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Factory Control Tower Transformation Leader M/F

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Responsibilities

Le contenu du poste est libellé en anglais car il nécessite de nombreuses interactions avec nos filiales à l’international, l'anglais étant la langue de travail.

Mission:

Vaccines Industrial Affaires (VIA) is accelerating the transformation of its manufacturing assets through adoption of digital capability. VIA is ambitioning to fully integrate Digital capabilities & culture within its operations to boost business growth and profitability in 2025+.

This digital acceleration program is part of the overall VIA Performance roadmap and is aiming to leapfrog the competition by 2025. The program dimension reaches 100m€ over 5 years with 70 FTE mobilization annually and impacts the totality of VIA employees (8.000) and embarks an extended team of approximately 100 persons.

The capacity of being able to streamline manufacturing and supply process thanks to advanced analytics and augmented control tower is a core capability of VIA digital ambition.

The role is accountable to lead digital transformation of supply and manufacturing thanks to digital solution like Factory Control Tower (FaCT) or E2E Inventory Dashboard as well as related scheduling/supervision MVPs. As such, he/she will lead across VIA:

  • Master planning across sites

  • Solutions Global Ownership & Global Governance

  • Strategy alignment and business benefit realization

  • Technology & compliance risk management

  • Training, change management and Communication

The position is integrated in the global site digital network and VIA digital network. Given importance of data flows, he/she is accountable for ensuring proper prioritization of data ingestion into IA datalake. As such will chair the VIA instance in charge of reviewing connection of VIA data sources to IA Datalake.

Key accountabilities (4 to 6 key accountabilities):

Strategy definition & roadmap execution:

  • Leads definition strategy & roadmap for roll-out of digital solution in scope throughout VIA in compliance with overall digital roadmap and in accordance to expected productivity improvement

  • Ensures solution and standards alignment with processes and strategy closely with Business Process Owners (from global functions and sites)

  • Oversees all the sites roll-out and provides a consolidated progress report to VIA Digital Board, VIA Management Committee and VSC management committee

  • Drives strategic workforce planning in his respective domain in direct link with VIA site heads as well as function heads (VSC)

  • Maintain up to date competitive intelligence regarding digital supply chain

  • Contributes to project/budget definition and follows up with ITS and greater IA organization (especially datalake team)

System Ownership & Governance:

  • Monitors usage of the core models (FaCT) by all sites and engage mitigations VIA management committee when needed

  • Leads design and build of new digital solution in the scope of responsibility (E2E Inventory dashboard, Plant Supervision, Detailed Scheduling)

  • Consolidates, arbitrates and prioritizes systems evolution requests from VIA network

  • Given importance of data flows, he/she is accountable for ensuring proper prioritization of data ingestion into IA datalake. As such will chair the VIA instance in charge of reviewing connection of VIA data sources to IA Datalake

  • Lead the design and implementation of proper operating model to ensure sustainable adoption of the digital solution (organizational impacts on site, strategic partnerships with external providers)

  • Is responsible for consolidated technology and compliance risks and is accountable to report through the appropriate channels

Leadership and business value realization:

  • Defines and leads the build of deployment package to accelerate digital solution adoption across sites (including but not limited to: external partners, methodology, applicable standards, timelines, budget, resource planning)

  • Catalyses business transformation associated to business value realization plan of the respective digital solution under scope

  • Ensures site and functional readiness before kick-off of any roll-out: site project team preparation, site alignment with the standard process in order to avoid any request for modification of the standard system

  • In the early stage of the digital program he/she is leading more directly site roll-out to create traction and put product implementation into motion

  • As such he/she is involved in competency planning and dynamic staffing coordination of booster leader community relative to the capability under responsibility

  • Oversees the roll-out of the various digital product in scope by the respective Site Booster Leaders in site digital teams

  • Ensures business value identification and realization throughout the program

Change management and Communication:

  • Contributes to assess high level Human and Organizational Impacts on sites to prepare the change management

  • Drives & maintains Key users community knowledge

  • Communicates on core models evolution and prioritization

  • Ensures cascading of roll-out roadmap

Scope and dimensions:

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

  • Global Accountability on the Digital Solution adoption for VIA. Trans functional & International exposure

  • Approx. 5.000k€ budget management (over next 5years) and with 10-20 FTE in project mode

  • Some activities and/or projects will require working with diverse teams geographically and will require flexibility in working hours and travel

Strong interfaces with:

  • Vaccine supply chain department (sites & global)

  • VIA leadership team (VIAC) as well as site leadership teams

  • VIA Digital team

  • Sanofi IA Factory 4.0/Engineering 4.0 and Core Systems organization

  • VIA Manufacturing Excellence network

  • Regulatory and vaccine supply chain management

Strategic Expectations and contribution:

  • Strategic workforce planning

  • Business case and value realization

  • Competitive intelligence

Education and experience:

Specific degree, duration of experience (Required to hold the job): Engineering or Science master degree with strong experience in manufacturing operations and executing large scale strategic programs. MBA would be a plus.

Previous experience - 10+ experience required with a bundle of:

  • Previous experience in Manufacturing, supply chain or QC activities

  • Operational experience in Supply chain or logistics

  • Experience in digital environment and with digital ways of working (agile, design thinking, MVP, experimentation) ideally with role as Product Owner

The mission requires:

  • Strong business and operational acumen (manufacturing operations, biological products, quality)

  • Ability to bridge highly technical issues with business ambition and strategic stakeholder

  • Extensive leadership to drive change

  • Solid interpersonal and engaging skills

  • Ability to push the envelope and challenge status quo

  • Lead competencies act for change, cooperate transversally, strive for results, think strategically

Key technical competencies and soft skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and engaging skills to drive work across cultures and at all levels from shop floor to senior management

  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal with practical results of methods and approaches that have proven effective

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, able to take risks to achieve desired outcomes

  • Ability to interact effectively with various internal and external stakeholders, including key experts in their fields

  • High level of autonomy

  • Strong industrial and manufacturing background

  • Lean and performance skills and mindset

  • Change management experience and the ability to shape and communicate vision

  • Able to lead / animate networks, teams and experts

  • Fluent in English (spoken & written)

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