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Head of Drug Substance Manufacturing Biologics US

Framingham, Massachusetts



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The Position

Sanofi is looking for an accomplished GMP drug substance manufacturing professional focusing on producing clinical supplies for biologics to be the head of the Drug Substance Manufacturing Biologics Group located in Framingham, MA.  Our facility in Framingham is part of the Global Drug Substance Manufacturing Biologics group within Sanofi and operates with the mission to deliver drug substance for clinical trials from Phase I to Phase III of Sanofi’s very diverse early and late-stage biologics pipeline.

We are looking for a candidate with excellent GMP, scientific & technical, communication, and leadership skills. Our facility in Framingham is unique to house both fed batch and elements of intensified continuous manufacturing. The candidate will be expected to develop strategy, plan and execute implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies (in fed batch as well as continuous or integrated processes). In addition, as a senior leader of the Biologics Development Framingham organization, he/she is expected to work collaboratively and transversely with other leaders throughout the global network to establish objectives, priorities and directions, and also represent the function in stakeholder meetings.


  • Lead a skilled group of Process Engineers, Technicians and Operators in upstream as well as downstream processing within a global GMP manufacturing organization.
  • Provide safe, effective and GMP compliant drug substance for clinical studies acc. to project timelines and needs.
  • Build and foster strong interfaces to global partner groups in France, Germany and the U.S. as well as collaborators in Cell Culture and Purification Process Development, BioAnalytics, Formulation and Industrial Affairs groups.
  • Develop and implement site specific long range as well as strategic planning including the realization of strategic projects.
  • Ensure effective  resource management within CAPEX, OPEX and staff.
  • Look for ways to improve effectiveness utilizing change management tools
  • Manage talent and people development within the organization.
  • Support the creation of high-quality CMC documentation for regulatory authorities and knowledge management.

Basic Qualifications 

  • PhD degree in Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering or Chemical Engineering or related field with a minimum of 12 years of relevant  experience or Master’s degree  with a minimum of 16 years of relevant  industrial experience
  • Experience in managing a team (either within a line function or a cross-functional project team).
  • Experience in executing complex projects to aggressive timelines with the ability to adapt to rapid changes in project priorities.
  • Experience with  GMP regulations, a broad understanding of process sciences, mammalian cell cultures, protein chemistry and biochemistry.
  • Extensive experience in compliance and GMP manufacturing with a proven track record in health authority quality audits.
  • Strong skills in change management.
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry within commercial manufacturing of biologics based on mammalian cell culture
  • Experience in continuous manufacturing processes.
  • Experience with LEAN principles
  • Experience leading change initiatives

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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