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Sanofi Group Manufacturing Excellence Change Leader in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Job Title: Manufacturing Excellence Change Leader

Reports to: Head of Manufacturing Excellence

Division: Consumer Health Care (CHC)

Department: Manufacturing Excellence

Job Summary

The responsibility of the Manufacturing Excellence Change Leader is to provide change management leadership to continuous improvement projects. Continuous improvement projects may span the entire organization, but will primarily focus on operational support within Sanofi IA. This role interacts with and makes recommendations to the site’s senior leadership, as well as plant management. The position is viewed as a developmental opportunity leading to a greater responsibility within the Chattanooga CHC/Sanofi organization.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide training and educate site on Sanofi Manufacturing System (SMS)

  • Create a culture of excellence in Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and Involvement

  • Provide change leadership cross-functional continuous improvement projects across site.

  • Provide feedback and coaching to operators, supervisors, and managers.

  • Responsible in assisting in Sanofi KPI reporting on a monthly basis.

  • Support implementation of Sanofi Manufacturing System (SMS) across site.

  • Support Head of Manufacturing Excellence in advancing site initiatives.

  • Facilitate root cause analysis and SMS/Lean workshops.

  • Use analytical tools to prepare and present data to senior site leadership and encourage data driven risk taking.

  • Act as a catalyst for change.

  • Develop quantitative analysis on projects directly managed and analysis managed elsewhere in the operation department.

  • Manage of cross-functional highly visible projects.

  • Collaborate cross-functionally to ensure productivity and efficiency in all aspects of the assigned projects.

  • Responsible for maintaining confidential and sensitive information.


  • BS in Engineering, Business Management or related STEM field required.

  • Knowledge and application of Lean/Six Sigma skills with proven results.

Necessary Skills

  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Products to include: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Visio, and Outlook.

  • Strong coaching and facilitation skills.

  • Strong analytical, written, and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to engage and excite others and skilled at influencing others.

  • Ability to link continuous improvement to financial impact.

  • Behave ethically- understand ethical behavior and business practices. Uphold the highest level of integrity in all business dealings in order to accurately reflect the values held not only by the Department but the entire organization.

  • Analytical mindset- Ability to analyze facts of information and choose the best available solution to solve problems.

  • Creativity/Innovation- Develops new and unique methods to ensure continuous improvement. Constantly seeks new means for improving current processes.

  • Fosters Teamwork- works efficiently across multiple business lines to establish goals, resolve problems, and identify opportunities that positively impact the organization.

  • Decision Making- Proactively assesses situations and works towards a decision that is in the best interest of the Department, as well as the organization.

  • Organization- Extremely detail oriented, and is able to prioritize those assignments which are most important.

  • Planning- Must possess exceptional planning abilities and be able to prioritize multiple projects or initiatives.

  • A successful candidate will be able to connect with all levels of the organization.


Work is performed utilizing a desk and/or standing to provide instruction in a class or meeting setting. Constant computer and telephone use will be required. Consistent exposure to manufacturing environments required.

EEO/AA Employer: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

Location: Chattanooga, TN USA

Relocation: Relocation assistance is available.

Travel: Limited, but may be required, some overnight.

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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