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Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2024

Global Brand R&D Lead, Buscopan

Location: US, DE, FR, BR

Remote Work: Hybrid

Travel Expected: ~20%

Job Type: Full time

About the Job

At Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, we have one shared mission – we work passionately, every day, to ‘serve healthier, fuller lives’ now and for the generations to come.

In order to do so, we strive to act as a force for good by integrating sustainability along our business and employees’ mission and operate responsibly from both a social and environmental point of view.

Everything we do is centered around people’s interests – our consumers, our customers, healthcare professionals, and our employees – across the world.

We are building loved brands that serve 1bn consumers worldwide, through our key platforms: Allergy, Physical & Mental Wellness, Pain, Digestive Wellness and Cough, Cold & Flu.

We aspire to become the best Fast Moving Consumer Health (FMCH) company In & For the world and we aim to build a work environment where people can thrive, grow, enjoy and be at their best.

Position Summary

The Global Brand R&D lead will be accountable for the end-to-end ideation to launch and then ensuring sustainable growth in market of innovation projects for their brand globally. It is expected that he/she will be a science partner for their respective brand innovation lead and IPM to create a pipeline and portfolio for their respective brand as well as ensure that base business is protected. They will act as the representative and single point of contact for the science hub for their brand and will ensure that the right science hub expert & resource is engaged as needed to drive brand growth. They will lead the strategic direction of brand innovation and ensure that there is strong technical feasibility to deliver differentiated products to market (how to win) and ensure that there is clarity on resources in the country/region needed to deliver prioritized opportunities.

  • The job holder will be a strong technical leader with strong business acumen, who has the ability to translate science & technology into relevant consumer unmet needs. It is expected that they influence a broader science hub community to reach go/no go decisions and to accelerate brand led opportunities.

Main Responsibilities

The Global Brand R&D Lead will:

  • Be the representative of the Buscopan brand to represent science hub and act as single point of contact for a strategic overview of what is needed from science hub to be successful.

  • Work closely with the Global R&D Brand Head, Brand Innovation lead, and science teams within R&D

  • Initiate regional/local projects for their respective brand with end-to-end accountability (close collaboration with Product Managers & Marketing Departments of key countries)

  • Align with Brand Innovation lead and Brand Head to make sure that all innovation initiatives are suitable to drive growth and deliver health in their hands for our consumers

  • Align with Brand R&D Head before each Global IC

  • Be responsible for delivering a sustainable innovation pipeline for their sub-category within their region as well as ensuring business protection projects are identified and executed

  • Influence and advise key stakeholders and the leadership team on industry trends and new opportunities for their brand

  • Build a consolidated view of all projects for their brand, identify cross-fertilization / scale-building opportunities, and prioritizes budget and resources between projects to deliver the ambition (close collaboration with portfolio)

  • Collaborate closely with the countries (Marketing) of their global brand to identify their needs based on clear consumer insights

  • Collaborate closely with other R&D functions (platform R&D, consumer science), science departments (Medical & Regulatory affairs), legal/IP, and marketing of the sub-category & region

  • Evaluate innovations (external or in-house) for their global brand

  • Evaluate innovations such as BD opportunities, NPD, claims with significant impact that need clinicals, novel ingredients & formulation technologies, sustainable solutions

  • Utilize decision making criteria, recommend innovation investment allocations for the brand and assist in clear communication of decisions across the organization to ensure aligned execution

  • Support the development and implementation of frameworks that enable rigorous and objective decision-making within and across platforms to drive prioritization and trade-offs

  • Support and execute regular innovation reviews to pressure test strategic areas of focus in the country/region for the global brand

Key Working Relationships

  • Global Science teams within R&D; technical development teams/New Product Development (NPD) centers; key countries/Marketing departments; Portfolio & PM, IA including EM; Packaging Innovation, M&S

About You


  • Degree in Science or Higher degree (Ph.D.) or relevant Academic qualification is desirable.

Required knowledge and/or experience

  • Knowledge of pipeline data (financial, timing/milestones, and value propositions) and disease state data, to enable concise executive level communication of critical insights, decision-making aids, and recommendations to senior management

  • Experience (at least 5 years) in pharmaceutical, FMCG, consumer healthcare and/or Cosmetics industry is required with proven delivery to brand in their past experience

  • Ability to partner and influence across a matrix environment with strong communication skills

  • Ability to apply a variety of analytical techniques to derive insights from a set of objective and subjective data inputs

Language skills

  • Fluent spoken and written English

  • An Additional language is desirable

Cultural traits / P2W (Play to Win) Behavior

  • Push to go beyond the level we have operated until now:
    constantly challenge the status quo focusing on the priorities that will deliver the best outcomes and letting go what won’t: be intolerant to mediocracy, believe we can and must do better and aim at higher but never at the expenses of our values and judgement

  • Put the interest of the organization ahead of own of those of his/her team:
    consider both short- and long-term impact of decisions; puts collective and global goals above individual or local goals; share resources and capabilities with those with the greatest need and impact; enable decision making at appropriate level

  • Act in the interest of our patients and customers:
    actively engage with customers to know their current and future needs; brings an external perspective into decisions

  • Take action and don’t wait to be told what to do:
    take smart and informed best bets with the information at hand and anticipate the consequences of her/his actions; use personal judgement and others’ advice to make bold and impactful decisions which move us forward

  • Role model our 4 values: teamwork, integrity, respect, courage

Required Leadership Competencies

  • Business Acumen – Ability to effectively use economic, financial, market, stakeholder, and industry-specific indicators to fully understand and improve business results

  • Judgement- The ability to draw logical conclusions based on acquired information and analytical rigor in problem-solving, the ability to make effective decisions even when information is ambiguous or incomplete

  • Interpersonal relationships - treating others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect.

  • Personal Leadership - Personal leadership translates into courage, choice, and commitment through the pursuit of excellence, trust, and accountability. Ability to put patient, stakeholder, and organizational interests above personal interests

  • Drive -Takes the lead and initiates activities with a high degree of passion and commitment as well as the drive, desire and need to achieve challenging goals, to improve performance or to meet personal standards of excellence

  • Learning Agility – Ability to navigate first time/unfamiliar situations effectively by extrapolating from other areas of expertise and knowledge. Ability to continuously improve and develop self

Key Dimensions

As the representative of their brand within the host region, support the strategic direction of innovation team & allocate resources in the country/region to prioritized opportunities.

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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