Sanofi Group ITS Innovation Market Lead [Digital Technology] in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Brief Description

Reporting to Head of ITS Innovation, the Head of Market Innovation will be driving innovation projects in chosen geography. She/he will be leading external engagements with the local Innovation Ecosystem cultivating direct relationships with VC, important ecosystem players, and establishing Sanofi’s presence in the local innovation community. This native digital entrepreneur will also lead internal engagement with Business Units and drive selected high priority innovation project execution end-to-end; with ultimate mandate to turn strategic problems into externally focused innovation briefs, merging them with art-of-the-possible and turn them into pilots with rapid execution, ending with scaled disruptive solutions or learning for the Company. This individual will foster ideas generation via hackathons and turn outcomes into big ideas, securing Senior level sponsorship in the Company.

Main Responsibilities

  • Be the face of Sanofi ITS innovation in the country internally and externally

  • Establish and maintain direct relationship with biggest local Innovation Ecosystem players

  • Be the ITS face of Innovation Outpost for the Company in specific geography

  • Own the pipeline of innovation projects and seed budget in specific geography

  • Foster innovative ideas generation across functions, and turn the most successful ones into practical pilots with Senior level sponsorship

  • Facilitate a constant dialogue of business challenges and opportunities into concrete executable opportunities to the external innovation community as well as translate external innovation opportunities into tangible solutions that business stakeholders (some of whom may be technology illiterate) are able to understand and embrace

  • Cultivate the innovation mindset within the local ITS community through leading by example, coaching other ITS colleagues and demonstrating the value of disruptive innovation.

  • Collaborate and deeply understand enterprise architecture and internal solution landscape, as well as solution owners and internal SMEs to maximize chances of scaling up successful pilots with right owners within ITS organization

  • Work together with Innovation partners from other functions / Business Unites, Data Science organization and other functional players for common purpose - creating and bringing external disruptive solutions in to deliver disproportionate value for Patients, Prescribers, Sanofi and Sanofi employees

  • Proactively communicate across stakeholders to promote Innovation Framework and innovation project pipeline status and outcomes

  • Apply rapid-prototyping, design thinking and other tools to sharpen the opportunity for specific business cases

  • Highly entrepreneurial but disciplined individual with problem-solving, and consulting skills

  • Strong change leadership, communication, influencing, and negotiation skills

  • Be the subject matter expert/own few of the emerging technologies within global Innovation team including but not limited to:

  • AI / Machine Learning / RPA

  • Chatbots / Voice assistants

  • Blockchain

  • IoT, smart medical devices

  • Success Criteria of the role would include # PoCs successfully led to the end with documented learning and clear data-based decision to stop or to scale, as well as # successful projects resulting in scaled solutions within Sanofi, bringing value to patients, customers, and the company

Basic Qualifications:

  • Native digital, ability to demonstrate the value of innovation through self-initiative and being an ambassador for change

  • Fluent in the English language

  • 5+ years’ experience in Digital, Innovation space (Pharma/Bioscience IT background preferred)

  • 5+ years working with external partners and leading external partnerships

  • Ability to travel at least 30%

Preferred Qualification:

  • Ideally personal entrepreneurship experience

  • Demonstrated ability to bring external ideas into large companies, turning bright Innovative Ideas into real business opportunity and codify in complex matrix organization

  • Highly developed problem-solving, project management, change management and consulting skills

  • University Degree in Technical or Business field (e.g. engineering), or equivalent work experience

  • Ideal knowledge and experience rapid-prototyping, design thinking and agile/scrum practices

  • Highly developed problem-solving, project management, change management and consulting skills

  • Change agent and adapt to the ever-changing internal & external environment

  • Strong change leadership, communication, influencing, and negotiation skills

  • Ideally knowledge of at least one other language

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Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Sanofi, Empowering Life

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Sanofi, Empowering Life