Sanofi Group Operations Project Manager (FFIP) in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

Operations Project Manager (FFIP)


Operations Project Manager (FFIP)

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, provides more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year, making it possible to immunize more than 500 million people across the globe. A world leader in the vaccine industry, Sanofi Pasteur offers a broad range of vaccines protecting against 20 infectious diseases. The company's heritage, to create vaccines that protect life, dates back more than a century. Sanofi Pasteur is the largest company entirely dedicated to vaccines. Every day, the company invests more than EUR 1 million in research and development. For more information, please visit: or

Sanofi Pasteur SAand 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.


Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals as they relate to the operations area.This includes reviewing detailed project plans, change management and communication strategies and activities and budget management for implementation.

Support all appropriate Support Functions and Manufacturing as the dedicated lead for a designated area in FFIP (Fill, Formulation, Inspection, and Packaging) to ensure all elements necessary to achieve the desired goals and objectives are attained. Key responsibilities include owning all facets of the project management process so as to ensure company objectives of safety, diminished deviations, and/or non-conformances occur.

The operations project manager is responsible for making sure that all departments come together in a timely manner to complete the operations activities. This requires the ability to schedule tasks and coordinate with various team members to accomplish the results. The completed project may require different tasks to be performed by different teams. The PM is therefore responsible for possessing the ability to foresee the entire project as a whole at all times to ensure operations goals and activities are achieved. This role is a designated leadership role as indicated by the core required skill-set and competencies noted below.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the planning and implementation of the operations portion of a project

  • Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables through inclusion of Operations information

  • Define project tasks and resource requirements for operations

  • Develop full scale project plans for operations

  • Assemble and coordinate project staff between functions and operations

  • Manage project budget – if applicable for operations

  • Manage project resource allocation for operations

  • Plan and schedule project timelines for operations

  • Track project deliverables using appropriate tools for operations

  • Provide direction and support to project team for operations

  • Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders for operations

  • Present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions for operations

  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs for operations

  • Project evaluations and assessment of results


Candidate will work closely with multiple functions within Swiftwater and potential other locations with the Sanofi family including all support functions for FFIP and all aspects within FFIP. Additional duties may be assigned commensurate with performance or due to business need.

Role Activities By Level/Tasks

Operations and Project Management:

  • Lead project teams in operations.

  • Review project schedules and related information.

  • Create, track and maintain high quality, integrated project plans for the operations area.

  • Communicate deliverables and plan information to key stakeholders.

  • Applying best practice project management.

  • Develop and manage Performance Goals and reporting.

  • Manage deliverables storage in designated Team Site of project deliverables and related documentation.

  • Manage budget status for projects, provide summaries and coordinate with other operational areas, as / where requested.

  • Create executive presentations, as needed and assist Learning Operations with organizing operating reviews, management presentations and business information for requested Groups.

  • Escalate project issues to senior team when appropriateManufacturing

  • Lead / Assist with development of PFMEA’s (Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis) to identify risk areas.

  • Lead / Assist with development of and assist with control plan development, where required, to reduce on-going potential incidents.

  • Recommend methods for improving utilization of personnel, material, and equipment.

Customer Relations / Interface

  • Direct interface with suppliers, where necessary, for supply chain activities.

  • Act as liaison with supporting groups to fulfill the Operational Excellence goals.

Product/Process Development

  • Communicate with management and user personnel to develop project and design standards.

  • Assist in developing Gap Assessments to identify possible Gaps.

  • Familiarity with process requirements that lead to accomplishment of validation activities for new and existing products a must.


  • Support and develop the commercialization plans for each projects


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering, Manufacturing or Technical discipline and 8 years of experience as outlined below or

  • Master’s degree Engineering or Technical discipline and 5 years of experience as outlined below or

  • PhD. Engineering or Technical discipline and 4 years of experience outlined below:


  • Direct experience in Manufacturing Engineering in a cGMP and/or ISO compliant facility.

  • Clean-room operations and protocol experience

  • Direct operations/floor experience

  • Experience in the Manufacturing environment with hands-on experience in manufacturing processes, project management techniques and Lean Six Sigma competencies.

  • Process Control and experience using process control and analytics software

  • Project Management Professional body of knowledge (PM BOK) and Quality Management System principals is a must.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Highly-motivated, self-starter with excellent organizational and communication skills.

  • Experience in leading cross-functional teams

  • Strong interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, active listening, and relationship management skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills: Ability to clearly and effectively present information

  • Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with all levels, including executive management

  • Strong project management skills: Lead and manage projects from concept to completion in a matrix environment

  • Experienced working in an ambiguous and changing environment

  • Qualification in project management or equivalent

  • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management

  • Knowledge of project management techniques and tools

  • Direct work experience in project management capacity

  • Proven experience in people management

  • Proven experience in strategic planning

  • Proven experience in risk management

  • Proven experience in change management

Job: Engineering & Maintenance

Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Swiftwater

Job Posting: Sep 30, 2016, 3:31:32 PM

Job Type: Regular

Employee Status: Regular