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Correlation Ventures

MES Deployment and Integration Expert



Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024


Sanofi strategic direction is to standardize processes across sites, to embrace the digital transformation of its Manufacturing & Supply perimeter, looking at the opportunity to simplify its current solution landscape and leverage advanced technologies to bring business value.

In that context, the MARS program aims to implement the Computer-assisted batch review, enabled by the definition and roll-out of a core Manufacturing Execution System (MES). The MARS (MES Accelerated Roadmap @ Sanofi) program will transform Sanofi plants, improving compliance, cost and cycle time performance.

Over the last 3 years, Sanofi has deployed 30 Production sites across 4 GBUs (multiple and different pharmaceutical processes, 18 Weighing & Dispensing & 12 full MES), and a second wave, should start in the coming years (> 50 production sites, pending business case confirmation).

This represents a strategic opportunity for an IA Transformation to:

  • Design standardized end-to-end processes to generate business value for Industrial Affairs and deliver best-in-class solutions to our industrial sites, with a high focus on electronic batch record management (content, execution) & review by exception process;

  • Deliver innovative "state of the art" tools enabling performance for manufacturing processes across the industrial affair sites;

  • Allow new generation of deployment – more Agile & business centric

  • Maintain robust and highly available solutions to operate industrial processes efficiently

About the job

The Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Deployment & Integration Expert drives all activities required to ensure a high level of performance for MES systems, bringing a perfect answers from the MES services to Business requirements.

The transversal position allows you to play a key role in Sanofi MES Core Model design /development and its integration on Industrial sites. You will mainly contribute to installation, configuration, updates, high-level support, and documentation. You will also contribute to the design and evolution of the core model based on user/ site inputs and advise on possible automation opportunities.

The transversal position allows you to play a key role in the installation and upgrades of the MES applications to the support & lifecycle operations with a functional & technical perspective. Best in Class & innovating Architecture MES will be the target of the Digital MES Deployment & Integration Expert.

You will work in close collaboration with all MES Digital Product Owner, MES Full Stack Engineer, MES DevOps Engineer, MES Developers/ automation experts, Product lines and local digital team, counterparts in Infrastructure (architecture, project & support teams), Cybersecurity domains, external vendors. You remain up to date on company’s standards, Digital / IT industry practices and emerging technologies and contributes to Digital maintenance processes & tools.

Main MES system in scope :

  • Koerber MES PAS-X Product (named INOVA for Sanofi)

  • Siemens MES Opcenter Execution Pharma Product (named MARS for Sanofi)

Business Processes covered in scope :

  • Master data management (items, users rights, equipments, locations, Workorder…)

  • Master batch record edition & approval (including workflows)

  • Master batch record review & approval (by Exception)

  • Guidances / instructions

  • Production execution

  • Weighing & Dispensing

  • Communication to equipements or scada systems

  • Equipment management

  • Material flow management

  • Traceability / Genealogy

  • Labelling

  • Reporting

  • Articulation with ERP, quality, logistic & shopfloor systems (LIMS, Documentation, Deviation management, Serialisation, OEE,…)

Main responsibilities:

Technical Expertise, Delivery, and Quality-Performance of services:

  • Support Site on application, system or process issue for MES and eco systems (system setup, installations, upgrades, configurations, interfaces, eMBRs, Master Datas…)

  • Manage / drive Installation or upgrade procedures, installation qualification documentation, perform troubleshooting of the system during installation/ upgrades.

  • Drive and accelerate deployments or industrialization of system installation & management (updates/upgrades, …)

  • Lead preparation & build of delivery packages for sites. Be the referent for installation & configuration of MES Systems. Work closely with MES Application Experts for Core model environment & Project leaders from platforms / clusters for system deployments.

  • Ensure that standards, rules & tools for Platform Mgt (Release mgt, Solution / installation/ upgrade Documentation, Testing) are correctly setup, understood and applied

  • Contribute to the design and evolution of the core model based on user/ site inputs and advise on possible automation opportunities

  • Contribute to the definition of indicators for performance, quality of service, business satisfaction. Put in place the technical capability allowing to build automatically these indicators

  • Manage preventive / corrective maintenance for components

  • Ensure that standards and recommendations for Quality, Security and Accessibility of Digital are correctly understood and integrated in the Core model architecture design.

  • Support Sanofi internal audit & external inspection

  • Contribute to support operations, contribute to investigation, always in alignment with standard processes

People Management:

  • Facilitate the transfer of know-how, experience and best practices

  • Contribute to Digital skills development within your domain

About you

Experience & Knowledge:

  • 5+ years work experience in Manufacturing Execution System domain in Pharma industry

  • Demonstrated experience in a multicultural/multilanguage environment and in a matricial organization.

  • Knowledge of Manufacturing Processes in industrial plants within pharmaceutical context (GXP regulations)

Core Skills:

  • Manufacturing Execution System Business Processes including Master Batch Record and Review by Exception

  • Relevant MES solutions/modules/functionalities. Knowledge of Siemens OPCenter Pharma Execution and or Koerber PAS-X Product is a plus

  • Strong Expertise of Infrastructure technologies & services as network, Windows System administration, Databases Oracle & PostGre SQL , Windows /Citrix server

  • High appetite to learn, autonomous with strong experience in system deployments / installations/ upgrades

  • Strong Knowledge of Digital technologies as AWS or AZURE cloud, containers, micro services, dev-ops

  • Strong communication and interaction skills

  • Customer Driven

  • Applying standard in an Agile matter

  • Ability to challenge, open minded and active listening

  • Knowledge of Pharma industry regulatory best practices applied to Digital deployments.

  • Education: Engineering or master in Computer Science or related field (or equivalent experience)

  • Languages: English

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of development languages : Powershell, VB, VBScript, Java, .NET, C# is a plus

  • Expertise in low code / no code solution : Mendix is a plus

  • Expertise in Reporting tools : PowerBI, Crystal Reports is a plus

Pursue progress, discover extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people.

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