Sanofi Group Director, Drug Product Development in Framingham, Massachusetts

Job Responsibilities/Department Description:

As a Director within the Global Pharmaceutical Development Biologics organization, the successful candidate will be responsible for early- and late-stage drug product development projects within the biologics portfolio spanning mAbs, CHO- & microbial- proteins, and gene therapy (viral and non-viral) candidates. She/he will be responsible for:

  • Long- and short-term planning, supervision, and delivery on portfolio assets, which requires interactions with other development and manufacturing organizations.

  • Supervision and collaboration with cross-functional teams on technology development initiatives relevant to long-term drug product development objectives.

  • Developing and implementing procedures to ensure effective achievement of scientific/business objectives and providing guidance to teams accordingly.

  • Assisting in developing budgets for capital expenditures, labor and contracts.

  • Demonstrating scientific and technical leadership in internal/external scientific forums and in developing intellectual property and scientific publications.

This position entails functional management, significant transversal management and strategic responsibilities. As such, the successful incumbent must possess strong scientific, strategic, and tactical skills with the ability to translate strategy into practical plans.

Basic Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical sciences, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biophysics or Protein Chemistry with 10+ years of industrial experience in drug product development for therapeutic proteins.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in protein drug product development including formulation, process development, technology transfer and fill/finish operations.

  • Expertise in early as well as late-stage development of liquid and lyophilized dosage forms for proteins and preferably additional modalities (e.g. gene therapy)

  • Understanding of drug substance development aspects pertinent to drug product development and manufacture i.e. formulation, TFF process scale-up, bulk storage etc.

  • Prior supervisory experience and familiarity with cGLP and GMP requirements.

  • Mature communication and inter-personal skills necessary to foster confidence, collaboration and alignment within teams.

  • Issue/conflict analysis and negotiation skills across all levels of an organization, as well as external partners.

  • People/team management skills - Ability to lead and challenge multifunctional teams, facilitate decision-making, work effectively in cross-cultural and cross-company environments

  • These skills will reflect an executive-presence and the ability to translate deep technical expertise into a construct and terms appropriate for the target audience.

Sanofi US Services, 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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Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Sanofi, Empowering Life

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Sanofi, Empowering Life