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11/06 Binaifer Mehta
HR at Sanofi

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Sanofi - Country Category Manager (5-8 yrs)

Hyderabad Job Code: 1109426

Job Purpose

Localize, implement and execute category strategies following guidance from Reginal/global category management and GBU management for Sanofi Sites. Execute and implement global/regional/country contracts following guidance from category management.

Ensure Procurement business partnership with sites management team. Maintain the right level of partnership with the suppliers.

Key Responsibilities

- Local execution of the pre-defined categories' strategy

- Proactively contribute to provide information to Reginal/Global Category Managers on local business needs and supplier market intelligence

- Define list of non-preferred suppliers compliant with global category guidelines.

- Source and manage interactions with preferred suppliers.

- Accountable for supplier Master Data accuracy

- Lead process to ensure consistent accuracy of data (incl. payment terms); initiate deactivation of suppliers not used; initiate blocking/unblocking of suppliers

- Manage and monitor pre sourced solutions

- Negotiate and manage process to put in place for pre-source solutions

- Guide the operational Buying/Purchasing process for purchases above the Buyer threshold

- Challenge business requirements (buy better, buy less)

- Conduct bidding (RFI, RFP, RFQ) and negotiate above the Buyer threshold

- Select or involved in the selection of supplier with best offer in partnership with business stakeholders.

- Guide throughout the Contract management process

- Negotiate contracts, optimize existing agreements (buy cheaper)

- Follow-up Key Performance Indicators, deliver savings objectives

- Manage both every day and exceptional risks along the supply chain to deal with risks and uncertainties caused by, or impact on, logistics related resources or activities in the supply chain

- Master Procurement technical excellence (TCO, SRM, Market Intel, Risk Management, Innovation, ESG, HSE, compliance, quality.).

- Collaborate with procurement peers to ensure coordinated business partnering with business stakeholders applying an end to end view (from R&D to Market).

- Innovation Sourcing: scanning of the solutions available on the market and coming from preferred suppliers

- Interacting with the different direct categories (Capex & Maintenance, Distribution& supply chain) and CPH team


- Master's Degree, preferably in Supply Management and/or Pharmaceuticals /Engineering / Science; Advanced degrees or certification in procurement are preferable. MBA preferred from premier institutes.


- Minimum 3 years of professional experience in Procurement, Supply Chain or related field(s).

- Technical knowledge and interest in different categories, Raw Materials, Packaging material & Devices.


- Excellent influence skill, strong communication and interpersonal skills

- Ability to facilitate cross-functional teams

- Preferred demonstrated knowledge of procurement systems, processes, and procedures

- Analytical and negotiation skills and techniques

- Management skills in assessing business issues

- Project Management

- Ability to work autonomously

- Ability to work in fast-paced, high-pressure environment

- Working knowledge of supplier relationship management (SRM) program

- Capable of listening and assimilating information from; external / internal sources; identifying various potential outcomes and consequences, presenting persuasive arguments; and winning

- Build and maintain strong interfaces and collaborations with other departments like finance, supply, legal, quality / regulatory, engineering, Science, Critical Material Management

- Reinforce and develop supplier knowledge, their capacities and strategies

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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