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Quality Assurance External Manufacturing Section Head

Cairo, Egypt Fixed Term Date posted 02/07/2024
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Job title: Quality Assurance External Manufacturing Section Head

About the Job:

We deliver 4.3 billion healthcare solutions to people every year, thanks to the flawless planning and meticulous eye for detail of our Manufacturing & Supply teams. With your talent and ambition, we can do even more to protect people from infectious diseases and bring hope to patients and their families. Your job, as Quality Assurance External Manufacturing Section Head within our Manufacturing and Supply Team will be to manage the External Manufacturing quality activities starting from selection of contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs), approval, quality agreement throughout of products transfer, monitoring of CMOs performance to ensure compliance of externally manufactured products to Sanofi and local regulatory requirements .


Responsible for routine external manufacturing activities:

Preparation of Quality agreements with manufacturing subcontractors performing activities on behalf of SANOFI and follow up of its approval.

Following up CAPA implementation of external audits.

Frequent visits to subcontractors to follow up the process and to ensure the compliance to cGMP, SANOFI requirements when applicable and with local regulations.

Participate in externalization projects to CMOs regarding quality activities.

Review of CMOs quality documents including validation documents, deviation reports, change control requests, APRs, products QSMPs within specified timelines.

Conduct gap analysis for CMOs management global guidelines.

Keep QTP module updated with CMOs related information.

Perform final release of toll out products within the specified timelines.

Preparation of external manufacturing quality Monthly report.

Conduct annual quality review for the CMOs.

Management of Localization Projects of Clexane and Plavix as Toll manufacturing:

Management of the project from quality aspects.

Lead the quality compliance activities during the project phase with the toll manufacturer.

Lead the qualification & validation activities of the project.

Act as focal point the technical topics during the transfer activities between SANOFI MSAT & local toll manufacturer.

Review of CMOs quality documents including validation documents, deviation reports, change control requests, APRs, products QSMPs within specified timelines.

Participate in suppliers & subcontractors audits:

Preparation of annual plan for CMOs on yearly basis.

Participate in external audits for suppliers & subcontractors.

Management of Product Technical Complaints:

Responsible for investigating, root cause identification and action plan follow up for all Sanofi Customer Complaints.

Communication and follow up customer complaint investigation related for toll out products at COMs level.

Participate in Quality Risk Management:

Participate in identifying, analyzing, evaluating, controlling, communicating, and reviewing potential or identified risks related to quality and GxP compliance in alignment with global quality documents.

Work as risk assessments facilitator for the assigned risks.

SAP Activities:

Approve finished/ semi-finished product recipes on SAP Athena.

Create/update Quality Info Records for materials on SAP Athena.

Create Inspection Plan for materials on SAP Athena.

Perform other duties as assigned.

HSE Responsibilities:

Ensures HSE approval on any SOP that requires certain HSE precautions. Ensures HSE approval on any change. Follow the laboratory safety procedures Commitment to the appropriate PPE use. Follow the approved HSE policy and requirements. Following the statutory legislation concerning Health, Safety and environmental law. Hydrocarbons/ hazardous substance & waste segregation in accordance with approved waste management system.

HSE Responsibilities in case joining HSE Excellence team:

Facilitate and guide the employees to implement the HSE & En. Policies. Implement all applicable standards and guides of Sanofi-Aventis in his/her area. Ensure from complying with all legal and Sanofi-Aventis requirements. Lead his/her team to implement the HSE & EnMS PASS. Train his/her team on HSE & EnMS procedures, SOP’s and MSDS. Report any accidents/incidents in his/her area to the HSE department. Lead his/her team for investigate accidents/incidents to define the root cause. Support the area manager for takes the corrective and preventive actions to eliminate reoccurrence of any Environmental or Energy nonconformance. Support the area manager for takes the corrective and preventive actions to eliminate reoccurrence of any accident/incident. Sharing for HSE / EnMS inspection program, take the corrective actions for any violations in his/her area. Lead the team of his/her area for doing full risk assessment and Environmental aspects studies. Define and control the required PPE’s for his/her area. Define the list of CMR and it’s operational control for Quality labs and production areas. Control the first aid kits in his/her area. Leading his/her team for control the significant hazards /aspects and Energy use.


  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Respect of company’s values, code of ethics and social charter.
  • Respect of personal data protection charter.
  • Responsible for applying the HSE related requirements for the company in all related working procedures.

About You



  • Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Related Experience:

  • 8+ years’ experience in related positions (QA , QC and Production)
  • Experience in QA auditing  , Validation and Qualification is preferable.

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Good communication skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • People management.
  • Ability to co-ordinate several inter-departmental activities.
  • Ability to interact, co-ordinate and manage different stakeholders either within SANOFI (External manufacturing global, MSAT department, Project management) or outside SANOFI as CMOs
  • Good command of MS Word, Excel & Power Point.
  • Validation theories, methodologies.
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) & Good Documentation Practices (GDP).
  • SANOFI guidelines & standards.

Play To Win Behavoirs:

  • Stretch to go beyond the level we have operated at up until now
  • Take actions instead of waiting to be told what to do
  • Act in the interest of our patients and customers
  • Put the interests of the organization ahead of my own or those of our team
  • Act for Change, Strive for results, Cooperate Transversally, Commit to Customer
  • Think Strategically, Lead Teams, Develop People, Make Decision.

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