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Sanofi Group Director, Global Transactions in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Position Overview

Sanofi’s Global Transactions Team is part of Global Business Development & Licensing within the Sanofi Partnering department. The main focus of this position is to lead and manage transaction execution across Sanofi’s businesses and R&D units. Transactions will include opportunities across the entire drug development value chain, from discovery to commercial products. Transaction deal structures will include cover a wide variety of deal type, from research collaborations, to in-licensing (see below).

The role requires the application of business insight and industry knowledge to strengthen and expand Sanofi’s pipeline of products. The position maintains a close relationship and coordination with other Sanofi Partnering colleagues and internal stakeholders globally and regionally. The position reports to the Head of Global Transactions.

Job Description

  • Lead and manage execution of transactions and agreements across therapeutic areas and across drug development value chain (discovery, platform, pre-clinical, Phase 1-3, and commercial products) for strategic alliances, collaborations, in-licensing, co-development/commercialization, co- promotions, restructurings, substantive alliance amendments, clinical trial supply agreements, and the like), including managing negotiations with a senior BD&L colleague for particularly complex transactions. As part of managing transactions:

  • Support business case development, financial modeling, valuation, due diligence, leading deal structuring and leading negotiations to deliver executed deals.

  • Manage business relationships and counsel business partners, internally and externally, on transaction and strategic issues

  • Lead or support presentations to senior management during dedicated decision-making committees.

  • Lead executed deal transition, including post-mortem analysis and formal meeting, to transition each deal to business owners and alliance management as needed.

  • Draw on central teams for legal, finance, IP and due diligence support as needed.

  • Promote cross-functional collaboration within Sanofi Partnering, especially with therapeutic area business development and external innovation leads, as well as with internal business partners (R&D, Commercial, Finance, Legal, Patent, Manufacturing, etc.) to establish and maintain necessary governance, processes, corporate priorities and guidelines. Maintain awareness and knowledge of business ecosystem including understanding of trends, companies and key stakeholders.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with wide array of industry participants including key executives and management teams of biopharma companies, venture capitalists and investment bankers. Represent the company at industry and partnering conferences as needed.

Requirements

  • BA or BS required, MBA or advanced degree preferred.

  • 4 or more year(s) of experience in a business development and licensing role in life sciences desired, with appropriate deal list of substantive business development and/or M&A transactions in life sciences, including planning and project management, making presentations to senior management and developing business cases for business development opportunities. Proven ability to independently drive and lead transactions to successful conclusion.

  • 6 or more years of pharmaceutical/biotech experience (either in a company or as a consultant) are required. Commercial or analytical background in business development, life science consulting, life science banking, or equivalent desirable.

  • Broad cross-functional experience with demonstrated exposure and understanding of R&D, commercial, finance, legal, and intellectual property, strongly preferred. Deep knowledge and understanding of the drug development, approval, and commercialization process desirable.

  • Experience leading and directing cross-functional groups to accomplish corporate goals.

  • Demonstrated success in negotiating or interacting directly with scientific, marketing and other senior management executives from the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.

  • Experience working in a matrix environment with track record of accountability and execution.

  • Strong analytical and communication (verbal and written) skills.

  • Gains commitment from team members and other colleagues to act and deliver on strategies, plans and goals.

  • Take action without being told – self-motivated to set priorities, drive projects forward, and drive for results that benefit the company and its stakeholders

  • Teamwork – ability to work effectively in and foster a team environment with colleagues who work in international locations and with outside partners, companies and investors.

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally approximately 20-30% of the time to Sanofi companies and external partner sites, as well as to industry conferences.

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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