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Sanofi Group Medical Advisor, Gastroenterology in Mississauga, Ontario

Reference No. R2620967

Position Title: Medical Advisor, Gastroenterology

Department: Medical Dupilumab Canada

Location: Sanofi Genzyme, Mississauga

About Genzyme, a Sanofi Company

Sanofi Genzyme has pioneered the development and delivery of transformative therapies for patients affected by rare and debilitating diseases for over 30 years. We accomplish our goals through world-class research and with the compassion and commitment of our employees. With a focus on rare diseases and multiple sclerosis, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of the patients and families we serve. That goal guides and inspires us every day. Sanofi Genzyme’s portfolio of transformative therapies, which are marketed in countries around the world, represents groundbreaking and life-saving advances in medicine. As a Sanofi company, Sanofi Genzyme benefits from the reach and resources of one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, with a shared commitment to improving the lives of patients. Learn more at .

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.

Position Summary :

The Medical Advisor provides medical and scientific strategy to differentiate our medicines to assist healthcare professionals and other stakeholders in making informed decisions on optimal therapy for patients. The Medical Advisor will develop and execute the strategic medical plan as a component of the integrated brand plan. They will also:

  • Ensure Canadian R&D contribution to different stages of the global product development cycle.

  • Play a key role in ensuring optimal positioning of Sanofi Genzyme products and offerings in synergy with the therapeutic area and patients’ need in Canada

  • Support evidence-based use of Sanofi Genzyme products

  • Provide leadership and facilitation to stimulate cross-functional collaboration within Medical Affairs and with other Sanofi Genzyme departments to leverage synergies and joint efforts in support of Sanofi Genzyme products.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Provide optimal understanding of patients’ unmet medical needs and the evolution of the patient journey within relevant therapeutic areas.

  • Lead the development and implementation of the Canadian integrated medical plan, outlining the support strategy for his/her allocated products within the portfolio by ensuring both patient and business considerations.

  • Develop an optimal scientific communication platform to integrate the needs of patients and the business.

  • Monitor the external landscape and identify new and changing trends in therapeutic area.

  • Gather and interpret customer insights and translate into medical strategy.

  • Capture competitive intelligence, and proactively communicate strategic insights to the brand team.

  • Provide the clinical strategy for Regulatory NDS/sNDS submissions.

  • Provide the clinical strategy for Market Access submissions.

  • Serve as a scientific resource to internal and external customers.

  • Develop and execute medical advisory boards to capture customer insights.

  • Support the clinical development program and all research-related activities.

  • Develop digital strategies and tactics for differentiating Sanofi Genzyme from its competitors.

  • Collaborate with the Clinical Studies Unit to optimize Canadian participation and performance within the clinical development activities for the pipeline and marketed products.

  • Develops and optimizes relationships with global clinical management in order to ensure the company’s involvement at a level compatible with Canadian business objectives.

  • Participates in the activities of Global and Regional Medical Affairs teams as well as medico-marketing teams, to ensure Canadian contribution to Global Medical and Marketing strategy and tactics.

  • Liaise with the US Medical Affairs team to ensure optimal leverage of North American collaboration.

  • Work with the Global Type 2 Franchise team as an affiliate ambassador.

  • Provides scientific and strategic support for regulatory and market access submissions.

  • Creates and supports implementation of the Canadian publication plan.

  • Coordinates activities with the MSLs.

  • Serve as ambassador of type 2 medical strategy across functions

  • Build and tailor medical education material to appropriately and consistently incorporate type 2 story.

  • Measure and drive awareness of type 2 across TAs ensuring local medical activities cascade the global strategy.

  • Collaborates with external partners within the healthcare system in identifying and closing the care gaps related to the optimal use of Sanofi Genzyme products.

  • Develop strategies for centers of excellence in Canada.

  • Develops and optimizes relationships with Canadian opinion leaders, including support to scientific platforms such as Advisory Boards, Expert Forums etc.

  • In collaboration with Government Affairs and Market Access teams, develops strategies to address payers and patient association needs.

Key Requirements :

  • MSc, PhD, PharmD, MD.

  • 5 years of Medical Affairs experience.

  • Strong knowledge of gastrointestinal inflammatory disease, immunology, and specialty care biologics.

  • Established relationships with thought leaders in gastrointestinal clinical and scientific community.

  • Life cycle management of pharmaceutical products.

  • Candidate must be based in the Toronto area.

  • Strategic agility.

  • Communication skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Scientific and business acumen.

  • Ability to critically appraise scientific data.

  • Team leadership ability.

  • Facilitation skills.

  • Negotiation skills.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Computer Knowledge.

  • Microsoft Outlook: Electronic mail; Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft PowerPoint.

Languages :

  • English written and spoken: Advanced knowledge.

  • French is an asset.

Travel :

  • Occasionally.

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.

Sanofi, Empowering Life


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