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Sanofi Group Director, US Market Development, ADPKD –Rare Diseases in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Position Overview:

The Director , US Market Development, ADPKD will lead the development and execution of a comprehensive thought leadership strategy and tactical plan to drive the launch of a priority pipeline product in ADPKD (autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease), which is one of the most common, life-threatening genetic diseases.

Key management responsibilities include developing strategic educational initiatives in partnership with the Renal scientific community that will prepare the market to ensure best-in-class launch of a new therapy for ADPKD in the US, while securing future growth. Subsequently, this individual will be responsible for implementing these programs to positively impact not only HCPs, but also payers and other key stakeholders.

As a priority asset within Sanofi, this role will offer individuals opportunities for broad company exposure and exciting career development within a growing team. This role will be based in Cambridge and will report into the Sr Director ADPKD Marketing.

Sanofi US is only considering candidates who are currently legally eligible to work in the U.S

Key responsibilities include:

  • Translate product and therapeutic area science into actionable and impactful educational strategies and tactics that resonate with core physician targets and the Renal scientific community

  • Manage key global thought leader influence and centers of excellence mapping strategy, KOL mapping, KOL engagement plan & execution

  • Develop the Peer-to-Peer education strategy and program

  • Lead planning and execution of Commercial advisory boards to gain insights across specialties and HCP segments

  • Lead national congress planning and activities including sponsored symposia

  • Develop key thought leader working group and speaker bureau

  • Rising Stars programs

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the disease state(s), the competitive landscape and the overall market to develop high-impact and differentiating market conditioning strategies/tactics

  • Key strategic liaison with Thought Leaders Liaisons, Medical leadership, Publications, Outcomes, EBM, etc. as appropriate to

  • Lead Relationship Management with identified scientific societies

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders and cross-functional teams that support the brands

  • Manage agencies and vendors as needed to develop and execute industry leading marketing and educational programs

  • Willing to travel approximately 30%.

Required Qualifications :

  • Proven Renal market experience and a deep understanding of the US renal landscape

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of relevant commercial experience in the pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industries.

  • Experience in market development strategies and tactics

  • Strong business and science background, with proven ability to work with Medical experts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or other graduate level degree preferred

  • Launch experience

  • Sales and/or Thought Leader Liaison experience

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

  • Ability to think creatively and lead innovative projects.

  • Strategic thinking and flawless execution with proven ability to prioritize

  • Proven team player with ability to build consensus in a matrix environment

The successful candidate will be required to sign and execute a restricted covenant upon hire.

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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