Head of Strategic and Financial Operations
Posted on: June 20, 2022
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
#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
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