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Assoc Director Materials-Framingham, MA

Framingham, Massachusetts

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Job ID R2525121 Date posted 10/17/2019

The department mission is to execute a system of business practices to conduct strategic planning and identify budget (capacity & resources) required to meet product demand. The department drives deployment of business plans targeted to meet strategic objectives and product campaign execution from seed to release of bulk drug substance, including maintaining the 18 month plan in the ERP system to drive direct material requirements so to provide adequate supply of materials to make medicine per plan.

Position Summary

The primary purpose of the Associate Director for Planning and Materials role is to lead the process for operations planning and materials replenishment across each value stream which includes accountability for coordinating all activities required to conduct long and short range planning for production as well as utilization of the MRP system to maintain adequate supply of direct materials. This role reports to the Director of Planning and Materials.

Core Responsibilities

Manage key processes for updating operations planning due to changes in the marketplace or business changes that impact direct materials, equipment, facilities, materials replenishment, finite scheduling, and kitting.

Lead the master production schedulers to gather data and analyze key performance metrics including total operation cycle time from small scale to formulated bulk release. Identify reasons for missed cycle time and initiate problem resolution.

Responsible for long/short term capacity analysis and planning of available operations time for each value stream.

Responsible for safe and compliant short term material storage and materials movement operations.

Maintain proper inventory levels and control costs (direct and indirect materials replenishment).

Responsible for the direct materials work order process ensuring timely material movement/status transactions and the cycle counting process.

Drive continuous improvement initiatives within the planning and materials function.

Work collaboratively within the value stream as well as with other Supply Chain and corporate Materials Management organizations

Staff Management:

Select, develop, and motivate qualified staff to effectively carry out department functions and provide for the continuity of managerial and specialized skills.

Provide leadership, guidance, and direction to staff consistent with cGMP and company corporate quality governance.

Coach and mentor staff in all aspect of their job performance and career development including training, feedback, rewards and disciplinary action.

Develop work plans, assign tasks, and supervise a large team or multiple small teams.

Manage staff requirements based on CQO corporate projects.

Provide organizational and managerial structure that supports the various levels in the organization.

Budget:

Provide input into the department budget.

BU Management:

In collaboration with the Director participates in strategic planning and corporate development activities to include presentation of information related to quality assurance, internal capacity, timelines for implementation and corporate direction.

Align department objectives with CQO business objectives.

Collaborate with senior leadership team in meeting corporate and CQO goals.

Establish key performance indicators, maintain, and report applicable department or organizational metrics.

Sponsor and Direct the development of projects and conducts follow-up and reporting.

Represent business unit in Project Team meetings related to global initiatives.

Interact with project teams and research groups as they impact the quality operation.

Perform internal audits of the SOPs and documentation related to QS Enterprise Systems and other functions that receive CQO QA oversight.

Support CQO in the creation, training, and implementation of Corporate Quality Standards.

Interface with vendors (contracts).

Interface with external regulatory agencies.   

An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all of our products and services.This includes:

Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.

Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.

Constantly striving to make Sanofi a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.

Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Leading People

Sanofi's leaders motivate, inspire, build, and retain highly effective manufacturing teams while managing for high performance and developing others. They are versatile learners and courageous decision makers.

Leading the Business

Sanofi's leaders are effective operating in an evolving, complex and dynamic environment, providing clear direction and instruction to direct reports, and continuously looking internally and externally for best practices and areas for improvement.

Delivering to Customers

     Sanofi's leaders understand patient and customer needs and build relationships as required to meet manufacturing goals while continuously improving operations by setting high standards for the team so they may perform to a level of excellence.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Logistics, or Life Sciences and 10 or more years Biotech/Pharma commercial operations experience.

Minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience

10+ years experience in supply chain or materials management.

Strong knowledge of Biotech/Pharmaceutical production supply chain principles and cGMPs.

Working knowledge ERP, Finite Scheduling Systems, and Microsoft applications.

Knowledge or previous experience in managing technical programs/projects.     

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Logistics, or Life Sciences and 8 or more years Biotech/Pharma commercial operations experience.

APICS certification is highly desired.

Minimum 2 years experience working in a Lean environment.    

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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