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Country Category Manager

Localize, implement and executecategory 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.
PLAY TO WIN mindset and behavior
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 sourcedsolutions

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
Ideally 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
English - Good Written and Spoken
Procurement and Strategic Sourcing Background helpful

Working knowledge of ERP systems (i.e. SAP) and financial practices

Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, with emphasis on strong MS Excel skills

Preferred demonstrated knowledge of procurement systems, processes and procedures

Strong written and verbal communication and customer service skills

Strong analytical skills including cost analysis

Strong financial analysis skills
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hyderabad, TG, IN