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Sanofi Group Director Automation & Metrology in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

Director Automation and Metrology

( Swiftwater, PA ) The Director Technical Services is responsible for providing leadership, direction and oversight to Automation and Metrology departments within Technical Services organization at Swiftwater site. This team will own instruments and automation system lifecycle for Swiftwater site and implement projects to ensure reliability of these assets. Incumbent will also be Technical Services representative in Antigen and FFIP Management Committee for topics related to Automation and Metrology and provide support to all production buildings in Swiftwater site. The Director, Technical Services manages a team of engineers and managers, and works with other leaders within Technical Services and customer/stakeholder groups to manage resources and staff assignments. This role will report to the Sr. Director, Technical Services. Incumbent is expected to manage project resources assigned to capital projects as well as resources assigned to non-strategic project execution. The role is responsible for defining a process in place for the development of an Industry 4.0 plan supporting a longer term vision for the site. Provide creative leadership - Develop innovative automation architecture to improve productivity, quality, and value of manufacturing operations.

Headcount Management: 12 Direct and 27 Indirect Reports

Annual budget: Operating Budget 12 Million, In addition varies CapEx project from year to year.

Key Accountabilities:

*Safety- Ensure all Automation and Metrology support activities are conducted in compliance with Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) regulations. Responsible for engaging, investigating and correcting any non-compliant practices or behaviors to ensure highest safety standards are maintained. Implement projects in a safe and GMP compliant manner. Meet all HSE training requirements, and follow HSE procedures (Safe Plan of Actions, Permits, etc.) on all projects and day to day activities.

*Quality- Compliance and Regulatory Inspections-Provide leadership and direction to ensure Deviations, Change Controls, CAPAs and regulatory commitments are met on time and with highest standards of quality. Responsible for ensuring assigned areas and processes meet current cGMP requirements.

*Delivery- Accountable for 24/7 Automation and Metrology support to all Antigen buildings and driving performance metrics. Accountable for all automation and metrology systems lifecycle for the site by implementing best in class practices. Deliver lifecycle projects on time and on budget while identifying opportunities to mitigate recurring failures.

*Cost- Manage headcount and expenses for the departments to achieve site objectives and meet budget expectations. Ensure projects are delivered at cost on time.

*Implement projects in a safe and GMP compliant manner. Meet all HSE training requirements, and implement HSE procedures (Safe Plan of Actions, Permits, etc.) on all projects and day to day activities

*Involvement and People management- Builds and maintains a high performing team, provide effective alignment and communication with functional groups at the site while successfully delivering on commitments

-Provide leadership and direction to a team of engineering and manager

-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 / long term goals

-Provide regular feedback to direct reports on operations

*Strategy- Key player in identifying and delivering lifecycle projects (instrument and automation) for the site and supporting large capital investments and project prioritization process. Ensure continuous improvements in metrology and automation are defined and implemented. Systematically identify improvements in automation systems and metrology with performance reliability, support and spend.

Major Job Challenges & Job Scope

*The role requires strong interactions, team- and relationship-building skills and the ability to influence. The ability to manage a large dynamic team supporting day to day operations and complex lifecycle projects portfolio.

*This position is expected to facilitate and drive timely and sound decisions while strongly collaborating within a team environment.

*The ability to act without close supervision, pro-activity, and competent decision making is a key expectation.

*The role requires good people-management skills, a demonstrated ability to engage in detail while maintaining a strategic focus, and a capacity to manage a large number of simultaneous activities.

*Technical competency with sufficient breadth of technical experience in Automation and Metrology is required to provide an adequate foundation to manage and lead a team

*Develop systems and working procedures that will enhance our operation keep cost to a minimum, provide improved quality and response time and keep our work compliant with the FDA, OSHA, EPA, DEP, and other regulatory agencies

*Leading 24 hour, 7 day per week technical support team to support manufacturing schedule while exceeding the increasing requirements for quality and safety. Supervision of Maintenance, Reliability and Automation teams through two levels of management. Decisions made, involve long term commitment of resources and have impact on site strategy. Strong cross-functional working skills to cut across organizational boundaries within and outside

Key Indicators:

  • Technical Services Safety Measures

  • Technical Services Quality Measures

  • Technical Services Delivery Measures

  • Technical Services Cost Measures

  • Technical Services Strategic Measures

Basic Qualifications

*Minimum B.S., Engineering, with experience relevant to biologics and/or vaccines manufacturing, or with appropriate supplemental industrial experience.

*Previous experience managing day-to-day Technical support operations through managers is required

*Minimum 15 years’ experience in engineering, leading medium to large teams and capital projects.

*Demonstrated experience with GMP requirements, engineering project management.

*5 years’ experience in direct management of people

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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