VC Director of Sanofi in Cambridge, MA

Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) is a leading global integrated healthcare company that discovers, develops, and distributes therapeutic solutions to improve the lives of everyone. The company works to prevent and treat the diseases of today, as well as those we may face tomorrow. With over 100,000 dedicated professionals in more than 100 countries, Sanofi is devoted to advancing healthcare around the world. Sanofi Ventures (SV) is the corporate venture capital arm of Sanofi. SV has the ability to seed and to lead financings in early-stage private companies with innovative ideas, transformative new products, or breakthrough technologies that are of strategic interest to Sanofi. Among these areas are rare diseases, vaccines, oncology, immunology, potential cures in other core areas of Sanofi’s business footprint, and digital health solutions. At SV, how we work is a key part of what we do. We are looking for a team-oriented investor, who values a collaborative work environment, to help execute on SV’s therapeutic investment mandate. In this role, the Director works directly with senior Life Sciences investment professionals to support the generation of new investment ideas, conduct due diligence, and to help support existing investments. As the Director grows, we expect they will have the opportunity to lead deals and/or take board seats. A successful candidate will be able to understand, interpret, and integrate information from diverse therapeutic areas in order to reach investment conclusions. It will also be important for candidates to understand business principles, financial analysis, and market dynamics in the drug and medical device sectors. Directors will have broad exposure to company management teams, Sanofi R&D colleagues, investor conferences, and other resources that Sanofi Ventures utilizes to make investments.

Position Overview/Key Responsibilities:

Key accountabilities (all under the management of SV’s US Head of Investments) include: Investment Analysis: Provide detailed analytical and due diligence support as required. Work with technical and business teams; solicit input and advice from senior investment professionals, R&D, advisors, and others as appropriate regarding prioritization and selection of investment candidates. Conduct due diligence calls with physicians, scientists, and other consultants; perform market analysis and build therapeutic market and financial models. Portfolio Management and deal tracking: Maintain oversight and support management of existing portfolio companies [and deal database]. Active Team Member: actively participate in SV activities and represent well in both internal and external settings. Prepare presentations and reports and is principally responsible for content, style and analytics associated with the quarterly investment meetings. Contribute to the preparation of Investment Committee materials.

Key Responsibilities may differ among employees with the same job title and may change over time, in accordance with business needs

Sanofi US is only considering candidates who are currently legally eligible to work in the U.S.


A minimum of a Bachelors degree with advanced scientific training is required. MD/PhD is preferred. A minimum of 2 years of relevant business experience in the Life Sciences industry is required, including at a top-tier investment bank, venture capital or consulting firm with a healthcare focus, or a biopharma company in R&D or Business Development functions. For candidates without industry experience, an MBA may be considered. Selected candidate will possess excellent communication skills (verbal and written); a team player; hands-on attitude and a willingness to be actively involved in operations. This position is scheduled to be based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and may require up to 20% overall business travel.

The key attributes we seek in candidates: Entrepreneurial and self-starter spirit; Ability to build trust with the management of the invested companies; Robust technical and organizational skills Hard working; driven; results-oriented and focused on success; Flexible and creative business approach; High ethical standards and integrity; A focus on consistent excellence and ongoing improvement.

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. #GD-SA;

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