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Sanofi Group R&D Production Manager & Outsourcing Lead in Framingham, Massachusetts

Position Overview:

The Clinical Injectables Manufacturing organization resides within Sanofi Research & Development and is responsible for producing Phase 1 and 2 clinical drug products. We are looking for a Production Manager to supervise the fill/finish and inspection processes for final drug product vials and syringes. This role will also be responsible for leading outsourcing activities both internally and externally (CMOs). A key aspect for this role is timely delivery to meet projects needs and required quality level per industry regulations and Sanofi standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise preparation and running of line for vial and syringe filling operations and final drug product inspection.

  • Tech transfer from formulation development teams and to commercial sites, including phase III under R&D responsibility.

  • Active team member in the Drug Product sub teams and Transfer Teams representing GMP manufacturing.

  • Manage activities of technicians in compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • Assure compliance with cGMP requirements (current good manufacturing practices).

  • Complete and review associated production records.

  • Responsible for manufacturing schedule including APS, maintenance shutdowns, preventative and curative maintenance, initial and periodic qualifications (personnel, equipment, environment, utilities) and calibrations.

  • Management of all GMP documents related to manufacture (preparation of master batch record, review of executed batch record, contribution to transfer documents, preparation of technical conditions, writing of risk analysis.

  • Supply of materials and logistics: contribution to harmonization across CIM sites and Sanofi and to definition of best ways of working practices and ensuring implementation, utilizing an SAP system.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Biology or related Life Sciences discipline with a minimum of 6 years of experience in cGMP manufacturing environment or a Master's degree and 4 years of experience.

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience managing direct reports.

  • Experience with fill and finish of liquid and lyophilized vials.

  • Final drug product visual inspection experience.

  • Experience with transfer of process both internally and externally.

  • Knowledge and demonstrated understanding of GMP and how it applies to specific responsibilities and manufacturing operations.

  • Ability to interface with external and internal groups (Formulation, Bioanalysis, QA, QC, Validation, Engineering, Clinical Supply Chain, other CIM teams, IA, MSAT and Vendors).

  • Knowledge and demonstrated understanding of GMP and how it applies to specific responsibilities and manufacturing operations.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

  • Self-motivated and detailed oriented.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with fully automated filling equipment.

  • Formulation development/pharmaceutical engineering/process development/commercial production/management of outsourcing/data sciences knowledge.

  • Experience with fill and finish of syringes.

  • Experience starting up a new facility.

Special Working Conditions

  • Schedule is Monday-Friday, first shift. Occasional second shift and weekend work is required.

  • Lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Push/pull up to 50 pounds to move loaded, wheeled carts with assistance from another worker.

  • Frequent sitting, walking, standing, bending and squatting.

  • May require standing and walking up to 70% of day.

  • Frequent reaching between waist and shoulder level.

  • Occasional reaching up and out.

  • Repetitive grasping and movement of hands and fingers.

  • May involve work with hazardous materials.

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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