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Manager, Material and Master Data Strategy Planner-FFIP



Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2023

Reference No. R2718070

Position Title: Manager, Material and Master Data Strategy Planner-FFIP

Duration: Fixed-Term - Contract End Date: December 30, 2026

Department: B200 Material Flow & Master Data

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Sanofi Vaccines

Sanofi's global vaccines business unit partners with the public health, medical and scientific communities to improve access to life-protecting vaccines and increase vaccination coverage, while striving to develop new and improved vaccines to enhance health and well-being.

At Sanofi, we chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. We believe our cutting-edge science and manufacturing, fueled by data and digital technologies, have the potential to transform the practice of medicine, turning the impossible into possible for millions of people.

Position Summary:

Responsible for the planning, coordinating, and ordering of Raw Materials to support FFIP FLU Production project needs. This role determines the appropriate ordering quantities and delivery dates to support project requirements and is authorized to execute these purchase orders on behalf of the company. This role also responsible to implement the material storage strategy for the project phase working in closely with Materials Management and QC Raw Material release.

This role serves as the direct point of contact with the different streams of the project and works with them to identify and consolidate components demand (Raw materials: Chemicals, SUS, Consumables, sampling manifolds, etc) uncover potential component shortages, and assist in determining solutions to prevent production schedule delays.

Considering the inventory investment and storage constraints, the role manages their respective inventory to optimize availability and safety stock levels while minimizing risk of stock out, obsolescence, and expiration. Responsible for the development and management of supplier relationships to support the business. Practices in accordance to the APICS body of knowledge and implements best practices and process improvements where needed.

Create and manage project timelines (using Smart Sheet / Microsoft Project) associated to SAP master data for FFIP (includes all project phases ENG, DEV and PPQ) Scope includes but not limited to: Material masters (Procured Materials, Inhouse Materials), Recipes and BOM (Inhouse materials, Inter-site materials, QC testing, LIMS). CCR Implementation – moving from Engineering/ Development to Consistency (PPQ).

Assist in the creation of “end to end” process maps and associated documents to support key FFIP Supply Chain activities Includes mapping out “AS IS” process that will be leveraged for creating “TO BE” process. This start from Drug Substance to Finished Good. Could include Inter-site Testing, Supply Chain Planning and Execution and other supporting processes. Assist with Master Data – as it relates to moving inhouse material #’s from engineering / development (ID&I) to PPQ material# (IA Commercial) .

This position will also be key in the development and building of the NON GMP and GMP master data (recipes, boms, QC testing, storage location, etc) to support the formulation, filling and label and pack of FLU (includes all project phases ENG, DEV and PPQ)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with local and global peers and suppliers to support the process to procure all single-use system (SUS) and raw materials to ensure the success of the commissioning, qualification, and start-up of this new facility.

  • Responsible to develop and maintain the best-in-class Raw Materials replenishment process which optimizes the inventory and reduces write off. Manage inventory in line with corporate policy.

  • Analyze demand from all sources. Run MRP on a regular basis and release Purchase Orders on an as needed and timely fashion to optimize inventory and ensure production and project needs are achieved.

  • Monitor lead times, demand changes and schedule changes. Requirements are analyzed and assessed to include submission and approval timelines to ensure plans are in alignment with product supply continuity.

  • Regularly run analytical and status reports to ensure proper planning and procurement activities are conducted.

  • Maintain SAP master data integrity/accuracy related to Supply Chain raw materials planning. Supports the CCR process as pertains to the creation, uodating of obsolence of any procured materials (ie. Chemicals, single use, consumables, etc).

  • Participate and provide ongoing support for inventory projections of raw materials.

  • Meets routinely with strategic suppliers to mitigate and resolve problem and improve supply chain performance.

  • Lead the FFIP Flu team on creating and maintaining iShift Non GMP and GMP master data to support manufacturing and quality supply chain long terms planning and short term scheduling of activities.

  • Create visibility and traceability of FFIP Flu materials in iShift for NON GMP and GMP.

  • compliance and ensure Quality Managed materials are identified iSHIFT.

  • Ensure data loaded in iSHIFT and LIMS is validated by FFIP Flu Manufacturing and Quality.

  • Supply Chain that meets the acceptance criteria established by supporting areas.

  • Responsible to ensure process hand off from project phase to Commercial is established (create process map and applicable document to ensure smooth transition).

HSE Requirement/Statement:

  • Takes every reasonable precaution to ensure the health and safety.

  • Cooperates and assists the Joint Health and Safety Committee in carrying out its functions.

  • Advises of any potential or actual health and safety hazard of which they are aware.

Context of the job/Major challenges:

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment where quick critical thinking and decision making is required.

  • Technical aptitude and in-depth understanding of vaccine manufacturing, technical and Quality processes and it’s interconnections.

  • Ensure material is available to support manufacturing and project requirements.

  • Ability to lead, engage and work with a spectrum of roles within the organization. This includes unionized trades, salaried managers, technical services support functions, production and supporting functions.


This role can manage up to 50 - 100 materials valued around $XX MM in inventory. The role has the responsibility of issuing POs up to $175K and acquiring further approvals for POs >$175K.

  • Financial dimensions: Potential impact on projects and production with a value of XX million dollars per year.

  • Statistical dimensions: Other quantitative or qualitative data, which describe the job such as number of customers, projects etc.

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum BS/BA in either Business/Finance or industrial Engineering

  • 3-5 years of supply chain experience with good understanding of overall business operations knowledge. Purchasing experience an asset. Working experience in business, commercial operations, or sound S&OP will be a bonus.

  • University degree such as Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering or Business studies

  • CPIM / CSCP or other supply chain accreditations

  • Good understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices, cGMPs, regulatory impact.

  • Project Management experience

  • Efficiently use company tools such as SAP, Phenix, QeDoc, etc. and the ability to adapt to new tools ( e-systems)

  • Experience on MS Office with a strong focus on MS Excel, MS Word, Visio and PowerPoint

  • Ability to balance priorities and resources.

  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills / tools to resolve issues in a manner that is customer focused; but without compromise to making good quality decisions.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; competent presentation skills a must. Ability to understand role's impact and influencing skills∙

  • Diverse business, quality, and industrial manufacturing knowledge base.

  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision

  • Act for Change

  • Cooperate Transversally

  • Commit to Customers

  • Strive for Results

  • Think Strategically

  • Develop People

  • Make Decisions

  • Lead Teams

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