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Senior Director, Portfolio Decisions Resources

Company: Sanofi
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Director, Portfolio Decisions ResourcesCambridge, MAThe Portfolio Decision Resources team, part of Sanofi's R&D department, is looking for a Business Senior Director to work on a diverse set of projects. As a leader within this group, you will gain exposure to all of Sanofi's therapy areas and come to truly understand the 'nuts and bolts' of the business. You will develop a deep understanding of core products and a detailed view of their chances of technical and regulatory success and medical and commercial impact.Global Portfolio Decision Resources overarching objective is to ensure a robust valuation and prioritization of the R&D portfolio and make recommendations as to best optimize utilization of resources. The team will work with key stakeholders in the R&D organization and the GBUs to provide support to leadership decision-making. The team's remit is to:Ensure R&D asset valuation (including POS calculation, business case) is done in a rigorous and comparable basis across Sanofi, including the development of standard tools and an effective review process. Provide challenge to project teams' assumptions around probability of success and valuation, viaQuantitative analyses of previous Sanofi performance and external benchmarks, increase internal information available, leverage external Open-source information based on artificial intelligence approaches, identify new sources of data that can inform R&D quantitative analysesCoordinating internal review/debate workshops from both R&D and commercial perspectivesReviewing findings with external experts (where relevant) and internal senior leadershipUse advanced analytics to inform and shape decision making by Global Project Teams (GPTs) and senior leadership (e.g., stage gate analysis to determine optimal development strategy, scenario analysis, decision trees, etc) and present these analytics at key Go/No go decisions at the IDCC. Consolidate analyses into a holistic portfolio view for analysis (pipeline volume, continuity, value) with data visualization tools. Make recommendations as to optimize utilization of resources and facilitate trade-off discussion amongst senior leadersWithin the R&D Department, you will also be required to contribute to the conduct of a digital transformation project, concerning the group's technical and financial data.POSITION OVERVIEW/PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:Work with PDR team members to conduct valuations and understand key R&D and commercial assumptions:Attend meetings with Global Project Teams to review and understand assumptions including probability of success, pricing, peak year sales, time to market, market share growth rateDevelop a working knowledge of the therapeutic area and compare project assumptions to internal and industry benchmarksEnsure the robustness of each project variables thanks to an in-depth knowledge of the project and deep expertise of expert functions involvedHelp the Project Team in preparing for the IDCC when it comes to the relevant metricsBuild, maintain and use portfolio analysis tools:Support development of analytical frameworks and tools for project and portfolio-level decision-makingIn collaboration with Global Project Teams, complete project-level commercial and financial models and ensure models contain the latest project assumptionsStructure and perform scenarios and simulations to model and value strategic alternatives and trade-offs (''Stage gates'') with the aim of maximizing value at a project and portfolio levelDevelopment of portfolio standards using external data to improve internal data quality and fill gaps where they existSupport development of analytical frameworks and tools for project and portfolio-level decision-making, with a focus on projects dedicated to digital transformation, implementation of new quantitative metrics and prediction tools based on cutting-edge modelling and artificial intelligence tools.Participation in the management of the digital transformation group projectContribute to project management, monitoring of activitiesParticipate in project team meetingsParticipation in the process of integrating technical and financial data, and in setting up an analytical platform for R&D dataCollaborate with the PDR and Digital team on the data flow mapping and data integration processUnderstand the interdependencies between the different projects of the group, ensure the coherence of the plans with the vision of the projectControl the data (technical, commercial, financial) throughout the transformation, migration, reporting processes, in order to ensure the quality and consistency of the dataParticipation in the identification of internal and external data, contributing to the improvement of technical, commercial and financial hypothesesExplore internal and external data sources (commercial, clinical development, etc.)Select data sources and collaborate in setting up data librariesParticipate in the implementation of analytical methods, involving artificial intelligence, machine learning, forecasting------* Key Responsibilities may differ among employees with the same job title and may change over time, in accordance with business needsThe position will require deep engagement with both direct and cross-functional partners. Demonstrated ability to develop, guide, and influence across senior leadership is a critical component for this position.Location: Cambridge, MA (US)QUALIFICATIONS :A minimum of a Bachelors degree is requiredAdvanced Degree (PhD in Life Sciences, MD, Vet, Pharm D) and an MBA would be significant assetsA minimum of 9 years of professional business experience is required.A minimum of 5+ years of direct experience in the life sciences industry preferably in Strategy ConsultingStrong project management capabilities, helping to ensure team objectives are met through timelines. Agile project management capabilities are a plusGood business judgment and high degree of curiosityStrong analytical skills with a mastery of Excel, and a solid grasp of corporate finance principlesThe ability to synthesize information and present key findings in a crisp and concise mannerAdaptability: comfortable working in a team and with people at all levels and in all functions of the organizationThe maturity and leadership skills to be able to interact at senior levelsPosition may require up to 10% overall business travelAt Sanofi R&D North America, we deliver meaningful solutions for patients. We transform science into breakthrough, best-in-class and first-in-class medicines and vaccines. We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce - and workplace - which brings together the collective brainpower of over 2,000 colleagues and provides you with an exciting place to grow and develop. We set the bar high, and we deliver. Join us and together we will build on our trusted legacy of breakthroughs for society.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.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.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.#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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