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Rewards & Performance Benefits & WellBeing Lead GSA (all genders)

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Ready to push the limits of what’s possible? Join Sanofi in one of our corporate functions and you can play a vital part in the performance of our entire business while helping to make an impact on millions around the world. As Rewards & Performance Benefits & WellBeing Lead GSA within our People & Culture Team, you’ll be the central link between the global Benefits & Wellbeing team and the R&P team in the countries to guide the roll-out of Sanofi’s overall benefits & wellbeing strategy and to ensure glocal consistency. The scope of benefits includes direct pension, Pensionskasse, Long-term accounts, Pre-retirement program.

We are an innovative global healthcare company with one purpose: to chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. We’re also a company where you can flourish and grow your career, with countless opportunities to explore, make connections with people, and stretch the limits of what you thought was possible. Ready to get started?

  • Strategic design of local benefits programs, pension plans and wellbeing initiatives in GSA in line with Sanofi’s global benefits & wellbeing strategy to offer an attractive total rewards package and meet business needs.
  • Ensuring constant alignment with all relevant internal and external stakeholders on global and MCO level as well as strategic coordination with different departments (e. g. Pension, Finance & Accounting, HSE), and supervising the correct implementation in the three countries with a high degree of personal responsibility.
  • Each of the three countries has a comprehensive benefits package and different collective bargaining agreements as well as different legislation in labor, tax and social security law are under the responsibility of this position. In addition, in Germany there is the entire pension system of the former Hoechst group, with wide and very specific regulations that has to be managed actively.
  • The role includes Health & wellbeing responsibilities (e. g. EAP, medical check-ups, All Well days, Cancer & Work), high degree of personal responsibility for strategic and far-reaching decisions (such as the introduction of the social partner model), active internal stakeholder management between management, P & C, Finance & Accounting and employee representatives (works council & spokesman committee).
  • Pension plan design & management in accordance with best market practice and under consideration of local collective bargaining agreements, labor + tax + social security law requirements as well as actuarial + accounting aspects.
  • Provide consultancy and recommendations to the P & C colleagues within GSA as well as the P & C leadership team and the MCO board in terms of de-risking and cost optimization based on benefits analysis.
  • Setting up new benefits policies, negotiations with employee representatives (unions, works council, spokesmen committee, etc.), constant alignment with internal and external stakeholders, ensure correct implementation as well as employee communication.
  • Representing Sanofi in several working groups, such as Gauger Kreis, employer association HessenChemie or benefits vehicles like Pensionskasse and SEPF.

  • Experience:
    • Min. 7 years of professional experience in German pensions, field of insurance, law, Finance / Accounting, consulting, or HR is required (senior profile).
    • Deep expert knowledge in the field of company pension schemes and benefits with corresponding additional qualification is required (e. g. degree “Spezialist bAV” or aba trainings on labor + tax law as well as accounting standards).
    • Expert knowledge on statutory German pension systems and social security law is recommended.
    • Experience in a global group structure is an advantage.
  • Soft and technical skills:
    • Customer orientation skills / capacity to influence.
    • Good balance on hands-on and strategic mindset.
    • Collaboration with peers and Region / Country teams, strong stakeholder management as well as capability to build a strong network.
    • Ability to work in an international matrix environment.
    • High level of rigor and excellent analytical skills.
    • High degree on independent work and also constant strategic alignment with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Education: University degree in Economics, Finance, or related field of studies with extensive knowledge on Betriebliche Altersversorgung.
  • Languages: Fluent in German and Business fluent in English.

  • Bring the miracles of science to life alongside a supportive, future-focused team.
  • Discover endless opportunities to grow your talent and drive your career, whether it’s through a promotion or lateral move, at home or internationally.
  • Enjoy a thoughtful, well-crafted rewards package that recognizes your contribution and amplifies your impact.
  • Take good care of yourself and your family, with a wide range of health and wellbeing benefits including high-quality healthcare, prevention, and wellness programs and at least 14 weeks’ gender-neutral parental leave.
  • Benefit from our flexible work policy – enabling hybrid work with up to 60 % mobile office within Germany.