Apr 23, 2021

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, North America

  • Genzyme Corporation
  • Bridgewater Township, NJ, USA

Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEWThe Head of NA Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) will further refine, deliver and drive D&I strategies and initiatives to embrace and leverage diversity within the organization, support Sanofi’s diverse patient and customer base, and achieve the Company’s diversity and inclusion vision. The Head of NA D&I will have responsibility for building on the current D&I foundation and leading a comprehensive and measurable diversity, equity and inclusion strategy that is integrated in the overall business and talent strategiesThis role will require thought leadership, perspective and vision on matters of diversity in total talent, learning, development, and external partnership management to implement programs to promote and strengthen an inclusive and diverse culture. S/he will act as the principal architect on how the company designs, structures, and implements these mission critical D&I priorities at both the Company and across our Global Business Units.Operationally, you will have direct accountability for leading regional D&I strategy development and implementation with a high level of connectivity and influence related to our Global D&I efforts. You will be an internal advisor and subject matter expert, fostering high impact D&I alliances across the enterprise, and leading all external outreach regarding Sanofi’s corporate reputation and image related to D&I.As the Advisory member of the U.S. and Canadian Executive Diversity and Inclusion Councils, you will be called upon to provide business acumen, judgment and professionalism in counseling and influencing executive-level stakeholders in a wide range of D&I initiatives, to ensure sustained commitment and measurable impact related to D&I.As a key member of the North America Human Resources Leadership Team, you will actively position the strategic alignment and integration of diversity and inclusion throughout the HR function.In this critical leadership role, the successful candidate will:Lead the strategic development & implementation in close partnership with the HR Leadership Team, US & CA Country Councils, the respective Executive D&I Councils and other critical internal stakeholders to ensure the D&I strategies and programs will contribute to a diverse, inclusive culture that can deliver the against business objectives.Create strategic alignments with external partners and networks to help augment the company’s strategy and provide leading edge insights into D&I.Build upon existing partnerships and/or form new ones with key professional organizations, conferences, educational institutions, HBCUs, local community groups and nonprofit organizations.Consult with and advise senior leadership to assess, plan and implement D&I programs that support the region and/or business unit strategiesServe as internal and external thought leader and spokesperson on D&I, culture and talent issues through speaking engagements, policy review, and public/government relations efforts.Effectively communicate measurable outcomes of ongoing efforts, sharing Sanofi’s progress related to our D&I ambition, an inclusive culture and employee belonging.Align cross-functional resources to deliver high business impact including:Continued integration of D&I into key HR processes, through consultation and partnership, including talent management, leadership development and people development, and recruitingConsult and partner with HR Business Partners to align to their respective client groups to understand and deliver strategic programs that meet their unique needsConsult and partner with the Total Talent team on diversity outreach programs related to D&I.Consult and partner with Head of Employment Law Group to ensure alignment with Sanofi policies and practices and external regulatory expectations.Collaboration with critical internal stakeholders to ensure strong D&I focus within Corporate Social Responsibility, Supplier Diversity, Clinical Trial Diversity and other marketplace-specific areas of opportunity.Partner with Global Diversity to share best practices and support the Global Diversity vision. Manage the budget allocated to D&I in alignment with strategy and key accountabilitiesProvide strategic oversight of Sanofi’s Employee Resource Groups, furthering their impact on the enterprise through emphasis on community, careers, commerce and culture.D&I Reputation Management:Establish robust external partnerships through participation on councils, conferences, task forces, and professional affiliations, as required, to strengthen D&I solutions, perceptions and impact within the Company and to external audiences. Manage sponsorship of strategically selected conferences and events, including branding and employee attendance.Develop and deploy effective internal and external communications and branding to influence participation and perceptions of Sanofi as an employer of choice, committed throughout all levels to D&I.Strategic oversight of external recognitions related to D&I in connection with Sanofi’s standing as an employer of choice (HRC’s Corporate Equality Index, Diversity Inc. Top 50, Working Mother’s Top 100) etc.Manage Compliance, Report and Analyze Metrics:Analyze, monitor and report internal workforce demographic data and external labor trends; monitor and apprise businesses of relevant market trends and availability data to grow the pipelineEnsure all compliance requirements are met (EEO/AAP) and enable productive relationships with related regulatory and government agencies to support organization’s efforts to attract under-represented groups.Analyze metrics and research on D&I best practices and benchmarks as input to designing and implementing initiatives. Develop and communicate internal reporting and communications to demonstrate the business impact of D&I initiatives.Report on metrics/KPIs to Group Diversity on an annual basis and for ad hoc requests.YEAR ONE CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORSBuild an understanding of the organization, business and culture.Begin to develop strong relationships that will be critical to achieving momentum, including with leaders who can be D&I change agents.Continue showing positive movement in workforce diversity and succession measures.Help define strong D&I strategy integration points across all talent practices. Enable a seamless approach and link between D&I priorities and the talent value proposition.PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree and 10+ years of experience in HR, D&I, Marketing or closely related.Direct people leadership experience.Current active involvement in Diversity and Inclusion functional community, within an organization and external.Proficient skills and experience managing US Affirmative Action PlansAbility to see where Diversity and Inclusion issues and initiatives intersect with other HR and foundation practices.Ability to 'think out of the box', be an innovative and creative thinker.Experience presenting to senior level management to influence organizational leadership.The Desired Candidate ProfileConsigliere/Counsellor: Confidante and trusted advisor to the Business /HR, and other senior business leaders. Proactively engage with the leadership team in decision-making and communicating strategy and vision throughout the organization. Relationship Builder: Establish strong, trust-based relationships with employees across business units and levels of the organization. Proactively identify organizational gaps, risks & opportunities and create tailored solutions to address them via creative, future-oriented people programs and processes.Business and Commercial Acumen: Strong understanding of the company’s business and proven experience working in a complex environment. Ability to work well across all the business units and helps to determine the group’s core D&I offering. While the individual does not need to come directly from industry, s/he must clearly demonstrate intellectual curiosity, a strong desire to learn and the ability to understand key business drivers that affect company strategy and performance and impact employees’ value proposition. Proven ability to hit the ground running.Strategic and Innovative D&I Leader: Knowledgeable in progressive D&I practices and processes. Demonstrated track record in tailoring innovative D&I solutions to critical business and talent needs. Contributes new ideas for both his/her area of responsibility as well as outside their immediate charge to enhance the success of the company. Proactively adapts organizational structures and programs to meet future needs based on changes in the marketplace, new business strategies, and competitive dynamics. Demonstrated track record of working successfully across and with other functions.People Leader and Manager: Personal qualities and managerial aptitude to effectively partner with the company’s highly engaged and strong performing HR, Talent & D&I Teams, while challenging, stretching and partnering with them to continue to evolve and advance the function and the company’s D&I-related capabilities. Strong track record as a people manager and coach in the areas of team leadership and building organizational capabilities. S/he will empower individuals and teams to take risks, while measuring their performance and holding them accountable for results.Board and Governance: Strong executive presence and ability to establish credible relationships with business stakeholders to address D&I issues and the overall business agenda. S/he will work closely with senior management to clearly define D&I philosophy and design/assess programs and plans to ensure alignment with business strategy, talent strategies, culture, and regulatory requirements. Culture Champion: Personally embody and serve as champion for, the company’s culture and core values, while promoting exceptional business performance and supporting continuous improvement and standards of excellence across the company.Player/Coach and Authentic Leader: Blend of strategic and tactical orientation; directs higher level D&I strategy but has a clear appetite and aptitude to roll-up sleeves. Leads by example and inspires collaboration, actively creating and promoting a positive work environment. Engenders a dynamic and challenging environment with a healthy sense of intensity. High energy and playing to win.Action and Results Orientation: Defines ambitious goals both personally and for others and establishes priorities with clear responsibilities to create outcomes; manages projects, activities, and resources effectively. Identifies inefficiencies in the business and function and proposes solutions to address organizational needs. Thoughtful and deliberate but decisive when the facts are adequately understood. Strong Influencer: Effectively builds commitment and excitement across multiple stakeholders and wins organizational buy-in and resources for D&I initiatives. Uses strong influencing skills and develops networks of positive business relationships that enhance business success.Humble Confidence: Confident, with an appropriate sense of humility. Low ego, apolitical individual who puts the company and its people’s interests first, while still bringing a sense of assurance to the company, the company’ leadership, and the D&I team.COMPENSATIONA competitive compensation package commensurate with the position will be offered as well as benefits and relocation if needed.FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & DIRECT INQUIRYAudris FrancisDirector, Total Talent: Corporate Functions, General MedicinesAudris.Francis@Sanofi.comSanofi 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#LI-SAAt 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.

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