Sanofi Group MES Solution Architect in Westborough, Massachusetts


The Industrial Development, Execution and Automation System Global Design & Build Solution Center’s vision is to be recognized as a strategic partner of change and business transformation for the Shop Floor systems & processes. Achieving this vision requires architecting a comprehensive, Global Shop Floor system design that fosters integration across solution pillars, standardizes process design across business units, and drives sustainable compliance.

JOB PURPOSE: Design, architect, build the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) core model and support site deployments.

This role reports to the Platform Leader of the Corporate MES Design & Build Solution Center. The key responsibilities of this role will be:

  • Architect evolutions to the MES core model reference architecture, working with other core model owners to ensure end to end business process needs are met

  • Provide / design solutions for integration with external systems like automation, data historian, analytics, LIMS, PLM and ERP systems

  • Architect the MES solution for each site (sizing the system and infrastructure)

  • Provide /design efficient solutions that fit the core model functionality

  • Support on-site fit / gap workshops as MES Application Expert

  • Create scripts for facilitating data migration or addons to support testing / batch record editing

  • Create SQL queries for extracting data from the database

  • Support / troubleshoot issues reported by sites


To provide technical and functional application expertise for implementing site projects. Travel to sites to understand the requirements and provide strong technical and functional expertise on the MES core system for providing tailored solutions that meet site objectives.

Core Activities / Areas of result

  • Provide in-depth subject matter expertise in MES functionality of the core solution

  • Provide in-depth subject matter expertise in Master Batch Record (MBR) design

  • Provides in-depth subject matter expertise in MES configuration

  • Understands business processes and systems in Manufacturing and Quality like MES, ERP, LIMS, automation system and their integration and interrelation in a typical GMP environment

  • Understands automation

  • Understands systems interfacing and integration of technologies and processes

  • Executes tasks according to best in class documented guidance for MES system management towards Corporate Operations Manufacturing sites:

  • Configuration Management

  • Performance Management

  • Change Management

  • Release Management

Project Management

  • Coordinates and executes activities related to MES system configuration according to Project Management standards.


  • Coordinates and executes tasks within the MES project implementation phase using quality management standards and right first time approaches in order to improve and consolidate “best in class” performance


  • Works within the framework of the MES project implementation budgets

Risk Assessment

  • Executes the successful completion of tasks within the MES project implementation phase

Key Performance Indicators

  • Effective (on-time, on-spec, on-budget) project tasks completion and customer satisfaction measurable in the Project Close Form

Skills & Knowledge

  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of the MES Core functionality and associated business processes

  • Dempnstrates experience implementing MES systems in a GMP environment

  • Hands on mentality and a supportive nature


  • Provide expertise to build the MES Core system

  • Gather requirements for the MES Core system and prioritize them

  • Provide application expertise and perform fit gap analysis with site project deployments

  • Support multiple sites as applications expert for project deployments

Education: Basic Education

  • Bachelors of Engineering or Computer Sciences

Preferred Education

  • Masters of Engineering or Computer Sciences

Experience & knowledge: Basic Qualifications

  • A minimum 8 years of MES Subject Matter Expert relevant experiences both in project execution and project support

  • Excellent system knowledge related to MES functionality

  • Experience in executing MES related projects under time constraints and high impact risk

  • Familiar with pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes

  • Familiar with complex GMP environments, understanding of validation principals

  • Ability to communicate complex issues within a multicultural organization

  • Excellent analytical and communication skills

  • Ability to work under time-pressure

  • In-depth knowledge of system architecture and infrastructure deployments

  • 3 – 5 years experience in the lifesciences manufacturing industry

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 – 5 years of MES experience using the Werum PAS-X system

  • Knowledge of peripherals and configuration of scales and label printers

  • Knowledge of VB scripting

  • Knowledge of SQL scripting, creating views and data extraction for troubleshooting or dashboarding #LI-SA

US - Sanofi

Sanofi US Services, Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Sanofi is a global healthcare leader focused on patients' needs, engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and Sanofi Genzyme.

At Sanofi, our ambition is to be an integrated global healthcare company, focused on patients’ needs. Much more than just a leading pharmaceutical company, Sanofi is committed to transforming scientific innovations into solutions and services that protect health, enhance life, and respond to the needs of the 7 billion people in the world. We trust our ambition to guide and inspire us as we work to create a future with optimal health and wellness for everyone.

Sanofi is a global healthcare leader focused on patients' needs, engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and Sanofi Genzyme.