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Supply Chain Production Planning Site Expert

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Fixed Term Date posted 10/07/2024
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The Supply Chain Production Planning expert is responsible to support and manage Supply Chain capabilities related to Production Planning at Site level for all Sanofi manufacturing plants to guarantee all processes are well adopted and continuous improvement is well supported. Being also supported by the MSP Stream Lead and the E2E Stream Lead to ensure that Kinaxis and ERP Tools are properly maintained, set up and properly managed. This role will work in close collaboration with Digital Organization, Peers inside CoE SCP, Cross-CoEs, GBUs, Regions and neighboring functions like Manufacturing, SMS or Quality, to ensure the best E2E solution is in place in all Sanofi Sites meeting business requirements.


In this context the main duties of SC Production Planning Site Expert are:

  • Ensure Production Planning processes at Site level for all product families.
  • Review and scale up all requirements related to Production Planning processes defined in the core model: from assessment to final proposal and implementation, allocation to the releases of system upgrades and all following phases managing to their adoption.
  • Guarantee business requirements are covered and consistent between all streams for any new business need or E2E Project according to the Production Plan processes.
  • Proactively improve and support all Upstream business processes for End to End Planning.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the change management needed to support new processes and tools within Production Planning Process. Support buy-in of new processes and ways of working from business representatives.
  • Create strong partnership with neighboring functions, mainly with SMS, Quality, Manufacturing and Downstream colleagues.  
  • Participate & animate a Multi Site Planning (MSP) Community of experts and key users representing all regions and business units of Sanofi.
  • Deploy processes and solutions that meets the requirements of GBUs and Global Supply Chain Functions
  • Provide the right level of support for Strategic projects.
  • Support Sanofi on the Digital Transformation.
  • Organized work to provide all deliverables with quality and on-time with the SMART SC – Supply Planning  program.
  • In Partnership with GBUs and Regional/Global functions, monitor the KPIs and propose improvements on the processes.
  • Be a referent in Supply Chain for topics related to Production Planning OnSite within the Planning Domain.
  • Contribute to reinforce PLAY to WIN culture within each area and create a good environment to work.


Educational Background

  • Master Degree in Business Management/Supply Chain or Logistics

Professional Experience

  • Successful experience Supply Planning Onsite.
  • Project management skill are appreciated.
  • Demonstrate a good track record in Multi-Site Planning, Manufacturing and Scheduling.
  • Planning Area, preferably in a Pharmaceutical / Consumer Products industry
  • Hands on experience on managing complex stream processes with experience of implementation
  • Experience in tools like PP SAP (Athena), Kinaxis, Ortems or similar like SAP APO, Manugistics, E2open, etc.
  • Experience translating business needs into process and implementation requirements in an IT implementation environment
  • Experience working in supporting the business needs

Major Skills and Competencies

  • Strong expertise on Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling. (MPS / MRP)
  • Ability to reach consensus
  • Ability to create change management momentum, motivate/convince people
  • Accountability, reliability and ability to work in transparency
  • Strong Leadership
  • Open minded and active listening
  • Ability to perform independently and in a collaborative environment.
  • Communication and interaction skills, including tact and diplomacy to exchange and escalade information throughout organization.
  • Fluent in English, French/Spanish is a plus


Main interfaces/ relationships

  • Internal:
    • Other Peers inside CoE SCP
    • Production Planners and Supply Managers.
    • Product Leads and Network Planners.
    • Other Centers of Excellence, Analytics Team, Supply Chain Centers
    • External Manufacturing Organization
    • GBU Inventory Leads, Supply Chain GBU and Regional Leads
    • BPOs, Business representatives and stakeholders across regions and industrial platforms
    • Strong interface with Digital areas
    • Others Program Management teams (iShift/Athena)
  • External: External Support (Consulting firms, External Audit …), editors, …


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