Sanofi Ventures-Principal

  • Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

About the job

We are an innovative global healthcare company with one purpose: to chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. We’re also a company where you can flourish and grow your career, with countless opportunities to explore, make connections with people, and stretch the limits of what you thought was possible. Ready to get started?

Sanofi Ventures (SV) is the corporate venture capital arm of Sanofi. SV has the ability to seed and to lead financings in early-stage private companies with innovative ideas, transformative new products, or breakthrough technologies that are of strategic interest to Sanofi. Among these areas are immunology, oncology, rare diseases, vaccines, potential cures in other core areas of Sanofi’s business footprint, and digital health solutions.

At SV, how we work is a key part of what we do. We are looking for a team-oriented investor, who values a collaborative work environment, to help execute on SV’s therapeutic investment mandate. In this role, the Principal works directly with senior investment professionals to support the generation of new investment ideas, lead and conduct due diligence, and to manage and support existing investments. As the Principal grows, we expect they will have the opportunity to lead deals and/or take board observer and director seats. A successful candidate will be able to understand, interpret, and integrate information from diverse therapeutic areas in order to reach investment conclusions. It will also be important for candidates to understand the strategic rationale, business principles, financial analysis, and market dynamics that govern investment decisions. Principals will have broad exposure to company management teams, Sanofi R&D colleagues, investor conferences, and other resources that SV utilizes to make investment decisions.

Main responsibilities:

  • Investment Analysis: Provide detailed analytical and due diligence support as required on new investment opportunities. Work with technical and business teams to evaluate investment opportunities; solicit input and advice from senior investment professionals, R&D, advisors, and others as appropriate regarding prioritization and selection of investment candidates. Actively lead due diligence process, including calls with internal and external KOLs including physicians, scientists, and other consultants; perform market analysis and build therapeutic market and financial models. Support and ultimately lead deal negotiations with management teams on companies of interest

  • Portfolio Management and deal tracking: Track, triage and maintain new and active deal opportunities in deal database. Actively prioritize deals of most significant interest. Maintain oversight and support management of existing portfolio companies by taking board observer (and ultimately full director seats) when appropriate. Support analysis and provide recommendations for selling of public company positions

  • Active Team Member: Actively participate in SV activities and represent SV at the highest standards in both internal and external settings. Prepare presentations and reports and is principally responsible for content, style and analytics associated with the quarterly investment meetings. Contribute to the preparation of Investment Committee materials and present deal recommendations to the Investment Committee. Represent SV externally on panels, pitch competitions and other relevant speaking engagements

About you

  • Masters or PhD degree in Life Sciences, or MD degree. PhD degree preferred

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience at a Venture Capital firm with direct investment analysis and due diligence experience in Therapeutics (must-have)

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Team player, hands-on attitude, willingness to be actively involved in operations

  • Entrepreneurial and self-starter spirit

  • Ability to build trust with the management of the invested companies

  • Robust technical and organizational skills

  • Hard working, driven, results-oriented and focused on success

  • Flexible and creative business approach

  • High ethical standards and integrity

  • A focus on consistent excellence and ongoing improvement

Why choose us?

  • Bring the miracles of science to life alongside a supportive, future-focused team

  • Discover endless opportunities to grow your talent and drive your career, whether it’s through a promotion or lateral move, at home or internationally

  • Enjoy a thoughtful, well-crafted rewards package that recognizes your contribution and amplifies your impact

  • Take good care of yourself and your family, with a wide range of health and wellbeing benefits including high-quality healthcare, prevention and wellness programs and at least 14 weeks’ gender-neutral parental leave

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