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Head of Asset Management - Vaccines

date posted 03/31/2024
contract type Full time
job id R2729404
location Toronto, ON;Framingham, MA;


Sanofi Vaccines, Manufacturing & Supply has 10 manufacturing sites globally. The Head of Maintenance and Calibration will work in a matrix organization to drive engineering performance improvements across these manufacturing sites, implementing best practices, and standardizing ways of working across


  • Act as a lead within Sanofi’s Global Maintenance Community, collaborating in a matrix organization with site engineering teams and other global engineering business units

  • Define and align best-in-class, Sanofi maintenance management standards, asset performance metrics, and improvement objectives across all Vaccine sites

  • Support the development of multiyear, continuous, site maintenance improvement programs aligned to VDM management methodologies

  • Drive the development of site master plans and reliability strategies across all Vaccines sites including strategy plans, obsolescence plans, OEE, spare parts management, etc.

  • Collect and drive efficiencies to reduce site’s Total Maintenance Costs (TMC)

  • Where needed support Maintenance, Compliance, and Performance (MCP) site projects to ensure sites maintain their cost competitive advantage

  • Partnering with sites and Procurement align a global standard organization and resource sourcing strategy to provide agile support for maintenance, calibration and project delivery

  • Partnering with Global Asset Management to standardize a digital asset management environment, including CMMS, calibration programs and predictive maintenance strategy

  • Partnering with HSE support the development on sustainable site objectives to meet Sanofi’s Planet Care objectives to reduce energy consumption, CO2 emissions, and reduce water usage

  • Champion a safety first, quality always culture across the organization including regular maintenance and project specific activities

  • Actively participate as a GMP asset management SME across both internal cross-function communities and external professional organizations to exchange and promote innovation


  • Global Engineering Team

  • Vaccines Manufacturing Site Engineering Teams

  • Other Global Business Units (GBU) Maintenance Leaders

  • Procurement

  • HSE

  • Quality

  • Digital, IT/IS

  • R&D and MSAT


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, Operations, or other similar, relevant disciplines

  • Minimum of 10 years in Engineering experience, having spent time at complex site or Sites and in a function with responsibility for maintenance, calibration and asset management

  • Experience of coaching, developing and influencing people at different levels of the organization in a matrix organization

  • Command of change management methodologies at leadership level

  • Ability to work transversally: cross-culturally and cross-functionally

  • Ability to lead and drive global standardization

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to facilitate complex workshops and trainings and experience working with senior leaders within an organization

  • Lead, influence and engage stakeholders regardless of hierarchical position and build effective working relationships

  • Proven capabilities in program management

  • Good functional knowledge on business processes

  • Fluency in English


  • High autonomy and strong transversal capabilities

  • Strategic vision/value creation understanding

  • Languages: French a strong advantage

  • Ability to travel occasionally both domestically and internationally

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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