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Correlation Ventures

Operations Manager, Vaccines Philippines



Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

About the job

Strategic context:

  • Sanofi is implementing an ambitious plan called “DRIVE” complementing our Play to Win Strategy with 3 main objectives (i) keep fueling our pipeline (ii) make Sanofi a modern science-driven healthcare company (iii) serving our patients.

  • In this context, Sanofi made the decision to evolve its commercial model from GBU-specific country organizations to a more standardized and consistent approach, boosting efficiency.

  • The focus will be on (i) Key Markets and most innovative products as major drivers for growth and (ii) a cross-GBUs efficiency model with optimized country set-up.

Main responsibilities:

The Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing and ensuring the effective application of contracts, commercial policies and execution of the distributor model in relevant market(s), tenders and private sales involving close coordination with the local supply chain, managing importations, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, and aligning delivery plans with customer needs.

  • Support Head of Operations for key commercial activities including tender management, commercial policy, distributors’ management, and performance management

  • Implement and manage the application of contracts and adherence to commercial policies

  • Drive the development and implementation of the commercial excellence initiatives by collaborating with Sales & Key Account team, and other support functions

  • Coordinate import processes and align with Regulatory Affairs (RA) and Quality guideline

  • Align operations with Supply Chain, MCO Business Planning and Operations and other related functions to ensure uninterrupted execution / operation

  • Oversee inventory management to optimize stock levels and reduce costs

  • Monitor operational performance metrics and make adjustments to processes and strategies as necessary

  • Communicate regularly with supply chain partners and interna stakeholders to ensure smooth operation of business activities

  • Lead and manage ad-hoc projects as required, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget

  • Ensure high compliance with Sanofi SOPs and local legislation and transversal coordination with other Sanofi GBUs

About you

Main requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance or related field

  • Thorough understanding of pharmaceutical regulations and compliance with local and international standards

  • Proficient in project management and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong understanding of supply chain and inventory management systems

  • Fluent in English and the primary language(s) of the country or countries of operation, with strong communication skills

Work Experience:

  • 5-7 years prior experience in project management, supply management, finance or consultancy

  • Experience in operations management, particularly in pharmaceutical industry

  • Proven track record of managing complex projects and leading cross-functional teams in a dynamic setting

  • Extensive experience in handling contract applications, managing distributor models, enders, and overseeing direct sales

Professional skills that make the difference:

  • Strong analytical skills to forecast operational needs and solve complex problem efficiently

  • Excellence communication and negotiation skills, capable of maintaining strong relationships with business partners and company stakeholders

  • Capacity to adapt to changing industry trends and proactive management to anticipate and mitigate operational risks

Pursue progress, discover extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people.

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