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Sanofi Group R&D Manager, Personal Care--Chattanooga, TN in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Job Summary

The R&D manager will be responsible for innovation, ideation, formulation, development, qualification, and management of specific Sanofi CHC Personal Care products, OTC drug projects, and life-cycle management. Responsibilities include the internal development of products and management/oversight of externally developed products. The successful candidate will be a hands-on scientist who will innovate, produce working prototypes, and lead scale up of lab batches to pilot and production sizes. In addition, the candidate must be able to incorporate the necessary safety, clinical, and regulatory aspects into their projects. The candidate will also be able to translate insights in health sciences into technical opportunities. The candidate will demonstrate a high level of technical skill, leadership of people, and project management aptitude with clear communication. The candidate must be a team player who can present technical subjects/health science to others, including marketing.

Role Specific Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of various new products, both internal and with external development partners.

  • Identify consumer needs and resulting innovations to deliver new products to the market.

  • Potential management of 1-2 interns or scientist level direct reports, responsible for formulation of new products.

  • Manage internal and external phases of development responsibilities

  • Manage multiple priorities and the changing dynamics of projects and organizational needs

  • Manage project budgets

  • Prioritize time and resources to meet the project needs

  • Establish a partnership between Innovation/Marketing to ensure the development process is in alignment with business needs/direction

  • Hands-on scientist who will innovate, produce working prototypes, and lead scale up of lab batches to pilot and production sizes

  • Integrate technical knowledge, intuition, and experience to define and solve problems of considerable scope and complexity to provide untapped business opportunities.

  • Skillfully communicate the science (Biology, Chemistry, Physiology, etc.) related to product formulations to effectively influence formula decisions, product design and claim substantiation.

  • Integrate all required input from regulatory, safety, clinical, QA and processing functions to meet project needs on a timely basis

  • Execute, understand and interpret prototype testing to generate support of specific project needs; make recommendations based on facts

  • Participate in due diligence of various new business development opportunities

  • Some business travel required (estimated 5 - 15%)


Education : Advanced degree from an accredited college in Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Pharmacy or other Healthcare Sciences required. B.S. – minimum 5 years’ experience, M.S – minimum 3 years’ experience, and/or PHD graduates will be considered.

Experience: Experience in product development with a track record of successfully developing and launching new products. Formulation experience is a must.

Role Specific Competencies: This position requires extensive use of computer equipment. Must have a demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft business software to include Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.

Special Requirements: Position is located in Chattanooga, TN. Overnight business travel may be required 15%.

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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