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Senior Buyer, Contract Manufacturing Organization

Department: Procurement/Purchasing
Location: Chattanooga, TN

Senior Buyer, Contract Manufacturing Organization


Classification:  Exempt

Reports to:  Director Procurement 

Division:  Consumer Health Care (CHC) 

Department:  Procurement

Job Summary  

The procurement function enables the Chattem strategy by leveraging supplier markets and delivering added value in collaboration with internal clients and Sanofi’s regional/global procurement organizations.

Global Procurement designs and implements procurement strategies per category aligned with the business LRPs through a worldwide network of lead buyers and category managers.

These units have a common goal of business partnering, managed at strategic and operational levels, designed to set collaborative and innovative relationships with the business and supporting functions.  To boost procurement efficiency and performance, the procurement organization fosters the right level of globalization through a category management oriented operating model.

The Senior (Lead) Buyer develops and is responsible for implementing sourcing strategies, as well as optimizing Procurement for his/her Category. His/her expertise helps improve efficiency/performance while meeting the needs of internal clients and the business, in accordance with the company’s Procurement processes, policies and procedures.  Procurement responsibilities may include strategy development, relationship management, contracts, negotiations, selection process, pricing/financial management and tactical execution processes.  Overall activities would be in collaboration with Project Management, Quality, Product Development, Product Supply, Finance, and other support functions.

Job Description 

Purchasing Strategy & Supplier Market Knowledge: 

Business Integration & Partnership: 

Sourcing and Action Plan - Execution 

Compliance Environment Maintenance: 

Ensure awareness of and compliance to internal business and supplier codes of conducts, SOX controls, corporate and Chattem policies and procedures. 


Think Strategically

Act for Change

Lead Teams, Cooperate Transversally


Strive for Results

Make Decisions

Commit to customers


Job requires consistent demonstration of appropriate behavioral competencies as defined through the company’s Leadership Success Profile and Company Values Model. 

Additional Comments:


EEO/AA Employer:  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. 

Location: Chattanooga, TN (USA)

Individual Contributor:  Yes

Supervise others:  No

Relocation: Yes

Travel:  May be up to 25-50%

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