Sanofi Group Deputy Director Inspection, Continuous Improvement, Swiftwater, PA in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

This role functions as the main interface between Inspection and the Technical Community (especially Engineering/Maintenance and Manufacturing Technology). This role leads the organization that does the following:

  • Provides leadership for the FFaST (Focus Factory Strategy Team) efforts for the Factory. Individual FFaST team members may be located within this department or may be located in the other operational departments. Regardless, this role will provide leadership and support to the FFaST teams.

  • Provides Continuous Improvement leadership for the Factory.

  • Provides Project support for cross functional teams.

  • Provides Factory interface for working through project issues.

  • Provides Inspection Technical support for the factory.


(10%) Provides leadership for FFaST efforts for the Factory. FFaST is a cross functional team in place for support for the daily business and for leadership / support of efficiency improvements. Efficiency improvements are primarily focused towards OEE, Deviation Reduction, Yield Improvement, COGS improvement, and general operational support.

(10%) Provides Continuous Improvement leadership for the factory. These are larger individual projects to improve OEE, Deviations, Yield, etc. This organization will provide project leadership to accomplish these efforts. These projects may be FFaST projects. Manage Change Controls and CAPA’s for the production unit.

(20%) Provides Project support. This group will be the primary interface for technical transfers, engineering projects and similar activities. This group will provide support for the projects, especially for time intensive and major projects.

(10%) ​Provides Inspection Technical support for component qualification, OEE improvement, and general Inspection improvements.

(10%) Provides general technical support for the Factory.

(10%) Ensure efficient and effective operation by creating a proactive environment, developing & monitoring metrics, and communicating with both team members and support functions about operations performance. Utilizing the "+QDCI" Visual Management Systems and Working with the FFIP Management Committee to drive improvements in key metrics.

(25%) Provide people and team development for increased company value and personal satisfaction. Work with department teams to ensure success and encourage collaboration and networking across all functions.

(5%) Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and good documentation practices are followed to provide a safe, quality, and effective product.


Lead technical support (including cross-functional) for the FFIP Production Unit.

Responsible for technical improvement and projects for factory. Key measureables include:

  • OEE

  • Yields

  • Projects delivered on time

  • COGS

  • Factory Operational Metrics

Strong autonomy required to speak, decide and provide leadership on behalf of (or in support of) Production Unit.   


The Deputy Director, Continuous Improvement is responsible to contribute to the operating expense budget and contributes to the management of the department budget. This is accomplished through the management of approximately 4-6 direct reports.

Leads Continuous Improvement efforts and provides leadership for FFasT teams responsible for Technical support (4) Inspection Lines and the Manual Bench Inspection Process.


BS or MS required in Life Sciences, Engineering, or Management.

10+ years large scale biotech or pharmaceutical, manufacturing, maintenance,

engineering, analytical & process development experience.

The individual should have worked with Operations personnel for at least 8 years in a management position with increasing levels of responsibility and have a good understanding of current GMP/GLP, Continuous Improvement methodologies, and common issues addressed to achieve Operational Excellence.

Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to actively, and cooperatively work with cross functional teams.

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