Sanofi Group Director NA Lean & Performance in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

Director NA Lean & Performance


Who We Are

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

Position Summary:

Lead, Coach and/or Guide actions and resources to ensure the optimization of Sanofi Manufacturing System and Lean performance within Americas Region (US/Canada/Mexico/Argentina)

Lead and Influence the Industrial performance organization at Americas Level.

Initiate and implement defined programs (lean workshops and breakthrough workshops) as well as continuous improvement actions plans.

Ensure the dissemination of competencies regarding methods, Lean and Project Management.

Lead and coordinate performance projects and programs at Americas regional level in concert with ongoing local and regional efforts

Contribute to promote the performance and method mindset.

Position Responsibilities:

Industrial Performance:

Improve processes, coordinate and drive initiatives to develop, implement and sustain cost reduction improvement, in reference to Sanofi Quality and HSE standards.

Drive and foster innovative organizational changes at Site and Regional level for production and Support Departments. Propose evolutions to reach the best breakthrough processes across the Sites.

Make sure that appropriate performance follow-up tools are implemented and consolidated in reference to corporate standards or to the Site/Regional requirements.

Manage the follow-up of the score card / monthly report and performance KPIs, analyze and ensure coordination of action plans regarding major deviations on OEE, Productivity, Plant Cycle Time, Yields.

Challenge all investment projects, as part of lean-by-design reviews, as far as performance analysis is concerned.

Increase performance of site equipment through improvement of existing and / or new design of production means.

Promote performance mindset at all levels of the organization through Lean events, standardization and simplification initiatives, collaborators priorities setting up and review, recognition system, learning organization.

Lean Programs:

Coordinate and lead the means and resources requirement for the optimization of Regional performance.

Promote Regional Lean Roadmap.

Cascade regionally IO Lean Program based on the plants challenges and priorities. Ensure the follow-up of the performance results and adapt action plan accordingly.

Lead multiple breakthrough events


Support setting up and update of the production capacity register.

Propose initiatives to implement successful troubleshooting and debottlenecking of process flows related to equipment.

Technical Competencies:

Understand business and financial impacts of operational and project issues; strategically, tactically and from a broad, conceptual perspective.

Ability to maintain strategic focus in a dynamic environment.

Ability to drive cost efficiencies while maintaining all safety, compliance and “time to market” objectives.

Strength in several LEAD Competencies - Think Strategically, Lead Teams, Act for Change, Strive for Results, Cooperate Transversally, Commit to Customers, Make Decisions

Soft Skills:


People Skills




Detail Oriented

Sanofi Pasteur SA 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.



Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Engineering

Minimum of 10 years of experience in implementing lean production processes.

Ability to do International travel

Job: Industrial Performance & Lean

Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Swiftwater

Job Posting: Sep 12, 2016, 12:32:09 PM

Job Type: Regular

Employee Status: Regular