Sanofi Group Associate Director, Global Program Management Global Medical Affairs, Rare Diseases in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Brief job description

The AD Program Management Global Medical Affairs Rare Diseases will be responsible for overseeing one therapeutic area in the Rare Diseases portfolio by managing the following activities: registry operations, life cycle management studies/activities, product support, financial tracking, strategic planning and alignment with global and regional activities in this therapeutic area. This individual will work closely with the Global Medical Directors, functional team members of the registry, commercial, legal, and regulatory representatives to ensure strategic planning and successful execution of the GMA goals. The person in this role, while working in a matrix team of people and resources, will also ensure that teams operate in collaborative, open, and productive environment.

Specific duties (non-exhaustive list)

  • Serve as a global PM for the specific therapeutic area registry team; the responsibilities include running regular Registry Program Team meetings, aligning all team members on the priorities, following up on the action items, preparing monthly dashboards

  • Work closely with Medical Directors on organizing and running Registry Board of Advisors meetings with KOLs who serve as board members, preparing agendas, selecting discussion topics, working on logistics of the meeting preparation (including work with legal, meeting management, procurement). Each Registry team conducts 4-5 Board of Advisors meeting a year in different regions of the world

  • Responsible for managing LCM (life cycle management) activities for the given therapeutic area, such as working on ph4/observational studies, biomarker initiatives, global/regional alignment meetings. The work includes guiding the teams through the operational steps and approval processes within Sanofi Genzyme environment, and aligning core team with clinical trial team

  • Responsible for aligning specific therapeutic area activities with capabilities/activities of a Clinical Diagnostics Lab that supports antibodies and biomarkers testing and develops new methods for patients sample analysis

  • Responsible for driving the functional teams towards development of regular reports to the regulatory authorities and working on the final reports for PMCs (Post-Marketing Commitments); working with the teams to develop PMCs’ strategies (closeout approach/additional data collection/reporting format/interaction with health authorities if needed)

  • Manage operational level activities via a harmonized PM Tool

  • Contribute to development of an integrated Medical Affairs Plan. Ensure program activities and tactical executions are linked to program strategy; identify risks and need for risk mitigation and/or escalation

  • Ensure financial tracking and budgeting process

  • Engage stakeholders, ensure cross-functional alignment, and facilitate communication across medical affairs to close strategic-execution gaps, respond to critical business needs & optimize decision-making

  • Build and maintain strong and collaborative partnerships with internal and external parties, including KOLs/board of advisors

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a solid background in project/program management in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry and preferably scientific background

  • BA/BS required; Graduate degree preferred (MBA, MS or Ph.D. in a technical or scientific field).

  • 10 plus years of project/program management or relevant experience including experience leading cross-functional teams or 5 plus years of project management experience after 5 plus years of scientific/clinical experience

  • Ability to foster teamwork and collaboration coordinating cross-functional teams (matrix environment) while securing agreed deliverables in due time, quality and budget

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, planning, and oral & written communication skills

  • Domestic and international travel required (up to 20%)

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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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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.