Public Affairs and Patient Advocacy Lead, Vaccines
2d ago

About the Opportunity

The Public Affairs and Patient Advocacy (PA & A) Lead for Vaccines is accountable for the planning, development and implementation of the Sanofi Pasteur vaccination PA & A strategy, programmes and initiatives at the country level to support Sanofi Pasteur in shaping the vaccine and public health environment, engage with key external stakeholders and influencers, and support the largest possible number of patients able to access our products and treatments.

About Sanofi Business Unit

At Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, we believe that no one suffers or dies from a vaccine preventable disease.

We provide more than one billion doses of vaccines every year, helping protect as many as half a billion lives each year against life-

threatening infectious diseases at every stage of life. As a world leader in the vaccines industry, Sanofi Pasteur produces a portfolio of vaccines that matches its areas of expertise and meets public-

health demand. With our 15,000 employees worldwide, we seek to extend the protective power of vaccination to new infectious diseases while continuously improving existing vaccines to enhance health and wellbeing.

The company's heritage, to develop vaccines that help protect life, dates back more than a century.

Key responsibilities

  • Develops and implements stakeholder engagement strategies in the UK across Sanofi Pasteur
  • Develops and manages trusted relationships, and acts as Sanofi lead contact in the UK, with PAGs and other policy stakeholders including politicians and parliamentarians
  • Champions best practice in patient advocacy and patient centricity
  • Management of resources : Accurately raises purchase requisitions with information provided by requestor and ensure such information is correct
  • Environmental and safety leadership : To care for his / her own safety and wellbeing and the safety of others, and to cooperate with the company to ensure a safe place of work
  • About You

    To excel in this role you will need to have :

    Essential requirements :

  • Broad industry and NHS & political knowledge, Matrix organisations understanding, regulatory and compliance key issues, etc.
  • Significant previous experience working in public affairs and / or advocacy, including for example patient advocacy within a patient association, the pharmaceutical or consultancy industries
  • Expertise in communication and public and / or government affairs and / or patient advocacy
  • Capabilities : Influencing and engaging skills, politically astute, results orientation, build strategic networks and transversal collaboration, challenge the status quo and able to think out of the box, navigate complexity, Excellent written and verbal communications skills, design, structure and delivery of presentations
  • Personal Attributes : patient minded, integrity, energy and resilience, entrepreneurship
  • What Sanofi can offer you

  • A role where you are instrumental to creating best practice and as the organisation grows, you can too
  • We offer a generous package including flexible benefits, and are committed to helping you have a healthy work-life balance throughout your career with us
  • We have highly subsidised restaurant
  • Parking available onsite
  • This is a full time role and we support flexible working
  • The role is be based in our Maidenhead office but will be moving to Reading in June 2019
  • Empower Life Everyday

    At Sanofi we work across human health from vaccines to rare diseases, and consumer healthcare. This creates opportunities to work across different areas to build a diverse and exciting career.

    Sanofi has the capabilities and resources to support your aspirations to fulfill your ambitions and be the best you can be.

    Our purpose at Sanofi is to work passionately every day to understand and solve healthcare needs of people across the world.

    Our ambition is by 2025, to be a top 3 innovative, global and diversified human healthcare company. One that embraces transformative technologies and is focused on its area of excellence, which means we’re not there to try to solve everybody’s problems.

    We want to focus on those areas where we know we are making a difference.

    The values we are live by are teamwork, courage, respect and integrity.


    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.

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