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Innovation Project Manager, CHC Japan



Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2024

Innovation Project Manager

  • Location: Japan

  • 40% Remote working

  • Job type: Permanent

  • Note: this has two vacancies reporting to the same reporting manager

About the job

At Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, we have one overarching mission - to work passionately, challenging ourselves and our industry every day, to build a healthier future by helping people, help themselves, bringing “Health in Your Hands”.

Our teams 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”.

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.

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

Our Team:

The Brand and Innovation Project Manager will be accountable for end-to-end responsibility for brand innovation projects for local brands, leading a cross-functional team. This position will be reporting to the Regional Head of Projects and Brand Innovations based in Singapore.

Main responsibilities:

  • Gather all inputs to assess the eligibility of project and subsequent inputs across the Innovation process: brand requirement, consumer research, business case, science/ reg constraints, risk assessment, feasibility assessment

  • Prepare project timeline

  • Closely follow the development with Science / Development Centers

  • Prepare production scale-up with IA

  • Handle relationships with CDMOs for outsourced activities

  • Gather the brand team’s input for the initial launch plan

  • Conduct launch readiness analysis

  • Conduct in-market success analysis (post-launch)

  • Responsible for inputting info in the Innovation System and preparing documents and presentations for the Inno Committee

  • Produce dashboards to monitor project performance and share with key stakeholders.

  • Manage multiple projects in parallel.

  • Manage project budget as per allocation defined by the client of the project.

  • Key Working Relationships and Interfaces

  • Local Brand Innovation Leads

  • Science process experts (medical, regulatory, development centers, procurement, M&S, finance, etc.

About you


  • Experience in innovation and project management gained at Consumer Healthcare or FMCG / FMCH company.

  • Proven track record in project management, handling multiple projects, and working closely with Marketing.

Soft skills:

  • Ability to understand requirements from the different functions, especially Science

  • Lead cross-functional team and set the pace for delivery

  • Strong reporting capabilities, without bias

  • Multi-tasking skills - Ability to manage several projects in parallel

  • Procative - Demonstrate strong ‘can-do’ attitude

  • Business Partnetring - High capacity of persuasiveness & influence, highly collaborative with cross functional partners

  • Good communication and partnership skills


The ideal candidate for this position must be fluent in both English and Japanese, as they will be required to communicate effectively in a business setting in Japan and with regional stakeholders and participate in global business interactions. Additionally, this role will involve developing project plans and conducting marketing campaign analysis, which may require the ability to write in both Japanese and English.

Key Performance Indicator

  • Inno Pipeline Value

  • Innovation Performance (Net Sales and NoC)

  • Freshness Index

  • Budget on target

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.