Innovation lead Digestive Wellness- TOM_10090
hace 46 mins

Innovation Lead Digestive Wellness - LATAM

Location : preference for LATAM (location open for other regions)

At Sanofi CHC, we have one shared purpose - we work passionately, every day, to serve healthier, fuller lives. Our marketing philosophy is driven by this purpose and everything we do is centered around people our consumers, our customers, healthcare professionals, and our employees across the world.

We are building brands that serve 1bn consumers worldwide, so that they can live healthier, fuller lives. In order to do this better than anybody else, we aspire to become the most consumer-centric Fast Moving Consumer Healthcare Business.

We want to be market shapers and achieve category leadership in the categories that we play in - delivered through strong global-local partnership.

We are a people first business, placing consumers at the heart of everything we do through uncovering and activating deep consumer and shopper insights, for example.

As a top 3 global CHC player, we want to raise the bar in terms of our strategic and operational capabilities to enable sustainable, above-market growth.

In order to achieve this, we need strong talents that will help us shape the future of CHC while sharing our core values of courage, teamwork, respect, and integrity.

We have recently announced an exciting 18 24-month journey to create a fully standalone CHC business (separating the Business Unit from our Pharma company heritage, processes etc.

as we target to create the best FAST MOVING CONSUMER HEALTHCARE company, which will require us to retain, attract and grow the best leaders in our industry

Would you like to change the lives of patients and consumers? Is innovation part of the way you work? Do you have passion for transformation, change and delivery?

In this Position

The regional Innovation Lead will :

  • Be the representative of their category within the host region
  • Work closely with the Science innovation head of their region and their respective sub-category heads and other Innovation Leads (based in a different region)
  • Initiate regional / local projects for their respective region with end-to-end accountability (close collaboration with Product Managers & Marketing Departments of key countries)
  • Align with Scientific innovation head of their region & respective sub-category head (based in other regions) to make sure that all innovation initiatives are suitable
  • Align with Science innovation Head of their region and respective sub-category head (based in different region) before each RIRC (Regional Innovation Review Committee)
  • Be responsible for delivering a sustainable innovation pipeline for their sub-category within their region
  • Influence and advise key stakeholders and the leadership team on industry trends and new opportunities for their sub-category / region
  • Build a consolidated view of all projects for their sub-category / region, identify cross-fertilization / scale-building opportunities, and prioritizes budget and resources between projects to deliver the ambition (close collaboration with portfolio)
  • Collaborate closely with the countries (Marketing) of their region to identify their needs
  • Should collaborate closely with other science departments (Evidence Generation & Pharmacovigilance, Scientific affairs), legal / IP, and marketing of the sub-category & region
  • Evaluate innovations (extern or in-house) for their sub-category / region
  • Evaluate innovations such as BD opportunities, NPD, claims with significant impact that need clinicals, novel ingredients & formulation technologies, sustainable solutions
  • Utilize decision making criteria, recommend innovation investment allocations for the sub-category in the country / region, and assist in clear communication of decisions across the organization to ensure aligned execution
  • Support the development and implementation of frameworks that enable rigorous and objective decision-making within and across platforms to drive prioritization and trade-offs
  • Support and execute regular innovation reviews to pressure test strategic areas of focus in the country / region for the sub-category
  • Promote a culture of Ethics and Business Integrity in your team, serving as a model by ensuring adequate knowledge and compliance with the principles of ethics and integrity, Sanofi's policies and codes of conduct that regulate the pharmaceutical market
  • Comply with and promote Sanofi's Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) policies in relation to the team it manages, which includes the Road Safety Program (Road Safety), with the objective of preventing accidents from occurring, avoiding risks for health, promote the well-being of employees and reducing the environmental impacts resulted from the execution of their work activities
  • Support Sanofi's Diversity and Inclusion strategy and initiatives to ensure that all employees and partners are treated with respect and are given equal opportunities.

  • Scientific Innovation Head for their sub-category / region; Global Science teams of given sub-cat; technical development teams / New Product Development (NPD) centers;
  • key countries / Marketing departments; Co-Leads and Sub-cat head of their sub-category dedicated to other regions; Portfolio & PM, IA including EM;
  • Packaging Innovation Evidence Generation& Pharmacovigilance, Scientific affairs, Quality, legal / IP

    Your Experience : To be successful in this position, we need candidates with the following requirements

  • Education : Degree in Science or Higher degree (Ph.D.) or relevant Academic qualification is desirable
  • Experience & knowledge : To succeed in this position, it is necessary to :

  • Knowledge of pipeline data (financial, timing / milestones, and value propositions) and disease state data, to enable concise executive level communication of critical insights, decision-making aids, and recommendations to senior management
  • Experience in pharmaceutical, FMCG, consumer healthcare and / or Cosmetics industry is required
  • Experience in bringing to life ideas and science linked to consumers insights and experiences
  • Ability to partner and influence across a matrix environment with strong communication skills
  • Ability to apply a variety of analytical techniques to derive insights from a set of objective and subjective data inputs
  • Languages : Fluent spoken and written English
  • An Additional language is desirable
  • Competencies :

    Cultural traits / P2W Behavior

  • Push to go beyond the level we have operated until now :
  • constantly challenge the status quo focusing on the priorities that will deliver the best outcomes and letting go what won’t : be intolerant to mediocracy, believe we can and must do better and aim at higher but never at the expenses of our values and judgment

  • Put the interest of the organization ahead of own of those of his / her team :
  • consider both short- and long-term impact of decisions; puts collective and global goals above individual or local goals;
  • share resources and capabilities with those with the greatest need and impact; enable decision making at appropriate level

  • Act in the interest of our patients and customers :
  • actively engage with customers to know their current and future needs; brings an external perspective into decisions

  • Take action and don’t wait to be told what to do :
  • take smart and informed best bets with the information at hand and anticipate the consequences of her / his actions; use personal judgement and others’ advice to make bold and impactful decisions which move us forward

  • Role model our 4 values : teamwork, integrity, respect, courage
  • Required Leadership Competencies

  • Business Acumen Ability to effectively use economic, financial, market, stakeholder, and industry-specific indicators to fully understand and improve business results
  • Judgement- The ability to draw logical conclusions based on acquired information and analytical rigor in problem-solving, the ability to make effective decisions even when information is ambiguous or incomplete
  • Interpersonal relationships - treating others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect.
  • Personal Leadership - Personal leadership translates into courage, choice, and commitment through the pursuit of excellence, trust, and accountability.
  • Ability to put patient, stakeholder, and organizational interests above personal interests

  • Drive -Takes the lead and initiates activities with a high degree of passion and commitment as well as the drive, desire and need to achieve challenging goals, to improve performance or to meet personal standards of excellence
  • Learning Agility Ability to navigate first time / unfamiliar situations effectively by extrapolating from other areas of expertise and knowledge.
  • Ability to continuously improve and develop self


    What makes this position unique?

    This position gives you the opportunity to lead and build a consumer centric pipeline of innovation within a region for a specific category.

    Working closely with the regional and global teams is unique and an awesome opportunity to make a real difference to consumer and business performance.


  • Always aiming at the safety and well-being of our employees, proof of COVID 19 vaccination is an essential item for all employees, being present in the list of admission documents
  • Sanofi is a company that believes in equal opportunities. We want to reflect the diversity of our communities, being and doing our best every day to transform the practice of medicine.
  • With more than 100,000 people in 90 countries, Sanofi is turning scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the world.

    Diversity is a priority for us and all of our positions consider our 5 pillars of inclusion : gender balance, ethnicity, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ and +50 (age), so all qualified candidates will be considered for our positions


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