Sanofi Group Associate Director Global Medical Communication in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Associate Director, Global Medical Communications, Lemtrada, MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Global Medical Affairs

Sanofi Genzyme has pioneered the development and delivery of transformative therapies for patients affected by rare and debilitating diseases for over 30 years. We accomplish our goals through world-class research, collaboration with the global patient community, and with the compassion and commitment of our employees. With a focus on rare diseases and multiple sclerosis, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of the patients and families we serve. Sanofi Genzyme's portfolio of transformative therapies, which are marketed in countries around the world, represent groundbreaking and life-saving advances in medicine. As a Sanofi company, Sanofi Genzyme benefits from the reach and resources of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, with a shared commitment to improving the lives of patients.

Sanofi, an integrated global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Sanofi Genzyme.

Associate Director, Global Medical Communication, Lemtrada, MS Global Medical Affairs

The Associate Director, Global Medical Communication, Lemtrada for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) will be accountable for the development of medical materials and resources for Lemtrada for Medical Affairs staff (e.g. Medical Science Liaisons, Medical Managers), content for medical meetings/symposia, advisory board materials, and content for internal medical affairs education. This role will report to the Head of Global MS Scientific Communications, and support Lemtrada medical initiatives. In the development of Lemtrada activities, the associate director will work collaboratively with the medical publication, training and medical affairs leads of Lemtrada. Assignments could pertain to one or more of Sanofi Genzyme’s current or future therapies for MS, in addition to Lemtrada, on an as needed basis. Tactical implementation could involve collaboration with external academic experts in Neurology/MS. The Associate Director will also play a key role in the planning and execution of certain medical activities including ex-US educational symposia, global medical congresses, and advisory boards.

Additionally, the role will involve contributing to the creation of the communication plan and congress plan and for MS. The Associate Director will work with the his/her manager to drive execution of these plans and regular updates to the plans. The job will require working closely with cross-functional teams as well as internal stakeholders from multiple regions and countries. All educational materials must conform to high ethical standards and industry guidelines, as well as Sanofi Genzyme and Sanofi policies and procedures.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an active, high profile, high-impact Medical Affairs team, support multiple medical initiatives and work in a highly dynamic and collaborative setting.

Occasional domestic and international travel will be required.

The position is based in Cambridge, MA

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of (and updates to) the Lemtrada global medical communication plans.

  • Ensure appropriate execution of medical content elements of the tactical plan for assigned product(s).

  • Oversee (and when needed contribute to) the preparation of high quality content and educational and communication materials according to established timelines and procedures.

  • Work closely with external vendors/service providers, including the medical agency(ies) of record, in assisting with medical content planning and execution.Work with external and internal resources (Sanofi Genzyme contributors/reviewers, meeting planners, and medical agency) in the development of educational materials (for internal and field/external use) and event planning to meet objectives in a cost-efficient and timely manner, effectively using project management skills to track and coordinate activities.

  • Contribute to the development of medical content and execution for congress medical communication activities (e.g., congress medical booth materials and planning) and participate in cross-functional congress planning meetings and working groups.

  • Develop and maintain expertise in MS as well as current literature regarding overall MS treatment options, and Sanofi Genzyme MS product data.

  • Identify and engage internal and external Neurologists and MS experts when appropriate, for participation in medical communications meeting as well as consultants for content development, when necessary.

  • Oversee the agenda development, content creation, and execution for educational symposia and internal meetings/summits.Ensure that strategically aligned scientific communication points, elements from other internal guidance and resource documents, and key data are included appropriately in tactics, and that statements and conclusions are accurate and supported by appropriate data.Participate in the development of medical content and strategy for unbranded programs (e.g. Roundtables, MS Expert Series).

  • Participate in relevant cross-functional teams and task forces to represent the Global Medical Communications – Franchise and Lemtrada team as needed. Develop and deliver presentations to colleagues and senior management as needed.

  • Oversee and/or contribute to the development/editing of important medical communications to support the MS program, which might include: briefing documents, written communications, Frequently Asked Question documents, backgrounders, slide decks, and medical information letters. This may include writing brief FAQs for high priority projects.

  • Oversee the Global Scientific Communications (GSC) section of the MS Global Portal, which is a Sharepoint platform in which medical resources are posted and accessed globally by affiliates.

  • Oversee the development/review and distribution of the GSC Monthly Newsletter.Ensure the proper pre-medical and medical review of medical materials prior to submission to regulatory, legal, and medical committee for official review and approval.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced scientific or clinical degree in the life sciences (e.g. Ph.D., Pharm.D.)

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in the Pharmaceutical and/or Biotechnology Industry; will consider candidates with less experience but with the appropriate background for Sr. Manager

  • A productive track record of prior medical and/or scientific communication experience or related experience

  • Knowledge of and expertise in the field of MS (preferred)

  • Experience managing external medical communications agencies and/or contract medical writers

  • Scientific communication and project management

  • Ability to think strategically, critically analyze, and synthesize complicated data and scientific information

  • Demonstrated ability to manage several projects simultaneously to meet deadlines while maintaining high quality standards

  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt to shifting priorities in a highly dynamic environment

  • Experience collaborating with and supporting international medical scientific colleagues

  • Experience in managing projects which are highly visible to leadership and broader company

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, and verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to collaborative well with colleagues, and excel in a matrix structure

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced team environment, and also work independently on projects. History of timely tactical execution.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

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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With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

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Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Sanofi, Empowering Life