Senior Director, Autonomous Production Unit Lead cP
Toronto, ON
2d ago

Summary :

The Autonomous Production Unit Head (5CP Platform) acts as a general manager for the 5cP (PT, FHA, FIM2&3, PRN) and Media Washing and Sterilizing Manufacturing Platform on the Toronto Sanofi Pasteur Site.

The APU Head leads with direct and dotted line authority a cross functional team, consisting of members representing manufacturing and all site support functions, to manufacture Antigens or Vaccines according to most stringent quality, regulatory, cost and safety requirements and delivery schedules in a constant effort to provide best support to all associates and strive for excellence and continuous improvements to further enhance sites performances and customers’ satisfaction.

  • The APU Head is accountable for an Autonomous Production Unit (APU) team that delivers best in class performance in end-to-end product supply, manufacturing operations, safety, quality and compliance for 5CP products.
  • The APU Head leads a high performance, self-directed team with shared and aligned priorities, drives a culture of collaboration, provides executive direction, develops and implements business processes, and medium and long term strategic plans for the platform to anticipate further customer’s needs and ensure sustainable best performance level in a changing environment.
  • The APU Head reports directly to the AVP of Manufacturing.
  • Key Accountabilities :

    Guide and inspire a team of leaders from functional areas of Manufacturing (Downstream APT (Autonomous Production Team), Upstream APT, Production Support, Process and Projects), Supply Chain, Quality (independent member), Technical Services and Engineering, Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Excellence, Finance and HSE to deliver on aligned platform priorities.

    The APU Head is the general manager responsible for the overall performance of the 5cP Platform :

    1. Product Supply :

    End of End Supply and Release of 5P antigens.

    Robust manufacturing and timely delivery of quality products as per Customer Commitments.

    2. Quality and Compliance :

    Ensure compliance to site and regulatory requirements for the manufacturing of biologics and vaccines.

    Platform audit readiness and quality performance.

    Partner with site quality functions on SQP, SQC, major initiatives and program changes.

    Ensure operability of facilities and equipment for the platform including adherence to planned maintenance activities.

    3. Health Safety and Environment :

    Ensure compliance with site HSE policies and local regulatory requirements including environmental, ministry of labour, and PHAC regulations.

    Lead by example in driving the internal responsibility system and a safety first culture within the platform.

    Enables team to ensure that operations are carried out in a safe manner and safety issues are effectively resolved and prioritized.

    4. Human Resources and People :

    Support leadership development and succession planning within platform to grow local talent.

    Empowers, coach and develop a cross functional team of leaders to work together and deliver aligned platform oriented goals and objectives.

    Attract new talent to the APU to ensure business continuity for the long term planning horizon.

    Employ Sanofi Lead Competencies in daily work and coach competencies with the team members.

    Partner with HR to manage within the collective labour agreement (CLA).

    APU Team size 11 APU members (4 direct; 6 dotted-line; 1 Quality Independent)

    Manufacturing and Support Team : 5 shifts / 7 day operations 135 people

    5. Production Efficiency and Financial Results :

  • Accountable for delivery to annual platform operating budget; maintains and controls spending according to budget and provides explanation for variances;
  • minimizes product lost.

    Ensures effective and efficient use of personnel.

    6. Strategy and Reporting :

    Partnering with 5CP APU leadership, Manufacturing Technology, PMO and IAC (Industrial Affairs Committee), review current needs and define future infrastructure, equipment and process needs for 1,3,5 and 10 year horizon.

    Develop platform strategy to ensure that capability is maintained and in alignment with LRP (Long range Plan) and LTIP (Long term industrial plan).

    Sponsor initiatives, align funding and resources to deliver successful execution of platform projects.

    Education / Experience :

    Master of Science or Engineering.

    15+ years, direct experience in pharmaceutical / biotechnology manufacturing, and quality environments / organizations.

    10+ years demonstrated leadership in behavioral competencies.

    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.

    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

    Sanofi Pasteur : La plus importante société de vaccins au monde

    Sanofi Pasteur, la division des vaccins de Sanofi, est la plus grande société au monde à se consacrer uniquement aux vaccins humains.

    Notre mission est de protéger les gens contre les maladies infectieuses en mettant au point des vaccins sûrs et efficaces.

    Notre société fournit plus d’un milliard de doses de vaccins chaque année, ce qui nous permet de vacciner plus de 500 millions de personnes partout dans le monde.

    Sanofi Pasteur offre la plus grande variété de vaccins au monde et fournit ainsi une protection contre 20 maladies bactériennes et virales.

    La vocation de Sanofi est d’accompagner celles et ceux confrontés à des difficultés de santé. Entreprise biopharmaceutique mondiale spécialisée dans la santé humaine, nous prévenons les maladies avec nos vaccins et proposons des traitements innovants.

    Nous accompagnons tant ceux qui sont atteints de maladies rares, que les millions de personnes souffrant d’une maladie chronique.

    Sanofi et ses plus de 100 000 collaborateurs dans 100 pays transforment l'innovation scientifique en solutions de santé partout dans le monde.

    Sanofi est un employeur adhérant au programme d’équité en matière d’emploi qui s’engage à promouvoir la diversité et l’inclusion.

    Notre objectif est d’attirer des employés très talentueux aux bagages divers, de favoriser leur épanouissement et de les fidéliser afin de tirer profit de la diversité des expériences et des points de vue.

    Nous invitons et encourageons tous les candidats qualifiés à poser leur candidature. Des mesures d’adaptation pour les personnes handicapées sont disponibles sur demande pendant le processus de recrutement.

    Nous vous remercions à l’avance pour votre intérêt.

    Nous communiquerons uniquement avec les candidats retenus pour une entrevue.

    Sanofi, Empowering Life, donner toute sa force à la vie.

    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.

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