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Director Vaccines IA Training & Education

Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

Sanofi, a global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Our Sanofi Pasteur Swiftwater, PA site, where we both research and manufacture vaccines since 1897, has had a tremendous impact on global health and the quality of human life. Nestled among the Pocono Mountains in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania, Sanofi Pasteur is home to state-of-the-industry facilities—and a rich and unique history. Our Swiftwater campus is more than 500 acres, housing 44 buildings and encompassing more than one million square feet of building space. Many of our facilities, while bright and modern, still retain the rustic charm of the original stonework.

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Director Vaccines IA Training & Education

(Swiftwater, PA) The Director Vaccines IA Training & Education is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership for the regulated Good Practices (a.k.a. GXP) and Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) training programs within Vaccines Industrial Affairs (VIA), Commercial Operations and R&D, as well as providing oversight for the Security Training Program at the Swiftwater (SWR) site.

In specific, the incumbent is responsible for strategy, design, development, implementation, and maintenance of the GXP and HSE training programs in order to enable site personnel to perform their jobs effectively.  The role also provides leadership to the VIA Training and Education (T&E) staff  3 direct reports and 8 indirect reports who support both VIA-GXP and site-wide HSE training programs at the Swiftwater site.

Key Accountabilities:

*Designs and periodically revisits the Site Strategy for Training & Education, according to the Site strategical and tactical needs and considering the directions provided by Global /Corporate bodies like Sanofi Pasteur Quality Academy (SPQA) and others.

*Lead and oversee the VIA-GXP and HSE Training Programs to support the development and implementation of the strategic and tactical plans for training and performance improvement.  Ensure the VIA-GXP and Site HSE Training Programs are robust and effective.  Provide Security Training Program oversight.

*Responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership for VIA T&E staff: provide individual coaching and development, and ensure consistency of training program development.  Provide resources needed to ensure successful Instructional Design (ID) and delivery of training programs. This includes but is not limited to the implementation, maintenance and/or improvement of the necessary systems.  Also oversee the activities of the VIA Training Coordinators’ from the factories, and monitor their development.

*Influence VIA senior management decision-making and/or resource allocation through the presentation of data-driven reports on training activities and efforts; drive the analysis of current and potential training programs to determine their effectiveness and efficiency (e.g.: impact on business objectives/needs, employee satisfaction, benefit/cost ratio, etc.).

*In collaboration with the Deputy Director VIA Training, Deputy Director Training Systems, and/or other VIA leadership as applicable, develop and disseminate key training communications within the company and to external sites/partners, including strategies, plan, delivery, risks and mitigations.

*Strives for continuous improvement and take initiatives to recommend/develop innovative approaches to training strategies, tactics, and projects. As needed, interact with Global IA, HSE and other training affiliates

* Prepare and deliver presentations and reports to internal and external audiences including senior leadership.  Represent VIA T&E in the Sanofi Pasteur Quality Academy (SPQA) community of practice (a.k.a. SPQACommUNITY), and the North America (NA) Strategic Learning Council

Basic Qualification

*University Degree in Life Sciences, Engineering or Business - Advanced degree in Education preferred (M.Sc., Ph.D., etc.)

*10 years of training/education experience in a manufacturing and/or quality floor operations environment

 *7 years of experience in a cGMP regulated environment including knowledge and experience with biotech/pharmaceutical regulatory expectations and inspections

*5 years of leadership experience with demonstrated success in developing effective, competency-based technical training, and education programs and platforms

*3 years of experience in instructional design and/or e-Learning content design

*3 years of experience in learning measurement and evaluation

Preferred Qualifications:

*Desirable certifications include but are not limited to:*ATD® Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLC);*BPI® Critical Thinking & Root Cause Analysis Instructor license; ATD® certificates in Human Performance Analysis, Instructional Design, and/or Training Delivery; Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certificate Program

*Project Management Professional (PMP); etc.

* Lean Manufacturing training

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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