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Sanofi Group Production Supervisor in Ridgefield, New Jersey

Job Description – Production Supervisor (Second Shift) - Start/End- 2:30pm/3pm- 11pm/11:30pm

Manufacturing and Packaging supervisor will oversee manufacturing and Inspection/ packaging operations.

Supervisor schedules shift tasks; ensures GMP compliance and safety; drafts and reviews manufacturing documents; troubleshoots; recruits; and coordinates with other departments by performing the duties listed below either personally or through subordinates. Additionally, the Supervisor is highly detail-oriented and schedule-driven, creates a culture of disciplined execution and a high level of professionalism for their team.

Job Description:

Major responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

  • Schedules and directs daily manufacturing and inspection/ packaging activities, timely communicating scheduling changes/issues to their staff, planning department and management.

  • Supervises manufacturing and inspection/ packaging operators – observing/instructing, coaching, leading and developing their staff. Identifies technical/non-technical development gaps and implements applicable plans/objectives.

  • Ensuring all manufacturing management tools/systems and documentation (eg. SOPs, OJTs) are accurate. Coordinates and drafts revisions of batch related documents, including batch records and SOPs. Reviews and approves batch related documents, ensuring the proper cGMP documentation practices are followed.

  • Managing and developing the performance of direct reports by setting clear “SMART” goals, providing timely performance feedback, recognizing and rewarding high achievers, and holding reports accountable for underperformance.

  • Ensuring timely issue escalation to manufacturing senior management and cross-functional support teams.

  • Ensuring that appropriate levels of trained resources are available to meet production schedules. Monitoring training of direct reports. Ensuring adherence to PM and validation schedules.

  • Participating in/leading scheduling, project, and staff meetings, providing updates of department activities and project statuses.

  • Ensuring Inspection Readiness of assigned manufacturing areas. Participating in inspections conducted by external regulators and ensuring success of audits for department.

  • Responsible for on-time completion of investigations, CAPAs for major and critical deviations and QEs.

  • Participating in formal FMEAs and RAs.

  • Complying with requirements from Sanofi Genzyme’s Safety Program including Health and Safety regulations and OSHA requirements.

  • Identifying and following up/leading opportunities to improve manufacturing processes and practices.

  • Troubleshoots operational and equipment problems, and makes recommendations. Also coordinates emergency repairs, changeovers, and preventative maintenance activities with the facilities group.


Good understanding of the operating principles for most processing equipment and scientific principles associated with their areas of responsibility. Understands the classification of the areas in facility (e.g. air pressure differentials, material flow, people flow, gowning requirements and utility systems).

•Prior experience in manufacturing and inspection/ packaging operations.

•Good oral and written communication skills. Experienced authoring and reviewing standard operating procedures, on-the-job-trainings, and other controlled documents.

•Practical knowledge and application of GMP regulations.

•Detail-oriented person with exceptional documentation practices.

• Experience in managing multiple priorities in production environment and provide support to meet the manufacturing schedule while maintaining quality and compliance.

• Experienced leading manufacturing teams to maintain adherence to a demanding production schedule.


Bachelor’s Degree (BS/BA) from an accredited college or university in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline with 2 years of relevant experience, or an Associate’s Degree (AS/AA) in the scientific or engineering discipline with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience, or a High School diploma with a minimum of 6 years relevant

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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