Job Openings at Sanofi (3 Positions)

Sanofi is a global healthcare leader focused on patients’ needs, engaged in the research, development, manufacturing, and marketing of therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, and Sanofi Genzyme.

  • Job Openings
    1. Warehouse Officer
    2. Business Development Manager
    3. Senior Medical Advisor

Warehouse Officer

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: Procurement / Store-keeping / Supply Chain

Job ID: R2510129
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job type: Full-time
Function: Supply Chain
Reports to: Distribution Manager


  • Responsible for material handling and movement which includes loading/unloading, storing, picking, issuing, packing/unpacking and labeling of Company-owned inventory.
  • Responsible for managing day to day operations of Third Party Logistics partner responsible for inspecting and accepting in-coming shipments of inventory against supplier packing lists, ensuring items have been received in a satisfactory state and that outgoing items are correctly packed, with completed documentation.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Perform unloading, inspection, storing, picking, issuing, packing, labelling, loading and disposal of inventory items.
  • Accept supplier deliveries checking actual items received are in a suitable condition and per the packing list and/or purchase order and reports discrepancies.
  • Ensure out-going inventory items are suitably packed and issued with correct and complete documentation.
  • Optimize warehouse bin locations to improve efficiency & safety.
  • Maintain a high level of housekeeping within the warehouse and shipping/receiving areas.
  • Update SAP B1 ERP Inventory Management System via computer terminal
  • Responsible for Material Requirement Planning for Toll manufacturing operations.
  • Prepare and provide weekly inventory reports.
  • Perform inventory cycle counting and supports in periodical physical counts.
  • Investigate and resolves local inventory & warehouse issues, as requested by Distribution Manager.
  • Ensure compliance with established policies, procedures & Standards.
  • Comply with applicable company policies including, but not limited, to personnel and QHSE.

Additional Information
Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of HND in either of the following; Purchasing and supply or Accounting and Management.
  • A minimum of 3 years working experience in warehouse operations in an FMCG, reputable 3PL operator or MNC.

The following skills are essential:

  • Must be physically fit.
  • Ability to write legibly, prepare and maintain routine records, determine the quality and quantity of stock s received in relation to prescribed specifications, perform accurate arithmetical calculations
  • Work under pressure
  • Sound Knowledge of SAP / ERP Systems

Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Medical , Sales  Admin, and Marketing Department
  • External: Third Party Logistics Service Providers, Company clients, Distributors etc.


Business Development Manager

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 4 years
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: Sales / Marketing / Retail / Business Development

Job ID: R2518558
Location: Lagos, Nigeria.
Level: L2-1
Job type: Full-time
Function: Marketing
Reports to: Head, Specialty Care BU

Job Purpose

  • To identify Business Development opportunities for Sanofi NGGH, in line with the affiliate’s business strategy and orientations, with particular focus on Specialty care Products and mature products adapted to NGGH markets.
  • To design analytical and opportunistic business cases to widen the portfolios, bring profitable value to the affiliate and leverage its growth.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and establish a comprehensive analysis which provides intelligence on the market and competition and identifies opportunities and threats for Sanofi; and recommend proactive and corrective measures related to strategic plans for further business growth. Identify and assess new business opportunities (new markets, new products and new clients) with a particular focus in the following areas:
    • Specialty Care Products
    • Mature Products
  • Uncovering our business information needs across a range of functions, including competitive intelligence, product marketing, market research that can better support our product managers.
  • Managing the new product launches from initial business case preparation, approval and successful launches before handing over to the product managers.
  • Generating a consistently strong pipeline of new opportunities to exceed achievable yet challenging annual growth targets and ensuring all data is captured and updated in our long-range plans provided to senior management
  • Collaborating with the Product Managers to identify new sales opportunities, campaign messaging and timely delivery of our insights to help solve stakeholder and business problems
  • Providing input on new product development projects (‘voice of the customer’) and developing sales strategies and tactics to penetrate new markets
  • Manage the identification of products, brands and /or molecules for:
    • In-licensing
    • Outsourcing
    • Exchange
    • Sale
    • Co-promotion / co-marketing

Strategize, prioritize, write and implement Business Development plans related to:

  • Brand & product acquisition.
  • Brand in licensing or co-promotion agreements.
  • Product exchange or sale
  • Build a project management tool and ensure a systematic follow up on completion of steps to identified critical milestones and ensure launch timing accuracy
  • Work with the marketing team to improve forecasts and price estimate accuracy by providing benchmarks for penetration in new segments and markets
  • Building long-lasting relationships with key industry decision-makers that lead to new business development opportunities.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with companies in the local and international pharmaceutical industry.
  • Prepare regular reports and presentations to update management on market opportunities, competition and business trends
  • Comply with the highest level of confidentiality relating to BD Projects Respect personal data protection Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • University Graduate with a Pharmacy or Medical background from a University of repute.
  • At least 4 years cognate experience, part or all of which the job holder has demonstrated a successful track record in sales/ marketing management.

The following skills are required:

  • Strong project management Skills
  • Leadership & Management skills
  • Entrepreneurship spirit & strategic thinking skills (“business oriented”)
  • Autonomous & pro-active
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (both oral and written).
  • Strong ethical standards required to model desired behaviour.
  • Good computer skills Mastering Microsoft Office Pack (PowerPoint & Excel)

Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Sales, Marketing, Finance, Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain, HR, Business Support, Zone BD Team
  • External: Local & International Pharmacy Industry

Senior Medical Advisor

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience: 3 – 5 years
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: Medical / Healthcare

Job ref.: R2515595
Location: Lagos
Job Grade: L2:2
Department: Medical Affairs
Direct Managers Title: China & EM Medical Head & Country Medical Chair [NGGH & SSA]
Affiliation: Nigeria-Ghana

Job Description

  • Responsible for developing and delivering medical affairs plan of defined therapy area(s) for Nigeria & Ghana in collaboration with GBU Medical Franchise lead, in line with both the global strategy and  the specifics for the country (standards of care, market access constraints, population specifics. Etc)

Job Purpose and Key Responsibilities
NGGH Medical Affairs:

  • Development of Medical Affairs Plan for the NGGH affiliate.
  • Ensuring expertise in the field of medical affairs, medical excellence and medical operations.
  • Planning and implementation of local Medical Affairs activities within the agreed timelines and budgets applying the knowledge of Sanofi and competitor products and therapeutic options and understanding the disease environment.
  • Prioritization and definition of activities/ development areas to meet all scientific and medical needs as well as clinical care gaps
  • Identification and engagement of Key Scientific External Experts [SEE] to gather insights and topics for discussion needed to inform medical strategy and implement initiatives defined in Medical Affairs Plan
  • Incorporates risk management (assessment, minimization and mitigation) into all project plans.
  • Partners the commercial organization through integrated medical and scientific support and provide the scientific competence needed to ensure that Sanofi products reach the appropriate patient population.
  • Provides input to business colleagues in the development of the promotional materials, and reviews it ensuring all regulatory and compliance requirement to be met
  • Plans and executes national and regional Advisory boards/Expert Input Forums, contributes to Sanofi sponsored meetings / CME events including the engagement of SEEs, development of supporting material (slide kits, digital materials etc.) and giving own lecture as relevant active participant in symposia and congresses.
  • Provides medical and scientific training to internal customers and ensures tailored responses to customer’s requests for Medical Information.
  • Closely collaborates with Market Access for access plans and programs and provides support when it comes to market access dossier preparation.
  • Shares important and relevant information with the team / appropriate stakeholders
  • Knows and understands Sanofi policies/procedures as well as industry regulations and standards and can apply them in the daily business understanding the value of quality and compliance and the implications and risks of non-compliance.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with other departments within the organization to ensure successful and ethical launch and commercialization of all products throughout their life cycle for optimal patient benefit.
  • Provide medical support for the regulatory department, and acts as compliance monitor for trials, ensuring compliance with global and local SOPs and ICH GCP guidelines
  • Manage Medical Affairs managed access programs for Sanofi NGGH unregistered medicines

NGGH Medical Operations:

  • Secure the implementation of RMMs in line with company commitments and polices.
  • Ensure development & updating local medical and regulatory affairs SOPs
  • Manage the medical quality function through auditing various medical activities to ensure the implementation of SOPs in collaboration with NGGH & SSA Medical Operations Lead
  • In collaboration with Medical Operations leads, perform ad hoc audits when needed.
  • Follow up on the corrective action plan for the recommendation of audits.
  • Ensure appropriate scientific and medical compliance, governance and risk management within the framework of optimised patient centred risk/benefit in the responsible product(s) or tasks
  • Planning, initiation and implementation of Local Clinical Evaluation, Patient assistance Support programs [in collaboration with Business Operation Support], including the production of a clinical study report and publications when applicable
  • Develop and manage corporate and local medical affairs data generation programs.
  • Secures clinical research and development by ongoing interaction with clinical study unit, key external experts and investigators to ensure continued involvement in international multi-centre clinical trials.
  • Responsible for scientific communication of local post-marketing trial results, including presentations of study results at local and international congresses.
  • Support in application and management of IIS proposals received
  • Build study protocols and validate the synopsis for all types of local data generation projects (RWE, RCT, Epidemiology registries etc.).
  • Follow-up the clinical studies and fill Matrix and ClubNet database accordingly.
  • Ensure timely publication of all company-sponsored studies (CSS)as well as resulting scientific communicating materials.

Job-Holder Entry Requirements

  • Must have medical degree [MBBS OR MD] from a reputable University.
  • Postgraduate will be an advantage, e.g. Master degree or above in clinical medicine

Experience & Knowledge:

  • 3-5 year clinical practice
  • 3 or more years’ experience in medical affairs or clinical research function in pharmaceutical industry is desirable

Core Competencies:
The following skills are essential:

  • Understanding of health systems and medical landscape and understands the need to shape the medical landscape.
  • Engagement in continuous learning within a therapy area, whilst acting as the definitive repository of clinical/scientific knowledge for the internal commercial organization and becoming a trusted expert amongst external partners and opinion leaders.
  • Ability to generate and utilize business insights to guide business strategy development and lay the foundation of an impactful medical plan.
  • Lead the development and implementation of the scientific exchange activities for and proactively manage knowledge and information about a brand in line with business strategy through traditional and emergent communication channels in a compliant way to ensure that the value proposition of the company’s products is fully understood.
  • Ability to implement trustworthy, non-promotional services to fulfil corporate obligations whilst providing customer interactions which enhance the reputation of the company.
  • Leads the acquisition, generation, and interpretation of structured and unstructured clinical and scientific data to support the company’s medical and business objectives and obligations.
  • Ability to leverage stakeholders’ insights together with expert scientific/medical knowledge for medical value proposition design and delivery to impact stakeholder behaviour.
  • Ability to successfully initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and close assigned operational activities in a logical sequence, and within given constraints and resources to achieve goals. Successfully incorporates risk mitigation strategies, quality assurance measures, and routinely measures and reports progress versus plan to key stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of relevant Regulations, Guidelines, Good Practices, both national, regional and international applicable to affiliate operations
  • Strong presentation and communication skills.
  • Objective driven and detailed Oriented
  • Computer knowledge.
  • Medical and scientific knowledge
  • Methodology of clinical research, good clinical practice
  • Influencing, communication
  • Planning and Organising
  • Fluent English speaking and writing
  • Business Acumen

Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Marketing, Medical & regulatory, other relevant departments.
  • External: Medical practitioners, Pharmacists, Pharmaceutical and regulatory bodies

Method of Application

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