Senior Director Of Digital Strategy

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Reference No. R2735227
Position Title: Senior Director of Digital Strategy
Department: Strategy and Partnering
Location: Downtown area of Toronto, Ontario
At Sanofi, we chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. We believe our cutting-edge science and manufacturing, fueled by data and digital technologies, have the potential to transform the practice of medicine, turning the impossible into possible for millions of people.
As one of Canada’s leading investors in life sciences, manufacturing and research and development, we focus on delivering new and better ways to address unmet medical needs. Our life-changing and lifesaving products are grounded in science that Canadians can trust. They empower self-care, prevent and treat diseases, and help people live better.
Our vision for digital, data analytics and AI
Sanofi has embarked into a vast and ambitious digital transformation program. A cornerstone of this roadmap is the acceleration of its data transformation and of the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions. This has enabled us, to accelerate R&D, improve manufacturing and commercial performance, and bring novel drugs and vaccines to patients faster, all in order to improve health and save lives.
The Digital Team at Sanofi is a unique data-driven team. We pride ourselves on being data obsessed and highly focused on using state of the art processes along with global technologies to drive impact to our solutions. We measure our insights and products based on how they perform across the globe and hold ourselves to the highest regard as our solutions can impact millions of lives. When tackling a problem, we do not just ask how we will create a solution, but how we will create a solution that reaches across the world with the best possible societal outcome.
If you are passionate about improving the health and wellness of people across the globe using Data as your means, then you should look no farther than the Digital Team here at Sanofi. Join us on our journey in enabling Sanofi’s Digital Transformation through becoming an AI first organization.
  • AI Factory - Versatile Teams Operating in Cross Functional Pods: Utilizing digital and data resources to develop AI products, bringing data management, AI and product development skills to products, programs and projects to create an agile, fulfilling and meaningful work environment.
  • Leading Edge Tech Stack: Experience build products that will be deployed globally on a leading-edge tech stack.
  • World Class Mentorship and Training: Working with renowned, published leaders and academics in machine learning to further develop your skillsets.
Who You Are:
The Senior Director of Digital Strategy will be responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive digital strategy that aligns with the Sanofi’s business objectives and maximizes the impact of our digital initiatives.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Digital Strategy Planning: lead Digital’s strategic planning (annual, quarterly and monthly) including Transformation KPI management, setting Digital Key Objectives, and handoff for execution; monitoring Sanofi’s top 30 Digital programs.
  • Competitive Intelligence & Maturity Assessments: build and direct a comprehensive competitive intelligence and benchmarking program focused on applying insights in tangible, actionable ways to Digital’s strategy and program execution.
  • Digital Strategy Story & Message: Build and maintain core messaging for Digital’s compelling internal and external strategy story; work closely with DSPO Leadership & Digital Communications to ensure consistent and holistic messaging adheres to this story and a regular communications plan is established.
  • Operating Model Establishment: Create a scalable and agile Operating Model for Digital tied to the execution of our Strategy and work closely with the Digital Governance & Operations teams to ensure seamless implementation.
  • Team Leadership: Build and lead a high-performing digital strategy team and working together with broader DSPO, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Digital Catalyst: Working with business units to understand their business problems, translating them into quantifiable value generating use cases and connecting the dots on the right model for delivery within Sanofi’s organization.
How you will be successful:
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams across DSPO, Digital and broader Sanofi, to ensure a cohesive digital strategy.
  • Data-Driven Decision Making: Utilize data analytics and insights to inform digital strategy decisions, measure performance, and continuously optimize digital initiatives.
  • Stakeholder Management: work successfully with stakeholders of all levels within and outside of Sanofi, maintaining a gravitas to respectfully challenge senior leaders when necessary using fact-based and mutual-problem-solving approaches.
  • Hands-on Approach: Be a hands-on doer, directly contributing as well as teaching and coaching others.
Key Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in business, management, science, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Proven track record of at least ten years in strategic roles, leading global strategy & transformation programs and driving successful business outcomes, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Understanding of digital transformations and ability to translate business questions into transformative digital enabled programs.
  • Strong understanding of strategic planning and project management principles.
  • Exceptional leadership skills, with the ability to influence and inspire cross-functional teams in a matrixed and international environment.
  • An assertive Permit-to-Work behavior and charismatic/emphatic approach are a must.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Deep understanding of agile and design thinking methodologies to drive innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Analytical mindset and strategic thinking, with the ability to navigate complex business challenges and identify innovative solutions.
  • Strong business acumen with a deep understanding of industry trends, emerging technologies, and competitive landscapes; extensive demonstrated understanding of technology trends in the Healthcare industry.
  • Expert-level slide building and visual content creation abilities.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to gather, interpret, and present data effectively.
  • Demonstrated expertise in leading market research and competitive analysis programs.
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.
Watch our ALL IN video and check out our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion actions at!
Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.
Thank you in advance for your interest.
Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
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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.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Canada


  • Director

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 14, 2024
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