Ansa is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Pfizer’s Global Procurement (GP) organization. In this role he leads GP’s efforts in the areas of continuous improvement, innovation, communications, and professional development. Ansa’s teams manage organizational communications, guide Six Sigma projects, develop innovation practices and culture within GP, and manage the training programs and resources for GP’s 700+ global colleagues. In addition to leading these strategic initiatives, he directs Pfizer’s Corporate Supplier Diversity Program to ensure that small, minority, female, and LGBT-owned businesses have equal opportunity to compete for Pfizer’s business.
Ansa began his career in the pharmaceutical industry over 10 years ago, supporting clinical research and development trials at the legacy company Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. After an initial focus on patient recruitment strategies within women’s health, held various positions in the areas of CR&D Services Outsourcing and Manufacturing Material Sourcing. In 2007, he was named Director of North American Packaging Materials Sourcing for Wyeth Pharmaceutical’s Manufacturing Division, where he set cost reduction, and quality improvement strategies for packaging materials and suppliers. After Pfizer’s acquisition of Wyeth in 2009, his role expanded to include Pfizer’s Global Packaging Materials Procurement Organization. He held this position until he assumed his current role in August of 2011.
Ansa attended Swarthmore College, receiving a BA in Economics, and has expanded his education in the areas of Clinical Trial Management and Lean Six Sigma Methodology. He is currently enhancing his organizational administration skills as a Masters in Public Administration candidate at Villanova University.