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Sanofi Group Associate Director Campus Utilities Operations in Framingham, Massachusetts

Job Title: Associate Director Facilities Operations

Department : Framingham Facilities Organization (FFO)

Reports To (Position): Director of Facilities Operations / Senior Director Facilities Operations


The Framingham Facilities Operations (FFO) department is responsible for providing corrective and preventive maintenance and support services for the building(s), equipment, and shared utilities within their portfolio of work. FFO is directly responsible for the reliable, efficient, and sustained operation of the facility and all equipment. Additionally, through daily tasks, FFO supports current project operations and site goal objectives and ensures compliance with regulatory, corporate, and site requirements.


Position Summary

Monitor and direct the corrective, preventive, and predictive monitoring maintenance programs in a manner ensuring personnel safety, audit readiness, cGMP compliance, capital investment protection, and adherence to established site schedules. This position will also oversee shift supervisors to ensure timely completion of corrective and preventive maintenance and to minimize production and utility system outages.

Core Responsibilities

  • Select, develop, and motivate qualified staff to effectively carry out department activities, support site strategic projects, and provide for the continuity of managerial and specialized skills

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and direction to staff consistent with cGMP and corporate quality governance

  • Coach and mentor staff in all aspects of their job performance and career development including training, feedback, rewards, and disciplinary action. Approve timecards, as appropriate, set and approve annual priorities and IDP's, conduct 1:1's, and provide mid/end of year reviews.

  • Initiate and/or complete deviations, CAPAs, HSE CAPAs, root cause analysis, and HSE events reports.

  • Responsible for the performance against applicable department metrics including schedule adherence, PM On-Time, labor utilization, etc. This includes forecasting, headcount, and spend tracking for all applicable facilities budgets. Ensure all required facility shutdowns are planned and executed to address required preventive maintenance, upgrades, and capital investment.

  • Ensure that required environmental conditions in facilities are maintained through collaboration with the Quality Group.

  • Support departmental, FFO, and Site mid and long-range strategic planning and drive efficiencies through continuous process improvement initiatives.

  • Support network development and alignment by participating in the establishment and sharing of best practices with other sites (s) or APUs.

  • Lead cross-functional teams (GEMBAs) and use problem-solving to improve communication and right-first-time performance. Perform Process Confirmations to ensure compliance with existing standards.

  • Work in a collaborative team environment and interact with other support groups such as HSE, Engineering, Validation, Quality Assurance, and Metrology.

  • Complete all HSE-specific tasks including field audits, Safe Work Permits, and event reporting and investigations. Support internal/external audits as required

  • Communicate across organizational and functional boundaries to build effective cross-functional operational teams

  • Support the development and management of predictive and preventive maintenance philosophy in parallel with the site’s reliability-centered maintenance program.

  • Write/revise accurate operational procedures, training documents, and maintenance procedures for various utility systems.

  • Serve as Board Owner (if applicable) for +QDCI process, actively participate and drive team performance through SMS systems and tools.


An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all of our products and services. This includes:

  • Adhering to all applicable laws and regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.

  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.

  • Constantly striving to make Sanofi a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.

  • Acting as role models for our fellow employees by promoting diversity, acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings, and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

  • Adopting and modeling our 4 Play to Win Pillars - "Stretch, Take Action, Act for Patients & Customers, and Think Sanofi First" - in your day-to-day activities and those of your team(s).


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent, and 10+ years OR Associates Degree and 8+ years OR Bachelor’s Degree and 6+ years of progressing facilities management experience in Biologics or Pharmaceutical industries.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing direct reports. Knowledge of standard industrial HSE programs and requirements (i.e., lockout tag out, work at heights, confined space, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of building utility and life safety systems, maintenance best practices, and applicable City, State, and Federal Codes.

  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient in using MS Office suite applications and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).


  • Lean and/or 6-Sigma Certification. Master’s Degree in a related field.

  • Change Management experience.

  • Working knowledge of good asset management practices.

  • Experience in audit preparation and participation in internal and external audits.

  • Experience/Training in root cause analysis, and identification & implementation of corrective/preventative actions in support of Quality Management Systems.

  • Experience authoring and reviewing standard operating procedures, on-the-job-trainings, and other controlled documents.


  • Able to gown and gain entry to manufacturing and quality-controlled areas.

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. All US based roles require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

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.



At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.