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Sanofi Group BP Internal Control Industrial Affairs – North America, Cambridge, MA in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The BP Internal Control Industrial Affairs – North America is the accountable Internal Control Business Partner for the Industrial Affairs Sites in North America. This role is responsible for overseeing the Internal Control program for all Industrial Affairs process areas as well as for Plan to Manufacture. As Sanofi is evolving the end to end value chain through the implementation of several core model projects SHIFT, Athena, SCCORE, etc. this role will be critical to ensure Internal Controls are optimized to maximize the value over the end to end process for related stakeholders. This role will support the entire region across all Global Business Units. In addition, this role will play a part of any business integrations that have Industrial Affair/Manufacturing processes.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead Business Partner and interface to Process Owners/Control owners within Industrial sites of the region – provide continuous support in assessment and improvement of their internal control environment (both financial and business mandatory controls).

  • Develop and lead an internal control committee with other regional functions: Procurement, Health Safety & Environment (HSE), Human Resources, Quality, Supply Chain, and Information Systems. Support involvement of Regional functions in implementation of internal audit recommendations.

  • Perform training to Financial Controllers/Sites Management Teams on Internal Controls

  • Accountable to ensure implementation of the full scope of the Internal Control Manual including Mandatory, Severe Impact Controls and FCF controls for Industrial Affairs and Plan to Manufacture

  • Leads Internal Control Campaigns for Self-Assessments, Design Effectiveness, Updates of any process documentation, and Operational effectiveness testing / SOX as needed for Industrial Affairs and Plan to Manufacture

  • Lead relationship with external auditors all internal control activities for respective end to end process and coordinate follow ups/interactions with business stakeholders

  • Support the business in updates to policies, controls, and process improvement projects, system implementations as well as exception requests, etc.

  • Responsible for annual scope documentation and control optimization/harmonization for end to end process

  • Effective management of control gaps/action plans with appropriate coordination and leadership escalation - Ensure stakeholder awareness and buy in to action to resolve control gaps

  • Maximize value to stakeholders through process improvement ideas to build a more sustainable/simplified control environment – Lead/support projects through implementations as needed

  • Provide support and internal control advice for specific projects, including company integration process. Support site in implementation of Global policies: ensuring that process owners / departments frame key processes through local procedures; and ensuring that local procedures, under responsibility of process owners, are in line with rules defined in Group policies, standards and guidance, and that they are updated regularly. Upon specific request from Corporate conduct focused internal control reviews.

  • Provide support to sites during various phases of an Internal Audit with regular update and Communication to Region/Zone Management with regular update/follow on recommendations.

  • Support risk mapping assignment led by Global Industrial Affairs Internal Control Department.

  • Lead Regional risk assessment process (Top-Down and Bottom-Up approaches) in order to identify, assess and prioritize main Site/Regional risks, across functions.

  • Establish, formalize and maintain a monitoring methodology, covering all aspects from initial risk assessment to action plan follow-up.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in external/internal audit/internal controls

  • Solid grasp of concepts on a wide array of Sanofi, evolving Sanofi technology platforms, controls, policies and process documentation

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, work effectively with cross-functional partners and drive process improvement initiatives across an organization

  • Demonstrated ability to define and implement a risk assessment and monitoring program.

  • Proven leadership and capacity to serve as a leader among peers and different organizations or functions.

  • Strong inter-cultural skills and eagerness to work in a very international setting,

  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills as well as communication skills to build commitment create adherence and report to management; proven ability to operate effectively under pressure and tight timeframes

  • Polished communication skills, including proven ability to actively listen to the needs of the business units and comprehend complex matters. Ability to present findings as well as recommendations in both oral and written presentations to Senior Management.

  • Must reside in the Greater Boston area.

  • Ability and willingness to travel approximately 5% of the time to travel domestically and internationally to Sanofi companies locations in MA, NJ, PA, TN, and Canada.

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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