Jun 21, 2022

Product Owner

  • Sanofi
  • Cambridge, MA, USA
Full time Transportation Professional

Job Overview

Title: Product Owner

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About Sanofi:

We are an innovative global healthcare company, driven by one purpose: we chase the miracles of science to improve people's lives. Our team, across some 100 countries, is dedicated to transforming the practice of medicine by working to turn the impossible into the possible. We provide potentially life-changing treatment options and life-saving vaccine protection to millions of people globally, while putting sustainability and social responsibility at the center of our ambitions.

Sanofi has recently 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, to accelerate R&D, manufacturing and commercial performance and bring better drugs and vaccines to patients faster, to improve health and save lives.

Who You Are:

You are an influential Product Owner with a passion for building data centric software products in an agile way. useful products that drive value for the users and delight them. You are eager to passionate about working with cross-functional teams of data scientists, engineers and business analysts to build and deliver exceptional data products relying on data foundations, advanced data science capabilities, and /or compelling visualizations to make a difference for the patients of tomorrow. through excellent product management skills and leadership. You are comfortable guiding technical implementation decisions drawing from various perspectives, benefits, dependencies and engineering commitments to create a comprehensive roadmap. You enjoy defining and guiding implementation of KPIs to ensure design and delivery of extraordinary applications.

You have experience working cross-functionally with engineers and designers, and bridging technical and business teams to bring a product from idea to life and along its lifecycle. You have built Data products relying on data foundations, advanced data science capabilities, and /or compelling visualizations. You have a demonstrated ability to identify opportunities, size and prioritize them, and shape them in small units of work.

You are a servant leader who believes in team success over individual achievement.

Our vision for digital, data analytics and AI

Join us on our journey in enabling Sanofi's Digital Transformation through becoming an AI first organization. This means:

  • 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 renown leaders and academics in machine learning to further develop your skillsets

There are multiple vacancies across our Digital profiles and NA region. Further assessments will be completed to determine specific function and level of hired candidates.

Job Highlights:

  • Owns the Why, What and When of the product: responsible for the product vision and roadmap in alignment with broader organization goals

  • Connects business and tech worlds

  • Owns the user experience - internal voice of the user in the pod (product team), supported by UX/CX

  • Works with the scrum master and the digital data engineering team daily, maintaining team health

  • Owns the product backlog and its continuous refinement and prioritization

  • Negotiates Yes/No with the business and with the delivery team; empowered to make decisions related to product features, backlog prioritization, release planning

  • Defines user stories and accepts them from the delivery team

  • Measures generated value and incorporate user feedbacks to ensure continuous value delivery

  • Ensures good practices in architecture and that the product meets applicable quality, regulatory (Data Privacy, GxP, SOX, etc.) and cybersecurity requirements

  • Develop launch plans, ensure readiness of the various cross-functional partners

  • Provide consistent updates to leadership and executives, making communication easy and clear regarding product issues and decisions to be made

  • Lead business-critical operational performance indicators and technical metrics

Key Functional Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Ability to connect tech and business worlds

  • Business acumen

  • Ability to prioritize among conflicting priorities and requests in a complex, multinational environment

  • Data-driven - product analytics matter!

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Curiosity, asking the "Why" questions from the business to understand business rules better and the "How" questions from the development team to create a better vision of what the final product should be

  • Proven experience with Agile practices and expectations

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Creativity to go beyond current processes to deliver the best solution for a problem or opportunity

  • Experience guiding large-scale, data-centric software products•

  • Experience leading multi-department teams: clarifying requirements, resolving conflicts, defining roadmap and driving progress

  • Specific domain expertise may be required for some roles, eg experience in the life sciences industry, knowledge in B2C or B2B marketing/commercial analytics, web develop ment

Key Technical Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Standardized requirements for all roles - 90% of points

  • Agile / Scrum practices using Atlassian software (Jira, Confluence)

  • User Experience

  • Deep under standing on data engineering and/or modern visual analytics; Prior experience with data science/AI/ML desirable

  • Knowledge and experience working with modern cloud -based systems (AWS preferred)

  • Potential requirements for some roles based on domain expertise or area of application - 10% of points

  • Some specific experience may be required for products involving machine learning models, descriptive analytics (BI solution eg Power BI), user-facing web/mobile apps interface, or data platforms (AWS/Snowflake/Informatica), or cloud platforms (AWS).

  • For data products involving data science: deep functional understanding of machine learning algorithms

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

According to the CDC, an individual is considered to be "fully vaccinated" fourteen (14) days after receiving (a) the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or (b) the single dose of the J&J vaccine. Fully vaccinated, for new Sanofi employees, is to be fully vaccinated 14 DAYS PRIOR TO START DATE.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.


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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