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Sanofi Group Senior Manufacturing Scheduler in Framingham, Massachusetts

*Need flexibility with work schedule*

*Highly visible position*

*Responsible for scheduling all production activity on the floor*

*Schedules all PM, calibrations, and qualifications that are due monthly*

*Must be highly organized, deadline driven, and work well under pressure*

The Manufacturing Department is comprised of multiple manufacturing areas which may include Equipment Prep, Small Scale Cell Culture, Media Prep, Large Scale Cell Culture, Buffer Prep, and Downstream Purification and is an integral part of the Bulk Manufacturing Organization. The department's primary responsibility is to produce and deliver [harvest, media and buffers, or drug substance] to support Manufacturing Operations as part of a 24/7 large-scale vaccine manufacturing facility.

Position Summary

This highly visible role is responsible for guiding the expenditures of significant site resources which directly impact the corporation's revenue.

Core Responsibilities

This position will be responsible for planning, preparing and controlling the plant production schedule for bulk manufacturing which includes but is not limited to:

  • Facilitating the daily scheduling meeting; anticipating and resolving equipment, material and personnel scheduling conflicts.

  • Facilitating the scheduling of equipment preventative maintenance, calibrations, work orders and validation studies to minimize the impact to the manufacturing schedule.

  • Implementing the plant's master schedule; identifying and assisting in resolving gaps in master schedule.

  • Collaborating with operations planner for generating ERP process orders.

  • Tracking and communicating the status of work-in-progress, material availability, pending material expiration dates and schedule changes.

  • Monitoring and verifying inventory balances to execute the detailed schedule.

  • Developing Key Performance Indicators for the Manufacturing Group.

  • Creating plant daily schedules and document process sequences, cycle times and conflicts.

  • Creating manufacturing schedule communication tools (i.e. communication boards, scheduling web site, etc.).

  • Managing scheduling related projects and key initiatives that directly support the Manufacturing Dept.

In addition, employees are expected to:

  • Work independently under minimal supervision and direction.

  • Participate in determining objectives of significant projects or assignments.

  • Perform work that requires decision making and the consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion.

  • Work in cross-functional teams with limited direct supervision.

* Key Responsibilities may differ among employees with the same job title and may change over time, in accordance with business needs

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma/GED or Associate's Degree with 6-10 years manufacturing operations or scheduling experience or a Bachelor’s degree with 4-8 years of experience.

  • Working knowledge of bulk biopharmaceutical manufacturing process.

  • 2 years’ experience facilitating meetings.

  • 1 year experience with inventory management concepts.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Project.

  • Strong quantitative analytical and problem solving skills, demonstrated ability to influence, exceptional communication skills and highly motivated.

PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree.

  • Knowledge of MRP - Material's Requirement Planning concepts.

  • Basic understanding of planning and scheduling systems in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experienced working in a biologics/vaccine manufacturing facility.

  • Ability to impact changes within a planning and scheduling system in a manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to reconcile inventory discrepancies, establish planning parameters.

  • Ability to develop and produce monthly metrics for site planning group.

  • Highly organized individual.

  • Must be directive and/or utilize processes which provide clear priorities to MFG and support teams (e.g. QA, QC, MTS, etc.).

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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