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Sanofi Group Global Medical Head Pipeline Products Rare Blood Disorder (GMH) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

This person will play a key leadership role within the RBD franchise and could lead a team of global medical professionals dedicated to supporting early pipeline products in various therapeutic area within the RBD franchise. He/she will be in charge of developing and ensuring the execution of the global medical strategy in alignment with the global brand strategy. This person will be expected to successfully collaborate with alliance partners where they exist.

The position requires excellence in strategic planning and operational execution; the person will build strategic plans, supervise the development, implementation and execution of global medical activities, and interface with the regional/affiliate medical leads. In addition, this person is expected to have the ability to work effectively in a highly matrixed environment and demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills. A strong commitment to achieve corporate objectives while maintaining the highest ethical, regulatory and scientific standards is required.

The GMH leads the strategy implementation and ensures timely execution of all assigned early pipeline products’ medical projects. The GMH develops and communicates a vision for each of the portfolio products. In partnership with the New Product Planning Head, the GMH is responsible for defining the assigned products’ medical plans, portfolio strategy and prioritization, integrated project strategies, and risk management across life cycle. The GMH is responsible for providing medical leadership at company forums, supporting scientific communication and patient advocacy, optimizing global KOL relationships, supporting business development and external innovation efforts to identify and evaluate new pipeline molecules, and advising the Global Medical Head RBD on the medical strategy of the early pipeline portfolio.

The GMH is responsible for collaborating in a matrix environment with leaders from other divisions, enabling functions to align strategies, processes and resources, and identifying areas of organizational improvement. The GMH represents Sanofi Medical internally and externally for his/her product portfolio.

Key Individual Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for the medical strategy and execution of the early pipeline portfolio

  • Collaborate with R&D, in executing and delivering the early development pipeline

  • Build strong interactions with key stakeholders in a matrix organization including New Product Planning, Commercial, Scientific Communications, Clinical Science & Operations, Regulatory, Safety and Pharmacovigilance, Value & Access, Clinical Development, Strategy & Business Development, to ensure shared / integrated strategic vision for the pipeline portfolio

  • Establishes global medical unit goals and prioritizes activities in alignment with the overall global brand strategy for the early pipeline products

  • Lead the early pipeline therapeutic area Medical Unit

  • Lead/Manage the early pipeline Global Medical Directors, provide coaching to team members, and resolve issues escalated from them

  • Influence a broad range of stakeholders, collaborate in a matrix environment with leaders from other divisions enabling functions to align strategies, processes, and resources, and identify areas of organizational improvement.

  • Prioritizes activity and resource allocation across the various early pipeline therapeutic area portfolio

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to the global early pipeline medical team

  • Oversee execution of life-cycle evidence generation, ensure the appropriate processes are in place for review, approval, management and support of high-quality studies (CSS, IIS, HEVA, EDA, Biostat etc)

  • Lead the overall medical data dissemination/publication strategy and collaborate with the Scientific Communication group to ensure scientifically sound, balanced, accurate and timely disclosure of SGZ data in the early pipeline space.

  • Oversee the creation and implementation of internal and external training and education activities. Collaborate with the regional medical heads in EU, Japan, emerging markets and US when necessary.

  • Work closely and compliantly with New Product Planning/Global Commercial Head of early pipeline products to ensure aligned strategies and coordinated plans

  • Lead the early pipeline global KOL relationship management

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with other groups to support the early pipeline products and provide clear medical guidance

  • Participate in relevant SGZ Product Teams to provide expertise and ensure alignment of medical affairs with clinical development and commercial activities

  • Represent the SGZ early pipeline global medical affairs at medical meetings, advisory boards, meetings at key institutions, and in interactions with global KOLs

  • Oversee medical early pipeline budget management

  • Accountable for the financial management and reporting requirements for medical affairs early pipeline TA

  • Travels regularly (both internationally and within the US) as necessary

Qualifications:

  • MD, PharmD or PhD required

  • Industry experience preferred

  • Clinical Development and Medical Affairs experience preferred

Sanofi Inc. 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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