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Sanofi Group Country Category Buyer, Waltham, MA in Waltham, Massachusetts

Multi Country Category Buyer, Outsourcing

Job purpose/Mission

Responsible for execution of Outsourcing strategies following the guidance of the Multi Country Category Manager, Executes and implements regional contracts and global contracts.

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

Key accountabilities


  • Responsible for execution of category strategies: being fully aligned on budget & LRPs , delivering value to the businesses,

  • Contribute to total savings objectives at regional and country level to execute 100% of all levers

  • Ensure procurement technical excellence (TCO, SRM, Market Intel, Risk Management, Innovation, CSR, HSE, compliance, quality…),


  • Contribute and build within her/his network an ambitious budget and LRP according to BP priorities

  • Manage regional negotiations as well as any country projects and/or supplier issues,

  • Offers new market opportunities (new suppliers, technologies, substitution products, etc.) by networking

  • Coordinate Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and sustainable development activities for his/her key suppliers

  • Negotiate business conditions in contracts, RFx, projects support in close relationship with the External Manufacturing team (EMG)

  • Optimizes purchasing of goods and services like finished/bulk products, QA services, MOQs, and other business aspects

  • Involved in reporting process and manages monthly PPV reporting

Business Partnering

  • Ensure proper Business partnering at country/countries level, as it pertains to their respective categories,

  • Build an efficient purchasing network, dynamically aligned with respective category management

  • Build a strong sustainable and trustable relationship with the External Manufacturing organization

  • EMG) (Supply Chain, Strategy, Quality, Controlling, etc.)

Category Management

  • Ensure the operational sourcing & action plan follow up for his/her Procurement categories (composed of different spend families) is fully aligned with category management strategy/orientation

  • Support MCC and peers, provides advice and/or participates to their strategic negotiations according to needs

Expected Competencies

  • 3 - 5 years of experience in Procurement / Supply Chain / Sales with contract management experience

  • Capability to manage business and interact with internal stakeholders and suppliers

  • Strategic thinking with operational execution and follow-up

  • Solid listening and communication skills

  • Capability to work in a matrix and complex environment

  • Prioritization skills

  • Procurement or market intelligence background

  • Result oriented

  • Fluent in English

  • International and multi-cultural mindset

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