The Clinical Study Unit (CSU) Region Head, N.A. is responsible for the organization, management and leadership of the CSU countries US and Canada. This position is business critical to reposition the US CSU first-in-class and market competitive with other biopharma operating in US. Criticality is linked to US market potential – ranked #1 commercial market at Sanofi.

This senior leader role will deliver the GROW US Initiative which includes the following ambition –

  • Increase US patient contribution to 20% of global patients in 2023, >25% beyond 2023

  • Re-establish US presence in Global Clinical Pivotal Studies: D&I, Pat/ Site Centricity, Operational / Quality Excellence

  • Establish partnership with US medical, leveraging expertise and networks for KOLs, investigative sites, and diverse populations

  • Build best-in-class integrated asset management (cross-functional strategy) when communicating in external environment, specifically with sites

  • Deliver innovation and initiatives for ACT4PT, Global ONE, D&I, etc. as pilots in NAM Region

  • Attract and retain key local talent, including Site Partnership Manager, Local Study Managers, and Medical Advisors with site networks for Sanofi key TAs

The Clinical Study Unit (CSU) Region Head, N.A. drives and leads all clinical study activity in the North American Cluster and is responsible for ensuring clinical studies are performed according to deadlines, commitment, quality and cost efficiency. S/he ensure that the Cluster countries are aligned to the strategic company priorities and evolution of the business, developing its Cluster strategy aligned to global clinical development and medical plans. The Cluster Head assumes the role of CSU Country Head and its corresponding job description for the country s/he is based in with appropriate management support based on span of control.

Main responsibilities include

  • Internal and external stakeholder management and representation of the Cluster

  • Defining and executing strategic roadmaps for: (1) CSU Cluster’s clinical study pipeline, (2) Future of clinical trials including the evolution of the business, (3) Business development with the key Investigators, KOLs and their institutions

  • Providing clinical development expertise to Medical Affairs to implement global and local post-marketing studies

  • Integrating medical and scientific intelligence to contribute to the Global Development strategy

  • Connecting with Patient Associations, according to regulations.

  • Attracting, developing, and retaining talent

  • Fostering digital innovation and leading change management in collaboration with medical communities.

  • Leading and contributing to global CSU and Clinical Sciences & Operations (CSO) workstreams

  • Optimizing quality, cost efficiency and speed of the clinical studies in the Cluster while ensuring business continuity

  • Serving as member of Regional CSU Leadership team as well as other relevant teams/focus group

About You

  • Significant and proven in-depth experience in Clinical Research or related area

  • In-depth Knowledge of drug development process, clinical trial design, and broad scientific knowledge within a number of Therapeutic Areas

  • Strategic planning experience, budget management, rigorous priority setting for self and team

  • Knowledge of North American pharma industry and a solid network

  • Excellent stakeholder management and influencing skills

  • Proven ability to inspire and lead large teams through change and transformation to foster innovation and to work well in a transversal and matrixed environment

  • Ability to manage risk and anticipate change

  • Data based decision making

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Ability to present, influence and interact with C-Suite

  • Native fluency in English (written and oral)

  • Advanced scientific degree in science/medicine (MSc, PhD, MD, Pharma)

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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