Human Resources Business Partner
REPORTING TO : Head of Human Resources Greece, Cyprus & SECE MCO
Business Units & Global Functions
Countries : Greece and Cyprus
I - JOB PURPOSE
Acts as a Business Partner, strategic solution provider, advisor and coach for the GBU / GF business leaders in the country / ies.
Understands the business’ strategic needs and identifies opportunities to improve organization capability, employee engagement and well-
being through deployment and implementation of HR policies, programs and processes whilst ensuring alignment with the country’s business roadmap and people agenda.
II - PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
1. HR Advisory
Provides support, guidance and direction to the BU Directors, Heads of departments and line managers regarding all HR Processes and people-
related issues (i.e. goal setting, performance & recognition, talent management, workforce planning, workforces analytics and organizational effectiveness etc.
applying HR knowledge, skills and practices in order to ensure its smooth and according to corporate guidelines implementation
Coaches colleagues, in various levels of the organization, during the implementation of the HR processes
Cooperates closely with the Regional HRBPs and HR CoE for all common Corporate HR policies, processes and practices to iidentify continuous improvement opportunities and assessing on the risks and implications to address local needs and to ensure company wide alignment of implementation
Address and manage employee and Company-related issues in full compliance with local labour law and legal regulations, and Company code of ethics.
Builds and maintains effective Employee / Industrial relations
Collaborate closely with GBU / GF leaders and Finance BPs to translate needs to country / ies HC and Personnel cost
2. Performance Management
Lead performance management process for GBU / GF in collaboration with Talent Management, Leadership & Development Manager
Coach and support GBU / GF business leaders accordingly to advance individual performance and ensures that processes are completed in a consistent manner to meet expected performancelevels.
Reviews the Performance Management recommendations and provides appropriate feedback and challenge to ensure alignment with global process guidelines.
Communicates results and process learnings to Heads of Teams and provides feedback to Centre of Expertise
Analyses and tracks KPIs in order to identify gaps in performance at individual, management or team level e.g. attendance, disciplinaries and grievances, voluntary labour turnover, and support managers to achieve target levels of performance
3. Talent Management, Learning & Development
Lead talent management process for GBU / GF in collaboration with Talent Management, Leadership & Development Manager
Pro-actively coach & support GBU / GF Business Leaders in identifying learning and development needs and cooperates with the Talent Management, Leadership & Development Manager in order to develop the best suitable solutions, align talent needs with learning programs so as to cover knowledge / skill gaps.
Facilitates development and training opportunities for Early and High Potentials through job rotation, promote talent exchange across GBUs / GFs and participation in corporate events (Seminars, Site Business Reviews etc.)
Rigorously develop effective and diverse short and long-term succession planning for key positions, to ensure retention and development of talent
4. Compensation & Benefits and Payroll
Lead compensation & benefits management process for GBU / GF in collaboration with Compensation and Benefits Manager
Responsible for compensation & benefits policies customization for Adriatic countries
Possess knowledge of market benchmark and practices and provides advice on compensation and benefits internally to support Business units objectives
Contributes to the annual business plan based on the people strategy and the needs of the Business Unit
Responsible for controlling payroll output by checking the correctness of the monthly payroll data entries and calculation, ensuring payroll parameters are adjusted in accordance with Adriatic countries Labour Legislation
Participates in negotiation of agreements with insurance carriers and financial institutions for administration of payroll related benefits, such as health insurance, family allowances, pension plans, loans, retirement etc
Monitors and takes necessary action with regards to any changes in labor, tax and social insurance legislation in order to ensure that Sanofi is fully compliant with regards to payroll-
related liabilities, social insurance and income tax payments by managing and minimizing any potential related risk
5. Talent Acquisition
Contributes to the formulation of annual local talent acquisition strategy, along with the Talent Management, Leadership & Development Manager, develops forecasts of human resources requirements and makes recommendations on departmental vacancies, in order to meet operational needs thus ensuring that critical or key positions are covered at all times
Participates in the recruitment, selection and decision making process on appointments for key positions for allocated client groups
Recommends the commissioning of services and information from the HR Functions of Expertise or RPO when expert interventions are required or information is needed to aid good business decisions
Support the Managers in all steps of the recruitment process when is needed through Workday, in collaboration with the SBS Employee Services, such as reviewing job requisitions, discussion of RSD (Recruiting Strategic Discussion), interviewing of candidates, contract signature, etc
Builds on-going strong relationships with other HRBP’s in the geography in order to identify new opportunities for development and encourage cross functional moves.
Communicates the job descriptions to newly-hired or promoted employees and conducts annual job descriptions reviews, ensuring that they are up to date and that any changes are communicated
6. Culture and Change Management
Demonstrate Company’s culture and values and contribute to the cultural transformation through new ways of working
Together with business leaders serve as a change agent for the organization through supporting, promoting, and leading changes
7. Ensure compliance of field activities
Acts in line with all ethical & business integrity rules / principles of the Group and all applicable industry codes and promotes the highest ethical standards
Takes full responsibility for ensuring that corporate ethical standards, facilitating access to training and information, enabling a culture of ethical leadership and ensuring there are no compliance breaches through intent or misunderstandings / lack of knowledge
Takes personal accountability for understanding how to work in an ethical and compliant way. Asks questions to colleagues, peers, manager or EBI when not sure of the appropriate way to complete tasks, to find a solution and helps others when required.
Pro-actively seeks to understand and find ways to develop understanding of the Sanofi code of ethics, local relevant associations’ code of practice and internal control standards.
Highlights and, if necessary, escalates the actions or behaviors of internal and external people when they are not appropriate
Attends the organized ethics and business integrity trainings, to perform the assigned eLearning modules and to fully comply to all Group standards in this regard
8. Ensure compliance of HSE activities
Communication of those situations that imply a risk for the development of the work activity in the workplace
Determination, jointly with its superior of the priorities in the adoption of preventive measures and the monitoring of their effectiveness, being advised by the Safety and Health Team
Promotion of occupational safety and health and in general the improvement of working conditions in its workplace, collaborating with safety and environmental technicians and their respective Management
Collaborate in the elaboration of the plans and programs of its work center in the field of prevention of occupational risks and environment in collaboration with the Safety and Health Technicians, its hierarchical superior, the Committee of Safety and Health or Delegate of Prevention
Collaborate with the Safety and Health Technician in carrying out the complete investigation of all accidents / occupational diseases, accidents and participate in the general evaluation of the risk that affect the safety and health of their team members
Provide adequate information and training so that its employees and contractors are aware of and understand the significant risks to occupational safety and health and comply with the prevention measures planned and defined by the corresponding Safety and Health Technician
Implement the programs and measures established by the Safety and Health Technicians or their hierarchical superior, directed to comply with all legal requirements, internal regulations and "good practices"
III - REQUIREMENTS / COMPETENCIES
Bachelor degree in Business Administration
Master degree in Human Resources or any related field would be a plus
At least 5 years’ experience in a senior HR generalist role
2-year experience in the same role
Special Knowledge & Qualifications :
Ability to understand and advise on HR processes, functional areas, policies, local HR practices, procedures and compliance efforts
Ability to facilitate and build relationships, adapting communication style to meet the needs of the business while being result-driven
Demonstrate advisory capabilities with ability to influence and facilitate change
Strong verbal reasoning skills and written communication abilities with an ability to influence at all levels
High business acumen and priority setting
Ability to translate business requirements into workable / actionable solutions
Strong project management skills
Competencies : Make Decisions
Act for Change
Government entities, unions, organisations and representatives, consultants, HR vendors, RPO, pharmaceutical companies associations, other HR related associations
GBU / GF business leaders, regional and other HRBPs, CoEs, SBS Employee Services, line managers and employees within the company
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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 employees, patients and customers.
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