Sanofi Group Sr Product Lead Scientist in Toronto, Ontario

Senior Product Lead Scientist

Reference #: 2474076

Department: Manufacturing Process Control Strategy

Location: Toronto, Ontario

About Sanofi Pasteur

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.

Position Summary:

The Senior Product Lead Scientist is the industrial process know-how SME of the 5cP (combination Pertussis) process/product or area of activity. This role encompasses:

  • Supports licensed products through the scientific and technical continuous improvement of the existing manufacturing process and support production on a daily basis to reach industrial excellence.

  • Drives or supports problem-solving by interfacing with Bulk Manufacturing teams, Mtech, Quality, R&D and other functions if needed,

  • Contributes to strategy related to specific project, process validation, and inspection and audit readiness.

  • Centralizes all the demands as unique entry point within MTech for Work Request (WR), Not planned short term activity (investigation) and Recurrent activity (at the shop floor) and drives or support the implementations of actions plans.

  • Support the manufacturing activities, with process and operations-based expertise to support delivery of robust processes with the correct technical solutions, documentation, trained resources, and operating procedures that will ensure consistent manufacturing.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Identify, monitor, assess and communicate key/critical process parameters for licensed manufacturing processes. Strengthen process and product knowledge through Statistical Process Control, Change Control evaluation and Out of specification/Non-conformance investigations.

  • Responsible for ensuring product related technical issue resolution. Apply effective and structured troubleshooting/root cause analysis techniques for production problems as required, and potential improvements in quality and/or yield.

  • Sound knowledge of bacterial upstream and downstream unit operations, which includes high scale fermentation process, micro-filtration, chromatography, fractionation, precipitation, centrifugation, detoxification, ultrafiltration, SIP and CIP.

  • Responsible for identification of product/process improvements and improvement implementation. Remain up-to-date with new product/process, and process assessment technologies. Determine how such technologies may be applied to increase process efficiency.

  • Lead or participate on Project Teams, as Manufacturing Technology representative.

  • Ensure timely completion of all team goals.

  • Responsible for developing a strong scientific network (internally and externally).

  • Assist in supervising and training process support staff in managing continuous performance improvement.

Education/Experience:

  • Minimum PhD in Biochemist, Chemical Engineering or related fields with 5 years of industrial experience

  • or M.Sc with 10 years of industrial experience. 5+ years demonstrated leadership in behavioral competencies and management.

  • The position also requires additional specific competencies: impact and influence, interpersonal communication, use of technical/professional expertise, resilience and balanced judgement/risk analysis.

  • Depth knowledge of technical areas specific to upstream (fermentation) and downstream manufacturing processes is required. Sound knowledge in chromatography and protein purification.

  • Expertise in process industrialization will be an asset.

  • Demonstrated good understanding of current Good Manufacturing Practices, Health and Safety, high quality standards, industry standards and their application to the manufacturing process. Practical experience and knowledge in a GMP, industrial manufacturing environment.

  • Equipment and process validation experience.

  • Effective in trouble-shooting and root cause analysis.

  • Strong leadership and project management skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Certifications:

  • Six Sigma Certification would be an advantage

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.

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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.

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.

Sanofi, Empowering Life