Sameer Prabhu

Sameer Prabhu


Sameer has 22 years of rich experience in Procurement/Sourcing domain working for GSK, Novartis, Abbott, Sanofi & Cipla for their Pharma, OTC, Consumer Healthcare, Vaccines, Chemicals and Animal healthcare divisions.

He had an opportunity to lead a team of individuals with vast professional diversity and led the teams of cross functional/divisional procurement to bring in significant turn-arounds in their performance with respect to Gross margin improvement, KPI, Efficiency(LEAN), Risk mitigation, Process enhancement, systems and overall value addition to the organization

It was his great privilege to get an exposure to multicultural global Matrix environment and he successfully managed the CHANGE for his domain during his career including 2 mega merger, 2 acquisition and 2 de-merger phases of large MNCs.

His previous assignment was with Sanofi as Director Procurement. Currently, he is driving a global sustainability social movement GO GREEN VASUNDHARA. He is also a global ambassador of “The Sustainable Procurement Pledge” founded by The Chief Procurement Officer of Bayer.

In the last couple of years, he has successfully completed various leadership development courses conducted by Landmark worldwide USA.

Key Roles : His strength lies in hands on experience and heading leadership positions in various categories of Procurement/Sourcing such as

  1. Direct Purchase : Raw Materials (API, Excipient, Intermediates, Chemicals,Key Starting Material, Commodities), Packaging Materials (Primary & Secondary), Procurement of Finished formulations from Third parties.
  2. Indirect Purchase : Marketing(Events, Artwork agencies, gift items, printed promotional inputs), Travel, Corporate Services (Common Spend), Warehouse & Logistics, CAPEX, IT
  3. Other : Due Diligence of large Acquisition proposals and Packaging Development

Academic Credentials, Recognitions and Certifications:

Sameer is a science graduate from Mumbai university with Chemistry as a major subject. After graduation he opted for Packaging Technology field and post multiple assessment steps, was selected as one of the 25 students on Pan India basis to complete 2 years full time course of Packaging Technology from Indian Institute of Packaging. Sameer has also completed  his education in materials management from IIMM, Bangalore

During his tenure in different organisations, he has received several prestigious awards and recognitions. Further, he is considered as one of the healthcare leaders who has an extensive and close networking in healthcare industry around the globe and able to influence the key decision makers/stakeholders very effectively

As a social activist, he was specially invited as a chief guest at Doordarshan, Mumbai Studio to share his thoughts on environment and sustainability.