Sr. Associate, Production Planning

Norwood, MA
June 28 2019
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
Sr. Associate, Production Planning

The Role:

This role is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing Supply Chain group. Reporting to the Norwood Supply Chain Director, the Production Planner will be responsible for all Production Planning at the Site level. As the Norwood manufacturing facility expands production capacities, including insourcing our Personal Cancer Vaccine operations, plasmid and buffers, we will have more production trains and materials to plan. There will be more demand to manage as development candidates increase in number and advance to later phases of clinical trials. A precisely and detailed Production plan will be leveraged for the next steps of our manufacturing site.

Here's What You'll Do:
  • Responsible for developing production plans to meet demand requirements including rough cut capacity planning
  • Responsible for confirming delivery dates on firm orders based on Production and Quality capacity requirements planning
  • Ensures translation of Master Production Schedule (MPS) into Material Requirements for intermediates (DS, LNP)
  • Responsible for consolidating the materials monthly usage from users and update all the Bills of Material or master data in SAP
  • Supports Product Supply Chain Managers in Demand Management and Supply Planning
  • Define sequence and establish priorities for all process orders at each work center and control the execution of the plan
  • Support studies and analysis based on new scenarios, projects, budget cycles or reforecast
  • Support data for metrics and KPIs for the area

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:
  • 2-5 years of experience in Site Production Planning inside a Supply Chain Operation until customer delivery in a highly-regulated industry, like Pharmaceutical or related field.
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business or related field
  • Ability to manage multiple topics in a fast-paced environment and deal with different stakeholders from different domains in the organization.
  • Analytical skills and system driven mind
  • Demonstrated ability to critically think and identify solutions.
  • Knowledge of GMP requirements and MRP/ERP systems and experience in SAP implementation.
  • Well organized - a natural ability to be organized in how you think, communicate and conduct your work
  • A curious mindset that allows you to constantly learn and challenge the status quo

Here's What We'll Bring to the Table:
  • Daily on-site catered lunches
  • Company-provided iPhone
  • Free parking, monthly subway pass or a subsidized commuter rail pass
  • Highly competitive healthcare coverage including: medical offered through BCBS (HMO/PPO), dental, and vision offered through VSP
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • 16 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 16 weeks 100% paid family caregiver leave
  • 20 weeks 100% paid medical leave
  • Adoption assistance and discounts to local childcare centers, as well as access to
  • 401k (traditional and Roth offered) with 50% match on first 6% deferred. Match is vested immediately
  • A suite of Moderna paid insurance coverage, including: life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
  • Voluntary legal assistance plan
  • 15 days' vacation and 7 sick days per year, in addition to a discretionary winter shut down and 11 company paid holidays

Why join Moderna Therapeutics

At Moderna, we believe messenger RNA, or mRNA, is the "software of life." Every cell in the body uses mRNA to provide real-time instructions to make the proteins necessary to drive all aspects of biology, including in human health and disease. Given its essential role, we believe mRNA could be used to create a new category of medicines with significant potential to improve the lives of patients.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Moderna currently has strategic alliances for development programs with AstraZeneca, Plc. and Merck, Inc., as well as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense; and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a division of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Moderna has been ranked in the top ten of Science's list of top biopharma industry employers for the past four years. To learn more, visit .

Our Mission:
Deliver on the promise of mRNA science to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients.


Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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