Sanofi Group Head, Multiple Sclerosis, Oncology & Immunology U.S. Communications in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sanofi has a growing Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Immunology and Oncology business, and is seeking a strategic, motivated and experienced communications professional for the position of Head of MS, Oncology and Immunology, U.S. Communications. This position will be responsible for planning and managing external and internal communications for the US MS, Immunology and Oncology franchises. The position will report to the Head, US Brands, and will based in Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • Develop and manage comprehensive communication strategies internally and externally to support the business units brand priorities, including partnering with NA media relations to ensure aligned messaging and positioning

  • Develop and implement an internal engagement plan for the Head of MSOI to effectively engage with internal teams/stakeholders.

  • Provide strategic leadership in the creation and implementation of impactful communication programs across MS, Oncology and Immunology, inclusive of disease awareness programs, branded communication activity, data and regulatory milestone activity and support, and meaningful digital communications.

  • Work seamlessly with our Alliance partner Regeneron across immunology and immuno-oncology platforms to ensure clear, coordinated communications, both proactive and reactive.

  • Good working knowledge of the overall digital and social media landscape with the ability to deliver innovative approaches and plans within this growing and important space.

  • Direct and deliver effective executive communications and thought leadership.

  • Manage public relations agencies in support of US MS, Immunology and Oncology communications activities.

  • Liaise and partner with global External Affairs colleagues

  • Work closely with colleagues from across the Immunology and Oncology franchises, our Alliance partner, Regeneron, and cross-functionally with regulatory, legal and other teams; coordinate activities with communications colleagues globally

  • Strong knowledge of the US regulatory environment, including ability to negotiate within regulatory guidelines for more strategic communications positioning.

  • Manage one direct report supporting the business unit

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong ability to work effectively across functions and levels and business units; proven collaborator

  • Ability to counsel and interface successfully with senior executives, communications peers, and across a co-promote program

  • Understanding of how to effectively use communications to influence audiences

  • Ability to research, develop, deliver and measure communications strategies and plans with a goal of showcasing communications successes to internal and external audiences

  • Expertise in communications concepts, practices, strategies and tactics based on understanding of key audiences and corporate objectives

  • Strong understanding of media relations and external affairs industry topics

  • Proactive, self-starter and able to work independently and in team environment

  • Excellent networking and relationship-building skills and the ability to interact with confidence with various levels and functions

  • Proven experience in a co-promote/co-development situation within the pharmaceutical industry

  • People management experience preferred, but not required

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Business Administration or Journalism

  • Minimum 10 years of corporate communications experience in the pharmaceutical area

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Excellent collaboration, negotiation and influencing skills; demonstrated ability to work with senior leaders

  • Strong issues management capabilities

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Pharmaceutical product PR communications background

  • Experience in internal and external communications

  • Ability to collaborate in a heavy matrix environment

Sanofi US Services, 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. #L1-SA #GD-SA

Sanofi is a global healthcare leader focused on patients' needs, engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and Sanofi Genzyme.

At Sanofi, our ambition is to be an integrated global healthcare company, focused on patients’ needs. Much more than just a leading pharmaceutical company, Sanofi is committed to transforming scientific innovations into solutions and services that protect health, enhance life, and respond to the needs of the 7 billion people in the world. We trust our ambition to guide and inspire us as we work to create a future with optimal health and wellness for everyone.

Sanofi is a global healthcare leader focused on patients' needs, engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and Sanofi Genzyme.