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Global Project Head, Neurology Development

Organization
Sanofi
Job Location
50 Binney Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States
Salary
Competitive
Job Description

The Global Project Head (GPH) is delegated various responsibilities by the Therapeutic Area Head to provide leadership, supervision, and coordination within the Global Project Team (GPT). The GPH position requires achieving results through others and supporting the senior management team in achieving corporate goals. Neurology Development is responsible for projects from before first in human to Phase 4. We are responsible for project strategy, clinical development plans and delivery. Development is the key “central hub” for clinical projects, and lead large teams from various line functions including clinical operations and translational medicine.

The GPH establishes the goals and will support staff within the program and participates in strategic planning for, and oversight of, the clinical and research activities of his/her area of responsibility. The GPH will be delegated such responsibilities as interaction with regulatory/health authorities, approval of protocols, informed consent documents, clinical study reports and product label. In addition, the GPH will be responsible for the communication strategy and scientific disclosures, travel authorizations, expense reports and other documents related to the GPT’s work, and will interact with opinion leaders and consultants.

The GPH plays a role in several stages of drug development and helps assure that the group’s priorities are aligned with the strategic priorities of the R&D Organization and the Business Unit.

Some of the GPHs core job responsibilities include those listed below, as well as all other duties assigned.

Scientific and technical Expertise:

  • Has and maintains deep scientific, technical and clinical expertise in the specific therapeutic area
  • Understands and keeps updated with the pre-clinical, clinical pharmacology and data relevant to the molecule of interest
  • Critically reads and evaluates relevant medical literature with deep understanding of the data and status from competitive products
  • Maintains visibility within the therapeutic area to maintain credibility with internal and external stakeholders
  • Oversees development planning,  execution and budget
  • Owns the overall program strategy and leads the international cross functional team to meet program objectives
  • Participates in life cycle management strategy planning in collaboration with marketing teams
  • Proposes strategies for interactions with health authorities
  • Establishes project goals in alignment with functional resource allocation, goals and objectives
  • Responsible for generating support and implementation of clinical studies
  • Ensures operational plans are integrated across all functions
  • Is responsible for annual budget deliverables

Management and Career Development:

  • Ensures that team members are adequately qualified and trained in the task they are required to perform. Including accountability and maintaining compliance training for direct reports
  • Works cross functionally to select appropriate team members
  • Sets team’s objectives, and works closely with direct reports to create individual performance and development goals

Regulatory responsibilities:

  • Ensures clinical data meets all necessary regulatory standards
  • Supports registrations, label submissions and modifications
  • Manages Advisory Committee preparation and participation
  • Scientific data dissemination
  • Ensures timely submission and dissemination of clinical data
  • Supports the planning of advisory board meetings
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate collaborations with knowledge experts

In addition to the above activities the GPH ensures that all activities of the GPT are conducted in compliance with current regulations, laws and guidance from FDA, EMeA, and CHMP, as well as with Sanofi’s policies and procedures.

Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Medical Doctor
  • Must have completed education and training at a medical school that meets the requirements of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • More than 5 years of clinical or scientific, or more than >10 years industry, experience within the field of the specific therapeutic area compounds
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written communication)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong scientific and academic background with deep understanding of the disease
  • Experience in or demonstrated evidence for the capacity to lead and manage groups of professionals
  • Strong leadership skills to manage international, cross-functional teams of highly skilled professionals
  • Good networking ability in cross-cultural environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, presentation, and negotiation skills across all levels of the organization
  • In depth knowledge of global drug development activities including the development of other health care solutions along the whole value chain from research up to market access. Skilled in project and/or budget/resource management
  • Strategic thinking in combination with understanding science and technologies
  • Performance oriented with ability to work along agreed timelines and a focus on strategy and execution
  • Outstanding communicator. Excellent problem-solving, conflict-resolution and decision-making skills

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