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Manufacturing Specialist Principal

date posted 08/04/2020
contract type Full time
job id R2561814
location Massachusetts; Framingham, Massachusetts

**Monday- Friday- 1st shift position. Weekends and holidays as per business needs**

**Strong experience in deviation and change control**

**Working with cross-functional teams**

The Principle Manufacturing Specialist uses expert knowledge of compliance and GXP manufacturing processes to manage critical investigations, major improvement initiatives, and site-wide projects within biologics and/or biosurgery.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Practices and promotes safe work habits and adheres to Sanofi’s safety procedures and guidelines.
  • Manages cross-functional teams to drive timely, complex investigation closure, determine root cause and implement appropriate corrective and preventative actions.
  • Takes an active role in deviation reduction and/or continuous improvement with a right-first-time mentality.
  • Utilizes subject matter expertise and investigation skills to identify and resolve manufacturing issues, improve process operations and affect positive change.
  • Initiates, designs, and implements changes to electronic master and batch production records.
  • Works with team to perform multiple complex document revisions and tasks to ensure timely completion of investigations, corrective actions, or major projects.
  • Ability to delegate, level-load assignments, and attend meetings in the absence of management.
  • Develops new Manufacturing Specialists.
  • Makes decisions and defines objectives and prioritization of assignments independently.
  • Works independently with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Leads cross-functional continuous improvement efforts in partership with Engineering, Validation, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Facilities, Metrology, Manufacturing Sciences and Technology, and Information Technology.
  • Expertly utilizes Microsoft office applications.
  • Creates and presents trending and metrics reports.
  • Provides direction to the Manufacturing Specialist in the absence of the operations manager.

*Core/Key Responsibilities may differ among employees with same job title and may change over time in accordance with business needs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • HS/GED or equivalent with 10-12 years' of experience in cGXP manufacturing environment--or--Bachelor’s degree with 8-10 years' of experience.
  • Subject matter expertise in biologics manufacturing.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated understanding of GXP and how it applies to specific responsibilities and manufacturing operations.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with deviation and/or change management systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross functional teams and facilitate team meetings.
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement robust cost- or time-savings projects.
  • Experience with electronic manufacturing execution systems, system interfaces, and periferals.
  • Experience authoring and reviewing standard operating procedures, on-the-job-trainings and other controlled documents.
  • Experience in troubleshooting, investigation and root cause analysis in a GXP environment.

Special Working Conditions

  • Ability to gown and gain entry to classified 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.

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