Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship - Pfizer

Cogent Ssc
Discovery Park House, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich, CT13 9ND
£14,550.00 annually
25 Oct 2019
19 Nov 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Department Overview:

The Regulatory Operations organization spans over ten Pfizer offices in more than seven-time zones. Each year the group supports approximately 32,000 submissions to 175 countries around the world, within both established and emerging markets. The group operates in a dynamic business environment and is a key contributor in ensuring quality dossiers are submitted on time to Health Authorities for the Pfizer portfolio.

The Regulatory Operational Excellence teams have a strong continuous improvement, project management and change management focus. The teams specialise in evaluating and redesigning existing regulatory and operational processes, both internally and externally to Pfizer, performing cross-functional critical issue remediation and leading project/change management initiatives at a global scale.

As the Pharmaceutical Industry evolves, the Regulatory Operational Excellence teams act as key stakeholders in the innovation, design, and implementation for new technical solutions, process designs and deployment through the global teams and networks.

Overview of the Role:

This role will support initiatives of varying complexity, for which Regulatory Operations is either an owner or a major stakeholder. The Regulatory Operational Excellence apprentice will:
  • Support the operation and evaluation of existing processes
  • Contribute to the implementation of new or revised processes that are driven by internal and external guidelines, technologies and business strategies
  • Contribute to and manage global projects which aim to drive growth, improve business process and overall consolidate Pfizer's position as the premier pharmaceutical company

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support existing business processes while performing constant evaluation to drive continuous improvement
  • Support business analysis and project management efforts to assist in ensuring the success of a broad variety of global initiatives and projects
  • Issue resolution and escalation for prescribed projects
  • Recognise and analyse potential issues and provide a systematic approach to the solutions of these issues while noting any practical constraints
  • Contribute business solutions through influential partnerships with internal and external colleagues
  • Act as a key contributor within the areas of process development, decision making, and change management in the context of Worldwide Regulatory Operations.
  • Support cross-functional, global teams as appropriate
  • Develop and maintain documented procedures and guidelines as necessary

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Demonstrated planning skills
  • Superior communication (verbal, written and listening) organisational time management and follow up skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritise
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong initiative and discretion in handling confidential information

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work in a team environment and handle multiple projects
  • Ability to co-ordinate the activities of others
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and collaborate with others

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSE's (or equivalent) grade A*-C (4-9) incl. maths and English
  • You must have gained a minimum of 80 UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-level subjects

Future prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, candidates will be able to apply for further positions.

Things to consider

The apprentice must be able to demonstrate the required attitudes, behaviours and interpersonal skills associated with the professional workplace. The apprentice must be willing to commit an amount of personal time to study. Please ensure you check out travel options to be able to commute to the workplace.

You will be entitled to company benefits including:
  • 25.5 Days Holiday entitlement (+ Bank Holidays)
  • Opt in pension scheme
  • Student discount card (NUS)
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Dedicated mentor for the duration of your apprenticeship