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Sanofi Group Associate Director Manufacturing and Technical Services in Ridgefield, New Jersey


Job Title: Associate Director Manufacturing and Technical Services

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the Manufacturing and Technical Services Department at the Ridgefield site.

  • This hands-on position will provide input to industrialization strategies and rationale for critical process parameters.

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for process development and process engineering studies for the site.

  • Responsible for process design and continuous improvements, support execution and documentation of development and/or process engineering studies and lead or supervise groups and/task force in the planning of engineering, investigational, definition and process engineering runs.

  • Document and interpret study results with recommendations.

  • Provide technical leadership as a subject matter expert in multiple areas of responsibility including leachable and extractables studies, technology transfers and new material evaluations.

  • Partner with engineering to ensure industrial implementation of process design, including review of engineering design documents, provide review and input to C&Q strategy and participating in testing of equipment.

  • Provide technical assistance to manufacturing and quality operations for process troubleshooting, health authority inspections and achieving site metrics (+QDCI).

  • Proficient with structured methodologies such as GMP’s, Quality by Design, Design Space, & Process Control Strategies to be employed in the course of industrial process design, engineering and control.

  • Ability to work in cross functional teams, provide strong analytical skills for troubleshooting and root cause analysis, and communicate with internal and external team members.

  • Experience in equipment start-up, aseptic manufacturing, filtration and sterilization is required.

  • Responsibilities will have direct reports.


  • Bachelor's Degree/Undergraduate Degree required with Advanced Degree in pharmaceutical engineering or sciences preferred.

  • Minimum of 12 Years experience in pharmaceutical industry, process development, and/or process engineering.

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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