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Sanofi Group 2021 Biologics Co-Op Supply Chain in Northborough, Massachusetts

Sanofi Northborough Supply Chain Co-Op: January – June 2022


We are excited to bring eager, talented students on board and provide them with an unparalleled co-op experience in Supply Chain.

The Materials Supply team is part of the Materials Platform based in Northborough, MA (NBO). The function is responsible for planning and procurement of raw materials and supplies to support commercial manufacturing for multiple Sanofi products.

The Materials Supply team interacts and coordinates with many cross functional groups including Quality, Manufacturing, Product Planning, Materials Operations, Procurement, and Finance.


  • Procure items from approved suppliers

  • Source and negotiate quotes with suppliers

  • Provide annual usage and forecast demand for raw material to obtain best price for standard cost setting process

  • Place purchase orders and coordinating pre-approval samples in support of manufacturing

  • Coordinate and communicate level loaded deliveries from suppliers to facilitate flow of the receiving process with KPI’s and Dashboards


  • Assist with the identification of new raw materials and suppliers that are unique to the Site for development projects

  • Implement new part numbers in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems for new materials in conjunction with the Supplier Management Team (SMT)

  • Submit new vendor requests and perform business assessments Inventory Management

  • Analyze material usage to determine appropriate stocking levels of materials at the Sites.

  • Collaborate with Site Materials teams to ensure material requirements are accurately forecasted ERP (SAP) based on site schedules

  • Execute safety stock policy process to establish, review and maintain safety stock levels for raw materials based on lead time and risk. Conduct review process monthly

  • Report on material expiry risk and participate in network level MRB to ensure inventory level meets customer requirements while managing expiry, obsolescence, and cost savings in timely manner.

  • Provide input and support for the risk assessment of raw materials

  • Assess supplier risk including determining primary and secondary manufacturing locations, supplier disaster recovery plans, and evaluation of supplier’s single/sole source supply chain

  • Monitor Supplier Performance including On Time Delivery, Lot Acceptance and Supplier Corrective Action Report for the Site monthly


  • Actively pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the area of Supply Chain, Logistics, or Operations Management


  • Interested in pursuing a career in Supply Chain

  • Familiarity with Enterprise Resource Planning tools, i.e. SAP

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, cross-functional team environment

  • Willingness to engage with external suppliers to support manufacturing demand planning

  • Willingness to learn additional skills and technologies independently within end-to-end supply chain

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. All US based roles require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

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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