Sanofi Group Director, Market Research, Dermatology in Cambridge, Massachusetts



The Market Research Lead, Dermatology will be responsible for leading and supporting the market research needs of the Dupixent dermatology business. This position will report to the Head, Sanofi Genzyme Market Research, and provide direct strategic support to the Global and US heads of the Dupixent dermatology Franchise. It will be based in Cambridge, MA.

This role will be responsible for leading and integrating research efforts and insights across the Dermatology market research team, in addition to direct project management. This position will have two direct reports.

This position will collaborate with the US and Global commercial teams, medical affairs, market access, and other key stakeholders to lead the development and execution of yearly market research plans. The position will ensure effective communication of actionable market insights to the expanded Dermatology team, and smooth coordination of efforts with other support functions.


Manage and integrate research efforts across the MR team (50%)

  • Work with US and Global franchise management to align on key priorities for the market research effort, re-evaluating and adjusting as needed.

  • Provide significant brand planning assistance. Regular contributor to setting commercial and brand strategy, making actionable recommendations grounded in insights from market research and business data.

  • Manage team research plans to align with franchise priorities, ensuring resources are put to the most impactful and efficient use possible. Manage alignment across the franchise stakeholders, addressing and balancing competing priorities with available resources.

  • Lead research team to ensure they are highly engaged in their respective business teams and working to answer questions that cross functional lines. Coordinate with other support functions as necessary to ensure smooth collaboration.

  • Support development of team members and contribute to helping drive excellence in the Sanofi Genzyme market research function and the broader Sanofi insights community.

  • Ensure market research team is aware and compliant with relevant policies and SOPs

  • Ensure team budgets and schedules meet corporate requirements.Lead Projects (50%)

  • Define appropriate methodology for market research projects, consistent with business goals.

  • Review and select recommend appropriate primary and secondary market research agencies consistent with procurement policies.

  • Direct, develop and review all research materials (discussion guides and screeners, surveys etc.) to ensure validity of research. Provide input as necessary to marketing and agencies in development of materials for testing.

  • Manage fielding to ensure proper execution. Attend field research as necessary to ensure quality and smooth execution, and develop direct knowledge of findings.

  • Integrate findings from additional data sources (including other primary research, secondary data, syndicated reports, competitive intelligence, etc.) in interpreting results to provide proper context for findings.

  • Develop and refine results presentations to address specific audiences and applications and clearly communicate findings to all relevant stakeholders. Translate findings to actionable recommendations.

  • Manage projects within budgets, schedules and corporate, legal and regulatory requirements and strictly adhere to relevant policies and SOPs.PROFILE AND EXPERIENCE

  • 10+ years of relevant pharmaceutical industry experience, including at least 5 years of primary market research experience

  • Experience leading small market research teams. Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to lead and develop individuals.

  • Experience effectively collaborating within a matrix environment and with colleagues across functions and geographies.

  • Results-oriented creative thinker who is viewed by clients as a collaborative strategic business partner with an ability to influence leaders 2+ levels above in organization

  • Demonstrates ability to maintain objectivity and willingness to “take a stand.” Upholds high standards of ethical of ethical and intellectual integrity.

  • Excellent communication skills with a well-developed ability to communicate efficiently and productively both verbally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated excellence in project management and effectively managing multiple demands and expectations from multiple internal customers and spend against budget.

  • Superior analytical skills with proficiency in a broad range of primary marketing research methodologies including qualitative and quantitative design, data analysis and statistics.

  • Relevant market experience in Dermatology or specialty biologics markets.

  • Knowledge and experience with pharmaceutical data sources (e.g., prescription and sales data, patient claims data, promotional audits)

Genzyme Corporation (a Sanofi company) 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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At Sanofi, our ambition is to be an integrated global healthcare company, focused on patients’ needs. Much more than just a leading pharmaceutical company, Sanofi is committed to transforming scientific innovations into solutions and services that protect health, enhance life, and respond to the needs of the 7 billion people in the world. We trust our ambition to guide and inspire us as we work to create a future with optimal health and wellness for everyone.

Sanofi is a global healthcare leader focused on patients' needs, engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and Sanofi Genzyme.