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Global Quality Genome Platform Head



Quality Assurance
Framingham, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2023

Global Quality Genome Platform Head

Framingham, Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts


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The Team:

The R&D Quality Operations department is a vital part of our business, thus an essential component to ensure the products arrive in good condition into the customer’s hands. Support growth of key products & secure supply by achieve on-time release, drive compliance remediation programs, anticipate supplier and CMO risks (e.g., supplier mono sourcing exit program, nitrosamines/ICHM7..) Enable launch of 30 products by 2028 by defining a clear Quality framework for launch units (e.g.: global guiding principles on quality requirements for new products at launch units, from end to end). Ensure inspection readiness by creatively solving problems with modern, flexible & sustainable solutions and build expertise on new techno & modalities.

The Role:

The Head of R&D Quality Genomic is responsible and accountable for all quality activities related to the Genomic Platform. The latitude of actions including all GMU Manufacturing Platform sites: Framingham, Lyon Gerland, Kiadis Amsterdam, contract organizations (CMOs). Leads and manages the Quality strategy within the R&D Genomic site’s network to ensure that drug development and manufacturing activities are following the Global Quality standards and applicable regulatory requirements and GMP principles as appropriate.

*Focus on growth: Secure release cycle time by process optimization and focus the effort on where we have real quality risks and decrease workload (Minor dev…). Anticipate and remediate supplier and CMO risks

*Accelerate efficiency:Simplify, harmonize the processes across the platform and …then digitize Quality

*Reinvent how we work: Equip your team with the skills/capabilities needed for future success. Switching to a proactive Quality mind-set by implementing new operating models and continuous improvement culture.

*Enhance partnership with operational unis and across all responsible sites.

*Lead with innovation: Define a clear Quality framework for new products with development phase adapted approach and defining the guiding principles on quality requirements for new product launches from end to end.

*This position is critical to develop and lead a first-class Quality support team for Genomics Medicine R&D operations from preclinical to submission to launch Sanofi’s cell and gene therapy portfolio.

Job Highlights:

  • Leads implementation of the Sanofi Quality Policy and the Quality systems in R&D Genomic.
  • Integrates risk management principles into Quality systems, develops and supervises Quality programs and ensures inspection readiness in all responsible sites.
  • Defines and develops the quality organization by ensuring optimal use of resources, development of competencies and appropriate interfaces within the company
  • Assesses performance of Quality Management in conjunction with operational management.
  • Ensures appropriate training and support for the preparation and realization of inspections in the sites and development units
  • Ensures appropriate quality input and support for business projects, e.g., new business integration.
  • Ensures the implementation of annual quality programs in a multi-year plan.
  • Drives continuous improvement of the Quality concepts, promotes innovation, best practices, and system performance in their operational area.
  • Ensures adequate relationship with regulatory authorities.
  • Ensures quality reviews in the sites or units of his/her area of responsibility.
  • Provides direction to his/her teams and professional pharmaceutical advice to other functions e.g. business development
  • Organizing Quality networks to assist in sharing of information, identification of best practices and actions on continuous improvement.
  • Leads specific Quality topics, as agreed with the Head of R&D Quality Operations, that impact across Global Quality Operations.
  • Develops direct reports, find opportunities for career advancement. Provides education for pharmacist trainees. This includes regular training and education of Pharmacists / Qualified Persons to assure respective standards and regulations of the pharmaceutical industry are met.
  • Leading a team about around 35 people.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or advanced degree in Engineering, Life Sciences, Pharmacy, or related field.
  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in Quality support and GMP operations with a strong background in Quality Control and Quality Assurance for the biopharma industry, including biologics and cell & gene therapy.
  • 5 years’ experience as a People manager
  • 3-5 years’ experience in CMC operations requirements
  • Strong knowledge of cGMP / ICH / FDA / EMA regulation; strong background with specific regulations and guidance for cell & gene therapy
  • Has lead health authority inspections and experience in preparation and reviews of regulatory written dossiers and interactions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to influence at all levels across internal and external network including Development, Manufacturing, Engineering, Digital, Quality, Procurement, RA-CMC and finance
  • Excellent management, communication and interpersonal skills, ability to set ambitious goals, communicate & align priorities across the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to organize people and work to deliver on ambitious targets
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate and effectively interact with people across cultures

Key Points:

  • Ability to travel (U.S./ Int’l) on occasion (<15% expected)

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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