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Deputy Director, Inspection and Audit Readiness - Vaccine

Pearl River, New York



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  • Responsible for the establishment and leadership of the Inspection and Audit Readiness program.

  • Ensure the site is always inspection and audit ready.

  • Manage regulatory body inspections, GQA, internal Site Self Inspection (SSI) program, and the process of responding to observations, CAPA creation/closure.

  • Responsible for issuing CAPAs for Post License Commitments (PLC).

  • Manage and publish site KPIs related to inspections, internal and corporate audits, and PLCs.

Key Accountability:

  • Responsible for the establishment and leadership of the Inspection and Audit program (internal and corporate) by ensuring a constant state of readiness.

  • Responsible for the coordination of regulatory body inspections, responses, CAPA creation, and follow-up.

  • Responsible to ensure executive management has clear visibility on the progress on regulatory body commitments

  • Site representative at the global inspection CoE.

  • Responsible for the PLC process.

  • Responsible for managing and publishing metrics for the site which are reported out locally, globally, and externally.

  • Builds and maintains a high performing team, providing effective alignment and communication with functional groups at the site and at other manufacturing sites, to successfully deliver on all commitments.


  • This position requires strong interpersonal skills to manage multiple and often conflicting priorities. 

  • Must have strong leadership and negotiation skills to drive the remediation of identified deficiencies according to the scheduled commitment dates. 

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Must be able to make balanced quality decisions. 

  • Must have the ability to communicate verbally and in written format effectively through multiple layers of the organization. 

  • Must be able to think strategically.


Breadth of responsibility (global/regional/country/site):

  • Responsible for PSc Pearl River, NY and Meriden, CT sites with close interaction with Swiftwater, PA. 

  • Will also link with Sanofi’s global forums, such as CoEs.

Financial dimensions: This position does not have budgetary responsibility and purchasing authority

Human Resources dimensions: This position does not have direct reports

Statistical Dimensions: 

  • This position is responsible for oversight of the preparation and execution of 2-3 Regulatory body inspections, and at least one Global Quality Audit each year. 

  • Management of 15-20 Site Self Inspections per year. 

  • Follow up of up to 50 regulatory and GQA audit commitments each year dependent on activity.

  • The individual must interact successfully within the highly energized production and regulatory environments. 

  • The individual interacts regularly with regional counterparts on inter-site activities relating to inspection management and metric preparation and reporting.

  • The individual must be able to communicate clearly inspection risks and mitigation plans, cGMP requirements and site status on inspection preparation.

  • Freedom to act, autonomy in decision making


  • Bachelor's Degree in life sciences or a similar discipline. 

  • A minimum 5 years’ experience in a cGMP controlled/pharmaceutical industry, including at least 5 years’ experience a regulated Quality environment. 

  • Thorough knowledge of cGMPs and regulatory requirements.

  • Experience interacting with regulatory agencies and health authority inspections. 

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and leadership/teamwork abilities are required. 

  • A strong customer focus and ability to prioritize and adapt to business needs are required.

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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