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Sanofi Group Project Manager Lead in Bridgewater, New Jersey

SANOFI CHC Purpose and Aspiration

At Sanofi CHC, we have one shared purpose - we work passionately, every day, to ‘serve healthier, fuller lives. Our marketing philosophy is driven by this purpose and everything we do is centered around people – our consumers, our customers, healthcare professionals, and our employees – across the world.

We are building brands that serve 1bn consumers worldwide, so that they can live healthier, fuller lives. To do this better than anybody else, we aspire to become the most consumer-centric Consumer Healthcare company. We want to be market shapers and achieve category leadership in the categories that we play in - delivered through strong global-local partnership. We are a people first business, placing consumers at the heart of everything we do through uncovering and activating deep consumer and shopper insights, for example.

As a top 3 global CHC player, we want to raise the bar in terms of our strategic and operational capabilities to enable sustainable, above-market growth. To achieve this, we need strong talents that will help us shape the future of CHC while sharing our core values of courage, teamwork, respect and integrity.

We are currently on a journey to create a fully standalone CHC business (separating the Business Unit from our Pharma company heritage, processes etc), as we target to create the best FAST MOVING CONSUMER HEALTH company, which will require us to retain, attract and grow the best leaders in our industry.

JOB PURPOSE

  • This is a Director level role whom will lead and deliver cross-functional, end to end complex initiatives contributing to sales growth within the Allergy and Digestive Wellness category

  • Identify and manage process improvement initiatives across categories

  • Drive organizational and mindset changes across the organization

  • Lead project managers to improve overall project execution (scope, timing, budget)

KEY RESULTS/ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Define and execute the project strategy in alignment with the functional partners

  • Lead cross functional Project Teams

  • Deliver projects in Time, Scope, and Budget

  • Drive all critical aspects of the project: scope, schedules, risks mitigation, budget & resources

  • Lead kick off, workshops and regular meetings to drive effective project execution

  • Structures team discussions and drive timely decision making within the team

  • Represent the project team in global/regional governance and project/portfolio reviews.

  • Proactively communicate project status to key stakeholders.

  • Provides Project Reporting and KPIs as required

  • Responsible to maintain Project- and Portfolio-Management-Systems: data entry, update and accuracy.

  • Conducts after action reviews and continues process improvements

  • Identify, plan, and execute process improvement initiatives across functions and categories

  • Assess organizational capabilities and team mindset driving improvement to the way we work cross functional. Deliver project execution improvements.

  • Lead project managers and assure implementation of best practices, agile methodologies, and entrepreneurial thinking

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Cross functional project teams with local and/or regional and/or global project representative(s) from support functions (Regulatory, Medical, IA, Supply Chain, Marketing, CMI, Market Access, Public Affairs, Finance, Legal, Science hub, Business Development as needed)

  • Portfolio Management

  • PM Community for PM Standards and best practices

  • Project Governance

  • Regional Science Innovation Head and Team

  • R&D Team incl. Open Innovation

  • Local Innovation Lead (Growth Hub)

  • External Partnering

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree (preferred)

Required knowledge and/or experience

  • Experience in project management and innovation (10+ year)

  • Experience in regulated environment: Pharma, Consumer Health, Consumer

  • Experience in NDA and 510 (K) related projects

  • Global program management knowledge

  • Understanding of various functions and steps related to innovation process

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills

  • Experience in planning and executing process improvement initiatives

  • Strong analytical skills: possess the ability to proactively analyze problems, identify key issues, develop strategic and tactical solutions, and design metrics to measure business impact

  • Ability to deal with complex situations finding a feasible solution

  • Ability to create the right environment and lead a team of independent project management (7+ years)

  • Experience in leading cross functional teams

  • Experience in identifying and implement organizational/mindset changes across teams and functions. Track record of improving teams’ collaboration and results

  • Ability to deal with a decentralized and complex environment

  • Ability to interact with Senior Leaders

  • Agile methodologies and lean start-up approach (preferred)

  • Manufacturing, R&D or Regulatory experience (preferred)

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset

Cultural traits / P2W Behavior

  • Push to go beyond the level we have operated until now :constantly challenge the status quo focusing on the priorities that will deliver the best outcomes and letting go what won’t: be intolerant to mediocracy, believe we can and must do better and aim at higher but never at the expenses of our values and judgment

  • Put the interest of the organization ahead of own of those of his her team :consider both short and long term impact of decisions ; puts collective and global goals above individual or local goals; share resources and capabilities with those with the greatest need and impact; enable decision making at appropriate level

  • Act in the interest of our patients and customers:actively engage with customers to know their current and future needs; brings an external perspective into decisions

  • Take action and don’t wait to be told what to do:take smart and informed best bets with the information at hand and anticipate the consequences of her/his actions; use personal judgement and others’ advice to make bold and impactful decisions which move us forward

  • Role model our 4 values: teamwork, integrity, respect, courage

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

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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