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Correlation Ventures

Public Affairs Lead Autoimmune Diabetes



Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2023

We are seeking a highly motivated and visionary leader interested in shaping the care management of people at risk of developing/or with T1 diabetes.

You will play a pivotal role in shaping national policies to support the successful launch of our innovative new therapy. Your expertise in public affairs, patient advocacy, government relations, and policy development will be instrumental in driving favourable regulatory and policy environments and advocating for the interests of the diabetes community and our company.

As the Public Affairs Lead Autoimmune Diabetes (T1D) for Japan, you will make a positive impact on the lives of individuals at risk of developing Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) by working towards solutions that bridge the gap between patients and healthcare eco-systems, ultimately improving outcomes and quality of life. Working closely with the local Autoimmune Type 1 Diabetes core team and the broader local corporate affairs functions, you will also collaborate closely with the Global Head of Corporate Affairs Autoimmune Diabetes (T1D) and the Global Patient Engagement and Patient Advocacy Head Autoimmune Diabetes (T1D) to co-develop a comprehensive public affairs plan with significant emphasis on patient advocacy strategies aligned with key business objectives and drive the implementation at the local level in a cross-functional setting.

Beyond public affairs and communications strategy that supports our strategic objectives in type 1 diabetes (corporate affairs strategies on regulatory topics, market access and pricing policies etc), you will establish strong connections with the local Type 1 Diabetes community, fostering relationships, understanding needs and expectations, and ensuring their perspectives are incorporated into the decision-making process with policy makers, and at Sanofi. You will explore community outreach approaches (the at-risk population is not yet a person with diabetes). You will be comfortable in exploring new ways to reach patient communities, influencers, and advocates, wherever they are, whether through offline and online communities, seeking best in class solutions to enhance engagement.

You will work in a complex matrix, reporting to the Japan Head of Public Affairs, whilst working hand in hand with the local cross-functional team: Communications, Commercial, Medical, Regulatory, Market Access as well as the Global Corporate Affairs team. A proven problem-solver, you will be able to influence stakeholders and navigate the complexities of the high-priority therapy area, whilst being a trustworthy partner to local patient advocacy communities.

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.