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Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Reference No. R2711825

Position Title: Manager – Continuous Improvement - Vaccines

Department: DTPPD Ffast

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Sanofi Vaccines

Sanofi's global vaccines business unit partners with the public health, medical and scientific communities to improve access to life-protecting vaccines and increase vaccination coverage, while striving to develop new and improved vaccines to enhance health and well-being.

At Sanofi, we chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. We believe our cutting-edge science and manufacturing, fueled by data and digital technologies, have the potential to transform the practice of medicine, turning the impossible into possible for millions of people.

Key Responsibilities:

Support DTPPD Strategy - 10%

  • Continuously analyses the performance of the PCU and supports the performance & continuous improvement actions
  • Contributes to the definition of the PCU's trajectory with the PCU Leads and the CI (Continuous Improvement) Specialist Level 2 in line with the site's critical needs
  • Build lean (Sanofi Manufacturing System) standards in PCU to drive performance
  • Improve Data Governance at PCU level.

Drive Performance and Continuous Improvement - 50%

  • With the Area Management Build the PCU's annual performance plan (duration less than 1 year, action carried out by the PCU and specific to the PCU).
    • Collects and analyses performance data directly from Gemba or through the systems (deviations from standards, improvements, etc.)
    • Performs the costing and confirms the capture of gains
    • Performs follows up on the performance actions identified and the achievement of objective challenge, managing roadblocks & risk management
  • Ensures CI initiatives are delivered on-time and within established budgets, while delivering the committed value to the PCU performance
  • Provide leadership and coaching to ensure that PCU Performance deliver well defined and quantified outcomes
  • Through a strong Gemba presence, conducts regular Gemba's to coach the teams on waste identification and perform confirmation processes.
  • Contributes to the network with the community of continuous improvement specialists to align practices and advance SMS standards

Quality and Compliance - 30%

  • Ensure compliance with requirements of cGMP and the site quality programme
  • Fully completes departmental objectives and complies with budget targets
  • Meets safety and environmental performance
  • Ensure compliance to cGMP at all times

Strategy and Reporting - 10%

  • Reports/escalates issues and concerns to the DTPPD Leadership Team
  • Leads the PCU's continuous improvement meetings
  • Manages and updates KPIs/metrics related to continuous improvement as necessary
  • Provides monthly reports and updates on the status of CI initiatives and results to DTPPD Leadership Teams

HSE Requirement/Statement:

  • Works within the policies, procedures and regulations as required by the Company and under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Context of the job/Major challenges:

  • Drive Industrial excellence through initiation and management of continuous improvement activities to achieve the PCU’s Strategy and Ambition. The CI Specialist brings a high level of expertise and leadership in lean methodology, industrial performance, digital solutions, transformation and change management.
  • The main impact expected for the CI Specialist is to support the PCU to reach the targeted level of performance, improve efficiency, and deliver projects aligned with the area strategy.

Key Requirements:

  • Degree in Life Sciences, Engineering, or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • 5+ years in operational roles
  • Strong communication and technical writing skills are an asset
  • Experience in Team Leadership would be an asset
  • Experience in Project management would be an asset
  • Experience in Manufacturing would be an asset
  • Cooperate transversally
  • Act for change
  • Commit to customers
  • Strive for results
  • Make decisions
  • Lead teams
  • Develop people
  • Think strategically

Pursue Progress.

Discover Extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people.

Watch our ALL IN video and check out our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion actions at!

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.

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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.

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