cP89E Afternoon Shift Manager

Job type: Full-Time
Accepting BioReady™: Yes
Category: General Management, Operations and Administration
Education: Bachelor
Experience: 0-3 Years
Employer: Sanofi
Location: Toronto, ON
Posted: November 23, 2021
Closes: December 23, 2021

Job description:

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.


The B89E afternoon shift  manager is responsible for the production of fermentation and harvest of antigens in cP according to production plans and in compliance with cGMP.  The incumbent is responsible for managing the daily activities of unionized staff in a cGMP facility in compliance with company policies.  This includes responsibility for the scheduling and execution of all operations with adequate level of GMP documentation required to release the products.  This includes adherence to SOPs, cGMP and HSE procedures.

Key accountabilities

  • Planning and Execution:
  • Ensure the good execution of the production schedule.
  • Ensures detailed schedule of fermentation and harvest operations.
  • Ensures availability of raw materials, accuracy of inventory & recipes, trained staff, adequate SAP-trained staff, & maintenance & availability of validated facility and equipment.
  • Ensures production orders and SAP transaction and SPC data entries are maintained in a timely manner; share responsibilities for monitoring SPC, data review and control.
  • Monitors & communicates planned and actual fermentation deliveries, and operations using visible metrics.
  • Monitors & communicates planned and actual antigen deliveries, and operations using visible metrics.
  • Ensures daily presence on the shop floor.
  • Responsible for maintaining, completing and releasing BPR’s.
  • Assist in the annual departmental operating budget and non-strategic capital investment and monitor against spending.
  • Ensure communication across department forupstream operation topics  (escalation, cascading).
  • Ensure B89E project deliverables are completed on timeand on budget.

cGMP Compliance & Quality:

  • Works with QOOQ and QOSA; ensure compliance with GMP requirements, develop quality continuous improvement initiatives, develop staff quality culture and GMP knowledge.
  • Ensures standards operating procedures are current and adhered too; that production records are accurate and reviewed and signed by an authorized person; adherence to policy; compliance of facilities & equipment; process deviations and environmental incidents are minimized and root causes are identified and corrected; ensures staff training records are complete and current.
  • Ensure the areas, labs and documentation are inspection ready.

People and Development:

  • Organizes and develops staff to ensure a high performing team; establishes, monitors and provides individual feedback on staff objectives; ensures training of staff according to training plans and to continue to develop their competencies; coach staff on personal development goals and document follow up.
  • Contributes to the cP Bulk  management team, communicates and co-operates with other departments to obtain consensus and ensure appropriate service levels.
  • Hire new employees and follow company’s disciple procedures; responsible for attendance management and time reporting system.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Follows & enhances lean management systems established for Bulk; ensures continuous improvement processes; identifies root cause of production problems; identifies non-value added activities, other waste and potential improvements in process efficiency, quality and/or yield; implements solutions or changes via change control; plans and manages facility and organization improvements.
  • Provides metrics and other reports as requested.
  • Participates in special projects for production process improvement projects to simplify processes, meet GMP requirements, address inspection observations, new technologies and reduce costs to assist in development and quality goals.

Accountable for a safe workplace by supervising and monitoring compliance with employment and health & safety legislation to ensure:

  • That employees work within the policies, procedures and regulations including responding promptly to all health and safety concerns or incidents; critical incidents and accidents are reported to the appropriate authorities; potential safety and health hazards are identified and known by staff and that protective equipment and clothing are required and are used; continuous EHS awareness and improvement by integrating team with site and Bulk initiatives
  • Cooperation with and assistance to the EHS management and Joint Health and Safety Committee in carrying out their functions.

Scope and dimensions

  • Shift size : up to 12 Union staff
  • Oversees Upstream operations in Building 89E
  • Ensure consistency of communication across team
  • Concentrate and distribute information / actions  across department for upstream and downstream topics (equipment, process, initiatives)
  • Production of cP antigens in Building 89E

Education and Experience

  • Preferred post-graduate in Microbiology/Biochemistry/Engineering or Related Science
  • Minimum BSc in Microbiology/Biochemistry/Related Science with experience and additional business and management training.
  • Competencies (LEAD model) – key competencies the job holder will be evaluated on:
  • Cooperate transversally
  • Act for change
  • Commit to customers
  • Strive for results
  • Make decisions
  • Lead teams
  • Develop people
  • Think strategically

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.


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