Pfizer’s cybersecurity organization delivers proactive cyber defense for the global enterprise. Our mission is to secure all of Pfizer’s digital information assets ranging from our scientific breakthroughs, to the manufacturing floor, and out to the patients we serve. We achieve this mission through a combination of world-class talent, top-tier technologies, industry leading best practices, and the promotion of a cybersecurity ownership culture across the company.

Strong identity and access controls are vital to the security and operational resilience of Pfizer. The Sr. Director of Identity & Access Management (IAM) owns the strategy, roadmap, technology, and operations of Pfizer’s global identity processes & systems. The leader will be responsible for reducing risk, increasing operational effectiveness, and driving innovation which improves both security and user experience.

The role reports to the Chief Information Security Officer and will be a leader of globally distributed leaders. This role requires industry recognized subject matter expertise across the broad domain of identity & access with hands-on expertise in delivering secure identity solutions, at massive scale, across cloud (AWS, Azure AD, etc..), on-premise (Active Directory, EPV, etc), and SaaS environments.

Strong business communication skills are required to influence senior business leaders at the global business unit level. Effective project management skills are required to drive transformational strategies to successful implementation. Additionally, this role has direct impact on key aspects of Pfizer’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) plan, therefore a demonstrated aptitude to rapidly apply expertise in a complex business and technical environment is required.

**Identity & Access Services** : Leads the strategy, roadmap, and operations of Pfizer’s complex IAM ecosystem. Ensures that security, compliance, capacity, and resiliency considerations are implemented across all aspects of Pfizer’s IAM program with a specific focus on continuous improvement and innovation in the areas of:

+ Identity Lifecycle: Drive a least privilege and zero-trust mentality across all digital identities at Pfizer.

+ Directory & Authentication Services: Continue to modernize Pfizer’s use of Active Directory, Cloud identity, and SaaS identity solutions.

+ Identity Governance: Work with business stakeholders to align key identity goals with IAM processes and business outcomes.

+ Privileged Access Management: Deliver a seamless user experience that relentlessly drives down risk of privileged accounts across Pfizer.

**Data Driven Transformation:** Owns the responsibility for developing a multi-year strategic plan, along with tactical implementation steps, to modernize Pfizer’s IAM solutions and processes. Uses data to make risk-based decisions and owns the responsibility to gain alignment of the transformation vision with direct reports as well as stakeholders outside of their direct responsibility (i.e. cloud hosting, application leads, security engineering, privacy, etc..) to execute the transformation.

**Automation** : Designs an IAM strategy focused on automating routine tasks across disparate IAM systems. Identifies automation opportunities, utilizing a data driven approach to prioritize implementation based on risk, cost, duration, quality improvements. Investigates opportunities to apply machine learning to automate execution of routine IAM functions.

**Organizational Leadership** : Leads a global team of other leaders, colleague staff and multiple contract service providers. Sets global staffing strategies to ensure that skillsets and capacity needs are balanced. Ensures that all positions are staffed with qualified personnel, properly trained, and aligned to a culture of continuous innovation.

**Financial Leadership** : Ownership of the financial planning, strategy, and execution of a multi-million dollar annual budget across capital investments, technology refresh cycles, business funded initiatives, contractors, and colleague compensation associated with the IAM mission.

+ Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and 15+ years of networking solutions design, operations, and lifecycle management. Master’s degree preferred.

+ 7+ years of experience running Identity and Access Management solutions in organizations with greater than 10,000 users, with at least 2 years in a leadership or management role.

+ Experience developing and implementing IAM strategies and product roadmaps that create measurable improvements over time.

+ Experience with the rationalization and design of an IAM ecosystem, including cloud identity, non-employee identity, consumer/customer identity, Azure Active Directory, Privileged Access Management, Multi-Factor Authentication, Single Sign-On, and other IAM capabilities.

+ Experience with cloud-based federated identity and access management solutions, such as OAuth, SAML, as well as multi-factor authentication (MFA) and privileged access management (PAM) solutions, with the ability to integrate and manage these solutions across multiple on-premise and cloud platforms.

+ Experience with IAM system support, engineering, and operations.

+ Experience with budget management, project management, and team leadership in the IAM space.

+ Strong understanding of applicable laws and regulations including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and GxP quality regulations and guidelines.

+ Strong leadership skills with proven ability to develop talent and build global bench strength in a high demand technology field.

+ Holds senior managers accountable and a proven track record of successfully managing and executing on long term complex projects

+ Outstanding communication skills, including the ability to write and verbally articulate industry terminology to interact at a technical level, management level and senior executive level.

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.


No special physical requirements. Applicants should be capable of working through a personal laptop computer or mobile device for extended periods.


Periodic international and domestic travel required (less than 10%)

Additional Posting Locations: Dublin, Ireland; Groton, CT; Tampa, FL; Bothell, WA; San Jose, Costa Rica

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.

Last Date to Apply for Job: 4/15/2024

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $191,300.00 to $318,800.00.* In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer’s Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 22.5% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life’s moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site – U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

* The annual base salary for this position in Tampa, FL ranges from $172,100.00 to $286,900.00.

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

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**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. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.

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