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Vaccines - DSP Technology Platform Head M/F

Swiftwater, Pennsylvania



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Under the direction of Global MTech Process Science & Technology Excellence Head, the Global DSP Technology Platform Head is a transversal function:

  • Holding scientific and industrial expertise in Down Stream Processing manufacturing technologies, both current and next generation, in connection with the Bacteriology and Virology Technology Platform Heads
  • Aiming at evaluating and supporting the implementation of new and innovative (incremental or disruptive) technologies to the vaccine domain, applicable to both bacterial and viral vaccine manufacturing processes, in connection with the External Science & Techno Platform Head

Key Accountabilities:

Define the Manufacturing strategies, contributing to the overall Product CMC strategies

  • Contribute to the definition of the DSP part of the Product CMC Roadmap
  • Support accordingly the implementation of DSP technologies jointly with the Bacteriology, Virology and External Science & Techno Global Platform Heads, and GBIE Community
  • Contribute to following-up key collaborations with internal (e.g. VITA) or external bodies (academic laboratories, start-up, big suppliers)
  • Manage the update of the Techno List and bring his expertise:
    • Support and coordinate manufacturing strategy implementation in the frame of CMC strategy implementation, including Tech Transfer
    • Coordinate and define Best Practices namely contribute to Industrial Techno & Process Standards including Evolutive Facility requirements
    • Coordinate the DSP expert network within Sanofi Pasteur and across Sanofi to influence and define the VIA mid and long-term technology visions
    • Mentors with scientific and technical knowledge within SP community (MTech: SPP, others and beyond: i.e. Manufacturing, R&D) and within Sanofi group as needed. Contribute to knowledge
    • Provides expertise to SP (R&D, Mfg, E2E), Sanofi group and external such as Health Authorities lobbying
    • Contribute to complex Troubleshooting

Scope and dimensions:

  • Breadth of responsibility (global/regional/country/site): Global – 5 countries in the internal scope (MLE, VdR, TOR, SWR, PILAR, SHA, PS) and external business
  • Freedom to act, level of autonomy: Wide autonomy as long as the actions are in line with the industrial strategy, the objectives and SP guidelines
  • Competencies (LEAD model) – key competencies the job holder will be evaluated on (HOW in 9box)
  • Act for Change/ Cooperate transversally, Think strategically, Make decisions (or give all to facilitate the decisions), Commit to customers, Develop people, team spirit
  • Skills: Scientific and technical background focused on DSP (mainly chromatography, liquid/liquid & solid/liquid separative technology, continuous mode, SUT, filtration incl nanofiltration), Network Leadership, Communication, Negotiation, Intercultural relationship skills, oriented cost & finance

Education and experience:

  • Master’s degree in Biochemical/Chemical Engineering, with preferably a PhD, >15 year experience in biotechnology and/or vaccine industry in R&D and Industrial manufacturing (wide technical expertise’s), project management, team management always in an international ecosystem
  • Skills: Scientific and technical background focused on DSP (mainly chromatography, liquid/liquid & solid/liquid separative technology, continuous mode, SUT, filtration incl nanofiltration)

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