Operations Project Manager

La Jolla, CA, United States
Jul 09, 2020
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
This job description aims at describing the profile of an Operations Project Manager located in La Jolla, CA, USA. That positions reports to the Site Operations Head of the Synthorx platform.


Following the acquisition of the Synthorx company by Sanofi, this role will be a member of the local operations team and its mission will be to assist with integration as well as ensure operational excellence of the La Jolla facility.

Working relationships:
  • All departments within Synthorx and selected service providers
  • Peer Networks within Sanofi (ITS, P2P, Procurement, Legal, R&D, etc...)
  • Key external stakeholders and government representatives.
  • Industry and peer forums to exchange best practices, benchmark performanceand stay abreast of trends in industry

Main activities:

Implementation Project Manager:
  • Key member of the implementation team at the site level.
  • Create/document process flows
  • Creates and updates project timelines
  • Facilities cross-functional team meetings
  • Take action after group discussions
  • Key partner with all Sanofi implementation team members
  • Supports Site Operations Head to oversee the Synthorx strategic project planning and global budget process.
  • Site lead for change management mindset and a continuous improvement leader.

Site Management:
  • Assist to develops and implement the Master Plan of the Site in in close collaboration with the Sanofi functions present on the site and in alignment with annual budgets.
  • Manage daily facilities needs
  • Schedule, contract and oversee onsite contractors/service
  • Accountable for business continuity of lab, office and supply chain operations
  • Ensure compliance with Sanofi EHS policy

Skills, expertise and contribution:
  • Team player and role model in leading through influence and in working across organizational and professional boundaries in a network/matrix.
  • Self-starter, takes initiative and seeks support from stakeholders. Takes accountability for implementation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Actively seeks for opportunities to improve, including benchmarking, best practice sharing

  • BS with a minimum of 6 years' experience in operations, compliance and business systems
  • Fluent in English

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.

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.