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Sanofi Group CHC Procurement Regional Lead, Media & Digital, NA in Bridgewater, New Jersey

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Background:

At Sanofi Consumer Health Care, we have one shared purpose - we work passionately, every day, to ‘serve healthier, fuller lives’. Our philosophy is driven by this purpose and everything we do is centered around people – our consumers, our customers, healthcare professionals, and our employees – across the world.

Accelerate Growth:

  • Generate savings for reinvestment

  • Total-cost-of-ownership decision making focused on margin improvements

Organization Alignment:

  • Co-create strategy, prioritize & deliver outcomes (e.g. Cialis/Tamiflu switches in the US)

  • Collaborate to leverage ONE Sanofi scale

  • An agile organization, empowered decision making

  • Simplify processes, increase speed of delivery

  • Develop and strengthen strategic supplier partnerships to deliver innovation and competitive advantage

Digital:

  • Digital solutions and analytics to drive actionable supplier market intelligence and generate real time fact-based insights

  • Leverage technology to improve external and internal connectivity

Sustainability:

  • Place sustainability at the core of everything we do and help accelerate B-Corp commitments

  • Deliver on the 2025 carbon neutral goal

  • 100% recyclable packing/POSM and 50% recycled/bio plastic by 2025

Job Purpose:

The Category Regional Leads of Procurement – Marketing & Sales would have dual responsibility of overall business partnering with the CHC Region Leadership team and full accountability to deliver all procurement KPIs for their Marketing & Sales category in the region.

The key focus of this role is to collaborate with the category team in formulating pragmatic and effective strategies combined with a robust approach / implementation plan in alignment with the regional stakeholders, and drive the projects in the region. The candidate would demonstrate maturity to navigate in complex environments, a strong leadership & business acumen to drive priority initiatives for delivering the cost savings & maximum value to the business.

This mission is aligned with the values, the ethical charter and the code of conduct of Sanofi.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Strategy:

  • Support in development of competitive & innovative procurement category strategies that are:

  • based on market intelligence: assessing risks and opportunities.

  • collaboratively built, full aligned with the business, delivering cost reduction and significant value.

  • Translate global marketing categories vision, strategy and projects in the region and execute to ensure delivery aligned with the targets

  • Drive the development of new market innovation opportunities (new suppliers and technologies).

  • Integrate sustainability strategic objectives into local project plans, be accountable for achieving domain targets in your regions

Leadership:

  • Create an integrated and effective marketing procurement network with in the region - working towards common objectives

  • Contribute in upskill marketing sourcing capabilities for all buyers and peers across regions

Contract & Relationship Management:

  • Lead regional supplier relationship management (SRM) and lead negotiations on regional sourcing cases. Interface directly with regional supplier CEOs and leadership to assure objectives are met.

  • Work with RemainCo peers to ensure that shared suppliers are effectively managed, and synergies are maximized

  • Set regional and local KPIs and monitor supplier performance. Continuously drive improvements in performance of the suppliers in all relevant areas of service level, costs, delivery, quality.

  • Ensure compliance with master service agreements

  • Escalate / manage issues that may impact the global Marketing and Sales procurement

  • Ensure that risk management assessment and risk mitigation strategies are in place in close collaboration with the business

Business Collaboration & Partnering:

  • Responsible to lead overall Procurement business partnering with Regional CHC Head and CHC Regional leadership team for their category

  • Business partner role to the regional marketing/media managers, the commercial operations heads and the local GMs. Build credibility and trust with the stakeholders. Develop a deep understanding of the business to ensure all their needs are aligned and incorporated within the procurement strategic priorities

  • Partner with the regional and local sustainability teams to build a plan to deliver against B-Corp commitments

  • Enable collaborative partnering within CHC internally and across the supplier network

  • Work collaboratively with peers (Remain Co procurement) to ensure the successful implementation of the CHLOE carve-In transition

Scope:

  • CHC Category Regional Lead Procurement – Marketing and Sales Domain

  • Categories: Media/Digital

  • Spend: € xxxM p.a.

  • Geographic scope – NA Region

Required Competencies & Experience:

  • University degree in Business Administration, Procurement or equivalent

  • At least 5 years of procurement experience, with significant regional/global team management experience or business category equivalent

  • Good understanding of media, precision marketing and marketing procurement

  • Good hands-on experience in delivering significant cost savings initiatives

  • Strong project management, negotiations and analytical skills

  • Highly effective written and verbal communication, interpersonal and influencing skills Autonomous with a high level of drive and energy

  • Ability to skillfully navigate in complex global/regional matrix environment & adaptability of style to fit the relevant audience

Language & Cultural:

  • Fluent in English; Key regional language a plus

  • International and multi-cultural mind set

CHC Play to Win Competencies

  • Stretch to go beyond the level we have operated until now

  • Take action and don’t wait to be told what to do

  • Put the interest of the organization ahead of own of those of his/her team

  • Act in the interest of our patients and customers

Sanofi 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.

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