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Business Transformation Lead

Company: Principia Biopharma Inc.
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:



Are you passionate about transforming science into medicines for patients and help create the leading biopharmaceutical R&D organization in North America? With Play to Win, Sanofi's focus on the R&D pipeline as a main growth driver, the intent to lead with innovation, accelerate efficiency and reinvent how we work, it is more than ever critical to ensure R&D teams have the best environment possible to do their work. The purpose of the Global Transversal Operations team is to provide an exciting, leading and supportive environment for our people to maximize the value of our pipeline and bring transformative drugs with pace to patients. In North America, we support R&D teams with optimized sites and infrastructure, processes and tools, knowledge and collaborative networks to ensure best-in-class implementation of our project strategies and maximize the engagement of our people across all our sites.

At the country level, we work in three main areas together with local R&D leaders and the Sanofi Country Council: People and Culture, Ecosystem and Operations.

We are looking for a self-motivated and self-starter, collaborative change agent with a passion for technology for the position of Transversal Operations Business Transformation Lead. In this role, you will have an opportunity to be at the forefront of initiatives to define the future of scientific work, explore innovative collaboration tools, execute strategic workforce planning and footprint projects and help us shape our culture centered on Purpose and Play to Win Behaviors. Highly visible, this position will allow you to connect with stakeholders across R&D areas and multiple functions, influence and gain knowledge of R&D processes, operations as well as change management strategies.


* Lead transformations efforts to support future of scientific work and strategic workforce view.
* Lead execution of selected site footprint initiatives from an R&D Operations standpoint.
* In partnership with ITS/ Digital explore automation/ digitalization of processes to improve the R&D employee experience and enable the future of work.
* Provide project management leadership to visioning/ strategic framework effort of initiatives for R&D NA.
* Responsible for developing appropriate KPIs and measuring the success of each project and ensuring engagement and that project priorities are communicated to all relevant stakeholders.
* Actively identify project needs and manage the development of solutions, including technology in partnership with ITS Digital as required.
* Provide project management leadership to visioning/ strategic framework effort of initiatives for R&D NA.
* Act as a catalyst for external perspective, monitoring the external environment for best practices, insights, ways of working and tools to enable scientific collaboration and R&D processes
* Actively champions the use of technology to improve processes and ways of working

Education and experience:

* Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Data Science or related discipline with a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience (MBA preferred) across different functional groups preferred
* Minimum 5 years experience in project leadership
* Good knowledge of the R&D Biopharmaceutical industry, processes and ecosystems preferred
* Project Management certification preferred, with demonstrated experience working with cross functional, diverse and multicultural teams
* Operational Excellence certification preferred (LEAN or other), with demonstrated leadership executing complex transformation projects
* Experienced or with strong interest in applying technology and data to process improvement


* Purpose driven with ability to influence and passionate about collaborating with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders across different levels and R&D colleagues to identify solutions and deliver on plans
* External orientation and entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to identify, deliver and implement novel approaches to deliver solutions inspired by best practices
* Strong business acumen and customer orientation with strong analytical thinking and digital literacy skills
* Self-motivated, prone to action, autonomous and results oriented with ability to lead multiple complex initiatives (short, mid and long-term) with impact
* Excellent business acumen and strategic agility. Critical thinker. Good judgment and decision-making abilities.
* Strong interpersonal and communication/presentation skills while demonstrating humility

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.

Keywords: Principia Biopharma Inc., Cambridge , Business Transformation Lead, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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