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Global Procurement Head


I’m a Global Procurement Leader in the Industrial environment, and has been recognised as a Transformational Leader. With more than 20 years of experience, I’m complementing my Engineering background with an Executive MBA at HEC Paris. I’m looking forward to challenge the status quo by providing a strategic vision and mindset, monitoring the operations to drive effectiveness and efficiency, and creating added value for the company and its customers. English Fluent.

Expériences professionnelles

Global category manager distribution and supply chain

Sanofi , Gentilly cedex - CDI

De Septembre 2015 à Août 2020

- Managed successfully the Distribution & Supply Chain category for sanofi worldwide, all business units, with a budget of ~550 m€ and a supplier base of ~2000 suppliers.
Member of the Industrial Procurement Leadership team, of sanofi Supply Chain executive committee and of a supplier Life Science Board.
- Managed an International team of 15 people, performed an organisation restructuring to align with sanofi global procurement organisation, ensured people development.
- Defined Transport and Distribution Strategies in collaboration with global business partners. Implemented strategies at global, regional and country level with business partners.
- Negotiated transportation and warehousing activities to deliver more than 4,5 billion boxes of pharmaceuticals per year. Total savings performance from 10 to 22 m€ per year, reinforced partnership with suppliers through supplier consolidation.
- Contributed to sanofi cash flow improvement by negotiating payment terms and challenging inventory levels. Improvement of weighted average payment terms of around 8-10% / year.
- Led Budget and Strategic plan exercises aligned with sanofi strategy and objectives.
- Digitalised the service with the implementation of a new sourcing tool, of a global automated dashboard and of a benchmark platform for sea freight. As a result, increased procurement efficiency, supplier performance follow up and market intelligence.

Global lead buyer packaging

Sanofi , Gentilly cedex - CDI

De Juin 2012 à Août 2015

- Led glass and elastomers sub-categories for all sanofi entities worldwide: budget of around 160 m€ with 100 main suppliers worldwide.
- Member of different sanofi BU Industrial committees to represent and coordinate procurement.
- Defined and Implemented Tubular Glass and Elastomers Strategies on more than 40 manufacturing sites.
- Performed Global Tenders, reinforced strategic Supplier Relationship Management.
- Collaborated with regional and country procurement: aligning objectives, budget and strategic plan exercices, sharing best practices and monitoring performance: 2 to 3% savings per year achievement.
- Ensured supply continuity through risk analysis management and support to Industrial Supply Chain, Production and Quality.
- Recognised expert on glass tubing and part of sanofi crisis team on tubular glass.

Site procurement head

Merial , Lyon - CDI

De Juin 2009 à Mai 2012

- Drove procurement activities (Cog’s and Non Cog’s) for 3 Merial industrial plants in Lyon.
- Member of the Site Management Team.
- Managed a team of 10 people (buyers, senior buyers and procurement administratives), for a budget of 60 m€.
- Defined and monitored objectives to reach 2% cost reduction per year on COG’s on average, 9-10% on CAPEX.
- Launched a Lean approach in the procurement team, developed problem solving and performance dashboard to increase compliance and efficiency.

Oracle procurement key user & oracle trainer

Merial , Lyon - CDI

De Septembre 2008 à Juin 2009

- Developed training documentations and trained more than 1000 people in plenary sessions (Procurement awareness) and in working rooms (Supply Chain and Procurement teams, purchasing requesters).
- Led change management related to the new ERP.

Packaging buyer

Merial , Lyon - CDI

De Avril 2005 à Août 2008

- Managed vials, elastomers, caps, bottles and plastic trays sub-categories at European level for Merial, for a budget of ~80 m€.
- Led Regional Tenders and Negotiations, Supplier Management.
- Challenged Internal Requirements, pushed Risk Mitigation Program.

Packaging engineer

Merial , Lyon - CDI

De Juillet 1999 à Mars 2005

- Developed and Improved Packaging for Merial in France (3 Industrial packaging sites), for Biological and Pharmaceutical products
- Collaborated with internal customers and suppliers.
- Drove Packaging Innovation, Performed Market intelligence.
- Developed Procedures & Technical Documentations.

Packaging engineer

Jacquet Brossard , Bievres

De Octobre 1998 à Juin 1999

- In charge of packaging development for Brossard Industrial sites.
- Collaborated with Strategic Marketing, Production, Quality, Procurement and Supply.
- Drove packaging development and innovation to answer customer expectations through Design to Cost, and Design to Value approaches.
- Ensured availability on time and in full of promotional packagings in stores.

Formations complémentaires

Packaging Engineer

Esiec - Packaging Engineer

1995 à 1998

2-Year University Degree

Doua - Biology, Mathematics and IS

1993 à 1995

Executive MBA

HEC - Business

2019 à 2021

Executive MBA HEC Paris (In Progress)

Parcours officiels



Italien - Notions

Anglais - Courant


Strategic Procurement
transversal management
intercultural management
supply chain
Analytical Skills
Contract Negotiation
Project and change management
Market Intelligence
ERP(MS Dynamics,Oracle E-business Suite)

Centres d'intérêt

  • Cooking
  • Skiing
  • DIY
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