At Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, we build trusted and loved brands that connect with hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide. Our mission is to enable better self-care for individuals and communities, while also contributing to a healthier planet. 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 people who can shape the future of our business and help us on our journey to become the best fast-moving consumer healthcare company in and for the world.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As the Western Europe CHC Public Affairs Lead, your role will be pivotal in shaping the external public policy and healthcare landscape, in support of CHC's purpose, ambition, business and sustainability strategy. You will spearhead engagement with external stakeholders to bolster self-care, strengthen CHC's reputation, and establish it as a thought leader. Reporting directly to the CHC WEU General Manager, your duties will include crafting and executing public affairs, policy, and advocacy strategies. These efforts will be targeted towards key priority markets in the CHC WEU Zone (UK, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Greece, Austria and Switzerland) with the aim of shaping the external operating environment to support self-care and accelerate CHC's growth. This position demands keen business acumen, strong leadership, strategic agility, and excellent advocacy and communication skills. Moreover, it necessitates demonstrated proficiency in navigating complex policy, regulatory, and access landscapes. The ability to provide clear guidance and strategic counsel to the Zone General Manager, while securing buy-in from crucial internal stakeholders, will be instrumental in achieving success.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES & KEY RESULTS

The primary objective of this role is to establish and execute a robust public affairs, policy and advocacy strategy and action plan in support of business priorities in CHC WEU and in close collaboration with key internal stakeholders and functions to drive CHC's external agenda: Corporate Communications, Growth Hub, Science Hub, and People & Culture

dentify key policy priorities aligned with CHC WEU General Manager's business growth goals.

  • Conduct thorough analysis of external landscape to ensure strategic alignment with functional partners.

  • Anticipate and respond to public affairs & policy trends and competitive dynamics.

  • Monitor external developments and communicate potential threats or opportunities to relevant stakeholders.

  • Propose CHC positions on key issues, develop advocacy materials, and ensure internal alignment.

  • Strengthen engagement with key stakeholders and represent CHC in industry associations.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to mitigate risks and seize opportunities.

  • Develop scenarios and risk mitigation plans based on policy understanding.

  • Stay updated on industry changes and identify new business opportunities.

  • Drive Ethics & Business Integrity activities within Public Affairs to ensure compliant engagement.

ABOUT YOU

  • Senior professional with 10+ years' experience in public affairs, policy, and market access & development, ideally with pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare industry knowledge.

  • Strong network within Western Europe healthcare ecosystem, adept at effectively engaging with government ministries, diplomatic corps, trade associations, and civil society organizations.

  • Proven track record of success in public affairs & policy advocacy, market access & development, driving thought leadership and effective stakeholder engagement.

  • Familiarity with regulatory environments and experience working with healthcare authorities and professional organizations.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, adept at identifying and capitalizing on new business opportunities.

  • Results-driven with a compliance-first approach and ability to collaborate cross-functionally.

  • Adaptable to fast-paced, matrix environments with strong organizational and analytical skills.

  • Exercises independent judgment in complex situations and fosters creativity and diversity.

  • Advanced degree in social sciences and behavioural sciences preferred.

  • Excellent written and spoken in English; proficiency in other additional languages an asset.