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Sanofi Group Lead, US Public Affairs and Patient Advocacy-Oncology (Director level) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sanofi believes the US healthcare system should understand and solve for what matters most to patients. Sanofi is committed to working with patient advocates to accelerate research and development of medicines that address unmet needs, and to developing solutions that overcome barriers, so people have affordable and sustainable access to the right preventions and treatments.

The Public Affairs & Patient Advocacy team partners with the US advocacy community on issues that are critical to patients and champion them internally and externally:

  • Advance Innovation - Listen to and partner with advocates to incorporate patients’ insights from research through commercialization.

  • Facilitate Access – Partner with advocates to improve patient access and affordability, and keep patients’ needs at the center of policymaker and payer decisions.

  • Improve Health - Partner with advocates to empower patients to have informed discussions with their providers about solutions to improve their health.

The Lead, US Public Affairs and Patient Advocacy, Oncology (Director Level) reports to the Head of US Public Affairs & Patient Advocacy Oncology. This position is based in Cambridge, Mass. or Washington, DC. Sanofi US is only considering candidates who are currently legally eligible to work in the U.S. for this position. This position may be open to consideration Relocation Support.

Job Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Lead the creation and execution of shared goals and comprehensive strategies to collaborate with the oncology US advocacy communities, focusing on breast cancer, to ensure patients’ needs are met and that barriers to access are addressed.

  • Develop and maintain trusted partnerships with US-based oncology patient advocacy groups, mainly breast cancer patient community, by identifying shared goals and areas of collaboration focused on patients’ needs.

  • Represent Sanofi and participate in relevant external meetings and ensure that the company leadership position is evident to the patient community.

  • Collaborate across Corporate Affairs, Oncology business unit (marketing, market access, medical affairs), R&D, and global to ensure alignment with the patient community.

  • Ensure compliance with all corporate, industry, and regulatory guidelines.

Qualifications and Skill Sets :

  • A minimum of a BA/BS degree in scientific, public health, or a related field

  • A minimum of 5 years of US advocacy oncology experience: understand the complex oncology market and have a familiarity with the science and the advocacy community

  • Partnership: Proven skills as an effective collaborator who can engender credibility and confidence within and outside the company, able to effectively convey ideas verbally and in writing.

  • Strategic thinking: able to align function’s objectives with overall company strategy; able to anticipate and address issues in an evolving and complex environment, and strong ability to prioritize workload and communicate team priorities.

  • Execution excellence: able to implement programs from planning to execution with tangible impact and measurable results for patients.

  • Leadership: to engage with, earn trust, and inspire actions in both external stakeholders/partners and internal management/colleagues.

  • Writing and communication: Ability to distill and present complex information in a clear, simple, and convincing manner for diverse audiences.

  • Creative skills: Ability to bring innovative solutions to challenges facing patients

  • This position may require up to 20% overall business travel

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. #GD-SA; #LI-SA

At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.