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Sanofi Group Deputy Director – B79 Influenza Manufacturing Upstream Shift Owner (3rd Shift) - Vaccine in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

*3rd shift- 10PM-6:30am*

*Will work cross-functionally, need strong people management skills (Will lead teams including Managers and support staff), mechanical skills, and working on projects*

Provide the leadership, direction, and the overall oversight of B79 Upstream Manufacturing on a given shift. Supervises and leads a group of shop floor managers and operators to ensure that manufacturing activities are carried out with the highest level of quality, productivity, and safety in accordance with Sanofi Pasteur’s guidelines.

Key Accountabilities:

  • In charge of all production, maintenance, and quality activities in the Upstream Manufacturing area.

  • Leads and /or supports manufacturing functions during day to day operations on a shift.

  • Responsible to ensure the manufacturing facilities and equipment within his/her control is properly maintained and ensures the delivery of production outputs to the defined capacity plans in respect of quality, performance, cost and HSE standards and regulations.

  • Track shift production output and hourly losses and drive continuous improvement countermeasures for decreased performance to assure OEE targets are met or exceeded.

  • Provide direction and oversight for the shop floor (50+ RHC/TPW combined) and is accountable to ensure the highest safety and quality standards are maintained.

  • Review planning schedule ahead and assure all needed resource are aligned. Monitor employee presence and drives absenteeism management process with HR.

  • Involved in escalation process to provide support for production issues by partnering support functions and technical staff.

  • Development of working relationships and strong communication links through all levels of the organization.Identify recurrent problems and initiate root cause problem-solving sessions.

  • Investigate and approve quality deviations.

  • Propose an implement mitigation plans, CAPAs to address Root Cause of events.

  • Provides leadership and establishes departmental objectives to align with site vision for safety, quality, productivity, cost, continuous improvement, and employee involvement.

  • Builds and maintains a high performing team, providing effective alignment and communication with functional groups at the site and at other manufacturing sites, to successfully deliver on all commitments.

  • Provide direction, evaluate and develop performance of area production managers.

  • Help in resolution of problems or introduction of changes in their respective areas

  • Set performance standards and evaluate performance.

  • Provide career development and training advice and set short-term and long-term goals.

  • Provide regular feedback to direct reports on company and departmental operations.

  • Manage recruitment process & staffing within the shift in partnership with Business Systems and HR.

Scope and Dimensions:

  • Headcount management : direct/indirect

  • Annual budget under direct responsibility

  • Interact successfully within the highly energized production and regulatory environments.

  • Drive continuous improvement for production, Industrial Performance, and Compliance

  • The incumbent must be able to communicate clearly the cGMP requirements 

Freedom to Act, Level of Autonomy :

Position has a high degree of autonomy and is expected to make decisions and interpretations within broadly defined requirements.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or life sciences.

  • A minimum 10-15 years experience in a cGMP controlled/pharmaceutical industry, including at least 5 years experience in a regulated Quality environment is required.

  • Thorough knowledge of cGMPs and regulatory requirements are required.

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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