Sanofi Group Project Leader in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sanofi, an integrated global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme.

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Our extensive research and development efforts address key health care challenges in cardiology, oncology, and internal medicine, as well as metabolic diseases and central nervous system disorders.

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Job Description:

The Clinical Sciences and Operations Project Leader (CSO PL) is part of the Core Project Team members, representing CSO. As such he ensures full team & platform alignment, including key stakeholders – Clinical Supplies, Legal, Procurement. The CSO PL engage the CSO cross functional team to fuel the project development strategy, developing reliable but aggressive operations plan. He/She monitors the plan execution, reports on status and ensure relevant risk mitigation (timelines, budget, & quality) is developed as needed.

The CSO PL is accountable for ensuring the deliverables via effective account, program, project management and leadership skills in a manner that will optimize, integrate and utilize CSO resources and competencies. The CSO PL contributes to the definition of the outsourcing strategy for the project. Ensures reliable performance and productivity by leading and coordinating all platform expertise and services for the allocated project(s) / program(s) and is accountable to both the Project Team and platform for project deliverables, including the timelines, quality and budget.

The CSO PL is also the CSO’s main interface with other platforms, units for the project and enabling functions.

CSO’s primary core team member for assigned project/programs.

Job Responsibilities

• Ensures appropriate communications channels are maintained and reporting schedules adhered to. Key relationship manager for the program.

• Responsible for providing input into the operational strategy and accountable for adapting operational plans, with input from all applicable functions within the CSO, in order to propose the optimal clinical operations solutions and scopes of work that creates the most value for the project, team and the platform.

• Builds a strong relationship with the project team, platform team and key stakeholders

• Develops and negotiates study/program budgets, timelines and other expectations in order to establish clear expectations. Accountable for financial oversight of the project/program. Re-negotiates when required.

• Responsible for routine reporting of the project’s status to the team & platform

• Responsible for assessing the impact of the project for the platform

Assesses the impact of the project on the platform

• Accountable for ensuring the study/program performance within the CSO and for driving the multi-disciplinary CSO project team according to project requirements & defined project objectives in order to create the most value for the project.

• Transmits clear project requirements to the CSO functions.

• In conjunction with the function leads within the CSO, builds study teams that are adapted to meet project’s needs/requirements.

• Sets team goals and provides performance reviews for the team performance.

• Lead CSO Operational Project Team meetings to address status (operational, budget & resource) and critical issues.

• Foster a true, business minded, customer-oriented atmosphere and skill set for the project team allocated across functions.

• Develop and implement continuous improvement for assigned projects to ensure the quality of the deliverables.

• Oversight and accountable for project performance to ensure it meets the project expectations as far as timelines, quality and budget. Makes adjustments to the plan and/or team as required

• Anticipates project risks and develop and implement risk management plans to minimize negative impact in fulfilling project deliverables.

• Lead development of phase transition plans for project.

• Supervise maintenance of the project management information and tracking.

Represents CSO when collaborating and goal setting with other platforms and enabling functions in order to successful meet the requirements of project

Lead the discussion on the choice of vendors for outsourced programs and providing input into vendors used for specific activities and is accountable for deliverables for full-package outsourcing.

Contribute to CSO business expansion and to develop the CSO catalogue for services

Identify opportunities for improving organizational processes to continue to drive organizational excellence.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant scientific and/or medical field and a minimum of 8 years’ experience in clinical research in pharmaceutical industry.

  • Project management experience is required.

  • Transversal and strategic leadership capabilities.

  • Ability to drive for a high performance cross functional team that empowers and motivates individual members and the team as a whole.

  • People management experience is a plus.

  • Business acumen

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (verbal & written)

  • Customer and quality focused

  • Capability to effectively handle large complicated global projects that integrate various disciplines

  • Proactive

  • Ability to driver decision making process

  • Innovative problem solving

  • People, Change and influence management skills

  • Ability to see and manage expectations

  • Self-motivation, results driven, detail-oriented and good organizational skills

  • Ability to resolve conflict

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Culturally sensitive

  • Familiarity with computer software.

  • Strong interpersonal skills required to effectively collaborate with customers (physicians, scientists and managers from various disciplines) and set and manage expectations clearly.

  • Serves as internal consultant and primary liaison with all groups outside of the CSO platform for projects.

  • Able to build credible service/deliverables for both the CSO and its customers

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Sanofi, Empowering Life

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Sanofi, Empowering Life