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Sanofi Group Head of Technologies/Platform in Toronto, Ontario

Position Title: Head of Technologies/Platforms

Site/Department: Toronto/MTech Vaccines

Sanofi Pasteur: The world’s leading vaccine company

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to human vaccines. Our driving goal is to protect people from infectious diseases by creating safe and effective vaccines.Our company distributes more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year, making it possible to vaccinate more than 500 million people across the globe.Sanofi Pasteur offers the broadest range of vaccines in the world, providing protection against 20 bacterial and viral diseases.

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.


Under the guidance of the Senior Director Manufacturing Technologies, the Platforms Head provides executive direction, develops and implements short, medium and long term strategic plans for Toronto site vaccines, to ensure process robustness, to improve and innovate in manufacturing processes and technologies, in order to secure reliable and sustainable supply short to long term (quality, cost and volume).

Key Accountabilities:

Platforms/Project leadership:

  • Set strategy/plan for the long term process/equipment improvement.

  • Provide scientific and technical support and rational to increase efficiency in operations.

  • Ensure all ongoing projects meet the expected target dates and deliverables.

  • Implement project management tools and guidance in relation with the project manager.

Capacity expansion:

  • Design 3Y roadmap to increase capacity including yields improvement, assets utilization, new technologies.

  • Ensure strong execution of identified initiatives in close collaboration with the Autonomous Production Unit and Quality.

  • Ensure adequate staffing for operation in projects.

  • Define the plan & team to establish Manufacturing Assistance support when needed.

Manufacturing Assistance (MA) and robust operation:

  • Ensure timely and strong MA activities.

  • Establish and maintain close connection with production and Quality teams.

  • Ensure capability for effective root cause investigation and deviation assessment.

  • Support inspection activities.

  • Strengthen process and product knowledge.

People management:

  • Lead, motivate and develop people of the teams.

  • Attract/retain best talents.

Strategy and Reporting:

  • Report issues and concerns to the MTEC Senior Director.

  • Organize the monthly Program Steering committee.

  • Provide reports on the program to executive (Senior Director, VPIO, SVPIO).

  • Establish and maintain connection between all activities and site management.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum a Master's or PhD in Biotechnology or other relevant discipline

  • At least 10 years along with direct experience in vaccines / pharmaceutical/ biotechnology manufacturing

  • Recognized as subject matter expert (SME) in upstream and/or downstream: Risk assessment and Root Cause Investigation

  • Strong analytical mindset with the ability to understand the technical aspects of all units of operations and vaccines requirements

  • Experience in Continuous Improvement Methodologies (Six-Sigma, QBD)

  • Ability to communicate transversally at all levels of the organization as applies to: negotiation, conflict resolution, facilitation, team motivation, and problem solving

  • Exceptional Leadership skills with the following preferred skills: team creation & development, strategy setting and execution, vision creation and alignment, negotiation, conflict resolution, critical thinking, problem solving, influence and collaboration

Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

Thank you in advance for your interest.

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Sanofi, Empowering Life


At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.