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Head, Sanofi Pasteur US Communications, Swiftwater, PA

Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

Sanofi, a global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Our Sanofi Pasteur Swiftwater, PA site, where we both research and manufacture vaccines since 1897, has had a tremendous impact on global health and the quality of human life. Nestled among the Pocono Mountains in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania, Sanofi Pasteur is home to state-of-the-industry facilities—and a rich and unique history. Our Swiftwater campus is more than 500 acres, housing 44 buildings and encompassing more than one million square feet of building space. Many of our facilities, while bright and modern, still retain the rustic charm of the original stonework.

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Sanofi has an established and growing vaccines U.S. business and is seeking a strategic, motivated and experienced communications professional for the position of Head of Sanofi Pasteur US Communications.  This position will be responsible for planning and managing external and internal communications for the US vaccines franchises.  The position will report to the Head, US Brands, and will based in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania.

This role will directly support brand-related communications for the head of the vaccines business unit, as well as the brand leads/brand teams within the important and growing flu business, with oversight for the entire US vaccines portfolio.  Additionally, the role will have two direct reports.  The role will be responsible for vaccines issues management and reputation and collaboration across the External Affairs organization. 

Roles and Responsibilities:
•    Develop and manage comprehensive communication strategies internally and externally to support the business units brand priorities, including partnering with Global Media Relations to ensure aligned messaging and positioning.
•    Develop and implement an internal engagement plan for the Head of Sanofi Pasteur U.S. to effectively engage with internal teams/stakeholders.
•    Provide strategic leadership in the creation and implementation of impactful communication programs across vaccines, inclusive of disease awareness programs, branded communication activity, data and regulatory milestone activity and support, and meaningful digital communications.
•    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 vaccines communications activities. 
•    Liaise and partner with U.S. and global External Affairs colleagues to jointly drive business priorities.
•    Work closely with colleagues from across the vaccines franchises, and cross-functionally with regulatory, legal, medical 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.

Qualifications:
•    A minimum of Bachelor's degree in Communications, Business Administration, Journalism, or related field is required
•    A minimum of 10 years of corporate communications experience in the pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industry is required
•    Pharmaceutical and/or vaccines product PR communications background – flu vaccine experience is preferred
•    Professional experience in internal and external communications is required for this role
•    Excellent collaboration, negotiation and influencing skills; demonstrated ability to work with senior leaders
•    Strong issues management capabilities
•    Strong organizational skills
•    Selected candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communications skills
•    Ability to collaborate in a heavy matrix environment
•    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

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