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Director Quality- Drug Substance

Waltham, Massachusetts

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The Director of Supplier Quality manages a team responsible for providing quality oversight of cGMP activities at Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) and service providers used to manufacture, package and distribute clinical and/or commercial product. This individual is part of a multifunctional team and works within the Quality organization to ensure appropriate scientific, regulatory, and quality standards are followed to assure product quality and compliance.  Activities include oversight of process performance qualifications, technology transfers, pre-approval inspection readiness at contract sites, investigations, change controls, and batch disposition. The Executive Director of Supplier Quality provides strategic leadership, direction, and is responsible for fostering a culture of quality and continuous improvement.  Role requires some travel both domestic and international.


Ensure that functional areas of responsibility are staffed, organized, and resourced to ensure GxP obligations are fulfilled

Provide leadership, guidance and direction to staff consistent with GxP and company quality governance

Coach and mentor staff in all aspects of their job performance and career development including training, feedback, rewards and disciplinary action

Collaborate with senior management, peers and team to establish priorities that are aligned with business objectives

Provides expert input into quality issues associated with ongoing operations, projects, and programs; demonstrate knowledge of biologics manufacturing and testing requirements in an evolving regulatory environment

Identify quality improvement opportunities and implement solutions

Provide input into the department budget (forecasting, headcount allocation, spending), as required

Interface with external regulatory agencies as required

Represent Bioverativ quality management during internal and external audits and inspections

Travel to CMOs to support Bioverativ products, as needed

Participate in routine internal and external Operations Meetings

Provide pre-approval inspection readiness support including on-site support of CMOs, as needed

Develop and maintain positive relationships and network effectively across functional areas

Establish/maintain key performance indicators (KPIs) for CMOs within area of responsibility, monitor performance, and promptly address undesirable trends

Sponsor and direct the development of projects to improve quality assurance processes related to Bioverativ products; Partner with applicable functions (Manufacturing Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing Sciences, Supply Chain)

Maintain an external network of expertise and represent the site and company in professional organizations

Comply with Company Safety Program, including Health and Safety regulations and OSHA requirements


Bachelor’s degree is required. Masters is preferred or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.

Minimum 8 years pharmaceutical / biotechnology industry experience. Demonstrated success in working cross-functionally in a matrix organization; minimum 4 years’ experience within a Quality role.


Experience working with external partners (e.g. CMOs, packaging sites and distributors)

Demonstrate strong leadership capabilities, but also the ability to actively listen

Experience with biologics drug substance and drug product manufacturing processes, including aseptic processing; additional experience with finished goods packaging and distribution operations is ideal

Ability to influence in a matrix organization

Understanding of and ability to apply pharmaceutical/biotech cGMP regulations and guidance using a risk-based approach        

Manage through ambiguity, work independently and prioritize the workload with minimal direction

Exude a passion for relationship building both inside and outside the company

Demonstrate excellent communication skills both internally and externally

Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced and dynamic environment

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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