Director Design Engineering


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SCIO Design Engineering and Technology is responsible for ensuring the definition and consistent application of engineering standards, specifications and methods across the network in order to optimize life cycle costs, control risk, and ensure compliance.

One specific task is to own technically the design of each project, from the concept and BOD phases. Global Engineering will accomplish this through key SMEs that focus on the execution of engineering at Genzyme.


  • Design, establish and lead an Innovation and Technology Engineering function whose identity and value proposition are understood across Sanofi Genzyme.
  • Develop and lead a highly motivated group of recognized subject matter experts (SMEs) in key areas core to BioPharma and Sanofi Genzyme.
  • Own the technical design of each project for the concept and BOD phases. Detailed design then becomes a Site - project team responsibility.
  • Provide technical design and support input to agreed key projects (depending on workload and specific technology aspects)
  • Manage the Gate reviews for any design topic (project controls are managed by another group)
  • Establish Communities of Practice that are fully integrated into Genzyme Culture and Philosophy through site participation with value realized by shared knowledge opportunities.
  • Be a communicator, educator and mentor to SCIO engineering community worldwide.
  • Drive a safety and quality culture through design and operational expertise.


Degree(s) in an engineering discipline

Masters and 15+ years of industrial experience or BSc and 17+ years of industrial experience

12+ years in a regulated industry

10+ years in the bioprocess industry

Strong leadership and people management experience

Excellent verbal, written, presentation skills


Advanced Degree or Executive Certificate


Strong leadership skills, both people and projects.  Demonstrated success in increasing areas of responsibility.  Able to develop and lead a group of highly skilled and motivated professionals.


Strives for results: sets ambitious tangible and measurable targets ; takes personal responsibility for achieving results; reviews and evaluates progress against agreed targets, timelines and budgets

Cooperates transversally: Shares information and seeks input from outside direct team. Develops strong cross functional relationships and partnerships with science and commercial organization

Commit to customers: Shares relevant information openly and seeks appropriate input from others outside of the direct team; develops and maintains effective cross-functional working relationships and partnerships; responds positively and constructively to requests for support from across the organization

Act for Change: Creatively challenges the status quo to find new ways of working; looks for the opportunities that arise during times of change; readily adapts to new environment, jobs, technologies and processes

Genzyme Corporation (a Sanofi company) 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. #LI

Sanofi is a global healthcare leader focused on patients' needs, engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and Sanofi Genzyme.

At Sanofi, our ambition is to be an integrated global healthcare company, focused on patients’ needs. Much more than just a leading pharmaceutical company, Sanofi is committed to transforming scientific innovations into solutions and services that protect health, enhance life, and respond to the needs of the 7 billion people in the world. We trust our ambition to guide and inspire us as we work to create a future with optimal health and wellness for everyone.

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