Process Engineering Site Initiative Leader - VIE Contract

  • Location: US, Swiftwater

  • Target start date: 01/09/2024

iMove, the Sanofi VIE Program, is available to citizens of the European Economic Area (EU + Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland) aged between 18 and 28.

PLEASE NOTE that since this program is primarily an international development program, candidates cannot apply to a VIE assignment in their own country of citizenship.

PLEASE NOTE that applications that are only submitted in French cannot be considered by our non-French speaking partners at Sanofi worldwide. Therefore, only applications that are submitted in English will be considered. Please make sure to apply with your personal email address.

About the job

In a highly competitive environment, Manufacturing & Supply Vaccines (M&S V) is accelerating its transformation by improving the industrial performance on different streams: Yield Improvement, Procurement, Supplier Excellence, Engineering excellence, Yield Improvement, Supplier Excellence, Quality Control Excellence, Quality Assurance Excellence, Digital 4.0, and Write Offs Improvement.

In the context of this Vaccines Performance trajectory plan, you will be accountable for developing, planning and managing the site performance execution for his/her initiatives under the supervision of the strategic initiative leader and in collaboration with above-site support (Global M&S, Global Vaccines M&S) and the site Continuous Improvement (CI) specialists.

We deliver 4.3 billion healthcare solutions to people every year, thanks to the flawless planning and meticulous eye for detail of our Manufacturing & Supply teams. With your talent and ambition, we can do even more to protect people from infectious diseases and bring hope to patients and their families. Your job, as Process Engineering Site Initiative Leader within our Manufacturing & Supply Vaccines (M&S V) Team will be to assume a technical leadership role for one or a few initiatives within the Yield Improvement workstream at the Swiftwater, Pennsylvania, United States site.

Main responsibilities:

  • Lead technical process improvements in execution of assigned portfolio within the Formulation, Filling, and Visual Inspection Process Centric Units (PCUs).

  • Conduct technical analysis of equipment, processes, and procedures to identify gaps and understand requirements to meet project expectations

  • Contribute to qualification of new materials or equipment and process validation.

  • Lead the development, qualification, and validation activities, within an aseptic environment, to achieve project objectives.

  • Plan execution with lean manufacturing methodology.

  • Coordinate work of various Continuous Improvement (CI) specialists to ensure progress on plan and prioritize according the value & participate in CI meetings.

  • Provide required training and coaching to defined group of people.

About you

Experience :

  • At least 2 years of full-time work experience in process development/validation position in a bio-pharmaceutical work environment.

Soft skills:

  • Change management skills.

  • Disrupts the status quo while remaining pragmatic and focus on priorities.

  • Able to lead teams, experts - Strong communication skills.

  • Strong leadership skills to engage direct team as well as manage teams and to ensure discipline in execution.

  • Persuasion / bringing other together to gain consensus on stakeholder management to drive decision making process.

  • Results-oriented.

  • Give feedback and empower teams.

Technical skills:

  • Knowledgeable in development, qualification, and validation requirements within bio-pharmaceutical operating environments.

  • Knowledgeable in aseptic filling and high-speed visual inspection environments with demonstrated ability to drive initiatives from concept to execution, to distill complex data into a compelling visual story and manage continuous improvement and problem solving would be preferred.

  • Experience in Industrial Performance or Site Manufacturing with proven track record in Lean Manufacturing Principles / Lean transformation would be preferred.

Education :

  • Master’s degree in health science or engineering.

Languages :

  • Ability to read, write and interact in English.

Why choose us?

iMove is a unique program tailored for European youth interested in challenging themselves with meaningful assignments across the globe. At Sanofi we have a strong ambition to invest in young talents who will drive the success of Sanofi tomorrow.

Sanofi’s Work Abroad Program, iMove, offers jobs-assignments with actual responsibilities and a perspective to grow. We provide those opportunities in various functions such as: marketing, finance, regulatory, supply chain, clinical trials, production, etc. and in more than 40 countries. Sanofi unites people who are passionate about solving healthcare needs across the world. Joining our iMove Work Abroad Program is a unique opportunity to make a difference through your work.