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Sanofi Group Strategic Account Manager - Vaccines in Topeka, Kansas

The Strategic Account Manager will…

  • Assume the leadership role within assigned accounts, providing overall account leadership to cross-functional internal and external team members as needed. In this capacity, the SAM will assume responsibility for assigned strategic customers and manage each as a business partnership on behalf of Sanofi. Additionally, the SAM will bear full responsibility for building a strategic account plan for assigned accounts, as well as organizing and deploying the appropriate resources within Sanofi to drive value co-creation with customers and meet/exceed Sanofi’s revenue targets.

  • Effectively manage and grow a network of trust-based relationships with external stakeholders to generate revenue through genuine partnerships within Sanofi’s largest and most complex customers. The SAM will develop a deep understanding of the customer’s business which includes their pressures and drivers, priorities, as well as their related challenges and opportunities. They will maintain working knowledge of the customer’s business model, strategic goals and objectives, and their position within the healthcare environment including value-based health care, their competitors, and financial levers.

  • Identify and qualify high value opportunities within their accounts by working directly with the customer to develop and drive growth strategies, team-to-team alignment, and executive relationships together with internal cross-functional team members. Accordingly, the SAM will conduct business coaching and strategy session with their account teams to facilitate the co-creation of customer value and ensure ongoing internal alignment and account growth. The SAM will function as the central focal point for communications regarding account planning, strategy, collaboration, resource allocation and customer engagement.

Basic Qualifications

Minimum required skills & experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Broad understanding of health system business, decision making processes & market trends with a proven track record of accessing C-suite to D-suite decision makers

  • Proven ability to translate health system market knowledge and develop strategic plans with internal stakeholders

  • The ability to execute tactical initiatives, provide ongoing feedback, and prioritize multiple projects.

  • Broad field sales experience with demonstrated success working with P&T committees, decision makers & influencers in Hospitals, Health Systems, IHNs and other large-organized customers

  • Possesses strong business acumen and strategic thinking skills

  • Self-directed and organized with excellent execution and planning skills

  • Ability to adapt and change in a shifting environment

  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral

  • Must possess valid driver’s license, be eligible for insurance coverage and must be able to safely operate a vehicle

Minimum preferred skills & experience:

  • MBA or other advanced degree

  • Strong data analytics

  • Experience working in Market Access, Pricing, Contracting or Finance

  • Proficient with MS Office and customer management databases

  • Experience leading teams with demonstrated impact & influence with key internal stakeholders

Candidates must complete all fleet safety training and must maintain an acceptable driving record regarding accidents and incidents.

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.