Sanofi Group Senior Product Manager / Marketing Lead, Fabry Disease in Mississauga, Ontario

Senior Product Manager / Marketing Lead, Fabry Disease


Position Description: Sr. Product Manager / MarketingLead

Fabry Disease

Rare Diseases Franchise

Location: Sanofi Genzyme Canada HeadOffice / Mississauga, Ontario

Reporting To: AssociateDirector, Fabry Disease (Canada)

Required Education: Bachelor’sDegree (or equivalent)

Language: English- Bilingualism (English & French) is an asset

Date: September2016

SanofiGenzyme focuses on developing specialty treatments for debilitating diseasesthat are often difficult to diagnose and treat, providing hope to patients andtheir families.

Sanofiin Canada embraces diversity in the workplace and is committed to achievingemployment equity. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talentedemployees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide varietyof experiences and perspectives. We welcome applications from women, members ofvisible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Position Summary:

  • Responsible forachieving or exceeding P&L (revenue and profitability) targets for Fabrazymeand any other brand(s) within the Fabry franchise assigned in the future

  • Using strategic thinking and expert knowledge ofthe brand planning process, develop and execute 5-year and annual strategic/tacticalmarketing plans for assigned products through engagement of support functionssuch as Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs and Government Affairs / MarketAccess

  • Analyze, strategize, organize and drive timelyexecution of annual marketing plans to achieve superior results

  • Develop strategic scenarios and financialssupported by clear assumptions

  • Ensure that the marketing strategy and marketaccess strategy are aligned

  • Maintain pricing framework for each provincewith clear strategies to minimize price erosion

  • Evaluate marketenvironment using all available data on all customers and patients and clearlycommunicate a full understanding of key dynamics

  • Anticipate futurecompetitor strategies and tactics by ensuring team has access to all marketintelligence data and encourage cross-functional colleagues to contribute

  • Interact withkey customers and patients to fully understand their needs

  • Understand Fabrydisease in terms of disease epidemiology, diagnosis rates, barriers to diseasemanagement, current disease treatment options, pros and cons of differenttreatment options

  • In collaboration with various support functions,ensure sufficient product supply, favourable market access and efficientdistribution for Fabry brand(s) within Canada

  • In collaboration with Medical Affairs,contribute to the planning and implementation of high risk screening programs,clinical research and approved ISSs

  • Manage promotional and assigned non-productexpense budgets

  • Manage product forecasting with responsibilityfor monthly, quarterly and annual P&L results

  • Develop promotional materials and campaigns,including: sales tools, productmessaging, direct mail / social media / Internet, PR campaigns, advertising,teleconferences

  • In conjunction with Government Affairs and MarketAccess personnel, secure / maintain reimbursement for assigned product in allprovinces and with private payers

  • Set clear field force objectives, in agreementwith Associate Director, to achieve brand objectives

  • Actively involve representatives of thesalesforce and medical in the development of the strategic brand plan andindividual marketing tactics

  • Assist in the development and implementation ofsales meetings

  • Manage national / local advisory groups andtreatment guidelines/consensus statements

  • Organize and enable patient advocacy groups tosupport product(s) and access to care

  • Business travel is required approximately 10-20%of the time, within Canada (regular) and internationally (sporadic).


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent

  • MBA or graduate degree a plus

  • 4 years direct sales in pharmaceutical/biotechindustry preferred

  • Minimum 4 years product management experience orequivalent in related area (experience in rare disease marketing and/orNephrology marketing a plus)

  • Experience in new product launches in relatedarea is an asset

  • Working knowledge of reimbursement on provincial and private payerlevels

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong resultsorientation i.e. has a proactive, business-oriented focus with the resolve to setchallenging goals and demonstrate the commitment and persistence to achievethem.

  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced,change-oriented environment.

  • Proven ability to function effectively andeasily at all levels of the organization

  • Possessexcellent technical aptitude and marketing ability skills with a proven abilityto innovate

  • Stronganalytical / problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrate superb written, verbal andpresentation skills

  • Computer literacy including word processing,spreadsheets, databases, project management and email and presentation software

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Thank you in advance for your interest.

Only those candidates selected for interviewswill be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer.


Job: Marketing

Primary Location: Canada-Ontario-Mississauga

Job Posting: Oct 3, 2016, 11:39:49 AM

Job Type: Regular

Employee Status: Regular