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Head of Digital, Specialty Care

Cambridge, Massachusetts



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To ensure the success of Sanofi’s Global Business Units Strategy we are creating new roles as GBU Head of Digital Solutions Strategy & Delivery for GenMed, Sanofi-Pasteur, GenZyme and CHC, roles reporting to the Global Head of Digital.

Summary of the Role:

The GBU Head of Digital Solutions Strategy & Delivery is responsible for the overall digital strategy and implementation for one of Sanofi’s Global Business Units. S/he will create and maintain the vision and the priorities across all digital and IT initiatives, identify new digital opportunities, prioritize business unit wide digital initiatives, manage the delivery and act as a change catalyst in the business unit leadership team.

Sanofi US is only considering candidates who are currently legally eligible to work in the U.S.

This position is eligible for Company-paid relocation benefits


Accountable for digital strategy based on business priorities and changing ecosystem

  • Relentlessly focus on business objectives and customer needs, while aligned with global Sanofi digital strategy and capabilities

  • Unify GBU departmental plans into clear and coherent GBU digital strategy 

  • Fully integrate the digital strategy into BU’s overall strategic-planning process

  • Proactive prioritization of initiatives against business unit strategy

  • Continuously monitor and use insights from the rapidly-changing competitive landscape to shape strategy and adjust execution


  • Accountable to execute digital strategy and measure results

  • Work with teams across the GBU and Sanofi to apply execution best-practices (both technical and empathetic) on innovative digital solutions for products, services, processes, and experiences

  • Jointly establish mechanisms to measure results, listen for lessons learned, resolve obstacles, and keep leadership appraised of metrics and value brought by digital efforts to patients, customers, regulators, and colleagues

  • Drive the agenda for the recurring Digital Tower meetings, an Excom level strategy review and decision making forum


  • Accountable to empower and develop people

  • Comprehensive team management, including goal setting, development plans, succession, and performance

  • Drive clarity on roles of digital leadership within BU, ensuring remit and oversight of full digital portfolio

  • Create an environment of empathetic risk-taking and fast learning

  • Ensure availability and access to digital, innovation and technical training and development programs

  • Mobilize digital-champion network to support digital transformation

  • Nominate the teams for and celebrate when teams are recognized with internal and external professional awards


  • Accountable to derive innovation insights and opportunities by monitoring competitive landscape and establishing key partnerships

    • Bring together relevant market and disruptor listening functions to more frequently and more thoroughly feed insights into and shape strategy and execution adjustments

    • Leverage GBU and enterprise partnerships to test and deploy solutions

  • Organization: 

    • Report directly to Sanofi Head of Digital, member of Global Digital Executive Leadership Team

    • Report dotted-line to Head/CEO of Business Unit, member of GBU Executive Committee

    • Sanofi GBUs focus on particular therapy areas (Specialty Care, General Medicines) or modes of therapy (Consumer Health Care or Vaccines), and have approximately $5-15 billion revenue with several thousand global employees each.


  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree is required

  • MBA degree is preferred

  • A minimum of 15 years of industry background and understanding is required for this position

  • Possess a strong business acumen

  • Seasoned leader with outstanding communication and presentation skills

  • Proven record of creating and implementing successful digital initiatives

  • Successful management of large digital and technology initiatives

  • Successful at building a culture of performance and accountability

  • Proven record of developing people and leadership skills

  • A “getting things done” mentality

  • Able to work effectively in a highly matrixed, multi-cultural, global organization;

  • Team player with great interpersonal skills, positive attitude and confident demeanor;

  • Ability to both “think big” and manage the details

  • This position may require up to 25% overall business travel

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. #GD-SG; #LI-GZ

At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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