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Associate Director, Patient Recruitment Programs

Remote, Remote, United States; Spain - RemoteBrazil - RemoteArgentina - Remote
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Dec 16, 2022

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Health Sciences, Medicine
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Global Product Development is responsible for the clinical development and advancement of Pfizer's pipeline of innovative medicines and vaccines. These breakthroughs would not be possible without the thousands investigator sites and volunteers who participate in our clinical trials each year.

We aim to lead the industry by having the most patient centric clinical trials, building on our trusted relationships with our investigator sites and significantly reducing recruitment cycle times.

The Associate Director, Patient Recruitment Programs is a critical member of the Recruitment Strategy team that leads the development and execution of study and programmatic recruitment strategies.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Overseeing the execution of strategies by cross functional team
  • Serving as the study level escalation point for issues and vendor requirements
  • Partnering with Clinical Operations for implementation of patient recruitment strategies
  • Gathering patient insights and applying them to recruitment strategies
  • Working independently to deliver a final analysis for potential inputs for the clinical protocol.
  • Leading or participating in global initiatives to improve operational efficiencies.

  • Develop Strategic Plan to achieve and expedite enrollment plans for the Pfizer Portfolio
  • Manage all activities related to Strategic Recruitment Plan
  • Identify new and innovative Patient Recruitment Strategies and capabilities; Support via Patient Experience team
  • Serve as the Patient Recruitment Process Business Process Owner and Subject Matter Expert
  • Lead and Participate in cross functional initiatives related to Trial Enrollment and Retention
  • Ability to think critically through solutions and identify potential risks
  • Work with recruitment suppliers to understand capabilities and budget to support recruitment strategies
  • Develop comprehensive study and programmatic recruitment plans, including supplier identification and budget development
  • Identify and support High Volume site planning and overall sites strategy with a my practice, my institution, my community mindset
  • Gain and analyze patient insights and results from protocol simulations to provide recommendations to clinical teams for protocol considerations across Pfizer's portfolio.
  • Supporting therapeutic patient recruitment strategies to enable the predictable delivery of Pfizer's portfolio.
  • Promotes a continuous improvement culture to streamline appropriate processes for maximum efficiency and productivity

  • Bachelors degree in business or science.
  • Candidate should have 7+ years of Pharmaceutical research experience with at least 5 years of experience specifically in patient recruitment related area at provider, CRO or sponsor company. Ideally, a mix of the three.
  • Knowledge of patient recruitment strategies & tactics including, but not limited to: Direct to patient outreach, digital/mobile and traditional, Site Management Organizations, advocacy groups, patient networks, & on-site support
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in relating to colleagues and associates both inside and outside the organization
  • Well-developed planning, observation, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Responsible for communicating problems/issues along with action plans or alternatives for resolution
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including ability to persuade, negotiate, and moderate conflict
  • Experience in the creation, tracking, and reporting of metrics and key performance indicators
  • Experience in collaborating with legal and privacy officers to ensure processes and systems are compliant.

Work Location Assignment:Remote

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES



Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

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.

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.

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