Group Head Statistical Programming

Group Head Statistical Programming


Chilly-Mazarin, France


At Sanofi, we have a shared commitment to bring innovation and rigor to each clinical development program.

The statistical programming organization is built on the aspiration to be an expertise leader in value-driven data preparation, analysis, reporting and submission, and an impactful partner in E2E execution excellence. We leverage modern technology and drive streamlined process to carry out statistical analysis deliverables with efficiency and quality, from clinical study setup to the preparation of electronic submission package., while addressing evolving industry standards and regulatory requirements. We cultivate a continuous learning environment and foster expertise and performance.

We emphasize quality, resource and process optimization, value added, and global collaboration.

Embracing these principles is key to succeed in the position

  • As Group Head Statistical Programming, you will play a key role in providing leadership and strategic inputs for all statistical programming projects within your group (rare disease and medical affairs), in alignment with the department strategy
  • You will assume accountability for high quality and timely programming deliverables, with optimal resource utilization
  • You will execute the local strategy, designing new ways of working and contribute to the digitalization of the statistical programming activities that will enable to achieve our goals
  • Key responsibilities include people management, stakeholder engagement, lead global department initiatives and represent statistical programming in cross-functional initiatives
  • You will be supported by a Biostatistics and Programming Department that fosters people development, offering compelling career opportunities that value diversity of thought and abilities, to optimize overall success and have a meaningful impact on patients’ lives


  • Manage a team of statistical programmers and programming project leaders, including senior programming project leaders
  • Work closely with global programming management to define and implement global sourcing and resourcing strategy and planning
  • Promote teamwork, quality, operational efficiency, and innovation
  • Collaborate effectively with lead statisticians and statistical programmers to ensure high quality and timely statistical programming deliverables; collaborate and influence within department and across different functional areas to ensure programming needs are met regarding source study data and digital support
  • Lead/contribute to the global coordination efforts to identify, develop, innovate/automate and implement departmental standards, applications, processes and trainings
  • Manage outsourcing engagements
  • Lead key departmental initiatives; represent statistical programming team in cross functional WGs/initiatives


  • Bac + 4 and at least 10+ years of experience preferably in processing clinical trial data in the pharmaceutical industry
  • People management
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and/or influence decision making
  • Resolve conflicts with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively as either a team leader or a team player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in an English global environment
  • Thorough understanding of pharmaceutical clinical development, global regulatory submission processes, clinical data standards and advancement in clinical data processing/analysis techniques
  • Master of Science degree or equivalent in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Life Science or related field

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