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Sanofi Group Head of R&D Data-Driven Portfolio in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Overview:

The Head of R&D Data-Driven Portfolio is a critical role to effectively manage R&D data-driven programs and priorities, facilitate the global governance and work across the Digital R&D team, extended Digital and COE teams, and R&D business to deliver the roadmap. This role will be key to ensure the delivery of results at scale.

The Head of R&D Data-Driven Portfolio role includes:

  • components of strategy (understanding and translation of the Digital R&D data and analytics vision and priorities into results)

  • white space thinking (setting bold ambition, new ways of working)

  • facilitation (enabling programs to operate with consistency and getting to decision and action faster)

  • communication (clear communications to lay audiences of Digital topics, roadmaps, objectives, KPIs and progress)

  • execution (agile pod frameworks to deliver value for R&D end-users).

  • The portfolio of work encompasses Pharma research, Vaccines Research, mRNA, CMC, Clinical, and R&D pipeline portfolio management.

Mai​n Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the data-driven portfolio to support best practices, decision making and delivery of value

  • Support development and execution of the R&D data-driven strategy and roadmap through monitoring of progress and related KPIs and work with key stakeholders to support delivery

  • Communicate (written, oral) the strategy to achieve our bold ambition supported by new ways of working and progress executed against the strategy tracked via value-generated KPIs

  • Drive the R&D data and analytics agenda in line with the company strategic priorities

  • Ensure the roadmap is on track and aligned with the evolving priorities and input of the Digital and R&D organization

  • Coordinate preparatory work and briefing materials for key meetings

  • Facilitate best-practices across the R&D work supporting smooth operations of program evolution from building MVPs to scaled industrialization with long-term support engaged

  • Collaborate with the Digital teams, COEs, other GBUs/Corporate Functions to share information, identify synergies, leverage best practices and to anticipate future topics and future needs Digital R&D strategy

  • Leverage and engage resources across the organization to ensure R&D data-driven priorities are delivered

Key Qualifications and Competencies

  • Degree in Engineering or Data Engineering (our candidate has a BS in Electronics Engineering)

  • 15+ years of exp as a Data Engineer, Data Architect or Data PlatformsDemonstrated R&D data & analytics consulting experience (Strategic Thinker).

  • Demonstrated techno functional data capabilities (data engineering, data science, architecture, cloud, data visualization). Application to R&D topics preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience operationalizing strategic Digital programs/projects.

  • Ability to work cross-functionally, strong team player

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, analytical and strategic capabilities

  • Strong program management skills

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and work in autonomy with limited guidelines.

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to cultivate effective relationships, and to influence and collaborate internally and externally at all organizational levels.

Desired traits

  • Analytics and data technical skills

  • Strategic

  • PMO skills

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Trust, reliability and discretion

  • Self-driven, Results-oriented

  • Ability to proactively voice different perspectives

  • Multi-Tasker

  • Eagerness to learn, inquisitive

  • Active listener

  • Rigor, attention to details

  • High work capacity / Flexibility

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

Fully vaccinated, according to the CDC, an individual is considered to be “fully vaccinated” fourteen (14) days after receiving (a) the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or (b) the single dose of the J&J vaccine. Fully vaccinated, for new Sanofi employees, is to be fully vaccinated 14 DAYS PRIOR TO START DATE.

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.