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Deputy Director, Manufacturing Digital Execution & Design - Vaccine

date posted 05/05/2021
contract type Full time
job id R2597485
location Toronto, Canada

Reference No. R2592489
Position Title Deputy Director, Manufacturing Digital Execution & Design -Vaccine
Department: Digital

Location: Sanofi Pasteur Limited, Toronto, Ontario

Sanofi Pasteur: The world’s leading vaccine company

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to human vaccines. Our driving goal is to protect people from infectious diseases by creating safe and effective vaccines.  Our company distributes more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year, making it possible to vaccinate more than 500 million people across the globe.  Sanofi Pasteur offers the broadest range of vaccines in the world, providing protection against 20 bacterial and viral diseases.

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.  With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Position Overview:

We believe in a world where no one suffers or dies from a vaccine preventable disease.  Our vaccines help protect as many as half a billion lives each year against life-threatening infectious diseases at every stage of life. With our 15,000 employees worldwide, we seek to extend the protective power of vaccination to new infectious diseases while continuously improving existing vaccines to enhance health and wellbeing.

Manufacturing 4.0 is the next industrial revolution where big data and automation help drive efficiencies and enable best in class decision making.  Sanofi Pasteur has identified as a key priority for the business the roll out of digital manufacturing 4.0 initiatives across all sites.  As a result, a new digital team will be built to drive this transformative effort and cultural change for our vaccine site in Toronto.

The Deputy Director of Digital Design will serve in the role of a booster leader and is a primary point of contact for overseeing all manufacturing 4.0 projects, managing resources, team communication and meeting deadlines. This individual will work closely with the process owner, digital team and vendors on a daily basis as they manage people, delegate tasks and shepherd projects from start to finish.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Define digital project scope and plan the activities required for successful execution.

  • Remove barriers to progress and ensure all stakeholders are aligned.

  • Estimate workloads and budgets, draw up work schedules while taking into account resources.

  • Lead cross-functional project teams involving internal and external team members.

  • Prepare progress schedules and project reports for management, internal teams and others.

  • Serve as a conduit of information to all parties.

  • Communicate and elevate potential project issues and risks in a timely manner.

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate projects from start to finish according to schedule, specifications, and budget.

  • Lead, Supervise, motivate, and coach team members on multiple projects.

  • Participate as a member of the executive digital team to define and strategize site manufacturing 4.0 roadmap.

Key Qualifications:

Personal Qualities:

  • Negotiation skills for dealing with stakeholders and getting resources to agree with deadlines

  • Interpersonal skills, especially building relationships with stakeholders

  • Time management skills, strong communication capabilities and ability to deal with scope change

  • Business know-how, especially an understanding of how each project affects the business' goals

  • Basic account management skills, including proposal and quote creation

  • Analytical skills to evaluate projects and their risks

  • Strong collaboration skills and the ability to multitask effectively

  • Leadership skills and the ability to work with multiple people simultaneously


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in science/engineering or a related field


  • 5-8 years of similar leadership experience in the digital space (digital strategy, design and development, information architecture)

Key Technical Competencies/Soft Skills:

  • This position must interact successfully with a fast paced project team and have a good understanding of project management.

  • Prior working experience with Lean & Six sigma methodologies and tools a strong asset

  • Experience working with Manufacturing 4.0 tools and technology, strong data analytics and information architecture experience

  • Prior project management working experience a strong asset

  • Ability to balance priorities and resources.

  • Knowledge and understanding of quality practices and GMPs

  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills / tools to resolve issues in a manner that is customer focused; but without compromise to making good quality decisions.

  • Strong written and oral communications skills

  • Creative and active problem solver who is approachable, collaborative, outgoing and diplomatic

  • Highly organized and flexible, strong follow through IT literate and skillful Apple user: iPhone, MacBook, iPad and Google Apps

  • Enjoys working as part of and managing the creative team to complete projects Fluent English, French would be appreciated.

Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants.  Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

Thank you in advance for your interest.

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Sanofi, Empowering Life


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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