Sanofi Group Therapeutic Area Head, Neurology/MS in Cambridge (U.S.), Massachusetts

Therapeutic Area Head, Neurology/MS


Sanofi Genzyme focuses on developing specialty treatments fordebilitating diseases that are often difficult to diagnose and treat, providinghope to patients and their families.

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Therapeutic AreaDevelopment Head Neurology

Strategic intent/Job profile:

The Therapeutic Area Development Head (TADH) leads the strategyimplementation and ensures timely execution of all development projects in MS,Neurology & Ophthalmology. The TADH develops and communicates a vision ofMS, Neurology & Ophthalmology treatment in the future. In partnership withthe Business Franchise Head, the TADH is responsible for defining the portfoliostrategy, portfolio prioritization, integrated project strategies, riskmanagement, across life cycle with focus on maximizing brand value. The TADH represents Sanofi NeurologyDevelopment internally and externally.

Key Individual Accountabilities

  • Responsiblefor strategy and execution of the neurology pipeline from First in Human tosuccessful market access:

  • Drives a portfolio of development projectsoperated by global projects teams (GPTs), enabling a strategically coherentapproach & flawless implementation/execution of projects

  • In collaboration with the Business FranchiseHead, co-chairs the Therapeutic Area Review Committee (TARC) to ensurecomprehensive oversight of TA from research to development to commercializationand insure oversight and governance of therapeutic area portfolio.

  • Buildstrong interactions with key stakeholders in a matrix organization includingClinical Science & Operations, Regulatory, Value & Access, MedicalAffairs, Strategy & Business Development, to ensure shared / integratedstrategic vision for the Therapeutic Area

  • Responsible for providing medical leadership atCompany forums, supporting Medical Affairs and Patient Advocacy, optimizing KOLrelationships and supporting business development and external innovationefforts to identify and evaluate new potential treatments within the TA

  • Organizesthe Therapeutic Area Development Unit:

  • Establishes TA Development Unit goals andprioritizes activities in alignment with the overall Therapeutic Area strategy

  • Structure and lead the TA development teamsworldwide, bridging with connected functions – Research, Market Access,Marketing, Regulatory and Medical Affairs - to fulfil the vision.

  • Accountable for executing and delivering the development pipeline from first inHuman to approval and successful market access

  • ManagesGlobal Project Heads, TA Clinical Leads, and Unit Management Office staff within the Therapeutic Area Development Unit,providing coaching to team members and resolving issues escalated from them

  • Influences a broad range of stakeholders,collaborating in a matrix environment with leaders from otherdivisions/platforms/enabling functions to align strategies, processes andresources, and to identify areas of organizational improvement.

  • Responsible for managing TA budget and resources

  • Skillsand competencies:

  • Leadership

  • Forwardthinking

  • Strategicpartnering

  • Impactfulcommunication and influencing

  • Complexnegotiation

  • Conflictresolution

  • Balanceddecision making in a highly matrixed environment

  • ReportingLines:

  • Reportsto Global Head of Development

  • Directreports include Global Project Heads and Unit Management Office staff. Team members are located in Cambridge, MA,Bridgewater, NJ and Paris, France.

  • Member of:

  • DevelopmentManagement Committee

  • GlobalR&D Senior Management Committee

  • GlobalBusiness Unit Leadership Team

  • Co-chair,Therapeutic Area Review Committee

  • Qualifications

  • Basic Qualifications:

  • MD or MD, PHD

  • 10 years of industry experience in clinicaldevelopment with deep therapeutic area expertise and a successful track recordin leading projects through development, registration, approval and successfulmarket access

  • Experience managing direct and indirect reports

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Substantial history of clinical developmentleadership, with comfort dealing with ambiguity and change

  • Hands on experience of re-building andre-shaping a development group

  • A positive, motivational and enthusiastic leaderwho is driven by the need to ‘make a difference’ to the organization and topatients around the world

  • Academic position, with participation as aprincipal investigator in clinical trials, in the past is an asset

  • Scientific research background preferred (PhD orequivalent a plus) with experience in translational medicine

  • Proven success at managing groups

  • FDA and EMA interactions (FDA panel, meetings,scientific advice, oral explanation etc) supporting multiple submissions

  • Experience in different geographies

Job: Clinical Development

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Cambridge (U.S.)

Job Posting: Sep 8, 2016, 8:13:13 AM

Job Type: Regular

Employee Status: Regular