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Sanofi is recruiting a Director US Medical Affairs. The
Director will report to the Head of US Medical Affairs,
Gastroenterology. This position is based in Cambridge, MA. The
role functions internally as the product expert to lead the
development and execution of the most efficient and integrated US
medical/scientific strategy, including scientific evidence
generation and scientific information exchange with all key
stakeholders. Essential to success is an outstanding partnership
with Clinical Development and Commercial to maximize the value
proposition. Externally, the role assists health care professionals
and payers to optimize patient care and treatment outcomes through
A summary of responsibilities include:
Developing and executing a highly efficient, integrated US
medical affairs/scientific strategy, including scientific evidence
generation and scientific information exchange with all key
Providing relevant data evidence to ensure that the strategy is
clearly defined and consistent with clinical development and
commercial strategic objectives.
Reviewing and approving medical and scientific content of
Regulatory, Safety, Scientific Affairs, Medical Affairs, and
Ensuring that all data generated by the company or
investigator-sponsored trials are publicly presented in an
appropriate and timely fashion and in a fair and balanced
Working closely with and influencing clinical development in all
aspects, including study design, initiation, and monitoring.
Providing leadership and strategic direction for interactions
and communications with external customers, key organizations, and
Pro-actively providing guidance to marketing and sales
Collaborating the health economic team to address questions and
Informing all major stakeholders of unmet needs and facilitating
appropriate approaches to address them.
Identifying needs for post-marketing clinical trials and
registries and overseeing their management and execution.
Interacting with experts at medical meetings, advisory boards,
and outreach meetings to represent Sanofi and strengthen its
reputation in the therapeutic area.
Maintaining external orientation by participating actively in
external GI events and activities.
The ideal candidate will have the following mix of professional
and personable characteristics:
MD/DO, Specialty training in Internal Medicine or Surgery or GI
with additional subspecialty training in Allergy or Hepatology
At least 5 years of industry experience in Medical
Affairs/Clinical Development is preferred, including significant
experience in gastroenterology.
Sound scientific and clinical judgment, including an in-depth
understanding of the scientific method and clinical applications
based on medical, scientific, and practical rationale.
In-depth understanding of and proven success in how to
conceptualize, design, and conduct clinical trials.
Broad and formal leadership experience, including excellent
“leadership presence” to represent Medical Affairs within the
company, to other functions, and to leaders at every level.
Excellent skills working with experts from other functions
influencing decision making without authority in a complex and
High energy and an absolute commitment to a culture that
operates with high ethical standards and strives to exceed all
goals and objectives.
Demonstrated ability to inspire confidence while working
effectively in a matrix environment.
Comfort operating in a consensus-building role but also able to
make specific recommendations and decisions and drive for
Ability to inspire confidence, both internally and externally in
Sanofi Oncology- leading by example and demonstrating collaborative
Demonstrated ability to organize and lead expert Clinical
Research Advisory Panels.
Ability to understand and effectively communicate scientific and
medical data results and information to internal and external
Excellent communication skills with the ability to build solid
working relationships with the commercial organization, as well as
negotiate and influence across cultures.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence
Excellence in solving problems while exhibiting superior
judgment and a balanced, realistic understanding of issues.
A team player; able to collaborate successfully with both
internal and external colleagues.
Excellent communication skills both written and oral, including
strong presentation skills.
The highest personal integrity; committed to ethics and
High energy and absolute commitment to culture.
Strong analytical skills, comfort managing through
Understanding and success in dealing with different
Ability to manage competing priorities and projects, requiring
an excellent ability to prioritize and manage expectations.
A “lifelong” learner who consistently seeks opportunities to
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
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