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Project Finance Business Partner, Development Oncology

Cambridge, Massachusetts, Chilly-Mazarin, France

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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 “Project Finance Business Partner, Development” actively contributes to the strategy and execution of Clinical projects in his/her perimeter by providing an end-to-end Finance support to Global Project Team and other team members, ensuring accurate costing and evaluation of risks & opportunities, while providing reliable input for the various therapeutic area portfolio decisions.


He/she will have financial responsibilities for a strategic clinical development project, covering at least 3 indications and 10 clinical trials, and for which development costs will exceed €1Bn over the development period,

He/she will be a Global Project Team (GPT) member and will translate the project’s life and events into one single set of financial metrics including strategic plan, budget, rolling forecasts and actuals. For this, he/she will:

  • Have a thorough understanding of each clinical project

  • Provide decision making support to the Global Project Head (GPH) and GPT

  • Provide budget visibility to GPT members

  • Identify projects risks and opportunities from Finance perspectives

  • Analyze variances as the project progresses

  • Help the Global Project Head to find savings if/when needed

He/she will participate to the project strategy by:

  • Leading project valuations and establishing full project cost tables, NPV and other financial metrics, prior to each Governance, within each company-wide strategic exercises (ex: Strat plan), or for BD purposes. For this, he/she will need to

    • Gain and maintains an in-depth understanding of all clinical trial designs and cost drivers in order to include clinical trial costs (FTE costs, external clinical costs, comparators…) as well as non-clinical costs (TMED, tox, Consulting costs…)

    • Coordinate with CMC Finance to include CMC costs in global project view

  • Preparing financial position papers prior to governance meetings to provide or help shape the position of finance prior to all investment decisions

He/she will be the primary Finance contact for all GPT members (except CMC), by:

  • Coordinating forward-looking exercises at project level

  • Ensuring financial procedures are respected by GPT

  • Supporting GPT as needed

  • Coordinating with his/her finance function counterparts as needed

If relevant, he/she will provide reporting on projects externally partnered, in liaison with BD & Alliance Management


Educational Background:

  • Master’s Degree / MBA or CPA preferred; scientific background preferred

Professional Experience:

  • 7+ years Professional experience in Finance/Accounting

  • Minimum exposure to R&D - Experience in Clinical Development preferred

Major Skills and Competencies:

  • Knowledge/experience in oncology preferred

  • Proven experience in team coordination / Crisp communication on key topics / Business partnering and consultation

  • Strategic thinking

  • Ability to alert on financial risks / risk mitigation ability

  • Ability to challenge project teams and propose alternatives

  • Robust experience in finance for projects

  • Networking capabilities


  • Global Project Heads and all Global Project Team members

  • Other Finance departments: CMC, CSO, TMED Finance as well as Consolidation

  • Other Therapeutic Areas Finance

  • Potentially, Alliance managers and external partners finance counterparts

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.

Fully vaccinated, 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.  

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.


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