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Sanofi Group Materials Manager in Framingham, Massachusetts


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.

Personnel Management

  • Leading a manufacturing team while embodying the principles of the Sanofi Genzyme Global Leadership Model

  • Ensuring execution of manufacturing material activities in strict accordance with standard operating procedures and CGMP

  • Maintaining a safe working environment and reporting incidents/accidents to site leadership

  • Managing and developing the performance of direct reports by setting clear “SMART” goals, providing timely performance feedback, recognizing and rewarding high achievers, and holding reports accountable for underperformance

  • Hiring and developing new employees, conducting performance appraisals and career development assessments for all direct reports

Training / Compliance

  • Ensure effective movement and adequate supply of materials within plants.

  • Identify and implement solutions to material or inventory problems.

  • Ensuring Materials personnel are trained to perform all assigned functions and tasks

  • Partnering with Manufacturing Managers and Quality to ensure material areas are inspection ready at all times

  • Ensuring Materials personnel are compliant with annual safety and CGMP training

  • Adhering to applicable requirements of the Quality Systems


  • Operating complex systems and equipment in strict accordance with standard operating procedures, and CGMP

  • Utilizing documentation control systems to author, review, and improve documentation

  • Utilizing process knowledge and investigation skill sets to identify and resolve departmental issues

  • Escalating production floor issues related to procedures and materials to Manufacturing Management and/or appropriate functional area(s)

  • Adhering to site scheduling processes

  • Understanding Inventory Control and ERP systems

Deviation/CAPA Management

  • Ensuring personnel identify and document events that deviate from procedure

  • Partnering with Quality Assurance to detail particular deviations and complete the intake process

  • Completing investigations, reports, and proposes CAPA for minor deviations. Ensures on-time closure of minor deviations

  • Supporting major and critical deviation investigations

  • Ensuring on-time closure of assigned CAPA

Continuous Improvement

  • Contributing to continuous improvements of all manufacturing documentation (SOPs, MBR's, OJTs) to ensure they are current, accurate, and clear. Reviewing and refining the current document periodic review process to ensure that all Manufacturing documents are accurate and revised as necessary.

  • Managing or supporting continuous improvement initiatives including but not limited to Change Controls (CCR's), MDI, 5S, and Kaizen events

  • Working collaboratively with inter-department and cross-functional teams to affect necessary changes in a timely and productive manner   

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 10 years materials/purchasing/supply chain


• Proficient communication, management, customer service, leadership and

employee development skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working with Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system

preferably SAP.

• Experience with MRP2 Class A, APICs certification.

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.



At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.