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Lean Manufacturing Support Engineer - VIE Contract (W/M)

Waltham, Massachusetts

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iMove, the Sanofi VIE Program, is available to citizens of the European Economic Area (EU + Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland) aged between 18 and 28.

PLEASE NOTE that since this program is primarily an international development program, candidates cannot apply to a VIE assignment in their own country of citizenship.

PLEASE NOTE that applications that are only submitted in French cannot be considered by our non-French speaking partners at Sanofi worldwide.

Therefore, only applications that are submitted in English will be considered.

At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and is embedded in our Core Values. We respect the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our employees, patients and customers.

We are looking for: Lean Manufacturing Support Engineer - VIE Contract (W/M)

Target start date: 01/05/2023

Our Team:

The mRNA Internal Manufacturing team is Committed to deliver Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) clinical materials accordingly to the project roadmaps to achieve successful clinical trials. It is critical to be able to provide GMP doses as quick as possible to test new mRNA candidates and select new products to improve and protect the life of our patients. The teams are located both in France and in the US.

The VIE position is an integral part of internal GMP clinical manufacturing team. Experienced in Lean manufacturing, you will be responsible for improving the efficiency of the manufacturing organization based on the lean approach (principles, mindset, methodology, tools, routines) within the US cGMP Clinical manufacturing teams to secure and improve GMP clinical batches delivery.


  • Support the US GMP mRNA Manufacturing team to improve the routine processes to make more lean the way to produce mRNA clinical material for “Better efficiency & less stress”. To achieve that you will:
  • Identify all the processes required to manufacture GMP clinical batches: irritants, roadblocks, bottlenecks, non-added value, compliance issues with internal standard operating procedures
  • Lead team workshops to generate collectively realistic improvement initiatives
  • Drive the initiative action plan to develop and sustain the manufacturing performance
  • Promote a performance mindset (train and coach) within the team:
  • “welcome the problems” mindset and the problem solving methodologies
  • Collective performance-oriented team
  • Implement (train and coach) the adequate routines to manage:
  • Daily performance (key performance indicators, score card)
  • Team workload on a weekly basis
  • Anticipation to reduce as much as possible the urgencies and the unexpected events
  • Provide constant methodology support to the team
  • Contact actively with Sanofi Manufacturing System (SMS) network, share good practices and make proposals to implement the best practices at site level
  • Support Quality, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and other departments: Follow the Sanofi Quality requirement according to the approved SOP, Global quality directives/standard/Current GMP and other local requirements together with quality department. Support the related work of the quality department
  • Follow the Sanofi HSE requirement and support the related work of the HSE department


  • Master's degree in Industrial Engineering, Engineering/Science with lean certification desirable
  • A minimum of 1 year of full-time professional experience (at least 52 weeks) in a similar role, facilitating the implementation of lean tools and techniques in a lean /business excellence context, preferably in the pharma manufacturing industry
  • Strong experience in facilitation, change management and /or project management with an alternative function
  • Good understanding of business process (production, inventory control, cost analysis, finance, human resources) in a GMP environment
  • Fluent English mandatory
  • Proficiency with MS Office Package
  • Embrace change and innovation and initiate new and improved ways of working
  • Highly self-motivated and constant learning attitude
  • Collaborate effectively with peers, stakeholders and partners across the organization to positively impact business results
  • Seek on-going improvement of performance quality to creates sustainable added value
  • Understand, meet and exceed internal and external customer expectation to create positive impact

At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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