Sanofi Group Senior Director Training in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sanofi Genzyme has pioneered the development and delivery of transformative therapies for patients affected by rare and debilitating diseases for over 30 years. We accomplish our goals through world-class research, collaboration with the global patient community, and with the compassion and commitment of our employees. With a focus on rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, immunology and oncology we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of the patients and families we serve. Sanofi Genzyme's portfolio of transformative therapies, which are marketed in countries around the world, represent groundbreaking and life-saving advances in medicine. Sanofi Genzyme benefits from the reach and resources of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, with a shared commitment to improving the lives of patients.

The Head of U.S. Commercial Training reports to the Vice President, Global and US Business Operations and is a member of the Business Operations leadership team.

This person will have responsibility for strategic planning and implementation of world class product training, leadership/management training, and skill-based training for all therapeutic areas, via eLearning, live meetings, virtual training and training courses with a strong patient and science focus.

Key responsibilities include:

Develop and lead a comprehensive strategy for delivering training across field teams in all US therapeutic areas aligned with company, business unit and brand goals. Ensure transversal leverage in approach, vendors and resources where beneficial to the business.

Lead, mentor and train a full team of commercial trainers to ensure best in class program development and delivery.

Identify and develop resources and experiences which will reinforce the competencies and enhance capabilities of the field teams including new hire curricula, new product launch planning, selling skills and professional development. This role requires a high level of collaboration with Sales Leadership, Brand teams, Medical, Legal and Compliance as well as Business Operations colleagues.

Manage teams focused on implementation and continuous improvement to:

  • Lead proactive assessment of knowledge gaps within field teams; provide oversight and guidance to each product team to address with training initiatives and programs.

  • New-Hire initial & advanced training home-study curriculums, live training programs, National/Regional POA Meetings and Field Management Meetings (e.g., disease state, products, competitor products, infusion, reimbursement, and skill/role-based training)

  • Leadership Training tools and programs aligned with company core competencies to enhance and further the professional development of people managers and manager candidates

  • Responsible for ensuring all training materials incorporate all appropriate regulatory and legal compliance guidance per the Sanofi Genzyme Product Review Board

  • Establish and implement key metrics to track and communicate level of value and impact of training and development initiatives to all stakeholders

  • Maintain a detailed and up-to-date knowledge of advances in adult learning education and training technology and methodologies that could be relevant to the business unit and recommend appropriate updates to strategies and tactics as needed.

  • Ensure budgets and schedules meet corporate requirements.

Basic Qualifications:

BA/BS Degree required, preferably in life science or business 15 plus years of relevant pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience 4 plus years of demonstrated successful personnel management experience and leading national teams Experience in specialty pharmaceuticals or biologics

25% national travel required

Preferred Qualifications

MBA Product launch experience Experience with alliance or joint venture structure

Proven communication skills with a well-developed ability to efficiently and productively communicate both verbally and in writing Ability to influence, collaborate and interact effectively a senior leadership team and multiple key stakeholders in order to align on objectives and provide consistent training direction Demonstrated excellence in project management and effectively managing multiple projects/priorities including budgeting and actual spend against budget is required Ensure that all training programs are consistent with, and supporting of, company legal, regulatory and compliance guidelines Excellent verbal & written communication skills Strong collaboration, organizational and operations skills

Sanofi US Services, 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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Sanofi is a global healthcare leader focused on patients' needs, engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and Sanofi Genzyme.

At Sanofi, our ambition is to be an integrated global healthcare company, focused on patients’ needs. Much more than just a leading pharmaceutical company, Sanofi is committed to transforming scientific innovations into solutions and services that protect health, enhance life, and respond to the needs of the 7 billion people in the world. We trust our ambition to guide and inspire us as we work to create a future with optimal health and wellness for everyone.

Sanofi is a global healthcare leader focused on patients' needs, engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and Sanofi Genzyme.