Sanofi Group Associate Director, Communications, U.S. Rare Blood Disorder Franchise in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sanofi is seeking a strategic, motivated and experienced communications professional for the position of Associate Director of U.S. Communications to serve as Lead, Rare Blood Disorder Franchise communications. This position will be responsible for planning and managing external and internal communications for the Rare Blood Disorder franchise in the U.S. The position will report to the Head of U.S. Communications for Sanofi Genzyme and will be based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Associate Director will lead communications for the company’s Rare Blood Disorder business, which includes pioneering treatments for serious diseases including certain types of hemophilia, acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP), as well as a pipeline of assets in late-stage clinical trial development. The Director will also work to communicate Sanofi’s leadership, innovation, and commitment to patients including our medicines, advocacy efforts, patient support services and applicable CSR initiatives.
This role will directly support the General Manager for U.S. Rare Blood Disorders and their teams as a communications business partner, as well as the brand leads within these therapeutic areas, including the portfolio of current brands and future products.
Roles & Responsibilities
Develop and manage comprehensive communication strategies internally and externally to support the business units brand priorities, including partnering with the Global Media Relations team members dedicated to U.S. efforts, to ensure aligned messaging and positioning.
Develop and implement internal engagement plans for the General Manager to effectively engage with internal teams and stakeholders.
Provide strategic leadership in the creation and implementation of impactful communication programs, internally and externally, across brand areas. This will include but is not limited to disease awareness/brand integration programs; branded communication activity; digital communications; new product entries.
Possess a good working knowledge of the overall digital and social media landscape with the ability to deliver innovative approaches and plans within this growing and important space.
Direct and deliver effective executive communications and thought leadership.
Manage public relations agencies.
Liaise and partner with U.S. and global Corporate Affairs colleagues.
Experience in pharmaceutical product areas
Strong ability to work effectively across functions, levels and business units; proven collaborator
Ability to counsel and work successfully with senior executives and communications peers
Ability to research, develop, deliver and measure communications strategies and plans with a goal of showcasing communications successes to internal and external audiences
Expertise in communications concepts, practices, strategies and tactics based on understanding of key audiences and corporate objectives
Proactive, self-starter with the ability to work independently and in team environment
Excellent networking and relationship-building skills and the ability to interact with confidence with various levels and functions
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Business Administration or Journalism
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Excellent collaboration, negotiation and influencing skills; demonstrated ability to work with senior leaders
Strong issues management capabilities
Strong organizational skills
Pharmaceutical product PR communications background
Experience in internal and external communications
Ability to collaborate in a heavy matrix environment
8-10 years of corporate communications experience in the pharmaceutical area
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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