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Head of Global Communications, Rare Diseases



Marketing & Communications
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Job Title - Head of Global Communications, Rare Diseases

Location - Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sanofi is seeking a strategic, motivated and experienced communications professional for the position of Head of Global Communications, Rare Diseases. This position will be responsible for planning and managing external and internal communications for the global Rare Diseases franchise, for both current and future indications.

The Sanofi Rare Diseases Franchise includes groundbreaking medicines for Gaucher disease, Pompe disease, Fabry disease, mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I) and acid sphingomyelinase deficiency (ASMD), in addition to and rare blood disorders, including hemophilia, acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP), and cold agglutinin disease (CAD).

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership in the creation and implementation of impactful communication programs, internally and externally, across indications. This may include disease awareness/brand integration programs; branded communication activity; digital communications; new product launches

  • Develop and manage comprehensive communication strategies internally and externally to support the business unit priorities, including partnering with global media relations to ensure aligned messaging and positioning

  • Liaise with partner/collaborator companies to ensure aligned communications around alliance products/pipeline assets

  • Good working knowledge of the overall digital and social media landscape with the ability to deliver innovative approaches and plans within this growing and important space.

  • Manage a small team of communicators specifically assigned to the rare disease franchise

  • Contribute to executive communications and thought leadership plan in alignment with global executive communications and employee engagement strategies

  • Collaborate with the Internal Communications team on internal communications/engagement initiatives with the objective to engage employees with priority messages. Liaise and partner with U.S. and global colleagues across Communications and Public Affairs and Patient Advocacy

  • Manage agencies, budgets, and timelines

  • Experience in pharmaceutical product areas, specifically rare and hematologic diseases such as Gaucher, Fabry, Pompe, hemophilia an advantage, but not required

About you:

  • Strong ability to work effectively across functions, levels, and business units; proven collaborator. Ability to counsel and interface with senior executives and communications peers

  • Ability to research, develop, deliver and measure communications strategies and plans with a goal of showcasing communications successes to internal and external audiences

  • Expertise in communications concepts, both internal and external, practices, strategies, and tactics based on understanding of key audiences and corporate objectives. Excellent networking and relationship-building skills and the ability to interact with confidence with various levels and functions.

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences, Communications, Business Administration or Journalism is required.

  • A minimum of 12 years of professional experience in Communications experience in the pharmaceutical area is required. Pharmaceutical product PR communications background is required

  • Previous experience in formally managing or leading a team is preferred

  • Demonstrated collaboration, negotiation and influencing skills; demonstrated ability to work with senior leaders is required

  • Strong issues management capabilities are required

  • Strong organizational skills are required

  • Ability to collaborate in a heavy matrix environment is essential

  • Position may require up to 20% business travel

Why choose us?

  • Bring the miracles of science to life alongside a supportive, future-focused team.

  • Discover endless opportunities to grow your talent and drive your career, whether it’s through a promotion or lateral move, at home or internationally.

  • Enjoy a thoughtful, well-crafted rewards package that recognizes your contribution and amplifies your impact.

  • Take good care of yourself and your family, with a wide range of health and wellbeing benefits including high-quality healthcare, prevention and wellness programs and at least 14 weeks' gender-neutral parental leave.

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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