Manager of Critical Utilities and Systems

  • Company:
    Sanofi U.S.
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    20 hours ago
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Title : Manager of Critical Utilities and Systems

Reference No : R2581160

Location: Toronto, Canada

Sanofi Pasteur: The world’s leading vaccine company

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to human vaccines. Our driving goal is to protect people from infectious diseases by creating safe and effective vaccines. Our company distributes more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year, making it possible to vaccinate more than 500 million people across the globe. Sanofi Pasteur offers the broadest range of vaccines in the world, providing protection against 20 bacterial and viral diseases.

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions. With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.


  • The Manager, Critical Utilities is an important role in the Technical Services department at Sanofi Pasteur, Toronto site.
  • The manager will provide management and leadership of the Critical Utilities platform by directing the relationships and processes for execution of the critical utilities documented procedures.
  • This position ensures that the reliable operation of the water systems and critical utilities equipment, meets the regulatory requirements, with the goal of minimal operational interruptions to our customer.
  • This position also plays a key role in development and implementation of the Technical Services strategic vision, driving consistency of the critical utilities teams, partnership with other platforms in Technical Services Department as well as other interval clients on site to reach the goal of a First Class service organization.

    Manage Team (40%)

  • Lead the unionized team to ensure daily weekly sampling, logbook recording and other tasks are followed. Ensure team is fully integrated with other functions in the TS department and QOSA department to ensure quality compliance, to support site operation in 24/7 schedule.
  • Review Work (15%)

  • Ensure work order (WO) completion every month are at or above target. These work orders include work implemented by internal teams and external contractors. WO closure are properly reviewed and completed.
  • Documentation (10%)

  • Initiate, review or approve technical document for clean utilities. (SOP, CCR, QN and CAPA).
  • Subject Matter Expert (15%)

  • Act as the key SME to interact with quality department for any potential quality related discussions and SOP reviews. Act as key SME to directly or indirectly respond to regulatory questions and interviews.
  • Planning & Scheduling (10%)

  • Work with planning and scheduling function to ensure planned shutdown process are properly scheduled and resources are planned.
  • Finance (5%)

  • Manage department budget. Ensure all unplanned expenditures are properly captured and recorded with justifications.
  • Engineering (5%)

  • Work with Engineering team to assist in different phases of project for new utility systems. Ensure technical review from URS, P&ID to PQ protocols are properly prepared and are aligned with compliance requirement, current SOPs, maintenance standards and current best practices.

    Required language for all employees who have direct reports:

  • Supervises and monitors compliance with employment and health and safety legislation to ensure that employees work within the policies, procedures and regulations applicable to their work.
  • Participates in the investigation of incidents and work-related illnesses
  • Responds promptly to all health and safety concerns or incidents and completes the appropriate documentation in a timely manner
  • Takes every reasonable precaution to ensure the health and safety of staff
  • Ensures that protective equipment and clothing required is used by staff
  • Cooperates and assists the Joint Health and Safety Committee in carrying out its functions
  • Advises staff of any potential or actual health and safety hazard of which they are aware

  • Manage unionized staff within the CLA
  • Maintain all site critical utilities in a reliable and compliant state.

  • Manage budget of ~ $1M CAD
  • Responsible for critical utilities at site level


  • Successful completion of a BS/BA degree or equivalent demonstrated skills and experience in Electrical, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
  • IT or related field or approved equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong people skills with experience in managing unionized team with demonstrated ability to pro-actively work with cross functional teams
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
  • In-depth understanding of GMP clean utility systems and related regulatory compliance requirement
  • Understanding and experiences in Lean / Six Sigma / TPM methodology
  • Experience:

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in manufacturing, maintenance, engineering environments in management
  • Minimum two (2) years with maintenance engineering in pharmaceutical/ biopharma industry preferred
  • Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

    Thank you in advance for your interest.

    Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

    Sanofi, Empowering Life



    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.