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CHC Product Owner - Science Pipeline

date posted 07/19/2022
contract type Full time
job id R2641447
location Bridgewater, NJ;Barcelona;


Head of Digital


Flexible (travelling required)


Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) is a leading global integrated healthcare company that discovers, develops, and distributes therapeutic solutions to improve the lives of everyone. The company works to prevent and treat the diseases of today, as well as those we may face tomorrow. With over 100,000 dedicated professionals in more than 100 countries, Sanofi is devoted to advancing healthcare around the world. Sanofi operates across multiple therapeutic areas including General Medicines, Specialty Care, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare.

Equal opportunity employer.  Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity to foster positive, innovative thinking that will benefit people worldwide. Sanofi is also committed to employing qualified individuals with disabilities and, where warranted, will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants, as well as its employees.

Consumer healthcare business unit. The role will regard Sanofi’ Consumer Healthcare.Becoming a standalone division, Consumer Healthcare’s purpose is to serve healthier, fuller lives by offering moments of relief to our Patients & Consumers in our key platforms, including Allergy, Physical & Mental Wellness, Pain, Digestive Health. CHC does business in 133 countries; 4000 professionals work in marketing, sales and services teams. Learn more at www.sanofi.com/en/your-health/consumer-healthcare.

Global Digital Team. The team is charged with accelerating the shift to data driven marketing and to e-commerce sales, scaling best-in-class data driven decision making tools, capturing new opportunities in the digital health space and uphauling disjointed commercial and scientific systems. This team leverages both dedicated expertise internally at Sanofi, and delivery and deployment partners. It builds products, runs service / outsourcing contracts, and develops centers of excellence in technology and digital.


Responding to the Head of CHC Digital, the Science Products Owner will be the technology partner for the entire scientific affairs community within CHC (~1000 people).

As part of his / her responsibility, the Science Products Owner, will have to define hand in hand with the Science Hub the digital strategy, roadmap and technology design. He/she will be responsible for prioritizing the main initiatives and delivering workable products with internal and external partners, that delivers business value, every sprint.

The Product Owner will partner with the CHC Science Hub into a multi-year science transformation, encompassing multiple elements where technology will be a key success factor.


  • Tech partner for the entire Science community within CHC (~1000 people).

  • Support in the definition of the science digital strategy, roadmap, tech design and prioritization on main initiatives based on business value.

  • Own the technology frame, design and delivery supervision of multiple projects related to pharmacovigilance, events management and compliance adjustments, also in the context of CHC shift from Veeva CRM to Salesforce.

  • Reinforce the core with CHC innovation pipeline, owning IRIS technology improvements, a CHC-tailored Planisware innovation and pipeline management tool, driven and optimized by a broad set of data (finance, HR, etc.) and resulting in data visualization (currently in Qlik, lift-shift-uphaul is foreseen using Snowflake, Data Bricks and PowerBI).  IRISV1 is in place, IRISV2 is currently in development, a limited number of Qlik reports are in production.

  • Responsible for extending the use of data for CHC in innovation, pharmacovigilance, product lifecycle and compliance through Snowflake and PowerBI and bridges applications for CHC.

  • Owns the “Product” from a “What” and “Why” perspective (accountable for vision and requirements) for their specified product, or component (if multiple delivery teams involved in solution delivery).

  • Is accountable for delivering incremental value every sprint, aligning with the overall goals from the business.

  • Can negotiate Yes/No with the Business and/or the Digital Towers.

  • Works closely and owns relationship with Customer Experience.

  • When appropriate, works with scrum master and engineering delivery team daily, answering questions, addressing ambiguities, and being readily available when issues arise that could delay the project.

  • Owns backlog prioritization of work.

  • Creates requirements and Jira stories.

  • Keeps the vision of the product up to date.

  • Owns of roadmap and sprint priorities.

  • Ensures follow up and reporting of KPI.

  • Ensures that Digital Product/computerized system meets all controls to address applicable quality, regulatory (Data Privacy, GxP, SOX, etc.) and cybersecurity requirements.

* Key Responsibilities may differ among employees with the same job title and may change over time, in accordance with business needs


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Fluent in English

8+ years Technology strategisation, Business Intelligence or Digital Product Ownership experience

  • Experience in data and tech solutions in FMCG or life science sectors focusing on the scientific domains (innovation, medical, regulatory)

  • Experience technology design and strategisation with business partners

  • Enterprise software deployment (design, build, integration, migration, go live, core model) is a strong plus

  • Agile ways of working and large projects phased delivery

  • Experience of Interfacing heterogeneous systems and data sources is a plus

  • Working knowledge of Snowflake, DataBricks, Python/R encapsulation, Tableau, Power BI

  • Working knowledge of Informatica, Layer 7 and Apigee

  • Working knowledge of procuring data from ERPs (SAP, JDE, etc.).

  • Software house contracting

  • Post COVID: Ability to travel up to, and potentially in excess of, 20% of the time, including some weekends and hold valid international passport

People leadership

  • Outstanding relationship-building, effective in a matrixed, culturally diverse organization.

  • Influence skills at all levels of seniority, including people who do not work for him/her.

  • Balance pushing for change and bringing people along; conflict resolution mindset.

  • Fast & high-quality written communications, business cases and analyses (MS Office)

  • FMCH science acumen

  • Experience of pipeline management

  • Acumen of product life cycle management

  • Ability to redesign pipeline analysis, management and resource planning


  • Lean & Agile practices (advanced)

  • User Experience (Intermediate)

  • IT strategy & Governance (advanced)

  • Project Management (advanced)

  • Application Design & Integration (Intermediate)

  • Compliance of Computerized systems (Intermediate)

Transversal Skills & Competencies (Soft skills)

  • Business Acumen (advanced)

  • Transversal collaboration (advanced)

  • Strategic Thinking (advanced)

  • Decision Making (advanced)

  • Business Partnership (advanced)

  • Change Management (intermediate)


Regular travel in the United States and Europe. Occasionally travel to other areas, as well.

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

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.



At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

As part of its diversity commitment, Sanofi is welcoming and integrating people with disabilities.

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