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cPertussis Bulk Vaccine Manufacturing Shift Manager (Night Shift, 12 month contract)

Toronto, Canada

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cPertussis Bulk Vaccine Manufacturing Shift Manager (Night Shift, 12 month contract)

Reference #: R2500497

Department: cP Bulk Manufacturing

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Employment Type: Fixed Term , 1 year contract


Friday 10pm – Saturday 6am

Saturday 10pm – Sunday 6am

Sunday 10pm – Monday 6am

Monday 10pm to Tuesday 6am

Tuesday 10pm – Wednesday 6am

About Sanofi Pasteur

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to human vaccines. Our driving goal is to protect people from infectious diseases by creating safe and effective vaccines.  Our company distributes more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year, making it possible to vaccinate more than 500 million people across the globe.  Sanofi Pasteur offers the broadest range of vaccines in the world, providing protection against 20 bacterial and viral diseases.

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.  With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Position Summary:

The Shift Manager (Component Pertussis Vaccine Manufacturing) is responsible for the production of component Pertussis (cP) including fermentation, harvest, purification,media, washing and sterilizing according to production plans and in compliance with cGMP.  The incumbent is responsible for managing the daily acitivities of unionized staff in a cGMP facility in compliance with company policies.  This includes responsibility for the schedulingand execution of all operations with adequate level of GMP documentation required to release the products.  This includes adherence to SOPs, cGMP and HSE procedures.

Position Accountabilites:

Planning and Execution

  • Ensures detailed schedule including indirect activity of media, washing & sterilizing, in conjunction with the direct activities of fermentation, harvesting and purification
  • Ensures availability of raw materials, accuracy of inventory & recipes, trained staff, adequate SAP-trained staff, & maintenance & availability of validated facility and equipment
  • Responsible for maintaining, completing and releasing Batch Packaging Records (BPR)Ensure communication with day shift manager , and across shifts communication                            

cGMP Compliance & Quality

  • Works with QOOQ and QOSA; ensure compliance with GMP requirements, develop quality continuous improvement initiatives, develop staff quality culture and GMP knowledge
  • Ensures standards operating procedures (SOP) are current and adhered to and; ensures staff training records are complete and current.         

Continuous Improvement

  • Follows & enhances lean management systems established for Bulk; ensures continuous improvement processes; identifies root cause of production problems; identifies non-value added activities, other waste and potential improvements in process efficiency, quality and/or yield; implements solutions or changes via change control; plans and manages facility and organization improvements

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum BSc in Microbiology/Biochemistry/Related Science
  • Experience managing or leading a pharma/GMP production team
  • Ability to communicate and work with a very broad spectrum of professional and technical staff to effectively manage in an efficient and practical manner.
  • Flexibility to plan and work with rapidly changing business needs and ability to troubleshoot and resolve as a subject matter expert.
  • Min 3 years’ experience within GMP/pharma/manufacturing environment.

Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants.  Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

Thank you in advance for your interest.

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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