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Director, Quality Control Technical Services

date posted 02/14/2020
contract type Full time
job id R2538059
location Massachusetts; Framingham, Massachusetts

Position Title

Director of QCTS (Quality Control Technical Services)

Who You Are

You are a dynamic Quality Control Laboratory interested in challenging the status quo to ensure seamless supply of  life sustaining biologic therapies.

You are a valued influencer and leader who has contributed to the digital evolution of a QC organization.

You have a keen eye for improvement opportunities and the demonstrated ability to deliver on these opportunities using LEAN principles.

Who We Are

The Quality Control Framingham Hub organization supports the Quality Control Biologics

network globally in the area of Quality Control Technical Services (QCTS) and stability and

statistics support.  In addition, the Analytical Hub Quality Control department provides compliant and timely

testing support for various products, as well as facility environmental and critical utility

monitoring.

Where We Are

Our facility is in Framingham, Massachusetts and serves as the regional hub for development, testing, and release of Sanofi products. 

Framingham is a suburban/rural community located about 20 miles east of Worcester and 25 miles west of Boston in beautiful, affordable Central Massachusetts with convenient highway access.

Job Highlights

The Director of QCTS is responsible to ensure compliant and efficient Quality Control operations. This position ensures that complex, explicit documentation for method validation protocols and technical reports are adherent to corporate standards and regulations and utilize appropriate experimental design and statistical analyses.   Identify potential problems and proactively suggest technical solutions based upon analytical expertise and knowledge of product/process.  Lead team to solve assay/analytically-related process problems.  Determine technical objectives and approaches to assignment.

Function in a project leadership role, guiding the successful completion of major projects.  Employ in-depth technical knowledge to define and manage laboratory studies on investigations of quality control procedures.

Contribute substantially to the understanding, application, and interpretation of results.  Develop project strategy. Work with department head toward long-range goals and objectives. Assignments are often selfinitiated.  Interface with external regulatory agencies as required.

This role also ensures a focus on maintaining a strong safety and compliance culture.  Reports to the North America Analytical QC Hub head with people leadership responsibilities for staff of 7 to 10 scientists.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a science or technical discipline

  • At least 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry

  • 8 to 10+ years of experience with people leadership (supervisory) responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications

• Member in professional affiliations (e.g. PDA, etc.)

• Demonstrated success in leading organizational and cultural change.  Demonstrated

success in leading organizational and cultural change.

• Lean Transformation Experience.

• Experience and Working Knowledge with SMS / Lean tools.

  • SMS / Lean Certification.
  • Advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in a science or technical discipline.

Terms of Employment

Approximately 10% travel for site visits, vendor relationship management, conferences and training.

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.

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