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Job Position: Head of Supply Chain, Nigeria

Job Location: Lagos

Job Description

  1. The Head of Supply Chain Nigeria is accountable for ensuring the effective management of all Sanofi products through the supply chain by:
  2. Developing and implementing Supply Chain strategy
  3. Optimizing costs whilst maintaining the integrity and efficiency of the Supply Chain
  4. Lead the market to become a best-in-class S&OP driven organization
  5. Leading, developing and motivating the Supply Chain team
  6. Building  strong relationships through the Supply Chain organization, affiliate stakeholders and key customers
  7. Scope: All Sanofi portfolio excl. CHC

Job Responsibilities

  1. Developing and implementing Supply Chain strategy:
  2. Ensure optimal Supply Chain solutions are delivered in alignment with the environment, the Sanofi portfolio and key customer needs
  3. Pioneer and develop new and innovative distribution combined with commercial approaches to drive value from the supply chain
  4. Ensure continuous insight into developments within the industry: MoH, competitors, stakeholders, customers and providers

Create a cost effective and efficient supply chain operation:

  1. Drive maximum cost optimization whilst maintaining the integrity and efficiency of the supply chain itself,
  2. Supervise importation process and lead interactions with Nigerian Drug Authority to secure product availability
  3. Spearhead distribution-related activities and in particular, manage the 3PL distribution operations to ensure agreed service level agreements are met to deliver high customer service satisfaction and strong growth.
  4. Optimize relationships with stakeholders at all points of the supply chain, internal and external, to facilitate the efficient flow from production through to patient.
  5. Deliver quality product on time, in full and at the right cost to meet customer requirement
  6. Lead and co-ordinate the S&OP/ IBP in the affiliate to ensure realistic but stretch targets for the commercial and Supply Chain teams, while minimizing obsolescence risk and ensuring alignment with Finance & Region.
  7. Identify key processes and systems to ensure supply chain operations are robust
  8. Anticipate logistics consequences of regulatory activities relating to NPL, site transfers, or variations (including local CMOs)
  9. Develop and embed a continuous improvement ethos across the supply chain, providing staff with the tools, techniques and opportunities to question the way we operate and strive to make improvements in efficiency and cost
  10. Ensure optimal inventory management

Lead and develop a high performing team of supply chain professionals:

  1. Establish an environment where staff are motivated in their roles, well informed about the country strategy and clear on how they can personally contribute.
  2. Ensure that team members have the necessary skills and competencies to deliver their accountabilities effectively
  3. Identify development and career plans for every individual and manage performance excellence as a priority within the team

Ensure supply chain compliance with corporate and regulatory standards as well as Health and Safety requirements:

  1. Ensure all supply contracts comply with relevant Acts, legal demand, and ethical standards
  2. Regularly update SOPs and internal procedures to ensure adherence across the organization
  3. Identify and correct unsafe working conditions or behaviors and immediately notify any serious incidents
  4. Promote/ role model health a healthy and safe workplace environment.

Job Requirements

  1. The position is both strategic and operational and requires somebody with strong experience in S&OP and change management to structural transform the supply chain into a competitive advantage
  2. Articulate and possess excellent communication skills to cascade, motivate and interact with senior management teams
  3. Proven influencing and negotiation skills to influence and drive changes in a regional/ global environment
  4. Strong leadership skills to engage and grow office and remote teams/ distributors towards a culture of high performance and collaboration
  5. In depth knowledge of key supply chain processes (forecasting/planning, customer care, distribution, cost and compliance) & current best practices
  6. Excellent analytical and organizational skills, including the proven ability to adapt to a dynamic project environment and manage multiple projects


  1. Senior role within Supply Chain in cognate companies
  2. Fluent in English
  3. Confirmed Team leadership
  4. Personality with strong delivery skills and focused on results
  5. Very good communicator with an ability to discuss on executive level within Sanofi and externally
  6. Ability to build an efficient networking with both commercial, Manufacturing & Supply
  7. Teamwork
  8. Analytical thinking, Customer Focus, Result Orientation, Market & Industry understanding, Accounting and Finance principles

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Tagged as: Logistics, Supply Chain