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Sanofi Group Dep Director Principal Engineer in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

Who We Are

Sanofi Pasteur is the vaccines division of Sanofi. We believe in a world in which no one suffers or dies from a vaccine-preventable disease. The Swiftwater site is located in northeast Pennsylvania and is home to the production of over 140 million doses of vaccine each year.

The Pharmaceutical Technology Formulation and Filling Deputy Director, within the Manufacturing Technology (MTech) function of Vaccines Industrial Affairs (VIA), will support the delivery of robust and efficient processes and technology for Formulation, Filling, and Lyophilization for Drug Products.

The mission of the MTech function is to deliver robust and efficient processes with associated knowledge to transfer to Manufacturing. The MTech function also provides daily support to manufacturing toward industrial performance excellence.

Who You Are

You are a technical-oriented person who thrives in a fast-paced team environment. You want to:

  • Drive the technical strategy, team collaboration and project deliverables across the Pharmaceutical Technology landscape for multiple projects across the Swiftwater site

  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for general pharmaceutical technologies, transfers and change management implementation with emphasis on Aseptic Filling and Formulation process for Drug Products

  • Comply with cGMP and other internal and external quality and regulatory guidance, as well as health and safety guidelines

  • Encourages and ensures proactive and strong collaboration internally and across VIA functions; forward thinking with an attitude of optimization, efficiency, continuous improvement and smooth transitions between functions

  • Empowers and ensures accountability for yourself and your team[PA/2]

What You Will Do

You will be working on a strong technical team to:

  • Develop and validate new drug products processes and tech transfers at the forefront of industry standards

  • Optimize and safeguard our drug products and processes to ensure robustness, quality and safety

  • Increase process understanding by sharing knowledge across the organization through the seminar series

You will be accountable for:

  • Managing the performance of direct reports including 5 internal employees through regular coaching and development through strategic assignment of responsibilities

  • Liaison between MTech, Manufacturing, Quality Operations, Project teams, etc. and assist to troubleshoot or resolve any issues that arise

  • Effectively communicating information to management at all levels within the organization

  • Supporting the site for all internal and external audits and regulatory inspections

  • Leadership, within and external to their area of expertise, in the planning, prioritization and execution of development and validation studies to support project (i.e. technical transfer and new vaccine introduction), continuous improvement, and manufacturing assist activities related to Formulation, Filling, and Lyophilization

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in basic sciences, math, engineering, or pharmacy with 6+ years’ work experience is required

  • Experience with manufacturing technologies for drug product (formulation and filling)

  • 4+ years of experience with direct management, leading teams, and/or developing people

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years’ relevant experience

  • Prior experience in biotechnology production and/or quality functions

What we offer

Sanofi Pasteur provides a total rewards employment offer including, but not limited to, competitive pay, industry leading 401(k) match, immediate participation in comprehensive welfare benefits, tuition reimbursement (for associates and bachelors degree programs) and generous paid time off. Successful incumbents in the Vaccine Filling Technician have grown their career to other opportunities like Senior Production Technician, Lead Production Technician or Principal Investigator, to name a few.

Become a member of the Swiftwater Industrial Affairs – the high-performing production team dedicated to the life-saving mission of Sanofi Pasteur!

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