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Sanofi Group Associate Director, Competitive Intelligence - Neurology & Immunology in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Associate Director, Competitive Intelligence – Neurology & Immunology


The Associate Director of Competitive Intelligence (CI), Global Neurology will be responsible for leading CI activities for the Global Neurology and Immunology business unit(s) within Sanofi Genzyme. This position will provide a high level of competitive intelligence analysis to support these Sanofi Genzyme businesses. This person will be an integral cross functional partner to the leadership and the commercial teams. Key components of this role will include proactively monitoring and synthesizing the competitive environment, analyzing threats and opportunities, and working with cross functional partners to provide insights to help guide the short- and long-term strategy of Sanofi Genzyme’s Neurology and Immunology portfolios. This position will report to the Director of Competitive Intelligence Sanofi Genzyme and be a key member of the Commercial Excellence Team.

Major Activities:

  • Lead Global Neurology and Immunology CI activities (primarily focusing on the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Rheumatoid Arthritis markets as well as relevant lifecycle management) bringing proactive key competitive intelligence to leaders within the commercial organization that will reduce uncertainties and create insights to help guide optimal business decisions

  • Legally and ethically monitor, gather, analyze, and communicate actionable, reliable intelligence on the competitive environment including company messaging, pipeline/R&D, life cycle management, and predicted strategies and tactics.

  • Ensure appropriate intelligence and value-added insights are captured and disseminated throughout the commercial organization and supporting functions including regular intelligence briefings and early warning alerts.

  • Work in close collaboration with the commercial teams, other related market insights functions and forecasting to create and maintain up to date key intelligence topics and develop a prioritized implementation plan to provide best solutions.

  • Collaborate with other market insights related colleagues to synthesize internal and external information, analytics and data to arrive at value added conclusions.

  • Manage external vendor(s) to proactively maintain appropriate levels of market intelligence coverage.

  • Lead Congress CI efforts and provide key competitive insights before, during and post congress.

  • Be an integral member of the Sanofi Genzyme Competitive Intelligence team to establish and share best practices and work to continuously to improve the intelligence process at Sanofi Genzyme and Sanofi


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience (Competitive Intelligence/Pharmaceutical Analytics/Operations/Market Research/Strategy or related experience) or 5 years of relevant experience with an advanced degree.

  • Strong, proven leadership and robust analytical and communication skills; Ability to understand and influence decisions of senior management and capability to interact and efficiently communicate with all levels within the organization

  • Proactive in nature, actively participates, self-motivated and have the ability to prioritize in a fast paced environment; Ability to self-manage time and to meet deadlines

  • Possess strong strategic awareness proficiencies, project management skills and have a detailed and structured thought process

  • Shown the ability to work at a high level in matrixed environment with many cross-functional partners

  • Promotes a good working relationship with supervisors, co-workers and staff; Have a trustworthy, collaborative working relationship with immediate collogues


  • Master’s Degree or Ph.D.

  • Competitive Intelligence experience

  • Experience in the Neurology and/or Immunology, other related markets

  • Consulting experience

  • Product launch experience

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.