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Chief of Staff

Permanent contract
Salary: Not specified
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About the job:

At Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, we have one overarching mission - to work passionately, challenging ourselves and our industry every day, to drive what we believe is the next health revolution: evolving from simply serving consumers, to helping people help themselves - bringing “Health in Your Hands”.

We 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”.

Consumers at the heart of everything we do and we want to make a difference where it counts, driving leadership in the categories we play in: Allergy, Digestive Wellness, Pain, Physical & Mental Wellness, and Cough, Cold & Flu.

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

Our Team:

The CHIEF OF STAFF is a critical role in CHC M&S Global organization that helps Senior Executive Leaders to effectively manage their priorities, facilitate the global governance and act as an interface to connect the dots with their teams and the rest of the organization.

This role often includes components of strategy (understanding and translation of the Senior leaders’ vision and priorities), facilitation (enabling leaderships team to work together and getting to decision faster), project management (leading highly important projects), and bridges building (connecting the dots within the leadership team and with the rest of the organization).

The Chief of Staff partners closely with both the Core leadership team member and its leadership team (GLT) on a daily basis to run and monitor transversal priorities and deliver high impact projects.

Main responsibilities:

Coordinate the M&S Leadership Team to support decision making and information sharing within the organization:

  • Maintain alignment on key strategic priorities across the M&S Leadership Team , including setting up and running team meetings, offsite meetings, strategic committees

  • Facilitate decision-making as priorities are re-evaluated

  • Drive the agenda in line with the company strategic priorities

  • Ensure the follow-up on action items coming out of leadership meetings Facilitate leadership team dynamics : foster collaboration, create time for discussion and exchanges

Manage M&S Head’s annual calendar to ensure an effective use of time focusing on priorities:

  • Ensure that M&S calendar is up to date and aligned with the evolving priorities of the organization: GLT meetings, M&S events, site visits, internal and external engagements

  • Coordinate preparatory work and briefing materials for key meetings

  • Support M&S Head’s internal and external communication: internal presentations, town hall, talking points, speeches, external conferences

  • Inform IA Head on relevant information and keep him connected with the rest of the organization

Build Bridges and collaborate with rest of the CHC organization:

  • Collaborate with CEO office and other Corporate Functions’ peers to share information, identify synergies, leverage best practices and to anticipate future topics and future needs of CHC M&S

  • Act as a point of entry for Transversal and/or company-wide projects by identifying right contact or acting as a single point of contact for CHC M&S

Lead projects as required:

  • Lead or coordinate projects that are important/strategic for CHC M&S

  • Leverage and engage resources across the organization to ensure  priorities are delivered

  • Interface with the broader organization transversal projects that requires Corporate Functions’ input

About you

Key Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated understanding of Sanofi/CHC organization, business and environment

  • Project leadership & proven track ability to coordinate teams (internal & external partners)

  • Ability to work cross-functionally, strong team player

  • Ability to manage confidential information and understand relevance and sensitivity

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, analytical and strategic capabilities

  • Strong project management skills

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and work in autonomy with limited guidelines

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to cultivate effective relationships, to influence and collaborate internally and externally at all organizational levels

Desired traits:

  • Humility, not driven by personal agenda

  • Emotional Intelligence, Trust, reliability and discretion

  • Self-driven, Results-oriented

  • Ability to proactively voice different perspectives

  • Multi-Tasker / High work capacity / Flexibility

  • Eagerness to learn, inquisitive

  • Active listener

  • Rigor

Education / Language:

  • Business or scientific background (ideally, MBA or/and PhD in life science)

  • Fluent in spoken and written English

  • Industrial experience is welcome

  • French is an advantage

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. Watch our ALL IN video and check out our Diversity Equity and Inclusion actions at!

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.

As part of its diversity commitment, Sanofi is welcoming and integrating people with disabilities.

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