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Sanofi Group Regional Director - Medical Science Liaisons - Oncology - Womens Health in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Regional Director Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Manager role is to align the MSL team to the Medical strategy and ensure tactical execution of Strategic Engagement Plan. The MSL manager oversees the effective and efficient performance of individual MSLs and the MSL team tracked according to performance goals set.

The Regional Director’s (MSL Manager’s) main objectives are to;

  • Demonstrate value for the business and customers via coaching, developing and leading the MSL team aligned to the FOUR core accountability areas: (1) Scientific Engagement (2) Insights Generation (3) Support Data Generation (4) Internal Collaboration

  • Co-create/develop Country Medical Plans (with TA Medical Manager, Medical Director or MSL Head) and lead team execution to ensure alignment to medical priorities whilst leveraging all available MSL tools (i.e. Scientific Engagement Model).

  • Ensure individual and team performance goals are set and met through monitoring metrics, resources and budgets ensuring excellence in execution and achieving KPIs.

  • Ensure continuous talent engagement and retention strategies are in place utilizing clear career pathway and development plans.

  • Ensure that MSLs engage in fair and balanced scientific exchanges with key external stakeholders by maintaining relevant, robust and current clinical / scientific knowledge of healthcare landscape.

  • Ensure all compliance and governance processes are adhered to.

Team coaching, development and career pathway planning;

  • Regularly understand areas of strength and areas for development through regular coaching sessions with MSLs around the FOUR core accountability areas: (1) Scientific Engagement (2) Insights Generation (3) Support Data Generation (4) Internal Collaboration.

  • Lead and guide individual and team development (clinical, technical and leadership skills) appropriately prioritizing elements of development through customized training plans.

  • Consider the needs of the MSLs and the business and supports strong management of career pathway plans understanding need for talent attraction, engagement, retention and development.

  • Monitor MSLs’ progress against medical and business priorities. MSL Managers inform medical leadership of progress and course correct team towards success.

  • Ensure all MSLs fulfill global and corporate training requirements towards compliance on applicable internal and external policies and regulations.

Medical strategy, tactical execution & performance measurement;

  • Participate in development of Country Medical Plans (with TA Medical Manager, Medical Director or MSL Head) and align MSL initiatives and resources to medical strategic priorities.

  • Translate overall priorities into specific goals and expected outcomes for target region and individual MSLs.

  • Supervise MSL KOL management, territory management and overall goals and medical strategy alignment. Monitor progress and success of team territory level execution of the plans leveraging all available MSL tools (i.e. Scientific Engagement Model).

  • Monitor operational efficiency to ensure balance of internal vs. external facing activities is maintained. Ensure multi-channel engagement strategies are implemented.

  • Identify and support opportunities for innovation and field excellence initiatives to differentiate Sanofi medical and provide value to HCP interactions.

  • Leads / supports Data Generation activities (country specific) related to our Company Sponsored Studies and Investigator Sponsored studies are supported.

  • Lead MSL team in prelaunch tactics and launch activities of pipeline assets in cervical cancer and breast cancer.

Lead and communicate scientific and medical insights

  • Leads internal collaboration centered around insights generation activities and ensure data, facts and observations are gathered, reviewed and analyzed to be identified as insights and incorporated in strategic decision making.

  • Reports and facilitates communication (meetings) on key scientific medical and clinical insights to provide value and potential impact for internal cross functional stakeholders.

  • Leads insight communication (where necessary escalation) to region and global teams and closes loop back to MSL team on follow up and impact of insights to the business.

  • Ensures MSL compliantly recognize and share competitive intelligence with relevant internal stakeholders

Required Education, Experience & Training;

  • Medical, pharmacy or post graduate level science degree (required)

  • Prior customer facing experience or total related industry experience > 5 Years (required)

  • Post-bachelor’s degree from accredited university (e.g. Masters, MBA or equivalent) (valuable, not required)

  • Fluency in spoken and written business English (required)

  • Proven ability to effectively participate in multi-disciplinary teams in order to set and meet business goals and objectives (required)

  • Previously demonstrated project management skills and effective management of multiple competing priorities (required)

  • Proven ability to utilize appropriate time management strategies, to manage complex environment and motivate and guide team with the multiple skill levels (required)

  • Demonstrated agility to identify critical tasks and resources necessary to achieve the desired objectives and ensure execution of strategies (required)

  • Holds deep knowledge and understanding of local regulations and codes of practice for pharmaceutical industry, as they apply to the non-promotional activities of this role (required)

  • High degree of knowledge of relevant healthcare systems, the evolving medical landscape, regulatory and payer environment, public health and industry trends to accurately identify key issues and develop strategies and plans (required).

  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record and ability to pass a complete background check.

  • Driving a company car in a safe manner to daily meetings and appointments is required.

  • Responsible for operating the motor vehicle using safe driving practices, knowledge of and compliance with all company policies, and obeying all traffic laws.


  • Experience in oncology, particularly clinical or medical affairs experience in breast cancer.

  • Experience leading medical affairs team in oncology product launches.

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. _  This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities._

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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