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CHC - Digital Supply Chain Planning Functional Expert



Barcelona, Spain
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2023

CHC – Digital Supply Chain Planning Functional Expert

About the job

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

The Digital Functional Expert will be integrated in the CHC Digital Organization for EULA Region and strongly connected to Supply Chain Planning team, which is managing the Supply Chain Planning solution portfolio, roadmap and projects globally for CHC GBU. This mainly includes Kinaxis and the integration layer with the existing and future solutions for integrated functions (i.e. Finance and Manufacturing ERP, Commercial TPM, Analytics) and partners (i.e. Distributors). Overall Supply Chain Planning includes S&OP / IBP, Downstream and Upstream Planning processes supported mainly (but not only) by Kinaxis which also enables what if scenario for strategic or tactical decision.

The Digital Supply Chain Planning Functional Expert will act as an intermediary between business and Digital for the entire scope for Europe and Latam.

Main responsibilities

As main mandate, the Digital Functional Expert:

  • Acts as the intermediary between the business and Digital, using a deep understanding of business processes and technology to help business stakeholders achieve their desired outcomes
  • Delivers Functional or /and Technical analysis and expertise for Supply Chain Planning solutions for Projects, Products or Solution within their area of expertise. S(H)e also leverages specialized, functional, or technical expertise for solving complex functional or technical problems as individual or as team member
  • Leads and executes Functional /Technical expertise all along the lifecycle (plan, design, build, run) of Digital Product

As per main responsibilities, the Digital Functional Expert:

As intermediary between the business and Digital:

  • Identifies and analyses business needs and coordinate between stakeholder groups to address them and deliver prompt, efficient, quality service
  • Creates prototypes and co-design innovative solutions
  • Works with Digital and Business stakeholders to elicit high-level requirements and capture business needs; understand the customer journey and define user requirements
  • Engages with Digital and Business stakeholders and influence project decisions; assess the risks of various solutions and prioritize competing business demands
  • Promotes architectural consistency and usability standards; define and execute test cases
  • Identifies opportunities for business-led delivery; coach employees to make use of technology and information
  • Leverages data and facts to identify patterns, uses judgment to form conclusions that may challenge conventional wisdom, and focuses on the issues to identify high leverage intervention points and strategies
  • Acts as business escalation point for operational issue for his domain

As functional / technical expert of the Kinaxis:

  • Ensures End to End delivery in his/her area of expertise
  • Acts as Authority for his/her domain of functional / technical expertise
  • Owns standards and practices related to his/her domain of functional/technical expertise
  • Provides and guarantees a broad and strategic vision and understanding of a given domain of functional/ technical expertise particularly by conducting regular studies and watch campaigns
  • Owns training in his/her functional/ technical domain
  • Ensures that Digital Products/Solution/Computerized systems meet all controls to address applicable quality, regulatory (Data Privacy, GxP, SOX, etc.) and cybersecurity requirements and be responsible of deliver/validate compliant documentation on his domain of expertise
  • Ensures compliance with the architecture standards and guidelines and ensure the correct interface between applications under the scope of responsibility
  • Proposes total cost of ownership optimizations for his/her functional / technical domain of expertise
  • Support Sanofi for audits and inspections involving computerized systems
  • Contributes actively to Operational excellence: facilitating risk management and conducting/contributing to Problem root causes analysis , act as L3 support on her/his domain of expertise
  • Proactively upskills on the domain : develop sustainable functional competencies to support the business and develop expertise in the technical solution configuration (i.e. Kinaxis)

On both business area / domain of expertise :

  • Run maturity assessments and ensure adoption to the solution
  • Contributes to implementation of sustainable action plans
  • Contributes to the product roadmap implementation: deployment of the solution on new sites (fit gap analysis, design, build, test, cutover), implementation of new functionalities

About you


  • 2 years+ experience in industry or consulting
  • Experience in pharma or consumer goods industry / in Supply Chain or Information Technology department as a plus

Soft skills:

  • Strong written/spoken communication with ability to articulate advanced supply chain concepts
  • Results and processes oriented with analytical mind-set
  • Dynamic, creative and receptive to new ideas
  • Team working ability and mindset
  • Transversal collaboration
  • Business Acumen
  • Problem solving
  • Willingness to learn and put “hands-on” in technical topics

Cultural traits:

  • Push to go beyond the level we have operated until now: constantly challenge the status quo focusing on the priorities that will deliver the best outcomes and letting go what won’t: be intolerant to mediocracy, believe we can and must do better and aim at higher but never at the expenses of our values and judgment
  • Put the interest of the organization ahead of own of those of his/her team: consider both short- and long-term impact of decisions; puts collective and global goals above individual or local goals; share resources and capabilities with those with the greatest need and impact; enable decision making at appropriate level
  • Taking action and don’t wait to be told what to do: take smart and informed best bets with the information at hand and anticipate the consequences of her/his actions; use personal judgement and others’ advice to make bold and impactful decisions which move us forward
  • Role model our 4 values: teamwork, integrity, respect, courage

Technical skills:

  • Information technology knowledge and mindset
  • Expertise on Supply Chain Planning System/APS such as SAP APO/IBP, Kinaxis, o9, BlueYonder, OMP… as a must
  • Supply Chain Planning business process
  • Kinaxis knowledge is a major differentatior
  • Application Design and integration
  • Agile practices as a plus
  • Infrastructure engineering as a plus
  • Continuous improvement as a plus


  • Engineer degree (industrial engineering, information technology)


  • Advanced English
  • French/Spanish is a plus

Play to Win Behaviors:

  • Stretch
  • Take action
  • Act for patients & customers
  • Think Sanofi first

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