• Location : Neuilly sur Seine

  • Remote working : 50%

  • Job type: PermanentFull time

Global Media Relations Lead CHC

About the job

At Sanofi Consumer Healthcare (CHC) , we have one overarching mission - to work passionately, challenging ourselves and our industry every day, to bring Health in the Hands of consumers by making healthcare as simple as it could be.

Our teams are building trusted & loved brands that connect with hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide, enabling better self-care for individuals and communities, while also contributing to a healthier planet. To fulfill this mission, we are embarking our consumers, our customers, healthcare professionals, and our employees in this journey because this is what will make us become the “Best Fast-Moving Consumer Healthcare (FMCH) Company In & For the World”.

We strive to act as a force for good by integrating sustainability along our business and employees’ mission and operate responsibly from both a social and environmental point of view.

To achieve this, we need strong talent who will help us shape the future of our Consumer Healthcare business and challenge our industry. At Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, we aspire to create a work environment where people can thrive, grow, and be at their best every day. Our priority is working with integrity to improve the health and well-being of people and communities where we operate, working towards making a positive impact in the world.

Our Team:

In view of the intended separation of the Consumer HealthCare (CHC) business of Sanofi, Communications is fast-growing and working as a high-performing, global, stakeholder-focused, networked team. The function regularly works in transversal teams on a range of complex topics. The function aligns the interests of various stakeholders, and executes activity that builds and protects CHC’s brand, reputation and employee engagement across its businesses, markets, and countries.

Media is a key means of engagement between CHC and the external world, via either earned traditional or digital channels. After the intended separation, the media relations lead will drive Corporate and Financial Communications. Before, a strong alignment with Corporate Media Relations (Sanofi) will take place to ensure we act as One Voice.

Main responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain relationships with top-tier media (traditional e.g., print/broadcast) and social media on behalf of CHC to influence the financial and societal environment

  • Represent CHC as a spokesperson on both traditional and digital media channels; ensuring ‘one voice’ across countries/regions

  • Preparing briefings for senior executives (including the possible future CEO) and providing coaching and advice for external communications moments (e.g. interviews, speaking opportunities etc)

  • Ensuring consistency and impact of Sanofi's global PR strategy on countries, in particular France and the USA directly managed by the Global team

  • The development and execution of the corporate media relations strategy in collaboration with the business and the key global functions (R&D, Digital, People & Culture, etc), and working together with other Communications colleagues (e.g., Public Affairs, External Communications, Country Communications) where relevant

  • Identify and manage global media opportunities

  • Develop and execute financial communications plan(s) and activities in support of CHC financial disclosure obligations (e.g. quarterly results), support the development of the Integrated Annual Report, and M&A), and working with other departments (e.g., Corporate Sustainability, People & Culture, and Investor Relations)

  • Monitoring, measuring and reporting progress of plans and initiatives

  • Liaise with and manage third-party suppliers e.g. ext comms agency

  • Monitor and subsequently prepare CHC in advance of issues through (digital) listening and traditional networking; Provide authoritative advice on reputationally sensitive subjects

  • Guide and support local crisis/issue management in line with CHC’s crisis communications structure

  • Seek opportunities to share insights, contacts and ideas that will contribute to the activities of others within CHC’s communications network

About you

  • Above 10-15 years experience in communications of which at least 5 years in media relations

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in French and a high level of proficiency in English (preferably bi-lingual)

  • Proven financial literacy.

  • Deep understanding of the global business media and - preferably – with French media landscape.

  • Good understanding of the international business media landscape, including active relationships with relevant external stakeholders (e.g., sector correspondents, business editors, online influencers)

  • Proficient in the use of digital channels (e.g., social media) and associated tools including basic copywriting, graphic design and video editing, monitoring, and data analysis

  • Strong skills in working on several, complex projects simultaneously

  • Good understanding of / experience in a FMCG environment

  • Soft skills: Cultural sensitivity; Crisis management abilities; Self-starter; Negotiation skills and Relationship building skills

Pursue progress, discover extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people.

At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.

Watch our ALL IN video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkpDBZ-CJKw&t=67s) and check out our Diversity Equity and Inclusion actions at sanofi.com (https://www.sanofi.com/en/our-responsibility/equality-and-inclusiveness) !