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Project Leader, Adjuvant Manufacturing Project

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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Summary of purpose/major responsibilities

In accordance with Sanofi Pasteur’s strategy and priorities, lead and manage the end to end Adjuvant manufacturing retrofit Project for the Swiftwater, USA site from basic engineering to commercial production ramp up.

Accountable for successful project delivery on time, within budget and in full compliance with the international regulations and Sanofi Policies. In full alignment and consistency with the Project Management Policies.

Key accountabilities

  • Lead the execution of the Adjuvant manufacturing retrofit project during all phases of engineering, validation and licensure (up to ready for commercial operations) in accordance with safety, quality, performance, cost and Schedule objectives of the project.
  • E2E Project leader may be assigned additional tasks/projects based on the work load  and spacing of project activities.
  • Ensure project governance and decision making route agreed upon, communicated, and respected by all project stake holders.
  • Ensure the projects resources availability for the different project steps, with strong focus on resource articulation between Global engineering and Maintenance (GEM), Site Technical Services, M. Technology, Quality Operations, Biologics Operations, HR, Regulatory Affairs, ITS, and Procurement.
  • Support the implementation of the regulatory strategy.
  • Ensure the raw material availability for all consumables for validation, start-up, and readiness for commercial production.
  • Ensure timely issue/conflict resolution, enabling project work stream leaders to meet project commitments
  • Ensure that a risk management approach is defined and maintained up-dated all along the project stages; define and deploy the corresponding mitigation plan.
  • Lead and clear project stage gates in accordance with SWR/VIA project management process.
  • Promote production efficiency and investment costs optimization.
  • Work with Program leader to represent and interact with external agencies –USG, Vendors, SP global functions.
  • Accountable for project reporting as defined by Sanofi processes/USG contract.

Context of the job/major challenges

Highlight the most significant aspects of the environment that affects the job. Describe the most important problems to resolve to achieve the job’s major purpose.

Significant Aspects

  • Provide leadership to the project team to achieve project objectives.
  • Balance customer and project requirements
  • Managing multiple stakeholders and project team functions often with competing priorities.
  • Negotiating paths forward with various work streams.
  • Maintaining strategic focus in a dynamic, ever changing tactical environment.
  • Maintaining solid personal relationships in potentially challenging and adversarial situations.

Important problems to resolve to achieve the job’s major purpose

  • Meet project commitments


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  • The scope of this project is retrofitting B46 for Adjuvant manufacturing
  • This is a Tier 1 Large GMP project with estimated total project cost >$70 Million
  • Compliance with Swiftwater site, Sanofi Pasteur, and Sanofi Group project management standards.


    BS/BA in Engineering or Biological Sciences (or other technical degree) required. 

    7-10 years’ experience working in biological or aseptic filling, operations, or technology role

    3-5+ years’ experience leading projects or cross-functional teams in life sciences, biotechnology, or pharmaceutical company


    Leading large project teams

    Interacting with external/global stake holders

    Interpersonal skills to resolve , escalate issues, manage risks

    Financial and technical understanding to help the team to meet objectives, prepare reports and be a good communicator.  

    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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