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Innovation Project Manager

Sanofi Tokyo

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EN: business
JP: business
Employment Type
Full time

Job Description

Innovation Project Manager will be accountable for E2E responsibility on innovation projects for local brands, leading a cross-functional team.


  • Gather all inputs to assess eligibility of project and subsequent inputs across the Innovation process: brand requirement, consumer research, business case, science/ reg constraints, risk assessment, feasibility assessment
  • Prepare project timeline
  • Closely follow the development with Science / Development Centers
  • Prepare production scale-up with IA
  • Handle relationship with CDMOs for outsourced activities
  • Gather brand team’s input for initial launch plan
  • Conduct launch readiness analysis
  • Conduct in-market success analysis (post-launch)
  • Responsible for input info in the Innovation System and prepare documents and presentation for the Inno Committee
  • Produce dashboards to monitor projects performance and share with key stakeholders
  • Manage multiple projects in parallel
  • Manage project budget as per allocation defined by end-client of the project

Key Working Relationship and Interfaces

  • Local Brand Innovation Leads
  • Science process experts (medical, regulatory, development centers, procurement, M&S, finance, etc.)


  • Experience in innovation and project management gained at Consumer Healthcare or FMCG / FMCH company
  • Ability to understand requirements from the different functions, especially Science
  • Top-notch project management capabilities:
    • Lead cross-functional team and set the pace for delivery
    • Strong reporting capabilities, without bias
    • Ability to manage several projects in parallel
  • Demonstrate strong ‘can-do’ attitude
  • High capacity of persuasiveness & influence, highly collaborative with cross functional partners
  • Good communication and partnership skills
  • English & Japanese are mandatory

Key Performance Indicator

  • Inno Pipeline Value
  • Innovation Performance (Net Sales and NoC)
  • Freshness Index
  • Budget on target

About the Company

Sanofi CHC Purpose and Aspiration

 At Sanofi CHC, we have one shared purpose - we work passionately, every day, to ‘serve healthier, fuller lives. Our marketing philosophy is driven by this purpose and everything we do is centered around people – our consumers, our customers, healthcare professionals, and our employees – across the world.

We are building brands that serve 1bn consumers worldwide, so that they can live healthier, fuller lives. In order to do this better than anybody else, we aspire to become the most consumer-centric Fast Moving Consumer Healthcare Business. We want to be market shapers and achieve category leadership in the categories that we play in - delivered through strong global-local partnership. We are a people first business, placing consumers at the heart of everything we do through uncovering and activating deep consumer and shopper insights, for example.

As a top 3 global CHC player, we want to raise the bar in terms of our strategic and operational capabilities to enable sustainable, above-market growth. In order to achieve this, we need strong talents that will help us shape the future of CHC while sharing our core values of courage, teamwork, respect, and integrity.

We have recently announced an exciting 18-24 month journey to create a fully standalone CHC business (separating the Business Unit from our Pharma company heritage, processes etc.), as we target to create the best FAST MOVING CONSUMER HEALTHCARE company, which will require us to retain, attract and grow the best leaders in our industry.