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Product Owner - RWD Foundations

Cambridge, Massachusetts, Toronto, Canada, Barcelona, Spain

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Position Title: Product Owner – RWD Foundation

About Sanofi:

We are an innovative global healthcare company, driven by one purpose: we chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. Our team, across some 100 countries, is dedicated to transforming the practice of medicine by working to turn the impossible into the possible. We provide potentially life-changing treatment options and life-saving vaccine protection to millions of people globally, while putting sustainability and social responsibility at the center of our ambitions.

Sanofi has recently embarked into a vast and ambitious digital transformation program. A cornerstone of this roadmap is the acceleration of its data transformation and of the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions, to accelerate R&D, manufacturing and commercial performance and bring better drugs and vaccines to patients faster, to improve health and save lives.

Who You Are:

You are an influential Product Owner with a passion for building data foundation capabilities in an agile way. You are passionate about working with cross-functional teams of architects, engineers, data managers, and business analysts to build and deliver an exceptional real world data foundation to make a difference for the patients of tomorrow. You are comfortable guiding technical implementation decisions drawing from various perspectives, benefits, dependencies and engineering commitments to create a comprehensive roadmap. You enjoy defining and guiding implementation of KPIs to ensure design and delivery of extraordinary applications.

Our vision for digital, data analytics and AI:

Join us on our journey in enabling Sanofi’s Digital Transformation through becoming an AI first organization. This means:

  • AI Factory - Versatile Teams Operating in Cross Functional Pods: Utilizing digital and data resources to develop AI products, bringing data management, AI and product development skills to products, programs and projects to create an agile, fulfilling and meaningful work environment.

  • Leading Edge Tech Stack: Experience build products that will be deployed globally on a leading-edge tech stack.

  • World Class Mentorship and Training: Working with renown leaders and academics in machine learning to further develop your skillsets

Job Highlights:

  • Owns the Why, What and When of the product: responsible for the product vision and roadmap in alignment with broader organization goals

  • Deliver a set of foundational capabilities based on Sanofi enterprise standards that provide Sanofi RWD users with a comprehensive end-to-end experience for discovery, access and use of Real World Data.

  • Connects business and tech worlds

  • Owns the user experience – internal voice of the user in the pod (product team), supported by UX/CX

  • Works with the scrum master and the digital data team daily, maintaining team health

  • Owns the product backlog and its continuous refinement and prioritization

  • Negotiates Yes/No with the business and with the delivery team; empowered to make decisions related to product features, backlog prioritization, release planning

  • Defines user stories and accepts them from the delivery team

  • Measures generated value, and incorporates user feedback to ensure continuous value delivery

  • Ensures good practices in architecture and that the product meets applicable quality, regulatory (Data Privacy, GxP, SOX, etc.) and cybersecurity requirements

  • Develop launch plans, ensure readiness of the various cross-functional partners

  • Provide consistent updates to leadership and executives, making communication easy and clear regarding product issues and decisions to be made

  • Lead business-critical operational performance indicators and technical metrics

Key Functional Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Ability to connect tech and business worlds

  • Business acumen

  • Ability to prioritize among conflicting priorities and requests in a complex, multinational environment

  • Data-driven – product analytics matter!

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Curiosity, asking the “Why” questions from the business to understand business rules better and the “How” questions from the development team to create a better vision of what the final product should be

  • Proven experience with Agile practices and expectations

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Creativity to go beyond current processes to deliver the best solution for a problem or opportunity

  • Experience guiding large-scale data foundation builds

  • Experience leading multi-department teams: clarifying requirements, resolving conflicts, defining roadmap and driving progress

  • Specific domain expertise may be required for some roles, eg experience in the life sciences industry, knowledge in B2C or B2B marketing/commercial analytics, web development…

Key Technical Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Agile / Scrum practices using Atlassian software (Jira, Confluence)

  • User Experience Design and best practices for user interfaces.

  • Deep understanding on data engineering and/or modern visual analytics

  • Knowledge and experience working with modern cloud-based systems (AWS preferred), user-facing web/mobile apps, and data platforms (Snowflake/Informatica)

  • Experience delivering cloud-native solutions based on serverless architecture.

  • Knowledge and experience working with real world data which can include but not limited to electronic medical records, administrative claims, patient support services, and companion app data

The Fine Print:

CAN EEO Language

Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants.  Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

Thank you in advance for your interest.

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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.



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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