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Sanofi Group Filling Operations Shift Owner-Swiftwater, PA - Vaccine in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

The Filling Operations Shift Leader is responsible for the production activities in B57 Filling, which comprises of 3 Filling Lines and a span of control between 55-65 FTEs on an assigned shift.

Supervises and leads a group of managers (shop floor managers), Principal Investigator (PI) Managers or PIs and operators within a given shift to ensure that the manufacturing activities are carried out with the highest levels of quality, productivity and safety in accordance with Sanofi Pasteur’s guidelines.


This is a 2nd shift position

  • Responsible of a Perimeter (Filling and Component Prep) and Team

  • In charge of all production, maintenance and quality activities for a given area during a shift.

  • Ensures the delivery of production outputs to the defined capacity plans in respect of quality, performance, cost and HSE standards and regulations.

  • Is responsible for overseeing and leading teams through continuous improvement standards and is responsible for implementing & piloting operational excellence standards for his/her perimeter. Is interfacing with production support functions (such as quality, maintenance, HSE, logistics, CI and MTECH).

  • Leads and/or supports manufacturing functions during day to day operations on a shift. Using Sanofi Manufacturing Systems (SMS) standards manages performance of manufacturing operations to assure production is carried out in a controlled compliant manner. Plans the necessary resources for right execution of the perimeter output

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

  • Ensures materials for production activities are available and released in order to prevent production delays and lost time.

  • Review planning schedule ahead and ensure all needed resources are aligned.Monitor employee presence and drives Absenteeism management process withHR.

  • Complete Process Confirmation and coaching of Managers & Shift Line Leads to promote a culture of continuous improvement and feedback.

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

  • Builds development plan for the team to support business needs.

  • Mange recruitment process & staffing or short-term contract within the shift in partnership with Business Systems and HR.

  • Identify recurrent problems and initiate Root Cause Problem Solving on the Shop Floor.

  • Provides direction for and assists with development of area Production Managers.

  • Provide leadership and mentoring at the GEMBA to develop technicians and identify high potentials to be developed into management roles.

  • Actively mentors Managers through coaching and day to day interactions.

  • Exemplifies LEAD competencies and is a role model of Quality, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.

  • Investigate and approve quality deviations in Phenix, propose and implement Mitigation Plans, Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions to address Root Cause of events.

  • Meets all deliverables within the established cycle time.

  • Participate in GPS initiatives & drive CI action follow up.

  • Develop disciplinary and behavioral standards for employees in collaboration with HR.

Aseptic Filling is a high pace critical operation with multiple cross functional interaction points.


  • Providing high quality vaccines per Sanofi and Regulator’s standard for sterile injectables.

  • Manage the hourly losses for all the Filling Lines and assure aggressive targets of production are maintained in order to meet the business objectives.

  • Deliver 100M vaccine doses per year within established cycle times to meet or exceed time to market standards and improve market access.


Basic Qualification

  • 7+ years’ experience in a cGMP Aseptic manufacturing environment

  • 3+ years leading teams

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry) or Engineering (e.g. Chemical Engineering) preferred

  • Strong understanding of Quality systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in an Aseptic manufacturing (cGMP) environment.

  • Experience in managing multiple priorities in production environment and provide support to meet the manufacturing schedule while maintaining quality and compliance.

  • Experience in inspections conducted by external regulators.

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams, including Quality, Manufacturing Technical

  • Services, Facilities, Engineering and Validation.

  • Experience reviewing standard operating procedures, on-the-job-trainings, and other controlled documents.

  • Experience troubleshooting, investigation (GPS), root cause and risk analysis in a cGMP environment.

  • Ability to effectively and appropriately escalate operational issues.

Special Working Conditions

  • Ability to gown for entry to Aseptic manufacturing areas.

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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