on-line and will be provided).
Knowledge of accounting, financial processes/controls, or project management systems.
Strong analytical and organization skills, capacity to quickly identify problems and structure solutions.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with changing priorities. Ability to manage and prioritize a high number of activities accurately.
Ability to prioritize own workload according to project and organizational goals.
Work effectively without routine direction. Good interpersonal skills a must.
Develop solutions to problems through the consistent use of ingenuity, innovation, and creativity.
Able to gather, analyze, interpret, relate and compare information from multiple sources and identify cause and effect relationships using structured methodologies, and defend conclusions.
Highly motivated self-starter. Able to identify what needs to be done and then reliably see this work through to successful outcomes with little guidance.
Experienced in a pharmaceutical / FDA-regulated manufacturing environment preferred.
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization.
Ability to work effectively on teams involving multiple departments and stakeholders.
Ability to write clearly, concisely, and persuasively in a professional environment.

Education: Minimum High School diploma with an Associate’s degree or equivalent in business, finance, accounting, or a technical discipline.
Experience: Minimum of 3 years preferred in finance, accounting or project management support experience. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, and SharePoint).
Communication Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills, teamwork and problem solving skills.
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.

Additional Offer Details:
Last Date to Apply for Job: 14 November 2018
Relocation Package Available
Employee Referral Bonus Eligible
Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.