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Medical Safety Head, PV (CHC)

Bridgewater, New Jersey, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Medical Safety Head, PV (CHC)

Location: Bridgewater, NJ, USA | Industriepark Höchst, Frankfurt, DE | Le Lab 157, Neuilly Sur Seine, FR

Remote Work: Hybrid

Travel Expected: 25% - 30% (domestic & international)

Job Type: Full time

About the Job

At Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, we have one shared mission – we work passionately, every day, to ‘serve healthier, fuller lives’ now and for the generations to come.

In order to do so, we strive to act as a force for good by integrating sustainability along our business and employees’ mission and operate responsibly from both a social and environmental point of view.

Everything we do is centered around people’s interests – our consumers, our customers, healthcare professionals, and our employees – across the world.

We are building loved brands that serve 1bn consumers worldwide, through our key platforms: Allergy, Physical & Mental Wellness, Pain, Digestive Wellness and Cough, Cold & Flu.

We aspire to become the best Fast Moving Consumer Health (FMCH) company In & For the world and we aim to build a work environment where people can thrive, grow, enjoy and be at their best.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Global Head of Consumer Safety, the Medical Safety Head (TAH) provides PV expertise, leadership, mentorship, and supervision of involved Medical Safety team members and CHC-PV personnel assigned to the respective organization to ensure appropriate assessment of Safety information related to assigned CHC products.

MSH oversees compliance, quality, procedures, regulations, timeliness, and consistency of all deliverables which include; Scheduled Reports, Ad Hoc Reports and Signal Management. Scheduled reports include PBRERs/PSURs, PADERs, Addendums to Clinical Overview, and PBRER/PSUR Addendum Reports. Non-scheduled reports include Ad hoc reports in response to health authority queries or internal requests, health hazard evaluations, and labelling support documents.

This is accomplished through: Employee recruitment, development and evaluation; cross-functional communication; and application of in-depth regulatory/safety knowledge; manage the strategic messaging and safety profile of our products provided in all deliverables; leading complex projects; Insuring accurate and timely analyses and assessments of safety data for all deliverables.

Main Responsibilities


  • Management of Global Safety Leads (GSL), Signal & Risk Management Lead, PV Scientist(s) and administrative assistants
  • Ensure that the Medical Safety objectives are achieved, and compliance goals are met
  • Oversee safety strategies, decision-making, and escalation of issues
  • Ensure alignment of Medical Safety objectives, safety strategies and issue escalation with PV
  • Oversee continuous evaluation of safety and benefit risk assessment activities and strategies for the Medical Safety
  • Deputize for the Consumer Safety Head if required

Internal and external safety expertise:

  • Function as a core member of the safety governance
  • Support QPPV and Affiliates Head as required
  • Set medical, scientific and PV standards for the Medical Safety
  • Provide PV expertise within the Company

Key Networking Relationship of Global Sub-Category Head and Their Team

  • PV representative to Medical Safety review committee for strategic portfolio determination
  • Interfacing with cross-functional groups and with external companies and regulatory authorities
  • Interact with clinical development, regulatory, preclinical, labeling, clinical operations, medical writing, legal, medical affairs (or others) and Review and Governance committees.
  • Ensure appropriate and standardized communication regarding product safety assessment between GSLs and other functions including Medical Affairs, Country Leads and Regional Heads

About You


  • M.D. Degree, Board Eligible or equivalent in relevant clinical specialty

  • Additional qualification in management is helpful.

Required knowledge and/or experience

  • 12+ years of experience in PV and/or relevant medical field, including a minimum 5 years of international pharmaceutical activities (such as Research & Development, Medical affairs).  
  • 5+ years of Management experience in matrix organization.
  • Proven proficiency in organizational and planning capabilities is desired
  • Excellent knowledge of global PV and medical safety, including risk management and signal detection
  • Interaction with key regulatory agencies, submission experience, experience in post-marketing and clinical development PV
  • Experienced in people management with proven proficiency in organizational and planning capabilities
  • Demonstrated leadership ability including within cross-functional team environment
  • Excellent clinical judgment, teamwork and interpersonal skills

Language skills

  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • An Additional language is desirable

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