Alcott Global Podcast: Ta...

Alcott Global Podcast: Tariq Farooq, SVP Global Supply Chain at Sanofi

Mar 28, 2022

In Episode #124 of Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast, Radu Palamariu, Managing Director Asia Pacific of Alcott Global interviewed Tariq Farooq SVP Global Supply Chain at Sanofi.

Listen to the full episode here.

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 Key highlights of this episode:

  • Tariq’s shift from FMCG to healthcare

  • How is online healthcare changing the rules of the game

  • Sanofi’s omnichannel developments and strategies

  • What change management did Tariq put in place to make their planning successful

  • Soft and hard skills supply chain executives should possess

In this episode, Tariq shared his journey to becoming a supply chain professional and how he made the transition from FMCG to healthcare- starting his career with P&G and his various roles in supply chain manufacturing. With the development of telemedicine, Tariq shared how they are developing their strategies when it comes to omnichannel; how it goes beyond just shipping to hospitals, pharmacies, and distributors, but also to people’s homes. In addition to this, he also shared some of their change management strategies to make the latter successful and shift to have a fast agile move, stating as well how the pandemic helped. 

As they are nearing the end of the episode, Tariq also shared some of the skills and capabilities leaders in the industry need for the future. Finally, ending with an advice, “focus on serving the people that you’re supposed to be serving, do your best at that and continue to think about how to make a difference.”

About Tariq Farooq

Tariq Farooq is the Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain at Sanofi, leading the operations globally for a diverse 35 billion USD pharma and biotech business. Previously, he spent 19 years at P&G in various roles and business units and worked for seven years at Danone as VP Global Manufacturing and EMEA Operations.

Tariq has experience across all facets of Operations and Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Procurement and Engineering. And has done significant transformation projects at regional and global scale.

About Leaders in Supply Chain Podcast

The host, Radu Palamariu, has been named as a top 3 Global Supply Chain Influencer on Linkedin and has been featured on Forbes, Bloomberg, Bangkok Post and MIT Supply Chain Talent magazine. Radu invites executives to share stories and perspectives around technology, logistics, e-commerce, supply chain and manufacturing, and their views on how the future will look like, on his Leaders is Supply Chain Podcast channel. All episodes are available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Podcast

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