Consumer Experience Operations Lead
Purpose & Context
The Consumer Experience (CX) Operations Lead is a detail-oriented self-starter who is skilled and experienced in collaborating with product teams to deliver seamless execution and creative excellence within a fast-paced, agile based environment. S/he is responsible and accountable for the efficient, effective scoping, estimating and management of all consumer experience team deliverables including research, strategy, design and prototyping for complex programs within Sanofi.
S/he leads overall CX program execution to drive cross-team communication and proactively removes obstacles or blockers that may get in the way of delivery. This role focuses on project planning, execution, resource management/allocations, budget management, change management and being the central hub to drive the CX program team forward. Additionally, the CX Operations Lead is focused on operational processes including executing/managing external vendor agreements, team templates, asset organization and iterative recommendation/implementation changes to team methods and frameworks.
Effectively summarize and communicate project status to a wide variety of stakeholders. Disseminate detailed information effectively and efficiently.
Ensure that dependent business unit schedules are known and identified in advance to all participants (who needs to launch what when and what is required for that effort).
Facilitate the definition of program scope, estimates and deliverables.
Strong technical, process analysis, documentation and mapping skills.
Proven problem solver with expert knowledge of CX and Design workflow best practices
Unflappable, with the ability to bring a sense of calm assurance to high-energy interactions
Excellent interpersonal, leadership, listening, and communication skills: Ability to negotiate a complex organizational structure and drive consensus across stakeholders.
Ability to construct workable solutions when presented with multiple and, often times, conflicting points of view
Experience with agile development and tactical skills such as spreadsheet, word processing, presentation, and electronic workflow software, a must
Anticipate issues and risks associated with project implementation and work with functional management to develop strategies to resolve issues and mitigate risks.
Manage multiple projects, tasks, priorities, and internal expectations.
Implement and maintain a collaborative team environment involving different functional areas.
Work in concert with functional teams, identify and work to implement necessary process adaptations.
Work with technical project managers to ensure that technical schedules for the program are integrated to the degree that dependencies are identified and resolved in advance.
Proficiency in project management software, such as Smartsheet and MS Office
Participate in driving and documenting process standards and best practice of creative project planning and scheduling
Lead process improvements and creative tool implementation.
Develop, implement, and shepherd continuous improvements and process opportunities
Lead detailed project planning, budgeting, and cross-team capacity planning in collaboration with cross-functional groups
Orchestrate cross-teams to deliver high quality, on-time design deliverables, accounting for on-the-fly program needs and changes as they occur.
Minimum BA/BS in a Project Management, Business Management, Computer Science, or Logistics; Master’s degree in relevant field a plus
10+ years of hands-on studio and traffic management is a must
Broad experience working directly in a high-volume, fast-paced, constantly changing studio/in-house creative environment
Superior organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and manage time
10+ years of project/process management, operations or strategy analyst experience.
Experience managing complex projects through all phases of the project lifecycle to a successful conclusion (on time, on budget, benefits delivered) in a large scale, complex global environment
Experience in Lean, iterative design process and Agile development process
Must be a pragmatic and objective communicator who can present project status and creative and design operational efficiency to all levels of the company
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially as they relate to presenting, articulating and defending research and design decisions
Agency experience is a plus
Familiarity with pharma/health technology is a plus.
PMP Certification a plus.
Process Management and/or certification a plus.
Agility, Decisiveness, Resilience, Transparent Agility, Decisiveness, Resilience, Transparent communications and Openness
Strong attention to detail, especially in planning and scheduling across different functional teams and following through with successful execution.
You bring the ability and interest to help lead cultural shifts in the organization including Digital transformation and openness
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.
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