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Director, Regulatory Affairs, North America, Rare Disease

Cambridge, Massachusetts, Bridgewater, New Jersey



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"At Sanofi, We are guided by a deep appreciation and understanding of what it means to live with a rare blood disorder, and we learn by listening to the community – patients, caregivers physicians, and other healthcare professionals."

Shannon Resetich US Head Rare Diseases & Blood Disorders

"Patients are at the center of all that we do at Sanofi. Our teams are focused on advancing transformational therapies that can address serious unmet needs for people living with rare blood disorders, and expanding global patient access to our medicines."

Mouhamed Gueye US Head Medical Rare Blood Disorders



The US Regulatory Affairs Lead is responsible for the proactive development of innovative and robust US regulatory strategies for pipeline and lifecycle assets in Sanofi’s Rare Disease & Rare Blood Disorders portfolio. He/she will be accountable for the efficient and effective execution of US regulatory strategies while adhering to US regulatory and company guidelines. The US RA Lead will serve as Sanofi’s liaison to the US FDA for assigned rare disease projects in clinical development, which may include small molecules, biologics and gene therapy programs. In this role, he/she will lead the strategic development of documentation submitted to the US FDA and lead FDA meetings and negotiations. Further, the role represents the US GRA perspective as a member of the project specific cross functional global regulatory team (GRT). In this capacity, he/she will be accountable to develop and maintain the US regulatory strategy documents and advise on US regulatory issues at internal governance meetings. In addition, the role prospectively works with the labeling strategist and the GRT to develop US prescribing information. The role works with and participates on multi-disciplinary matrixed project teams to successfully meet project deliverables while adhering to regulatory requirements for programs and products. The role participates in the development and monitoring of the US regulatory environment and updating of standards and processes related to drug and biologics US regulations. Lastly, the role will coach and mentor junior staff supporting the regulatory team.


Strategic & Technical Regulatory Affairs Expertise:

  • Strategic thinker

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of complex medical and scientific subject matter as well as evolving US regulatory policy and guidance

  • Strong strategic skills including the ability to make complex decisions and willingness to defend difficult positions

  • Demonstrated experience with preparation of initial BLA, NDA, or MAA, INDs, Health Authority meeting briefing documents

  • Understanding of the development of drugs and/or innovative biologics products.

  • Experience in orphan drugs a plus

Communication & Influencing:

  • Develops collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals

  • Shows ability to use appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques and can modify behavior to gain acceptance of ideas or plans

  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills · Direct interaction/negotiation experience with US FDA

  • Ability to work well within cross-functional globally oriented teams

  • Demonstrates excellent oral communication and writing skills

Other Personal Characteristics:

  • Excellent operational skills including planning, organizing and ability to motivate and lead others

  • Ability to work in electronic document management system

  • Thorough understanding of the U.S. pharmaceutical marketplace and familiarity with medical terminology

  • Ability to understand issues, problems, and opportunities by comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions and then can choose a course of action or develop the appropriate solution

  • Ability build transversal networks to obtain cooperation without relying on authority

  • High standards of integrity · Strong interpersonal skills · Dedicated and persuasive “can-do” attitude

  • Independently motivated, detail oriented and good problem solving ability

  • Self-motivated; entrepreneurial spirit; excellent time management skills

  • Organizational savvy; be able to work in a highly matrix structure including sharing knowledge with relevant stakeholders

  • “Think out of the box” mindset


  • At least 8 years experience in Regulatory Affairs strategy

  • Solid working knowledge of drug development process and US regulatory requirements

  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing regulatory strategies for US INDs, BLA, and/or NDAs

  • Experience with drug development in the field of rare disease or gene therapy is preferred

  • Demonstrated experience successfully operating in a global environment

  • Advanced scientific degree preferred. B.A./B.S. or higher degree (s) in the sciences, or health related field, minimum 8 years regulatory strategy experience

  • Regulatory Certification (RAC) (optional)

  • Fluent English required; additional languages desirable

At Sanofi R&D North America, we deliver meaningful solutions for patients. We transform science into breakthrough, best-in-class and first-in-class medicines and vaccines. We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce – and workplace – which brings together the collective brainpower of over 2,000 colleagues and provides you with an exciting place to grow and develop. We set the bar high, and we deliver. Join us and together we will build on our trusted legacy of breakthroughs for society. 

Sanofi 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.

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. All US based roles require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

According to the CDC, an individual is considered to be “fully vaccinated” fourteen (14) days after receiving (a) the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or (b) the single dose of the J&J vaccine. Fully vaccinated, for new Sanofi employees, is to be fully vaccinated 14 DAYS PRIOR TO START DATE.  


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