Portfolio Innovation Brand Manager

Job type: Full-Time
Accepting BioReady™: Yes
Category: General Management, Operations and Administration
Education: Bachelor
Experience: 7-10 Years
Employer: Sanofi
Location: Laval, QC
Posted: March 28, 2024
Closes: April 28, 2024

Portfolio Innovation Brand Manager – Canada

  • Location: Laval, Quebec
  • Hybrid and minimal travel expected
  • Job type: Full time

About the job

At Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, we have one overarching mission – to work passionately, challenging ourselves and our industry every day, to build a healthier future by helping people, help themselves, bringing “Health in Your Hands”.

Our teams are building trusted & loved brands that connect with hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide, enabling better self-care for individuals and communities, while also contributing to a healthier planet. To fulfill this mission, we are embarking our consumers, our customers, healthcare professionals, and our employees in this journey because this is what will make us become the “Best Fast-Moving Consumer Healthcare (FMCH) Company In & For the World”.

We strive to act as a force for good by integrating sustainability along our business and employees’ mission and operate responsibly from both a social and environmental point of view.

To achieve this, we need strong talent who will help us shape the future of our Consumer Healthcare business and challenge our industry. At Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, we aspire to create a work environment where people can thrive, grow, and be at their best every day. Our priority is working with integrity to improve the health and well-being of people and communities where we operate, working towards making a positive impact in the world.

Our Team:

The Portfolio Innovation Manager works closely with the Canadian Commercial team to drive winning ideas for breakthrough innovation to drive sustainable sales growth and profitability on assigned brands – transforming new product ideas for the Canada market into reality.

  • Drive sustainable growth and profitability for the brand through strategies grounded in deep consumer insight and data analysis.
  • Recommend changes to in-year execution and/or identify new opportunities based on performance indicators.
  • Partner with the US team to ensure local alignment with local strategy.
  • Ensure alignment of the brand strategy and build strong internal partnerships with key CHC functions, including Sales, Quality, Regulatory, Medical, Finance, Supply & Communications
  • Partner closely with cross-functional and external agency partners to build and execute plans.
  • Key contributor to management of Country P&L, leading forecasting, budget tracking, and the annual business planning process.
  • Partner with Marketing Leads to ensure alignment of innovation roadmap with the brand strategy and short-term financial plans.

About Sanofi – www.sanofi.ca

Main responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of low, medium, and high complexity innovation projects including new to the world products, as well new projects to improve the efficiency of our operations.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders in the Sales, Finance, and Marketing to deliver flawless execution of product innovation on time, on scope, on budget.
  • Work with Supply Chain teams, including Demand Planning, Supply Planning and Deployment to align on the next steps to bring innovations to market.
  • Liaise with medical, legal, and regulatory team to ensure timely review and alignment on innovation concepts and go-to-market assets with brand team.
  • Manage cross functional team projects (including consumer insights, product development, regulatory, medical, design) to progress product/solutions and product claims on-time thru ideation to launch.
  • Work with sales team to understand key customer accounts to support new product launch readiness, synthesizing consumer research findings and support sales sell-in deck development.
  • Pitch ideas for winning innovation through Global and local innovation committees presenting business case for pursuit of Canadian projects

About you


  • At a minimum, Bachelor’s degree required in Business/ Marketing
  • MBA, or Master’s degree is preferred.
  • 5-7+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience in brand marketing, especially in OTC or CPG
  • Exceptional project management skills.
  • Leadership – skills to envision, engage, enable, and execute; ability to balance long-term strategic priorities with short-term business needs.
  • Cooperate transversally – collaborate and influence up-down-across organizations and cultures/ geographies.
  • Act for change – embrace change/innovation and initiate new and improved ways of working.
  • Strong strategic thinking
  • Excellent English & French communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Digitally savvy


  • English and French – advanced/excellent reading/writing/oral

Pursue progress, discover extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people.

At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.

Watch our ALL IN video and check out our Diversity Equity and Inclusion actions at sanofi.com!



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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