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Product Development Sr. Manager/Associate Director, Allergy Category

Sanofi Consumer Health Care

Chattanooga, Tennessee 37409
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Sanofi Consumer Health Care
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Job Summary 

The Product Development Sr. Manager/Associate Director will be responsible for identifying and leading innovation opportunities in the Allergy category (Allegra, Nasacort, Xyzal, and other future opportunities), along with the development, formulation, qualification, and management of these identified projects. These opportunities may include life-cycle management and potential future Rx to OTC switch projects. The successful candidate will be a leader with a strong ability to influence and gain cross functional alignment to drive innovation strategy. Additionally, the candidate needs to be a hands-on scientist who will innovate, produce working prototypes, and lead scale up of lab batches to pilot and production sizes. The candidate must be able to incorporate the necessary safety, clinical, and regulatory aspects into their projects. The candidate will also be able to translate insights in health sciences into technical opportunities. He/she will demonstrate a high level of technical skill, leadership of people, and project management aptitude. He/she must be a team player who can present technical subjects/health science to others, including marketing. 

Role Specific Responsibilities 

  •  Lead the identification of Allergy category innovation opportunities and strategy
  •  Gain alignment and approval of Innovation projects/pipeline
  •  Own the innovation pipeline and follow through with its execution
  •  Lead the development of innovation projects. Initially, this position will not have direct reports, although it may evolve into a position with personnel management responsibilities
  •  Establish a partnership between Innovation/Marketing to ensure development process is in alignment with business needs/direction
  •  Integrate technical knowledge, intuition, and experience to define and solve problems of considerable scope and complexity to provide untapped business opportunities
  •  Skillfully communicate the science (Biology, Chemistry, Physiology, etc.) related to product formulations to effectively influence formula decisions, product design and claim substantiation
  •  Identify consumer needs and resulting innovations to deliver new products to the market
  •  Integrate all required input from regulatory, safety, clinical, QA and processing functions to meet project needs on a timely basis
  •  Manage internal and external phases of Innovation responsibilities
  •  Manage multiple priorities and the changing dynamics of projects and organizational needs
  •  Prioritize time, budget, and resources to meet the project needs
  •  Participate in due diligence of various new business development opportunities such as licensing of technology, acquisitions, etc…
  •  Understand and manage the integration of product development, processing quality assurance/control and manufacturing operations
  •  Execute, understand and interpret prototype testing to generate support of specific project needs; make recommendations based on facts
  •  Some business travel required (estimated 5 - 15%) 


  •  Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  •  Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems
  •  Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  •  Inductive Reasoning — Ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)
  •  Deductive Reasoning — Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense 
  •  Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts  

This description is representative but not inclusive of all position responsibilities. Associate may be asked from time to time to complete tasks not listed within the contents of this document, but that are relative to the goals of the business.



Education: Advanced degree from an accredited college in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy or other Healthcare Sciences required. B.S. – minimum 10 years’ experience, M.S – minimum 5-7 years’ experience, and/or PhD – minimum 3 years’ experience considered.  

Experience: Experience in product development with an emphasis in the Allergy Category. Experience with both NDA, OTC Monograph, and Dietary Supplement regulatory pathways. Formulation experience is a must.

Role Specific Competencies:   This position requires extensive use of computer equipment. Must have a demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft business software to include Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.

Special Requirements: Position is located in Chattanooga, TN. Overnight business travel may be required 15%. 


Regulatory Compliance 

Americans with Disabilities Act 

The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates (defined as individuals who can perform all essential job functions), are considered equally for employment and is prepared to make reasonable accommodations to ensure that disabled employees or candidates are not disadvantaged in the candidate selection process. 

Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII 

The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates receive equal employment opportunity in the role regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or national origin. 

Fair Labor Standards Act (as amended in 2004) 

This role has been classified as exempt from consideration under current FLSA overtime requirements. 


Relocation assistance is provided.

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