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Sanofi Group Global Data Protection Lead in Cambridge, Massachusetts


As part of the Global Digital & Marketing Excellence team within Sanofi Genzyme Global Business Operations, the Global Data Protection Lead works closely with the SGZ FPO (Functional Privacy Officer) and the Global Privacy Office (GPO) to ensure that the company processes personal data in compliance with applicable data protection laws. The lead’s key responsibilities include:

  • Supervising the implementation of the GBU data protection action plan, assuring compliance with GDPR and other applicable data protection laws

  • Leading a global champion network (25 people) comprised of data protection ambassadors embedded throughout the business to raise awareness of data protection principles and each employee’s responsibility for action

  • Advising champions and project managers on how to be GDPR compliant and how to comply with other data protection laws, and the process that must be followed for data protection impact assessments

  • This scope is inclusive of all activites within the global Specialty Care portfolio.

  • This person directly interacts with Global and Local Privacy officers, Global and Local Commercial Teams, Medical, ITS and any employee within SPC GBU who is a project manager of an activity where personal data is being processed.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support FPO in execution against GBU action plan and assist to translate strategy into concrete activities for the short, mid, long term

  • For champions and supporting their outreach: Develops content (ppts, videos, talking points) and communication calendar for champions to keep data protection awareness alive throughout the year. Collaborates closely with champions to understand the current level of understanding within their teams and creates content to meet the individuals where they are, in their current maturity level.

  • Raise awareness and provide training for any employees involved with processing activities. Provide direction and best practices to internal teams to enhance subject matter expertise

  • Define and track critical KPIs

  • Maintain and keep current the company’s data processing activity register

  • Assess current processes in ongoing fashion, identifying and implementing optimized ‘ways of working’ with new tools/platforms, standards, checklists, processes, etc

  • Partner with global and local privacy officers xGBU to share best practices and trainings.

  • Support FPO and LPOs (as requested) in reviewing data protection impact assessmentsCoordinate GBU deployment (communication, training, change management) for new processes, ways of working as set by global privacy office.

  • Manages milestones, deadlines, and scheduling for multiple simultaneous projects, ensuring optimal prioritization and resource allocation

  • Provides perspectives into xGBU projects on needs for Specialty Care.

  • Manage internal policies and make sure the company is following them through

  • Guarantees the compliance of all initiatives. Ensures adherence to external and internal regulations & policies (ie. GDPR)


Basic Qualifications

  • 8-10 years of previous experience in a business operations capacity working alongside commercial (marketing, sales, medical) and ITS functions with robust exposure to data privacy principles

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills and listening skills, ability to develop important relationships with key stakeholders, good conflict management and negotiation skills, ability to analyze complex issues to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs and recommendations.

  • Experience in managing indirectly with influence cross-functional teams (global experience preferred) and implementing programs and process improvements

  • Proven ability to collaborate, influence and drive change at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to understand complex organizations and ways of working, in order to best embed data privacy principles

  • Strong project management skills and the ability to juggle numerous issues at the same time

  • BA/BS degree / MBA or Master’s degree preferred

  • Excellent skills in PowerPoint and Excel

  • Ability to travel internationally up to 20% of time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of data protection principles

  • Ability to lead, operate, and challenge multifunctional teams

  • Able to work self-supported (able to produce documents independently, with low level supervision)

  • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations to senior management

  • Ability to champion strategic change initiatives and promote behavior shifts

  • Understands the impact of change and effectively implements new approaches

  • Professionalism and demonstrates solidarity with organization and team members

  • Customer focus; interpersonal savvy with respect for people

  • Excellent communication skills (English written and oral required)

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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