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Corporate Strategy Director/Lead, CHC - All genders



Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2023

Strategy Lead - All genders

  • Location: Neuilly-Sur-Seine

  • Travel expected : 10-20%

  • Job type: Permanent

About the job

At Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, we have one overarching mission - to work passionately, challenging ourselves and our industry every day, to drive what we believe is the next health revolution: evolving from simply serving consumers, to helping people help themselves - bringing “Health in Your Hands”.

We 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”.

Consumers at the heart of everything we do and we want to make a difference where it counts, driving leadership in the categories we play in: Allergy, Digestive Wellness, Pain, Physical & Mental Wellness, and Cough, Cold & Flu.

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

Our Team and Context :
We see the consumer healthcare market intensifying in competition, with the rise of vocal new & global pure players, moving away from what was previously viewed as “big pharma” space. Simultaneously Sanofi Consumer Healthcare Global Business Unit (Sanofi CHC GBU) is building its full carve-in standalone within Sanofi and is refining its unique positioning vs. other consumer healthcare players. In this context we are seeking a dynamic and visionary Strategy Director/Lead, to join our team specifically dedicated to Sanofi’s Consumer healthcare GBU strategy, its growth story and relationship with corporate external partners.

Main Responsibilities :
Reporting directly to the Head of Strategy, BD & Alliance management, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and driving the strategic direction of Sanofi CHC Business unit, you will be responsible for spearheading ad hoc strategic initiatives, and identifying growth opportunities that will strengthen our market position and drive sustainable success. This position offers an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact on the company's growth trajectory. This position is highly connecting with all parts of the organization, and in particular with global finance, Sanofi Group M&A, global communication, as well as global public affairs, as well as all functions of the division.

  • Sanofi CHC Growth Story & Rationale: To strengthen Sanofi's growth ambitions, work collaboratively with the Finance, Communication, Growth Hub, and Investor Relations departments to develop and reinforce insights. Additionally, provide guidance on the potential impacts on how brands can create their own sustainable growth models.

  • Strategic Planning: Collaborate closely with the Finance team to develop and refine the company's overall corporate strategy, long-term objectives, and business goals. Work with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment of strategies across departments and facilitate their cohesive implementation at a high level.

  • Performance Management: Define key performance indicators and regularly monitor and report on the progress of strategic initiatives. Recommend and implement corrective actions as necessary.

  • Specific Strategic Initiatives: Effectively translate insights into tangible impact by engaging internal and external stakeholders in the right strategic directions to make them a reality.

About You

  • Strategic Vision: With 6-10 years of experience in consumer goods brand strategies and/or corporate strategy, ideally gained from a top-tier consulting firm such as Bain, BCG, McKinsey, or equivalent, you bring a proven track record of developing and implementing successful business strategies that foster growth and deliver tangible results in the FMCG industry. Your understanding of how brands establish repeatable growth models is a key asset.. (FMCG and consulting experience is mandatory).

  • Market & Business Acumen: You possess strong analytical skills, enabling you to decipher complex market data, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions with confidence.

  • Financial Acumen: You are proficient in financial modeling and analysis, with the capability to assess business opportunities from a financial perspective.

  • Leadership & Stakeholder Management: You have demonstrated leadership skills, showing the ability to promote collaboration and enhance team performance while engaging with cross-functional teams and stakeholders at all organizational levels.

  • Communication and Influencing Skills: Your communication skills are excellent, both in verbal and written forms. You are proficient in crafting corporate or financial presentations that can effectively influence high-level internal and external stakeholders. You possess the ability to present complex ideas in a clear and understandable manner.

  • Education : A Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, or a related field is required, and having an MBA or an advanced degree is preferred.

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.

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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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