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Digital R&D GRA Scrum Master



Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Job Title : Digital R&D GRA Scrum Master

  • Location: Hyderabad

  • Job type: Permanent, Full time

About Sanofi:

We are an innovative global healthcare company, driven by one purpose: we chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. Our team, across some 100 countries, is dedicated to transforming the practice of medicine by working to turn the impossible into the possible. We provide potentially life-changing treatment options and life-saving vaccine protection to millions of people globally while putting sustainability and social responsibility at the center of our ambitions.

Sanofi has recently embarked on a vast and ambitious digital transformation program. A cornerstone of this roadmap is the acceleration of its data transformation and of the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions, to accelerate R&D, manufacturing, and commercial performance and bring better drugs and vaccines to patients faster, to improve health and save lives.

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 derisk and 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.

In this context, Sanofi is recruiting a “Digital R&D GRA Scrum Master” under the GRA Digital Regulatory Policy, Planning, and Tracking Service Line.

Position Summary:

The Digital R&D GRA Scrum Master will coach the Scrum team and guide them to successful outcomes. The role will entail working closely with Product Owner to maintain a rich product backlog, to guide the development and partner teams to successfully deliver prioritized features, keeping in mind quality and delivery predictability. You will ensure projects are effectively developed, integrated, and deployed with quality and on-time delivery following Agile methodologies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Service Owner and/or Product Owner in refining the product backlog and making it ready for upcoming sprints, enabling longer-term work visibility for reporting to delivery and management teams.

  • Develop sprint plans and guide the product team to deliver high-quality features in a timely manner using the Agile process.

  • Supervise and facilitate all Agile ceremonies including sprint planning, sprint demos, daily stand-ups, and effective retrospectives (to continuously improve delivery quality and team health).

  • Coordinate with teams to manage dependencies and remove impediments from the Scrum team.

  • Identify and manage the risks associated with projects to achieve project success.

  • Create, maintain, and deliver on project and workstream plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing understanding and needs.

  • Measure team sprint success by using standard sprint metrics and drive team efficiency and productivity improvement through data points.

  • Foster teamwork, build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and project information.

  • Provide coaching and mentorship to team members to improve the team’s Agile and Scrum maturity by working with Sanofi Digital Agile COE (DACOE).

  • Assessing the Scrum maturity of the team and coaching them to higher levels of maturity.

  • Influence others including those more senior on best practices in Agile and work with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Agile/Scrum

  • Leverage agile tracking tools (Jira, Confluence, etc.).

Key Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills, with experience in influencing, listening actively, and negotiating within a team environment.

  • Outstanding organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with a high degree of competency using Scrum.

  • Competency in applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals.

  • Experience managing multiple product teams and coordinating work across multiple teams and releases.

  • Positive leadership skills, with experience in mentoring a team, problem-solving, and conflict-resolution abilities.

  • Collaborative mindset, with an ability to empathize with colleagues and establish relationships.

  • Thrive in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment.

  • Broad experience working in a variety of Agile environments of different maturities.

  • Ability to influence and lead behavior change.

  • Self-motivated, highly organized, and able to work in a collaborative team environment.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.

  • Experience in delivering technical projects (Data, Application, IT) by managing external vendors.

  • Certified PMP, ASM-Agile Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Master/Product Owner (CSM, CSPO, SAFe).

  • Technical knowledge of software application development and agile life-cycle methodologies.

  • Understanding of Digital Strategy and governance.

  • Understanding of Software development processes and procedures.

  • Understanding of change management and release processes.

  • Experience in using agile delivery tools such as Jira, Confluence, etc.

  • Other relevant qualifications can be experience in IT Healthcare.

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, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.

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.