Pfizer 2011 Annual Review | Pfizer: the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical company

Talent Development

One of the most important responsibilities of leadership at Pfizer is bringing along the next generation of leaders. Pfizer leaders have a range of tools available to help them recruit and develop talented people, and Pfizer's senior leaders review the pipeline of talent and its alignment with the most essential jobs in the company. Beyond making sure we have a sustainable supply of leaders, we also challenge colleagues to discover new ways to learn, perform and grow, and to create—and own—a unique experience at Pfizer.

As our organization adapts to an evolving market, it is becoming less hierarchical, and demanding both focused expertise and a global mindset from our colleagues. We believe the best preparation for success—as individuals and as a company—is creating an ownership culture and a manager mindset at all levels. This will give us maximum flexibility in deploying people to meet changing needs.