Sustainable Sourcing Manager Raw Materials

Sustainable Sourcing Manager Raw Materials


Budapest, Hungary

About the job:

Our Hubs are a crucial part of how we innovate, improving performance across every Sanofi department and providing a springboard for the amazing work we do. Build a career and you can be part of transforming our business while helping to change millions of lives. Ready to push the limits of what’s possible? Join Sanofi Procurement and you can play a vital part in the performance of our entire business while helping to make an impact on millions around the world. We are seeking a talented and ambitious individual to join our team as a Sustainable Sourcing Manager for our Raw Materials category. In this pivotal role you will be responsible for the coordination of Sustainability Initiatives, working closely with suppliers, Global HSE & the Business to ensure that Sanofi’s CSR roadmap is on track. This role reports to the Head of Procurement Environmental Responsibility.

Main responsibilities:

  • Work hand in hand with Raw Materials Global Category Manager to enhance category strategy with sustainability components – identifying areas of opportunity, creating the business case to establish baseline value, and creating execution plan;
  • Operate as Sustainability focal point for the Raw Materials category team, working closely with buyers to embed sustainability components into interactions with suppliers – covering Supplier Relationship Management, Quarterly Business Reviews, tender evaluation, contract negotiations;
  • Drive implementation of sustainability initiatives, working with teams to execute vision established in category strategy;
  • Support suppliers with emissions calculations, carbon footprinting, traceability processes, and general sustainability maturity uplift while engaging them to promote sustainable sourcing practices;
  • Support in data collection with suppliers, such as emissions data, LCA data, water consumption, waste data, etc.;
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and internal policies related to sustainability, risk management, and ethical sourcing;
  • Identify and mitigate sustainability-related risks within the supply chain through proactive risk assessment and mitigation strategies, working closely with Procurement Risk Management team.

About you


  • Proven experience (5+ years) in a procurement role;
  • Proven experience working in an ESG-focused role; specific focus on sustainability (Climate and Nature);
  • Strong understanding of sustainability principles, frameworks, and best practices, particularly within the context of supply chain and procurement operations;
  • Knowledge of environmental and social regulations, standards, and certifications relevant to procurement (e.g., ISO 14001, SA8000);
  • Experience in Life Sciences or Consumer Goods organizations is preferred.

Soft skills:

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to influence and inspire change at all levels of the organization;
  • Strong influencing abilities, to ensure environmental responsibility is a component of all Procurement strategies;
  • Ability to work in cross-cultural teams remotely.

Technical skills:

  • Experience in project management, data analysis, and performance reporting, with proficiency in sustainability reporting frameworks (e.g., GRI, CDP) and tools.


  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Sustainability, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or a related field.


  • Fluency in English.

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