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Sanofi Group Operations Manager - MWS in Toronto, Ontario

Title : Operations Manager - MWS (Night Shift)

Reference No. R2621279

Location : Toronto, Canada

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.


The B100 operations manager is responsible for the relevant manufacturing operations in compliance with cGMP according to their specific production area (upstream, downstream, MWS, etc). The manager is responsible for the daily acitivities of unionized staff in a cGMP facility in compliance with company policies. This includes responsibility for the scheduling and execution of all operations with adequate level of GMP documentation. This includes support for B100 project activities and adherence to SOPs, cGMP and HSE procedures.

Key accountabilities


  • Support the design, startup, and troubleshooting of B100 process and equipment operations through all stages of project (URS, IQ/OQ, Engineering and Consistency runs, full operations)

  • Review and approve technical and quality related documentation. (PNID, qualification, validations, and design documents.

  • Provide troubleshooting and problem-solving guidance for daily project and manufacturing issues, and implement preventative/corrective actions

Planning and Execution:

  • Develop and execute production schedules from project through full scale manufacturing, ensure that project support and production activities are executed as per defined schedules

  • Lead operations team execution on the shop floor for equipment, processes, and facilities. Monitor and communicate team and project performance with respect to deliverables using visible metrics

  • Support development of operating budget and staffing for operations and project related activities.

  • Develop communication approach for operations topics to ensure project milestones are met (escalation, cascading)

cGMP Compliance & Quality:

  • In collaboration with QOOQ and QOSA, ensure compliance with GMP requirements, develop quality continuous improvement initiatives, develop staff quality culture, and GMP knowledge.

  • Ensure that all Operating Procedures, training plans, and manufacturing documentation are current, developed in adherence to global and site policies, and completed in a timely manner.

  • Through appropriate shop floor oversight, ensure that facilities & equipment are compliant, and that process deviations and environmental incidences are addressed in a compliant manner.

  • Support internal and external regulatory audits/inspections and coordinate appropriate responses

People and Development:

  • Organize and develop staff to ensure a high performing team. Provide individual feedback on staff objectives and development, coaching each team member on personal development milestones.

  • Contribute to the B100 Operations management team, communicate and co-operate with other departments to obtain consensus and achieve project and operational goals.

  • Hire and on-board new employees, apply company’s discipline procedures when applicable, manage team attendance and performance against established criteria.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Implement lean management systems and continuous improvement of processes established for Bulk.

  • Identify and lead initiatives to increase process efficiency, quality and/or yield. Implement solutions or changes via change control, plan and manage facility and organization improvements

  • Provides metrics and other reports as requested, including the scheduling of PM plans, spare parts, BOMS


  • Ensure that employees work within the policies, procedures and regulations including responding promptly to all health and safety concerns or incidents; critical incidents and accidents are reported to the appropriate authorities; potential safety and health hazards are identified and known by staff and that protective equipment and clothing are required and are used; continuous EHS awareness and improvement by integrating team with site and Bulk initiatives

  • Cooperation with and assistance to the EHS management and Joint Health and Safety Committee in carrying out their functions.

Scope and dimensions

  • Shift size : up to 20 Union staff

  • Oversees specific area of operations in Building 100

  • Develop and Ensure consistency of communication across shift

Education and Experience

  • Preferred post-graduate in Microbiology/Biochemistry/Engineering or Related Science

  • Minimum BSc in Microbiology/Biochemistry/Related Science with experience and additional business and management training.

Competencies (LEAD model)

Key competencies the job holder will be evaluated on :

  • Cooperate transversally

  • Act for change

  • Commit to customers

  • Strive for results

  • Make decisions

  • Lead teams

  • Develop people

  • Think strategically

Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to a ttract, 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.