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Sr. Specialist, Materials Requirement Planning

Moderna, Inc.
Norwood, MA
Start date
May 24, 2024

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Administration, Clinical, Clinical Medicine
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Role

In this role, you will be responsible for managing a portion of the Daily Material Requirements Planning (MRP) of the materials within the Supply Chain Organization. This role will act as an end to end owner for a portfolio of purchased SKUs, ensuring a robust material supply plan is executed to support our global manufacturing network. This role will plan Raw Material Purchasing, BOM items, Non BOM Items, Critical Components, Consumables, Moderna Buy items, etc. per manufacturing demand and be able to create and present material planning analyses as needed for manufacturing readiness and inventory governance.

Heres What Youll Do

  • Execute MRP using SAP to plan raw material requirements weekly by defining appropriate MRP parameters, and executing requirements planning for both BOM driven and replenishment of all planned materials

  • Manage open purchase orders with multiple vendors and accurately reflect status in SAP

  • Escalation of risk through management when identified and working through cross functional resolution of the issue. Working closely with vendor-facing partner teams to drive vendor resolution as required.

  • Problem solving MRP and purchasing issues with BOM owners, production planning, and manufacturing. Ultimately determining root cause and correcting MRP signals

  • Key team member to facilitate raw material projects and NPI, ensuring all demand changes are captured appropriately and material is introduced with one valid purchasing plan

  • Provide guidance to supply chain best practice in multi-site/CMO planning environment. Ensuring tactical raw material readiness for new projects as part of master project plan

  • Review updates to master production forecasts to assess raw material and budget impacts

  • Responsible for performance to material planning KPIs including inventory target levels and safety stock adherence, on time quality release of incoming materials

  • Ad hoc data analysis for raw material planning as required

  • Additional duties as may be assigned from as required

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • BA in Supply Chain, Science, Engineering or Economics/Finance with at least 3-5 years experience

  • 3-5 years experience with SAP and MRP

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across role boundaries and form effective working relationships with colleagues.

  • Demonstrated ability to work and adapt to change in a fast-paced environment i.e., ability to succeed with pivoting demand signals, changes to process in multi-level BOMs, vendor driven supply constraints. Ability to understanding and react to situations in a timely manner without always having the full story available

  • Experience building a business strategy at the same time as executing the day-to-day process

  • Customer and business focused determined to deliver successful outcomes improving the business in a cost-effective way.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is a must

  • Well organized a natural ability to be organized in how you think, communicate, and conduct your work

  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written) to effectively collaborate and communicate with senior CMC Management in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment you are communicative, and seek to build relationships on a daily basis

  • Experience working with cGMP material suppliers is preferred

  • Experience with Tableau is a plus

  • A curious mindset that allows you to constantly learn and challenge the status quo

  • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that isBold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative.

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary year-end shutdown
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

As we build our company, we have always believed an in-person culture is critical to our success. Moderna champions the significant benefits of in-office collaboration by embracing a 70/30 work model. This 70% in-office structure helps to foster a culture rich in innovation, teamwork, and direct mentorship. Join us in shaping a world where every interaction is an opportunity to learn, contribute and make a meaningful impact.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

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

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)



Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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