Sanofi is a leading global integrated healthcare company that
discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions to
improve the lives of everyone.
With c.100,000 dedicated professionals representing 142
nationalities in more than 170 countries, Sanofi is devoted to
advancing healthcare around the world.
Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE:
Sanofi's heritage has been formed from a combination of
companies that have more than a century of experience in the
pharmaceutical industry. This heritage has enabled Sanofi to
deliver highly innovative treatments to address the changing needs
of patients, healthcare providers and customers.
Sanofi's CEO, Paul Hudson, is focused on gearing the company
towards high growth areas. In December 2019, the company announced
ending its research efforts in diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
as part of a revamp which included reducing the number of its
business units from existing five to three focused on specialty
care, which includes oncology and rare diseases, vaccines and
In 2020, Sanofi reported Group sales of +36.041 billion, in an
almost equal distribution between emerging markets (37.24%), the
United States (37.36%), and Europe (25.39%).
2020 helped reinforce the outlined "Play to Win" strategy:
Projects in R&D have accelerated; More than half of the costs
savings achieved through better control of expenditure has been
reinvested in science; Several acquisitions have improved the
development potential of the company by strengthening position in
therapeutic areas where Sanofi already had a bright future.
In 2020, Sanofi obtained global Top Employer accreditation for
the third successive year, thanks to accreditations for 24
Sanofi is guided by its ambition of transforming the practice of
medicine and being a place where people can be their best
Integrated into the long-term strategy of the company, Sanofi's
societal strategy has four clear pillars: 'Ensuring affordable
access': Sanofi works to provide access to healthcare to the
poorest populations in the world. 'Supporting vulnerable
communities': The company engages in the development of treatments
against childhood cancer and continues to fight infectious diseases
such as sleeping sickness and polio. 'Protecting the planet': The
Group wants to accelerate its goals of reducing the environmental
footprint of its products and activities around the world.
'Building an inclusive workplace': The key to meeting the
challenges society faces lies in its people, each of whom has a
role to play in building a diverse and inclusive work
The Director of Employee Engagement and Internal Communications,
who arrived almost a year ago, has outlined her strategy in line
with the priorities of Corporate, and has her department in four
With the aim of strengthening Sanofi's internal communications,
Sanofi is looking to recruit a Global Head of Internal Corporate
The future position holder will lead all corporate internal
channels (internal social media, digital displays, internal
emailing, ...) strategy and execution; manage the video production
studio; and produce corporate events (mainly internal, in-person
and virtual) as well as venues dedicated to these meetings.
Member of the Employee Engagement & Internal Communications (EE
& IC) team, he/she will report to the Director of Internal
Communication and Employee Engagement.
Manage (digital and in-person) Corporate events from a technical
standpoint and the Video studio (50% of the role)
Manage the corporate event team (including a network of internal
partners and, if necessary, external agencies).
Produce audiovisual content (filming and post-production of
animated films, videos, fimed interviews, etc.)
Project manage major events (Annual General Meeting, CEO Events,
Senior Leadership Team meetings, All-employee digital and in-person
Strategic planning / team coordination for digital and
Coordinate internal communication & events at Sanofi HQ with
connections to other key Sanofi site in Boston, Lyon, Gentilly.
Manage La Botie video studio, ensuring consistency and
creativity around the production of corporate videos.
- Set up and develop an internal video offer (shooting and
post-production) for the EE&IC and Corporate Communications
team (space, equipment, tools, expertise, etc.).
Define the strategy and processes of internal digital
Define the strategy of internal communication channels in
partnership with the Internal Communication Content Manager and in
line with the strategy of the Employee Engagement and Internal
Communications (EE & IC) team.
Transform and define the strategy and processes of internal
digital channels (Buzz, digital display, Yammer, events).
- In partnership with the Head of Internal Communication
Build and ensure the operational framework of digital channels:
editorial strategy, editorial guidelines, process, visual identity,
- Define and build a complete digital / face-to-face event offer:
spaces (studio / auditorium); team, digital tools, creative
options, external partners, etc.
Develop new tools and digital channels to support employee
- Identify and introduce new digital channels taking into account
new technologies and the consumption habits of Sanofi
Manage a team of 5 people
Manage the team to engage, energize and lead.
Redefine the job descriptions within the team, setting up
individual and team goals in line with the strategy of the function
and the company.
- Empower each team member in their professional development,
performance, and the execution of their mission.
Measure the impact of engagement and instill continuous
Set up systems / tools to measure overall team activity in
qualitative and quantitative terms, from engagement to impact of
Perform regular audits, analyses and reports of all internal
group digital channels, countries, business and support functions,
in order to propose strategies for continuous improvement or
- Continuous improvement and opportunities for disruption.
Manage and coordinate projects
Team manage and project coordinate to ensure respect for
quality, cost and delivery times; compliance with financial and
purchasing processes; management and monitoring of the use of
In partnership with the Head of Internal Communications Content,
manage a network of community managers for the internal social
Ensure close coordination with countries, business and support
- Develop and manage communication projects to support the EE &
This position will require strong interactions, alignment and
collaboration with many players:
In close partnership with the Internal Communication Content
Internal Communication Managers
The entire Corporate Affairs function
Internal and Digital Communication Managers of businesses and
Leaders of central functions: Quality, HSE, Legal & Compliance,
HR, Finance, Digital, etc.
- Various contacts with Sanofi management.
Expertise in event and video production, set up and manage and
understanding of technical expectations
Excellent project management skills
Strong team management experience
Broad perspective not limited to internal channels topics
- Passionate about digital
- The role is based at Sanofi headquarters located 46 rue La
Botie, Paris 8.
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
The successful candidate will bring the following:
High level of education whether in
10-12 years of total professional experience in communication or
audiovisual production agencies with a strong experience in
production of major events and video / communication tools.
Ideally an experience gained in international groups, with
complex matrix organizations preferably in agencies, but corporate
background can also be considered.
Deep expertise in digital communication tools, internal /
external social networks, including ideally a previous Community
Experience in broad communications responsibilities in order to
bring strategic influence, channels strategy.
Fluent in French and English.
The capacity to interact at senior executive level within the
- A recognized professional with the potential to be promoted in
the short-medium-term within the organization.
Leadership, Interpersonal relationships and influential
Strong autonomy and proactivity
Ability to juggle various priorities and projects
Ability to network at all levels inside and outside the
Creative spirit, constantly looking out for innovations and
connected to the latest trends
Ability to work transversally in a large, complex and
- Analytical, strategic and synthesis mind
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
As part of its diversity commitment, Sanofi is welcoming and
integrating people with disabilities.