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Manufacturing Excellence Change Leader

date posted 07/29/2020
contract type Full time
job id R2562950
location East Swiftwater, Pennsylvania; Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

In Manufacturing Excellence, we are committed to improving the performance of the company while simplifying the work of our employees. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about improving the lives of others and have the tenacity to ensure it happens.

Successful candidates will have the following Traits & Skills (Some of these skills can be developed in the role):

  • Ambitious self-starters who want to roll up their sleeves and help drive a positive transformation
  • A willing leader, working in a time-sensitive environment to achieve ambitious business needs 
  • An ability to rapidly learn new processes and understand complex problems.
  • Autonomous problem-solver with the tenacity to persevere through inertia and resistance.
  • Critical thinker with strong Analytical and Data Visualization abilities
  • Ability to quantify the business impact of an issue or opportunity
  • Ability to translate complex data into usable information and present it in a way for all to clearly understand
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and influence others at all levels of the organization
  • Strong ability to communicate with all levels of the organization

Manufacturing Excellence Change Leader


Promote the Manufacturing Excellence mindset and drive continuous improvement of the Vaccine Industrial Affairs (VIA) organization by applying the Sanofi Manufacturing System (SMS) Standards, Fit4Future Transformation Methodology and Ways of Working as well as other Improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma, TOC…).

Key accountabilities:

1. The Sanofi Manufacturing System & Fit4Future Deployment

Support the deployment and maturity of the Sanofi Manufacturing System (SMS) standards to Manufacturing Operating Units and Support Functions (Operating Management System, +QDCI, Daily Capacity Management, Skills Matrix, Process Confirmation, Value Stream Board, Obeya, Standard Agenda, Problem Solving, etc.) Ensure alignment of SMS standards with the site and corporate requirements; documentation of standards so they can be easily implemented and replicated and auditing areas to the standards that are implemented.

Apply Fit4Future transformation methodologies to rapidly accelerate the performance of the IA organization by improving Ways of Working, Industrial Culture, and Operating Systems. 

Fit4Future is a multiyear strategic transformation program designed to significantly improve performance across the Vaccines industrial sites and support functions through a fast-paced implementation of the Sanofi Manufacturing System (SMS). The program is comprised of rapid improvement initiatives that roll out in waves across sites and functions with the goal to establish Sanofi Pasteur as a leader in Vaccines production with externally benchmarked Top-Tier performance.

2. Manufacturing Excellence

Assist functional teams in the identification of improvements to Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Involvement and ensure alignment with site/function strategy; brainstorming ideas from Gemba walks, shop floor issues coming from performance boards, global and site goals and objectives.

Align activities and improvements to support the Manufacturing Excellence Vision and Mission; evaluate initiatives against the Fit4Future approach, global SMS (Sanofi Manufacturing System), and the ME (Manufacturing Excellence) vision and mission.

Examines the relationship between VIA processes and Key Performance Indicators (KPI). Performs analysis and/or modeling to scope, quantify and visualize business opportunities. Conveys the analysis into meaningful representations for business decisions.  Assist in the establishment of KPI and performance standards; challenging leading vs lagging indicators, identifying the behaviors the indicators drive and keeping KPIs focused on current issues, and objectives.

Scope and dimensions:

An Integrated approach across the total value stream within the plant to improve performance. Improvements and projects to be focused on improving overall business performance (cycle time, cost, quality and customer service) and will provide significant breakthrough improvements to the business.


Primarily the VIA organization, with cross-functional involvement throughout the organization to implement operational or transactional improvement projects.


Internal and external customer focus on Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Involvement. Based on the scope of projects, the impact and involvement will be both local and global from the shop floor to the ILT (Industrial Leadership Team) members.

Key dimensions:

  • SMS Deployment and maturity
  • Adherence to the global and site SMS standards
  • Fit4Future program execution and replication
  • Creation, improvement, and implementation of new/existing performance standards
  • Workshop planning and execution
  • Training execution
  • Provide Coaching & Feedback on the use of standards
  • Execution of activities within the Manufacturing Excellence team to support internal programs
  • Freedom to act, level of autonomy:
  • Individual contributor working with cross-functional teams. Responsible for own day to day direction with feedback to Director


  • Act for Change
  • Cooperate Transversely
  • Strive for Results
  • Leading Teams


  • Bachelors Degree


Experience in continuous improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma, TOC…)

Experience Operating cGMP environment

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, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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