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Associate Director, Business Process Improvement-Framingham, MA
The Framingham campus comprises of multiple Sanofi groups including
Industrial Affairs, Global MSAT for the Biologics Platform, and
Research and Development. While each business has distinct
deliverables and portfolios, there is a requirement for collective
alignment and prioritization of programs and deliverables at the
The Operational Excellence/Sanofi Manufacturing System
(OpEx/SMS) organization is responsible for the developing and
driving strategy and outcomes related to operational and
organizational performance at Framingham Biologics & Biosurgery.
The aspects of the business this position will support includes:
(1) GMP operations on the Framingham campus related to the
commercial production of Fabrazyme, Thyrogen and other future
products (2) the 8NYA Biologics plant (3) Biosurgery operations and
(4) The Framingham Campus comprising of IA, R&D, global MSAT
and other Sanofi groups.
The Sanofi Manufacturing System (SMS) team is responsible for
all aspects of SMS and Operational Excellence at the Site. The team
is responsible for driving an integrated SMS strategy and plan,
ensuring the strategy is well communicated and understood
throughout the site and that programs/projects achieve committed
targets. The team will work in strong collaboration with the
organization to create a robust and sustainable SMS culture, as
indicated by qualitative measures (culture and behavior) and
quantitative measures (performance and improvement targets.)
Position Overview with Key Responsibilities:
Analysis of business process and system improvement
opportunities that support site and business goals and
Develop comprehensive strategies for analyzing and adjusting
processes and procedures to attain maximum efficiencies in all
production and related operations.
Functional expert to challenge and refine business, functional,
and data requirements.
Evaluate controls, identify and control gaps, and prepare and
review narrative and templates as necessary.
Validate finalized work plan for the implementation of process
and system improvements and socialize it with the Site Leadership
Team and other senior leadership.
Prepare strategic models, including “what-if” scenarios in a
multi-site, multi-product operational model.
Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual internal reports sharing
progress on Site Goals and Operational Excellence benefits.
Execute post-mortem assessment to drive continuous improvement
as outlined by the Head, OpEx and SMS, Site Head or other
Handle special projects, ad-hoc analysis, and reports, including
building templates as needed.
Present and communicate to all levels of the business.
Bachelor's degree in Sciences, Engineering, Finance or another
Minimum of 10 years of experience supporting complex operations
that require detailed planning, analysis including portfolio,
capital expenditure and annual strategic planning and
Minimum of 7 years’ experience supporting operational excellence
and continuous improvement initiatives.
Demonstrated skills in analysis, complex problem solving,
reasoning and math
Expert knowledge of scenario planning and analysis, Make Vs. Buy
assessments, ROI of business projects, etc.
Expert knowledge of process and business systems improvements
Excellent communication and customer service skills with the
ability to focus on the details.
Familiarity with Enterprise Systems such as SAP.
Special Working Conditions:
Ability to gown and navigate GMP manufacturing areas.
Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse
workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national
origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership
or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression;
affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military
status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim
status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information
(including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other
characteristic protected by law.
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,
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