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Head of Research and CMC Data Platforms

Company: Sanofi
Location: Somerville
Posted on: January 14, 2023

Job Description:

Sanofi -is a global life sciences company committed to improving access to healthcare and supporting the people we serve throughout the continuum of care. From prevention to treatment, Sanofi transforms scientific innovation into healthcare solutions, in human vaccines, rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, diabetes and cardiovascular solutions and consumer healthcare. More than 110,000 people in over 100 countries at Sanofi are dedicated to making a difference on patients' daily life, wherever they live and enabling them to enjoy a healthier life.As a company with a global vision of drug development and a highly regarded corporate culture, Sanofi is recognized as one of the best pharmaceutical companies in the world and is pioneering the application of -Artificial Intelligence -(AI) with strong commitment to develop advanced data standards to increase reusability & interoperability to have a greater impact on global health.Sanofi has recently embarked into a vast and ambitious digital transformation program. A first step to this transformation was bringing all IT, Digital and Data functions under a Global Chief Digital Officer reporting to Sanofi's CEO. The new Digital organization has now finalized a 3-year strategy that will drive business growth and reduce cost via efficiency.A cornerstone of this program is the acceleration of the digitalization of the research and development (R&D) processes and the continuous improvement of its R&D tools and other solutions. The acceleration of the adoption of digitalization, automation and advanced data analytics and machine learning solutions is indeed widely anticipated to help the corporation's R&D organizations to gain differentiating insights and make better, data-driven decisions, to de-risk and to accelerate its end-to end R&D processes and, ultimately, to bring better drugs and vaccines faster to the market and therefore improve and save more lives.Position SummaryThe Head of Research & CMC Data Platforms will work closely with Sanofi's Research scientists to build digital research capabilities that deliver on the promise of data, lean agile process, automation, and digital technology to transform R&D outcomes. Working alongside the Sanofi Research organization and the rest of the Sanofi Digital organization, including software and data engineers and data scientists, the Head of Research Data Platforms will ensure that all Research digital platforms and solutions and their supporting services are delivered to the highest standards of quality and performance and evolve in lockstep with the Research activities. S/he will have full accountability for strategy and execution of all Research data products and programs focused on AI/ML and HPC (High Performance Computing) and services for Research, across all Therapeutic Areas and Regions. The success of this role is measured by increasing Research value, end user experience, agility of architecture, and speed of MVP build and scaled industrializationThe Head of Research & CMC Data Platforms will therefore directly contribute to the acceleration of Sanofi's R&D pace by bringing digital expertise in Research and ensuring the design, delivery and ongoing support of global Research solutions or 'Platforms' leveraging (among others) Sanofi's enterprise global AI/ML platforms.Key Responsibilities:In this role, you will:Coordinate and lead definition of the Research Data Platforms program strategy and roadmapFrame the program with appropriate organizational and program structures: product owners, business leaders, program governance, agile teams organization, communication and budgetRecruit and manage a flexible and agile Research Platforms team that matches the Sanofi culture for innovation, Sanofi first, stretched objectives and patient centricityLead the delivery of the roadmap and roll-out of new Research digital and data solutions and platforms through agile and cross-functional teams of data scientists, data engineers, scrum masters, software engineers, product owners, and business analystsContribute to building the Digital Hybrid delivery model: centralize and standardize R&D platforms and solutions whenever possible while providing those required bespoke solutions to and developing and supporting the "R&D digital champions" located in, all major R&D centersWork with internal and external stakeholders to ensure security and regulatory compliance in the Research digital and data solutions spaceManage the relationships of program teams, stakeholders and vendorsValidate and manage the program resources, guarantees their availability, and arbitrate if needed, resources allocationsReport on program progress, issues and achievements both to Digital R&D LT and Research LTProactively propose scenarios and prioritization modifications in case of identified gaps, specificities or risks, and facilitate alignment and endorsement by the Digital R&D LT and Research LTFrom design to delivery, ensure the Research data Platforms deliver sound business value to Sanofi.The Research Data Platforms will be designed to support prioritized Research use cases across Pharma and mRNA (translational research, pre-clinical dev, small molecule, large molecule, mRNA, oncology, immunology, neuro, etc.).Minimum Required Skills: - 10+ years technology Leadership and Management experience, within a large international andgeographically distributed organization with cultural diversity.A solid understanding of life sciences (in particular life sciences R&D) work and data flows and supporting digital and data solutions.Passionate about R&D in Life Sciences, able to translate the company's mission to accelerate thedevelopment of life saving drugs into digital and data strategies and associated requirements for technology platforms and solutions.Experience building roadmaps and prioritizing initiatives for transformation programs in the R&D digital and data platforms and solutions space.A highly skilled communicator able to act as a trusted advisor to the Digital and Research leaders and oversee the design, implementation, integration, and delivery of Research platform solutions from the ground.Knowledge DevOps, DataOps and MLOps.Track record of achieving high standards of execution across a diverse range of solutions, services, andproject deliverables, participating in the continuous improvement of the service organization, its talent, its delivery processes and of the technologies they are deploying.Someone who stays informed and keeps up with the latest industry trends and best practices that can subsequently be imparted on business, functional (R&D) and Digital personnel for constant growth and optimal functional performanceExpertise with data management and software engineering practices, architectures, tools/technologies and delivery managementExcellent oral and written communication.Presentation and organizational skills, interpersonal skills to ensure efficient relationship with all stakeholders.Proven ability to communicate and present effectively to senior leaders, cross-functional and cross-organizational teams.Proven ability to lead, collaborate and influence teams without direct authority.Education: Bachelor's in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent, Certifications in Product Management/Agile preferredLanguage Requirements: (where applicable)Physical Requirements: (where applicable)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.#GD-SA#LI-SA#DDBUSAt 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.SummaryLocation: Cambridge, MA; Bridgewater, NJType: Full time

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