Head, Dermatology Marketing

Job type: Full-Time
Accepting BioReady™: Yes
Category: Marketing
Education: Diploma/DEC
Experience: 10+ Years
Employer: Sanofi
Location: Mississauga, ON
Posted: January 14, 2022
Closes: February 14, 2022

Job description:

About Genzyme, a Sanofi Company

Sanofi Genzyme has pioneered the development and delivery of transformative therapies for patients affected by rare and debilitating diseases for over 30 years. We accomplish our goals through world-class research and with the compassion and commitment of our employees. With a focus on rare diseases and multiple sclerosis, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of the patients and families we serve. That goal guides and inspires us every day.  Sanofi Genzyme’s portfolio of transformative therapies, which are marketed in countries around the world, represents groundbreaking and life-saving advances in medicine. As a Sanofi company, Sanofi Genzyme benefits from the reach and resources of one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, with a shared commitment to improving the lives of patients. Learn more at www.sanofigenzyme.com.

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.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide clear articulation of Dupixent Dermatology strategies and plans.
  • Lead the strategic development of the Dupixent Dermatology portfolio, including life cycle management.
  • Drive the assessment of strategic questions that should be addressed.
  • Collectively with marketing and sales colleagues, proactively recommend and lead discussion on sales force resources required for portfolio and/or cross-portfolio assignments with sales/marketing and franchise head.
  • Leverage the opportunities across Dupixent Dermatology
  • Collectively with other functions, proactively recommend and lead discussion on resources required for individual portfolio and/or cross-portfolio assignments with Franchise head.
  • Ensure Dupixent Dermatology brand managers are accountable for accuracy in completion of business and/or brand plans.
  • Actively participate in the development and implementation of major organizational and culture change initiatives.
  • Liaise with Sanofi-Genzyme local and global organization to ensure that Canadian realities are understood and reflected in the development of global Dupixent Dermatology initiatives.
  • Must demonstrate the Sanofi Play to Win behaviors at all time.
  • Provide input into the design and development of the Launch Readiness Plan (LPR) process for Dupixent Dermatology.
  • Sponsor the development and execution of LRP plan, with cross-functional brand team members.
  • Accountable for the strategic soundness and recommendation of all financial processes for Dupixent Dermatology.
  • Final review of global templates (LRP, brand plans, etc.).
  • Lead successful development of integrated and aligned brand plans across brand teams (oversees the brand planning processes for Dupixent Dermatology).
  • Develop business reviews for global upper management.
  • Review and challenge assumptions of sales forecasts prepared by the senior brand managers and business analysts.
  • Lead the successful implementation of strategic plans and oversee the successful implementation of brand teams’ strategic and operational plans.
  • In conjunction with brand leads and analysts, lead market research activities, work on projects that have longer term, strategic implications. Validate market questions that need to be addressed, and review brief, objectives and questions that will be addressed.
  • Lead the establishment and utilization of advanced/innovative marketing techniques and methodologies within the brand teams.
  • Identify and provide input regarding significant improvements to important business processes (LRP, annual plan, demand model, forecasting, expense budget management).
  • Manage and measure overall investments.
  • Determine and review brand metrics – identify potential issues and coach team to ensure they are addressed, and followed-up on.
  • Proactively identify and review the shortfalls of spending, communicate potential variances with functional directors and request actions.
  • Lead the team – resolve issues, remove barriers and hurdles to achieving objectives.
  • Ensure a cross-functional interaction.
  • Ensure effective communication within brand teams to support smooth operation and continuous communication within the team.
  • Evaluate cross-functional brand team members.
  • Partner with Sanofi-Genzyme global to ensure that Canadian realities are understood and reflected in the development of global initiatives and ensure that Canadian plan is in sync with the global plan.
  • Contribute to knowledge management.
  • Demonstrate appropriate knowledge and understanding of internal departments, key contacts, organizational structure and culture.
  • Recruit, lead, coach and develop high performance teams to optimize the Marketing Team’s performance and organizational results.
  • Enhance performance of marketing team members through establishment of a performance dialogue with evaluation of direct reports and input into evaluation of indirect reports, including regular coaching and feedback; formal identification and satisfaction of training needs, personal development planning, talent management, and succession planning.
  • Provide strategic direction to Brand Teams.
  • Address identified needs or issues through people development plans.
  • Manage staff within the context of Sanofi-Genzyme vision, mission and values.
  • Identify additional resources required.
  • Must demonstrate the Sanofi Play to Win behaviors at all times and expect this from your team.
  • Develop and execute annual individual development plans to enhance performance on the job, and one which identifies knowledge and skills gaps based on business and career goals.
  • Achieve individual development plan.
  • Show support for the protection of health, safety and the environment by presenting exemplary behavior and by contributing to the HSE objectives achievement.

Key Requirements:

  • Ten years or more of pharmaceutical industry commercial experience in Marketing, Sales, or other related areas with a track record of consistently delivering results and achieving business objectives.
  • Five years or more in marketing management with extensive knowledge of marketing procedures and strategic planning within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Three or more years of therapeutic area experience gained in a product team environment specialty markets experience is required; biologics experience is a strong asset.
  • An undergraduate degree in Science, Health Sciences or Business is required.  A relevant advanced degree is a positive.
  • Bilingualism is preferred, fluency in English required.
  • Demonstrating flexibility and adaptability to view marketing from a broad, strategic perspective while, at the same time, possessing a willingness to roll up his/her sleeves, including managing details, as necessary.
  • Proactively building favorable and effective relationships internally, at all levels and across all functions, and externally by conducting himself/herself with unquestioned integrity and ethics.
  • Communicating in business terms and being able to convey complex concepts crisply and compellingly, taking into account his/her audience and their specific needs.
  • Being a strong change agent capable of managing teams through constant change and/or within ambiguous environment.
  • Strong strategic, analytical and innovation skills demonstrated by an ability to bring new ways of doing things to the table.
  • A solid ability on how to capture value and optimize opportunities and capabilities supported by a strong commercial focus.


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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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