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Senior Director, New Product Planning - Oncology

Allston, MA;Cambridge, MA

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Sanofi, a global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs.   Sanofi has core strengths in diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and Genzyme.  Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY).

Sanofi Genzyme focuses on developing specialty treatments for debilitating diseases that are often difficult to diagnose and treat, providing hope to patients and their families.   Learn more at


The Senior Director, New Product Planning (NPP) reports to the Head of NPP for Sanofi Genzyme’s MS, Oncology and Immunology franchise and will be embedded within the Oncology therapeutic area working closely with the Head of Sanofi Genzyme’s Global Oncology Franchise.  He/she will serve as the primary commercial liaison with program teams within the Oncology development organization, responsible for providing commercial leadership on projects  from pre-clinical through proof of concept.   He/she will also partner closely with Business Development and M&A teams to provide commercial assessments of external opportunities.  The position is based in Cambridge, MA unless otherwise agreed to by the Head of NPP.


  • Develop the commercial strategy for early stage development programs
  • Provide global commercial franchise leadership on cross-functional project teams within the Oncology R&D organization
  • Lead commercial assessments of external  business development and M&A opportunities
  • Conduct and refine market assessments to gain a clear understanding of current and future unmet needs and market  dynamics
  • Lead the development of target product profiles  for early stage R&D programs, based on thorough understanding of market dynamics and potential future trends
  • Lead development of  commercial forecasts for internal programs and external opportunities in close collaboration with the Forecasting team
  • Understand and communicate requirements for registration, reimbursement, and differentiation required for the successful commercialization of new products
  • Liaise extensively with internal and external experts to evaluate products,  pathways, and  treatment approaches
  • Translate key insights from scientific experts (internal R&D colleagues + external opinion leaders) into clear, actionable strategies for the franchise
  • Contribute to the long-term commercial strategy of the franchise and ensure early R&D activities are in line with global franchise strategies


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA, MS or PhD preferred
  • 10+ years of relevant biopharmaceutical industry experience, including in-line marketing experience in Oncology and an in-depth understanding of the therapeutic area


  • Experience in new product planning / early commercialization a plus
  • Collaborative, team player with strong leadership and cross-functional team building capabilities
  • Strong scientific background and ability to engage credibly with internal and external stakeholders around scientific topics
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including ability to synthesize and deliver a clear overview of the strategy, opportunity and risks for Sanofi executives
  • Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills
  • Valid passport and ability to travel internationally approximately 20% of the time

The successful candidate will be required to sign and execute a restricted covenant upon hire.

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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