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Medical Operations Lead - General Medicines US Medical

date posted 10/04/2021
contract type Full time
job id R2605747
location Bridgewater, New Jersey

Position Overview:

The Medical Operations Lead role reports directly to the Medical Head of General Medicines US Medical and will have a significant role to drive and implement strategic projects as well as take a leadership role in managing critical operational aspects of General Medicines US Medical.  These include, but are not limited to, working with the General Medicines US Medical Leadership Team, and  other cross-functional groups for planning and executing strategic initiatives, provide strategic input into team plans, develop and share internal team communications, oversee/lead key projects, liaise with Finance and  Medical Leads to manage budget planning and execution, manage the annual Integrated Medical Action Plan (IMAP) process, and act as key bridge to the Commercial teams to help communicate the value and impact of Medical.

This is a highly visible position, and offers many opportunities to network across Sanofi, Genzyme, and Pasteur. The position is based in Bridgewater, NJ

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide operational support to the General Medicines US Medical Leadership Team to drive, execute, and implement critical strategic and operational mandates.

  • Lead key projects, initiatives, and provide guidance to the Leadership Team in the execution of US General Medicine’s operational strategies.

  • Provide strategic input into team plans, lead key projects and initiatives, organize and lead meetings, liaise with and provide feedback/guidance to the Leadership Team.

  • Prioritize and coordinate project management for the General Medicines US Medical budgetary process, and ensure cross-functional alignment with respective business units and functions.

  • Serve as General Medicines US Medical’s primary strategic liaison with cross-functional teams including, Commercial, Market Access, Health, Economics, and Value Assessment (HEVA), Real World Evidence (RWE), Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance, among others.

  • Working transversally with all functions including, Ethics, Business & Integrity (EB&I) and Legal for reaching census on risk identification and mitigation /remediation framework and compliance initiatives.

  • Foster Quality Risk Management and Internal Control Culture, and ensure that Quality & Compliance risks are proactively detected, assessed, and mitigated.

  • Partner with Finance and Leadership to ensure fiscal accountability of the General Medicines US Medical budget.

  • Lead the annual Medical Strategic Planning Process and Launch Readiness of new products.

  • Provide support with preparations for major internal and external meetings.

  • Partner and coordinate with communications for critical events/activities.

  • Proactively highlight potential issues to General Medicines US Medical Leadership and provide active support in remediation.

  • Provide active operational support to the General Medicines US Medical Leadership Team to help ensure strong collaboration, alignment, and information sharing.

  • Ensure that General Medicines US Medical local procedures are formalized, updated, and in line with policies, standards, and guidance, and verify that local procedures are adequately approved and communicated.

  • Support the General Medicines US Medical team for training employees on policies and procedures.

  • Develop and support simplification initiatives.

  • Collaboration with internal and external stakeholders is key for this position.

  • Perform assigned duties as needed.

Required Skills:

  • Analytical skills, and ability to understand complex problems and structure into logical streams for resolution.

  • Decision-making ability.

  • Ability to operate in an international, cross-company, and cross-functional environment.

  • Communication and interpersonal skills necessary to build trust, confidence, and collaboration toward shared objectives.

  • Flexibility in approach, and ability to adapt to changing circumstances when required.

  • Language - Business fluent in English (written and oral) is required.

  • Collaborate effectively with peers, stakeholders, and partners across the organization to positively impact business results.

  • Lead by example and consistently demonstrate the Play to Win Behaviors.

  • Stretch to go beyond the level at which we have operated up until now Take action instead of waiting to be told what to do Act in the interest of our patients and customers Put the interests of the organization ahead of my own or those of our team.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to interact effectively with leadership, think strategically, and communicate effectively with a variety of persons and large groups is essential.

  • 10+ years professional experience in a pharmaceutical or pharmaceutical wholesaler or role with equivalent function strongly preferred.

  • BS/BA required, MBA or advanced degree preferred.

  • Experience directly managing people and large teams, as well as a clear understanding of Commercial operations, is a plus.

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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