About the job

Our Team / Function

In order to pursue Sanofi’s purpose of “Chasing the miracles of science to improve people’s lives”, Specialty Care Medical Affairs have a vision to be the leaders in patient and scientific knowledge and insights to improve clinical care. We do this by generating and curating the most critical patient and scientific evidence and by being highly credible partners shaping scientific exchange and engagement. We serve as key strategic partners for commercial, regulatory, R&D, market access and external affairs to develop and launch first in class and best in class therapeutic solutions that address highest unmet needs.

Main responsibilities

The Global Medical Head of Immunology leads the Global Medical Immunology strategy and its implementation, partnering closely with R&D teams to optimize development efforts, evidence generation and dissemination as well as collaborating with Affiliates, Commercial, Market Access and Public Affairs teams to optimize launches and enable patient access.

Detailed responsibilities include:

  • Oversee scientific exchange with key institutions and leading global KOLs, contribution to Integrated Evidence Generation Planning (IEGP) and LCM strategy with expert insights, scientific communication and publication execution, as well as contributions to study design as appropriate to enhance patient and payer value

  • Facilitate collaborations in research to build understanding of Mechanism of actions/ new target indications, support Medical-Clinical Study Unit efforts in site identification and prioritization, support clinical trial enrolment efforts as well as regulatory expert interactions

  • Promote best-in-class Global to Local model ensuring strategic alignment and adequate resourcing plans in the key markets to support new launches, efficient ways of working and synergistic partnership between Global and local Medical teams. Supervise the implementation and execution of the medical affairs activities across a broad range of markets including but not limited to US and Europe.

  • Provide inspirational and purpose-driven leadership to the Medical Immunology early pipeline teams worldwide to assure delivery of key franchise strategies and corporate priorities and enhance the Sanofi Play to Win culture, enable and foster teamwork, engagement and performance by attracting, developing and retaining talents.

  • As a member of the Senior Medical Leadership Team (SMLT), plays a key role in role-modeling Play to Win behaviors and Medical transformation efforts.

About you

Experience

  • Deep expertise in dermatology, respiratory, GI or rheumatology science and clinical practice

  • Significant leadership and management experience in Medical Affairs (10 years+) including scientific KOL engagement, evidence generation and scientific communication at global and key market level

  • Strong & global multi-dimensional understanding, including business acumen of immunology therapeutic area (development, access, commercial) across key established markets including US

  • Broad drug development experience with robust knowledge of regulatory, market access and reimbursement requirements.

  • Experience in leading a product development through registration and launch, as well as experience in driving Medical post-launch activities

  • Experience in leading innovation in medical-scientific insights, evidence and/ or engagement efforts at a global or multi-country level (e.g. through digital/ real-world data/ omnichannel solutions)

  • Experience in clinical research

  • Significant line and matrix management experience, including strong transversal collaboration with key functions such as Research, Clinical Development, Commercial, Health Economics and Value and Access and Product Management functions

Leadership skills

  • Strategic thinking: ability to disrupt status quo with innovation while remaining pragmatic and focused on priorities. When under pressure, ability to bring others along to explain how strategic ideas fit into the larger context, and approach obstacles thoroughly with a broad view, considering different potential outcomes. Be organizationally astute and know how to manage politics with integrity.

  • Result orientation: ability to develop and execute optimal strategy meeting corporate objectives, while creating pragmatic solutions. Comfortable with ambiguity and ability to adapt with agility, take calculated risks and anticipate potential issues.

  • People Leadership: ability to lead through influence, inspire teams, engage and leverage everyone’s strengths while being highly self-aware. Set high standards and expectations, communicates proactively, collaborative and approachable and ability to provide meaningful feedback, coaching and support.

  • Relationships and Influence: ability to empower and recognize others to create powerful relationships and networks. Effective stakeholder management, politically astute and role model for collaboration and teamwork

  • Highest ethical, regulatory and scientific standards

Technical skills

  • Education: Doctorate in relevant scientific discipline – Medical Degree preferred

  • Languages: Fluent in English

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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