Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Manager

Location
Rensselaer, New York, US
Posted
Nov 15, 2018
Ref
14762BR
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases . Summary . Responsible for the oversight of operational support and on-going expansion of the vitally important Manufacturing Execution System MES . This position works closely with the business stakeholders to ensure that the MES is meeting current manufacturing needs and is strategically positioned for future growth and expansion. The individual will also provide direction and guidance to the IT MES Team to ensure that all activities are aligned with current and future stakeholder needs, adhere to regulatory and Regeneron polices, and are aligned with industry best practices. Additionally, this individual oversees the processing of system change controls, documents and configurations to ensure that the MES remains in a validated state . Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following . Works closely with a cross-functional team to ensure a highly-available MES environment to support 24 x 7 process manufacturing . Manages the work of both internal and external support resources to maintain a high-level of customer service . Assigns and oversees projects for, manages workload of, and provides direction to MES Administrators . Ensures that all activities of the IT MES Team are aligned with and in compliance of both governmental regulations and Regeneron policies . Works closely with a cross-functional team to develop and execute plans for the expansion of MES to interface with additional applications as appropriate . Works closely with business stakeholders to ensure that the MES is prepared to support the future growth of Regeneron . Primary point of contact with MES business stakeholders for technology support . Develops strategies and proposals regarding how the MES can provide additional business value, shares that information with business stakeholders and leads the implementation of approved projects . Oversees the processing of system change controls, documents configuration, and test plans to ensure that the MES remains in a validated state . Works closely with colleagues at the other Regeneron Sites to ensure that consistency is maintained within the MES implementations at Regeneron . Knowledge and Skills . Understanding of modern manufacturing concepts such as smart factory and shop floor automation . Requires logical troubleshooting and problem solving skills . Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills are a must . Excellent interpersonal skills with strong customer service focus . Ability to maintain integrity and honesty at all times . Continuously drive to improve processes for improved performance . Education and Experience . Requires BS/BA in Computer Science or equivalent degree discipline . Requires 7+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment . Hands-on experience in supporting and growing an MES including designing, building, and supporting interfaces between ERP, Quality and shop floor systems . Demonstrated understanding of both ISA-88 and ISA-95 standards . Experience in a government regulated industry a plus . Experience in a process manufacturing environment a plus . This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business . To all agencies . Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid . Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law #LI-DR1 .