The Head of Real World Data & Analytic Platform is the technology lead within the Real World Evidence function of Sanofi’s Digital Organization responsible for managing, evolving, and executing the RWE Platform in accordance with the business vision. The Platform lead will be responsible for all demands originating from the Digital RWE Hub and the RWE Spokes within the Global Business Units or R&D to support real world evidence and data needs across the company. Sanofi's RWE Platform helps perform both conventional and advanced analytics in addition to acting as a technology stack for specific modeling and simulation applications. It is cloud based and built with a mix of both SaaS and inhouse developed components, all of which are in AWS. It is a cross-functional role, engaging directly with business stakeholders, innovation teams, vendors/external partners, and engineers across multiple development teams. Business input and industry research are critical aspects to the role and will require working directly with them to collect input, mold requirements, and release features. The role offers sufficient room for growth and innovation and works with the best of breed in terms of technological capabilities.
Evaluate and lead technical and platform decision making for new data or analytics solutions
Ensure system, technical, and product architectures are aligned with business objectives
Manage delivery of existing Darwin Eco system (Palantir Foundry, AWS data lake, Voyager dashboards)
Lead and support integration with vertical analytics platform including : external solutions like
External solutions like Palantir Foundry , Aetion Evidence Platform, Databricks and Informatica based catalogs and
Internally built solutions like AWS based data lakes, Qlik /Full stack based dashboards and some custom AWS services (Sagemaker, Rstudio etc)
Manage ingestion of new data and industrialize ingestion process
Be part of Data Tech committee in collaboration with Data arch & ops and drive enterprise decision making
Monitoring and implementing usage of individual vertical applications
Support transversal needs that leverage RWD or data lake infrastructure that cut across transversal organizational needs which will rely on the technical stack already established
Provide technical blueprint for the RWE roadmap and strategy
Manage a delivery team of data ingestion experts, service owner, integration specialists and a dashboard/app developer
Perform performance review and constructive feedback
Create and drive Darwin Governance and Steering committee to review technical needs and plan budget
Manage build and RUN budget
Understanding of technical concepts like data lake, cloud components (AWS), dev ops concepts and full stack
Analyze market trends and opportunities to support annual and long-term innovation planning and inform strategic decisions
Help identify next wave of technology/product opportunities and solutioning
Maintain regular and timely communication between all internal and external stakeholder
Drive agile mindset, challenge the status quo, and create an innovative mindset
Ability to understand and evaluate technology strategies including cloud and data science platforms
10+ years’ experience working with technical platforms and devising solutions
10+ years leading a team and working in a multi geographical environment
Experience delivering in an Agile environment is a plus
Must be able to manage and negotiate with vendors and handle multi-million-dollar contracts Strong analytical capabilities and ability to synthesize complex information into simplified, user-friendly, persuasive formats and presentations
Strong business acumen and stakeholder engagement
High emotional intelligence, openness, and responsiveness to feedback
Attitude towards continuous growth and improvement.
Desire to work in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment; ability to work well under pressure and to manage multiple priorities
Proven ability to operate effectively in an ambiguous environment.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills for executive level communication and collaboration
Strong command over MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Other Desirable Skills:
Interpersonal Communication Skills: Advanced
Strategic Thinking: Advanced
Problem Solving: Advanced
Decision Making: Advanced
Transversal collaboration: Advanced
Vendor Management: Intermediate
Agile methodology: Intermediate
BA/BA degree from an accredited institution is required
At least 8-10 leadership experience in program management, consulting, strategy or a related field in technology, or healthcare
Demonstrable experience in life sciences Information systems/technology, having led or implemented large programs that involve cloud-based system implementation preferred
Experience with RWE or Commercial data or systems a plus
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