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Sanofi Group External Manufacturing Technical Project Manager in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Position Title

External Manufacturing Technical Project Manager


Chattanooga, TN

Business Unit

Sanofi Consumer Healthcare US (formerly Chattem) is a leading marketer and manufacturer of a broad portfolio of branded over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare products, in such categories as allergy, upper and lower gastrointestinal, skin care, topical pain care, oral care and other OTC toiletry products. The US CHC portfolio includes well-recognized brands such as: Allegra, Nasacort, Xyzal, Dulcolax, Gold Bond, Cortizone-10, Icy Hot, Aspercreme, Rolaids, ACT, Unisom, and Selsun Blue.


Competitive pay

401(k) + employer matching

Dental insurance

Health insurance

Paid time off

Tuition reimbursement

Vision insurance

And many more!

Job overview

The Technical Project Manager provides manufacturing support services to Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMO) related projects and manages assigned new products from concept to launch. The candidate will serve as the Subject Matter Expert for new products and production related initiatives at CMO’s. As a primary technical contact, support the interface of CMO with Sanofi operational personnel in an effective and proactive way; always working in a positive, efficient, and effective way to address business objectives.


  • Manage CMO produced new products, package/formula changes, and technical transfers of existing products and processes from concept to launch

  • Participate in cross functional teams in the selection of new CMOs or the use of an existing CMO for a new project. Coordinate with team members representing Quality Assurance, Product Development, Procurement, and Operations to evaluate and recommend CMOs

  • Develop validation strategies for CMO produced products, and review and approve validation protocols and summary reports.

  • Perform expert review of all change control documentation for CMO produced products and be able to assess impact of proposed changes on the product’s validated state.

  • Coordinate with activities of Marketing, Product Development, and Operations Department with CMOs in the development of product, product transfers and packaging for new and existing CMO manufactured products.

  • Manage projects, recurring project meetings; issuing meeting notes and action items for all projects managed.

  • Prepare and issue project Gantt charts; work with cross-functional project team members to maintain project schedule (identifying any shortfalls or issues in a pro-active fashion).

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • BA or BS in Science or Engineering or a related field.

  • Two to Five (2-5) years technical support experience in an FDA regulated environment- preferably within a Consumer Healthcare Company.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with great attention to detail.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, to include: Project, Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Team focus with a proven track record of team leadership.

  • Good negotiation skills with proven record of success.

  • Customer service mindset in working with commercial operations and other internal/external functions.

Terms of Employment

Travel as needed to address the organization’s needs for External Manufacturing. - up to 10% (could be weekends)

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.



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