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US Senior Medical Director, Lemtrada - Cambridge, MA Cambridge United States,  

Sanofi (company)

Posted on : 05 June 2019

Project Description

Sanofi Genzyme focuses on developing specialty treatments for debilitating diseases that are often difficult to diagnose and treat, providing hope to patients and their families.

 In a matrix environment, the Senior Medical Director for US Medical Affairs will perform a key role in the continuing clinical and commercial development of LEMTRADA in MS.  Importantly, he/she will set the US strategy for the brand in collaboration with his/her cross functional colleagues.  The Senior Medical Director will also execute activities related to investigator and expert (KOL/HCP) outreach, investigator sponsored trials, company sponsored non-registration trials, publication planning, grants, and sponsorships.  As part of the execution of Sanofi Genzyme strategy, he/she will work closely with the leadership of Sanofi Genzyme's US and Global Medical Affairs, Clinical Research, Commercial and Product Management functions.  This position will report to the Head, MS, North American Medical Affairs.  This role may include management and guidance of a direct report.

Job Responsibilities

  • Supports the US initiative for MS thought leader relationship-building.  The Senior Medical Director is responsible for cultivating current and future MS experts in academic and clinical medicine across the US. Through these relationships, the Senior Director will gain meaningful expert insights that influence priority areas of the product Life Cycle Planning team in support of business, clinical, and scientific strategy.
  • Defines and develops KOL management plan, ensuring recommendations are acknowledged in our plans. Develops best knowledge of the brand with top regional KOLs to ensure accurate communication.
  • Lead the US Medical effort to define and continually hone LEMTRADA brand strategy in compliant collaboration with US Marketing. The Senior Director must harbor a deep understanding of the B/R profile of the drug and utilize this knowledge to optimize brand success in a highly competitive environment.
  • Works closely with Clinical, Pharmacovigilance, and Statistics to further differentiate the brand through meaningful post-hoc data analyses and B/R profile / target population refinement.
  • Supports communication strategy for data generated by the company in collaboration with the LEMTRADA Medical Communications Director, internal contributors, and agencies.
  • Ensure that he/she and his/her team provide Medical support, education, and guidance to Commercial Marketing, Sales, & Market Access teams.  Support will include presentations, representative training, promotional materials review, and the rapid & reliable fulfillment of requests for Medical input.
  • Liaises with MS Global Medical Directors and the other US Medical Brand Leads to substantiate alignment in shared endeavors across the MS Medical Organization.  Establishes a strong network between all team members.  Ensures internal knowledge on key projects by communicating on activities, Ad Boards, key results / project updates, and external meetings as close partner to top KOLs.
  • Works closely with agencies for all activities which are outsourced, together with Purchasing, Controlling, Legal, etc.; has responsibility for the financial management of the project including budget planning and preparation of monthly reports.
  • Defines and respects timelines and budgets.

Basic Qualifications

  • MD required
  • Physician Neurology board certified preferred
  • At least 6 years of experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry in Medical Affairs, with experience working with cross-functional in-house and field-based teams
  • Expertise in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Experience in both clinical development and patient care

Professional Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal expertise
  • Exemplary presentation skills
  • Collaborative and transparent leadership capabilities

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.


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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