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Sanofi Group Lead, Digital Innovation and Transformation in Mississauga, Ontario

Title : Lead, Digital Innovation and Transformation

Reference No. R2628887

Location : Mississauga, Canada

About Sanofi –

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions. With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Sanofi entities in Canada include Sanofi Genzyme (Specialty Care), Sanofi Pasteur (Vaccines), General Medicines and Consumer Healthcare. Together we employ approximately 2,000 people. In 2019, we invested $131 million R&D in Canada, creating jobs, business and opportunity throughout the country.


The Lead, Digital Innovation & Transformation will develop strategies and lead initiatives to advance digital transformation at Sanofi Genzyme Canada, also while creating opportunities to innovate digital experiences as the organization modernizes. The role will strategically lead and consult business areas to ensure the right combination of people, process and technology are used with digital initiatives and value/benefits are realized for stakeholders. Fostering digital culture, enhancing customer experiences, informing decisions with data & analytics and digital delivery excellence are always top of mind. This individual will work closely with Local and Global/North American partners to ensure that business areas are informed and supported with their digital work. This role will have a direct impact on establishing and executing the digital strategy for the specialty care business, and will strive to provide added value to each of the brands, in order to maximize brand penetration, customer engagement, and overall brand and above brand efficiencies across the business.


  • Develop & continuously enhance a Sanofi Canada specialty care Digital Strategy to align all Therapeutic Areas (TA) and support functions in digital innovation and transformation efforts

  • Align and lead business areas in building up ‘key pillars’ of the Digital Strategy which include (but are not limited to): digital learning/education, customer insights analysis, data & analytics, best practices for digital product delivery, etc. Also develop associated roadmaps for each – this will allow for maximum brand penetration, highly effective customer engagement, and a larger Sanofi specialty care footprint in Canada

  • Create and maintain strong working relationships with Global Digital leaders to ensure Canada’s Digital Strategy and its activities align with Global vision & mandates

  • Work closely with ITS to inform functional, non-functional and technical requirements for new digital platforms & solutions

  • Lead ‘Digital Innovation Task Force’ members to tactically deliver on the Digital Strategy and deliver products & services in areas involving digital, which will allow for cost savings across the organization, as well as added efficiencies

  • Serve as the Specialty Care digital lead on the Digital Council of Canada to ensure alignment of digital strategies across Global Business Units (GBU) and contribute ideas & solutions that can be applied within other GBUs

  • Fulfill membership duties within Global & North American Digital councils/bodies

  • As SGZ Canada’s digital lead approver, review and approve the launch & enhancements of all digital products, focusing on: UX/UI designs, accessibility requirements (i.e. WCAG 2.0), testing results across performance, regression, BAT, UAT, penetration, etc. This will allow for a better customer experience, and will be a key piece in ensuring consistency and efficiency for all existing and new digital initiatives.

  • Work closely with Marketing, Medical, Business Operations, and other cross functional leads, both in Canada and Global/North America, in making strong strategic and tactical decisions to advance digital innovation and transformation

  • Active participation and leadership in Digital areas in brand/TA meetings, as required



  • Minimum university bachelor’s degree is required

  • MBA or graduate degree preferred


  • Minimum 5-10 years of pharmaceutical sales/marketing experience or work experience in life sciences/health care or tech industry

  • Minimum 5-10 years experience in digital product delivery in Agile/Scrum environments, ideally in the pharmaceutical and/or digital health space

  • Successful track record of leading digital transformation and innovation programs

  • Demonstrated track record of working and leading cross-functionally with areas such as ITS, Procurement, PMO, medical & commercial teams, etc.

  • Strong history of seeking partnerships and managing relationships with vendors; experienced in generating agreements according to scope, yet flexible and scalable to growth

  • Highly experienced in strategically integrating functions related to digital such as human-centric design, product management, data & analytics, change management, etc.

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications



  • Bilingual (English/French) an asset


  • Strong presentation skills for both internal and external audiences

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and work in autonomy with limited guidelines

  • Excellent verbal and written communications and computer literacy

  • High level of focus and demonstrated attention to detail and planning

  • Demonstrated self-motivation and solution orientation

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build strong working relationships

  • Strong ability to assess new concepts and technologies to modernize digital ecosystems

  • Demonstrated ability to function in a dynamic environment with rapidly changing activities and priorities

  • Demonstrated ability to work in complex matrix and cross-cultural environment

  • Excellent competencies in technical comprehension, learning and analytical capacity, problem-solving, multi-tasking, and decision making

  • Strong ability to seek and add sustainable value to the organization

  • Ability to travel (up to 10% of time)

  • Stretch – feels comfortable taking calculated risks, and seeks diverse views to challenge thinking

  • Take Action – Prioritize outcomes vs. activity, solutions vs. problem

  • Act for Patients and Customers – Ensure that all we do is in support of our science, strategy, market, patients, and customers

  • Think Sanofi First – seeking what is best for Sanofi vs. myself


  • Strong business acumen

  • Project management expertise & experience

  • Exhibit strong leadership and business management skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong presentation skills

  • Excellent analytical and strategic thinking skills

  • Ability to work under pressure, in a fast-paced environment

  • Collaborative and result-driven working style

  • Creativity and pragmatism in approach to problem-solving

  • Initiative, energy and commitment

  • Company values advocate

Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to a ttract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

Thank you in advance for your interest.

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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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.