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Sanofi Group Facilities/Flex Manager, B59 - Vaccine in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

*1st shift - Monday-Friday. Flexibility to cover 2nd shift as per business needs*

*Leadership skills*

*Attention to detail*

*Work cross-functionally*

Position Overview:

This position will have dual roles – both as a building manager and a flex production manager. Responsible for coordinating Manufacturing, activities for operational areas, mechanical areas, and exterior of Building 59, to ensure minimal impact on production. Schedule and provide support for maintenance, projects, and related activities during building shutdowns.    

Also, on an as needed basis, assist as a flex manager responsible for Manufacturing activities in any assigned production area within B59 on all shifts 7 days per week (weekend availability is mandatory). Oversee production in accordance with volume fluctuation, business need, and effective procedures. Collaborate cross functionally, to develop and implement changes, by participating in project teams to facilitate deviation reduction and continuous improvement.

This position is responsible for an operation that runs 7 days per week, and 24 hours per day.

Key Responsibilities:

In addition, this position is responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • Ensure Facilities, Utilities, and Production Equipment are in alignment with the established strategic vision of the areas of assigned buildings.

  • Ensure manufacturing facilities and equipment are properly maintained. Oversee B59 mechanical areas and is accountable to ensure the highest safety standards are maintained.

  • Provide direction and coordinate Pest Control activities for assigned areas.

  • Approve building access requests as appropriate. Coordinate Maintenance and Metrology activities with production to ensure all work is completed on time.

  • Review and approve Maintenance and Metrology work orders as needed.

  • Ensure tracking systems (SAP/Procal) are up-to-date and accurate.

  • Monitor Metasys/ Labwatch applications to ensure GMP status of the production floor.

  • Serve as an escalation point and make decisions to resolve issues.

  • Coordinate the management of Security accesses and the Lab Watch call lists needed for each B59. Review and audit Security and Lab Watch call lists when needed.

  • Responsible for developing, defining, tracking, and coordinating B59 shutdown activities through the use area’s comprehensive scheduling models.

  • Responsible for special projects including providing assistance and recommendations regarding B59, equipment, processes, and facilities shutdowns relating to the integration of the B59 manufacturing area.

  • Development of working relationships and strong communication links through all levels of the organization.

  • Provides day-to-day support for B59 facility to support completion of short-term projects.

  • Assist HSE to address and resolve safety issues.

  • Coordinate annual reviews of building Risk Assessment and Job Hazard Analysis.

  • Complete monthly Safety Audits and monthly QA walkthroughs.

  • Work with Engineering, HSE, and Site Services to ensure B59 is in compliance with local, state, and federal policies, procedures, codes, and regulations affecting operation and recommend corrective action as necessary.

  • Oversee or assist with building Deviations and CAPAs related to facilities, maintenance, mechanical areas, or safety.

  • Responsible for project work on the shop floor providing assistance and/or recommendations in regards to Upstream processes or equipment.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Engineering or Management.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience that includes working within a quality or production department of a pharmaceutical company cGMP experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the management of direct reports.

  • Experience in Viral manufacturing and/or Bacterial Manufacturing.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal Skills.

  • The ability to work on cross functional project teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet/exceed timelines/deliverables.

  • Continuous improvement techniques and problem solving/analytical skills.

  • Ability to negotiate/Influence.

  • Organized and detail-oriented.

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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