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CHC Procurement Sourcing Expert-Americas

date posted 10/28/2022
contract type Full time
job id R2665970
location Bridgewater, New Jersey

Job Overview

At Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, we have one shared mission – we work passionately, every day, to serve healthier, fuller lives’ now and for the generations to come. In order to do so, we strive to act as a force for good by integrating sustainability along our business and employees’ mission and operate responsibly from both a social and environmental point of view.


Everything we do is centered around people’s interests – our consumers, our customers, healthcare professionals, and our employees – across the world. We are building loved brands that serve 1bn consumers worldwide, through our key platforms: Allergy, Physical & Mental Wellness, Pain, Digestive Wellness and Cough, Cold & Flu. We aspire to become the best Fast Moving Consumer Health (FMCH) company In & For the world and we aim to build a work environment where people can thrive, grow, enjoy and be at their best.

Our Team

Procurement Excellence and Strategy team belongs to CHC Procurement department. Our purpose is manifold:

  • Empower & deliver data-driven decisions with the cutting-edge digital solutions

  • Enable higher productivity and maturity of procurement and business teams

  • Make a meaningful and visible impact on our sustainability commitments

  • Delivering value (Cash/Cost out) through strategic procurement initiatives.


We play a crucial part in Sanofi CHC growth, by providing Procurement solutions to support our CHC business in its vision to become the best FMCH company In & For the world.

Your Role

As Sourcing Expert -Americas, you will act as a trusted partner to business stakeholders in Consumer Healthcare business in North and Latin America, and work as an extended member to the Procurement category teams to perform the sourcing activities on the scope not encompassed into that of category managers. You will act as procurement representative during the development, test and run phases of new ERP (SAP S/4 Hana) and Purchase to Pay (P2P) solutions in your scope, particularly in the US. In addition, your scope may adapt to contribute to other procurement activities such as, Improvement of Preferred supplier adherence, Market scouting, Supplier collaboration/innovation, Procurement Sustainability initiatives, Procurement Data Management amongst others. You will also take a pragmatic approach to find solutions which will enable procurement and business to meet Business continuity needs and its challenging targets.

  • Geographical Scope: North America & Latin America

  • Procurement Categories: Marketing & Sales, Indirects and Directs

  • Reporting: CHC Global Head of Procurement Excellence & Strategy

Main Responsibilities

    Sourcing & Negotiations

    • Be the procurement point of contact for sourcing needs below the category buyer's threshold in the region; The sourcing scope may vary based on regional thresholds

    • In alignment with category manager(s), prepare a Sourcing / negotiation action plan and implement the same for all the requests.

    • Execute the Group operating standards on the sourcing process, supplier selection and payment terms while performing sourcing activities

    • Conduct the e-RFX or e-Auction process for negotiations, as appropriate, in conjunction with the sourcing support teams

    • Validate the Purchase requests based on the rationality of business need & negotiations performed on the supplier proposals

    Change Management/ New Source to Pay Process Implementation

    • Role model / Procurement champion role for the P2P tools (LEO/ eBuy) within the CHC Procurement Scope

    • Actively participate in user acceptance testing, and implementation of P2P tools and proactively take lead to disseminate the training to other buyers in CHC network

    • Perform the risk assessment & mitigation activities – e.g due diligence of new suppliers & re-assess old suppliers, on behalf of procurement, as needed

    • Help identify and contribute to address low performance issues, and proactively liaise with Source to Value (S2V) teams to find solutions.

    Business Partnering

    • Partner with respective Category Managers and Fellow Sourcing experts in CHC, to ensure sourcing guidelines are applied for effective implementation of all Procurement Strategies

    • Contribute to the development and implementation of the CHC Procurement Strategies, as needed

    • Be a procurement representative for all Local/Regional projects around Purchase to Pay for the execution of Full CHC autonomy in carve-in project

    Transversal Projects

    • This role might also contribute to CHC Global Procurement Excellence & Strategy's transversal initiatives, under the umbrella of Data/Digital Tools, CHC Carve-in and Other Procurement dedicated initiatives

    Key Stakeholders and Interaction

    • CHC Business users/ Requestors

    • CHC Digital COEs/ GBS

    • Procurement Category Managers / Other Sourcing Experts

    Qualifications

    Skills, Experience & Knowledge, Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Procurement, Finance or equivalent

    • At least 3-7 years’ experience in procurement and related functions

    • Hands-on prior experience on Procurement sourcing & negotiations

    • Skilled in MS office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel etc.) & high levels of numeracy & accuracy (Excel, Data/Dashboards)

    • Highly effective written and verbal communication, good interpersonal skills

    • Strong interest in Fast Moving Consumer Healthcare environment

    • Ability to work across borders, cultures and within multi-disciplinary teams

    • Transversal collaboration with diverse functional and project management teams

    • Strong Communications and influencing skills

    • Ability to quickly mobilize stakeholder support and commitment

    • Fluency in English. Spanish/Portuguese is preferred.

    As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. All US based roles require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.


    According to the CDC, an individual is considered to be “fully vaccinated” fourteen (14) days after receiving (a) the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or (b) the single dose of the J&J vaccine. Fully vaccinated, for new Sanofi employees, is to be fully vaccinated 14 DAYS PRIOR TO START DATE.

    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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