/ 17 October 2012

Pfizer Laboratories

Doreen Nel
Doreen Nel

Last financial year's turnover Not available.

Name of chief HR officer HR Director: Doreen Nel.

Split of staff

Animal Health: 74

Biopharmaceutical: 354

Consumer Health: 44

Nutrition: 39

Within each business unit there are sales, marketing, support and administrative staff. Main line of business Pfizer is a research-based pharmaceutical company. Its product range includes oncology, vaccines, cardiovascular, biological medicine, neuroscience, urology, anti-inflammatory, anti-coagulation and anti-infectives.

What is the company's HR strategy? Pfizer's HR mission is to create capabilities, talent and organisa- tions to enable Pfizer to succeed in the present and build for the future. This strategy is focused on four key imperatives: to build reliable HR solutions to assist colleagues to manage their work and for leaders to manage their workforce; to design and develop high-performing organisations that result in adaptive behaviour, agile decision-making and strong effective leadership; to deliver a competitive advantage through differentiated, pro-active talent management; and to be stewards of the Pfizer culture and colleague value proposition to advance Pfizer's business strategy and performance.

What is the company's BEE strategy? Pfizer believes that BBBEE is a significant component of the broader transformation imperative in South Africa and believes that the core intent of a sustainable business is to assist in shaping the behaviour of its customers, and to lead employees toward using the company's resources to create sustainable value for those customers. Pfizer South Africa has intentionally set out to build a best-in-class empowered organisation.

The company has invested in a company-driven and -owned Empowerment Charter that, by its design, sets out achievable targets for the next two to three years. Pfizer is currently ranked as a level six contributor.