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Head of Strategic and Financial Operations

Company: Sanofi
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Company Profile:Sanofi is a global pharmaceuticals and biologics company headquartered in Paris, France, and a leader in the research and development, manufacturing, and marketing of pharmaceutical drugs principally in the prescription market. The firm also develops well known over-the-counter medication. The company covers seven major therapeutic areas: cardiovascular, central nervous system, diabetes, internal medicine, oncology, thrombosis and vaccines. It is the world's largest producer of vaccines.Sanofi has recently embarked on a vast and ambitious digital transformation program. A first step to this transformation was bringing all IT, Digital and Data functions under a Global Chief Digital Officer reporting to Sanofi's CEO. The new Digital organization is implementing a 3-year strategy that will drive business growth, operating income and cost efficiency from enterprise-wide agile digital transformation.The digital roadmap will facilitate the acceleration of R&D drug discovery, intelligent supply chain, manufacturing digital factory of the future and commercial performance, bringing better drugs and vaccines to patients faster, to improve health and save lives.It is our aspiration to be a leader in biopharmaceuticals, driven by world-class digital technology, to improve people's lives everywhere. We put our colleagues on the highest value work, where they can best build their industry leading technical and business expertise in digital technology. We make Sanofi a great place to work with Digital capabilities. We leverage the best and brightest leaders and technical talent to build systems, reengineer business process, generate value and drive competitive advantage.Candidate Profile:This executive is responsible for executing a strategic approach to cost management, capturing savings within the CIO organization. This leader will direct the financial planning processes for the CIO organization as they relate to cost structures and investment strategies related to software, hardware, and other digital technology services managed within the CIO organization. While managing the technology spend related to these specific budgets, the executive will participate in guidance of services negotiation related to the technology areas, technology lifecycle, and support/maintenance programs maintained under the CIO Organization. A unique aspect of this executive is an Agile mindset, aiding to empower autonomous teams as an enabler to overall financial technology matters through process efficiencies. Concurrently, this key leadership position will focus on cost transparency and partnership across enterprise functions (Strategy, Procurement, Legal, Finance) and business units, to aid in agile forecast models while assisting in cross-functional deployments that contain a substantial financial spend component.Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the team to drive operations workstreams with partners, to capture the targeted savings.
  • Review/Track current CIO operations footprint, proposing biggest potential savings opportunities for over 1B budgets.
  • Lead the CIO Organization to implement routines to support financial transparency and continuous process improvement.
  • Drive operational transformation across large organization - combining legacy and modernization and lifecycle management details across the full enterprise.
  • Develops the FinOps design, implementation and harmonization of best practices, processes, and systems.
  • Support the Global Head in execution of group commitments (e.g., annual and financial objectives, vendor management and reporting) for organizations larger than 1500 people.
  • Partner with Procurement & IT leaders to benchmark operational technology costs and drive savings
  • Formalize a set of guiding principles and roadmap to define cost management for the CIO organization and establish a close working relationship between the technology organization and its partners in finance.
  • Be a key partner with the Digital and CIO leadership team to define and capture cost savings driven by simplification and strategic projects.
  • Leverage the Enterprise systems (SAP/Workday) and financial tracking tools (PMO, Supplier spend data), to consolidate into centralized view of TCO.
  • Track and Meet Digital targets provided to the CIO organization and layer in targets by strategic initiative, and track progress towards goals.
  • Track Savings Delivery vs Targets for CIO workstreams with highest potential to drive material savings
  • Maintain tight collaboration and partnership with Finance, Procurement and Strategic Vendor Management to maximize purchasing power with key suppliers.
  • Translate the digital strategy into actionable performance goals and growth targets for the team
  • Help define and implement the annual operating plan for the team and ensure adherence to our priorities
  • Track select initiatives and ensure they consistently meet the pre-defined scope, budgets and timelinesJob Qualifications:
    • Undergraduate degree BS or BA.
    • An MS, MBA or related advanced degree is a plus.
    • A minimum of 15 years of experience as a business leader with an emphasis on digital and information technology business functions with large scale global system implementations, infrastructure and operations services.
    • Transformation experience and familiarity with Opex and Capex of information technology.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies and the ability to apply those technologies to develop business solutions.
    • Exceptional ability to lead change using positive and collaborative methods; removes barriers, acts with a sense of urgency, and leads by example.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to explain technology solutions in business terms; an effective listener and communicator.
    • A track record of working collaboratively and productively with business partners and executives.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.#GD-SA
      #LI-SAAt 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.

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