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Sanofi Group Strategic Material Planner in Chattanooga, Tennessee


Strategic Material Planner


Chattanooga, TN

Business Unit

Sanofi Consumer Healthcare US (formerly Chattem) is a leading marketer and manufacturer of a broad portfolio of branded over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare products, in such categories as allergy, upper and lower gastrointestinal, skin care, topical pain care, oral care and other OTC toiletry products. The US CHC portfolio includes well-recognized brands such as: Allegra, Nasacort, Xyzal, Dulcolax, Gold Bond, Cortizone-10, Icy Hot, Aspercreme, Rolaids, ACT, Unisom, and Selsun Blue.

Job overview

We are looking for an experience materials planner to establish our overall strategy for raw materials. This role will be integral to meet our business objectives for cost reductions while supporting our production plan and customer service needs.


  • Responsible for planning of materials required to support production.

  • Develop, implement, and manage target inventory levels and material strategies

  • Collaborate with Procurement and Vendors on Vendor Managed Inventory or Supplier arrangements/initiatives

  • Monitor supplier performance to ensure OTIF targets are supported.

  • Provide long and short-term forecasts to Procurement/Vendors

  • Collaborate with Marketing and Packaging to execute product launches or changes

  • Work with cross-functional teams to reduce waste, delay, and excess inventory opportunities

  • Manages rejected inventories and assures timely disposition of rejects. Develops phase-in plans and potential obsolescence projections to support new product and/or package introductions.

Required Qualifications

BS degree in Business related field

Three years’ experience in materials planning

Proficient computer skills, especially a high level of Excel capabilities

Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

Strong communication and team building skills

Ability to lead cross-functionally while balancing multiple priorities

Detailed oriented and extremely accurate

Preferred Qualifications

MBA degree

CPG/OTC Supply Chain experience

Knowledge of JD Edwards or SAP systems preferred

Sound knowledge of supply chain processes including manufacturing planning, demand and replenishment processes

Terms of Employment

  • 5-10% travel required

  • Possible relocationavailable

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