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Sanofi Group Director, New Product Planning – Rare Blood Disorders in Boston, Massachusetts

DIRECTOR, NEW PRODUCT PLANNING – RARE BLOOD DISORDERS

The Director of New Product Planning (NPP) reports to the Head of NPP for Sanofi Genzyme’s Rare Blood Disorders franchise and will be embedded within the Rare Blood Disorders therapeutic area. He/she will serve as the commercial liaison with program teams within the Rare Blood Disorders development organization, responsible for providing commercial leadership on projects from pre-clinical through proof of concept. Programs include cell and gene therapy, biologics, and small molecules in hemophilia, sickle cell disease, beta-thalassemia, and PNH. He/she will also partner closely with Business Development and M&A teams to provide commercial assessments of external opportunities. The position is based in Cambridge, MA unless otherwise agreed to by the Head of NPP.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop the commercial strategy for early stage development programs

  • Provide global commercial franchise leadership on cross-functional project teams within the Rare Blood Disorders R&D organization

  • Lead commercial assessments of external business development and M&A opportunities

  • Conduct and refine market assessments to gain a clear understanding of current and future unmet needs and market dynamics

  • Lead the development of target product profiles for early stage R&D programs, based on thorough understanding of market dynamics and potential future trends

  • Lead development of commercial forecasts for internal programs and external opportunities in close collaboration with the Forecasting team

  • Understand and communicate requirements for registration, reimbursement, and differentiation required for the successful commercialization of new products

  • Liaise extensively with internal and external experts to evaluate products, pathways, and treatment approaches

  • Translate key insights from scientific experts (internal R&D colleagues + external opinion leaders) into clear, actionable strategies for the franchise

  • Contribute to the long-term commercial strategy of the franchise and ensure early R&D activities are in line with global franchise strategies

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA, MS or PhD preferred

  • 8+ years of relevant biopharmaceutical industry experience, including marketing experience, preferably in rare disease and / or consulting in life sciences

  • Advanced Excel & Power Point skills

  • Ability to self-manage time and to meet deadlines

  • Possess very strong strategic awareness skill set

  • Demonstrated the ability to work in a matrixed environment with many cross-functionalpartners

  • Proactive in nature, actively participates and self-motivated

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in new product planning / early commercialization a plus

  • Collaborative, team player with strong leadership and cross-functional team building capabilities

  • Strong scientific background and ability to engage credibly with internal and external stakeholders around scientific topics

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including ability to synthesize and deliver a clear overview of the strategy, opportunity and risks for Sanofi executives

  • Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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