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R&D Data Project Manager



Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2024

About us

Sanofi is a global life sciences company committed to improving access to healthcare and supporting the people we serve throughout the continuum of care. From prevention to treatment, Sanofi transforms scientific innovation into healthcare solutions, in human vaccines, rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, diabetes and cardiovascular solutions and consumer healthcare. More than 110,000 people in over 100 countries at Sanofi are dedicated to making a difference on patients’ daily life, wherever they live and enabling them to enjoy a healthier life.

As a company with a global vision of drug development and a highly regarded corporate culture, Sanofi is recognized as one of the best pharmaceutical companies in the world and is pioneering the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with strong commitment to develop advanced data standards to increase reusability & interoperability and thus accelerate impact on global health.

The R&D Data Office serves as a cornerstone to this effort. Our team is responsible for cross-R&D data strategy, governance, and management. We sit in partnership with Business and Digital, and drive data needs across priority and transformative initiatives across R&D. Team members serve as advisors, leaders, and educators to colleagues and data professionals across the R&D value chain. As an integral team member, you will be responsible for defining how R&D's structured, semi-structured and unstructured data will be stored, consumed, integrated / shared and reported by different end users such as scientists, clinicians, and more. You will also be pivotal in the development of sustainable mechanisms for ensuring data are FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable).

Role Purpose

R&D Data Office program and change managers play a key execution and delivery role across multiple Sanofi R&D imperatives. This role must have a strong understanding of R&D business processes and have strong stakeholder management skills. This role must also be familiar with data practices, e.g., data strategy, data management, and data governance, and can communicate effectively to key stakeholders on behalf of the R&D Data Office.

Main responsibilities

  • Oversee and coordinate timelines across R&D Data Office initiatives within the RDDO and with related/dependent initiatives across the enterprise

  • Oversee maintenance of program plans, communications, templates, etc.

  • Manage demand and provide advice on financial management for priority R&D Data Office initiatives; support integration with Finance, Procurement, and other corporate functions

  • Monitor R&D Data Office initiative objectives, particularly as they develop R&D Data Office Capabilities (e.g., Data Governance, Data Management etc) and raise gaps in operating model (e.g., people, process, technology etc)

  • Support coordination of preparatory work and briefing materials for key meetings

  • Support and create strategic documents articulating the value of R&D Data Office activities

  • Support and create training modules and communications to help with R&D data culture and literacy

  • Support the R&D Data Office agenda in line with company strategic priorities through monitoring of progress and related KPIs and work with key stakeholders to support delivery


  • Communicate standards for data ownership and hold the data governance council(s) and data owners accountable at a functional level

  • Formulate data governance operations plan (including data strategies, standards, definitions, rules, policies and processes), and procurement, ongoing operation, and maintenance of supporting technology

  • Review and prioritize projects (initiatives) to manage asset inventory, ensure proposed solutions meet business needs, and monitor progress/outcomes

  • Maintain detailed documentation of the change process, including milestones, challenges, and lessons learned

About you

  • Experience: 5+ years in Program/Project Management, Business Development, Communications, Change, Data/Tech or related field

  • Required skills:

  • Knowledge of drug discovery and development information and processes

  • Change agent with combination of business, technology, and diplomatic skills

  • Strong familiarity with data analytics, data capabilities, and cross-industry data standards

  • Ability to plan and forecast across programs and initiatives

  • Ability to navigate, escalate, and manage risks

  • Budgeting and financial management (OpEx, CapEx etc.)

  • Demonstrated skillset in transformation / implementation of large-scale programs

  • Understanding of back-end and front-end technologies and experience implementing highly functional solutions that can scale

  • Must have played a role in ensuring organizational adoption of changes that needed significant influencing of business team. Should be adept at defining KPIs for leadership consumption of metrics measuring the adoption and sustainability of such changes

  • Storyteller with the ability to translate complex technical jargon and concepts into something simple, accurate, and easy to understand

  • Expert communication skills: experience with change management and training modules is a plus

  • Excellent communication skills and familiarity with use of social media in enterprise

  • Experience with change management and training modules

  • Education: Bachelor’s or higher degree in Computer Science, Business, Engineering, Information Technology

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.

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