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Title: Bilingual Human Resources Operations Specialist

Reference No. R2645553

Location: Toronto, Canada

Sanofi Pasteur: The world's leading vaccine company

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to human vaccines. Our driving goal is to protect people from infectious diseases by creating safe and effective vaccines. Our company distributes more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year, making it possible to vaccinate more than 500 million people across the globe. Sanofi Pasteur offers the broadest range of vaccines in the world, providing protection against 20 bacterial and viral diseases.

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions. With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Job Summary

The role of the Human Resources Operations Specialist consists of multiple facets related to the delivery of HR essential work across Canada. This role will act as the country's central point of contact for the implementation of regional, global and local I&D initiatives and will also coordinate local key projects on compliance. The role also includes providing support to the HRBP community on key processes such as labor relations, strategic workforce planning and talent management.

Job Responsibilities

Diversity & Inclusion / Compliance requirements:

Is an active member of the NA I&D group and the point of contact to oversee local, regional and Global I&D implementation of actions in Canada

Leads the application process for various external recognition awards (such as Gender Parity certification, Top employer, and other surveys as appropriate) for all legal entities.

Works in close collaboration with key stakeholders and various COEs to assist in the identification of the appropriate action items and monitors progress.

Workplace & compliance policies and programs:

Works closely with our external legal partners in the event of legislation changes requiring modifications of our workplace policies (eg. Harassment, violence in the workplace, etc) and/or the development and introduction of new policies.

HR processes and projects:

As part of strategic Workforce Planning initiatives, is responsible for the reconciliation of data between the retained tool and workday and assists the HRBPs with headcount, competency workshops (coordination, tracking, etc) and the rollout of action plans across multiple departments.

Works in close partnership with the Talent CoE and HRBPs in the preparation and consolidation of existing data for people review meetings. Will also update and consolidate material to support the annual talent review calibration meetings and performance cycle and tracks employee individual development plan completion and talent movements in support of Talent development goals.

Immigration: Tracks work permit expiry, PR card status and supports work permit request with external legal firm for all international hires and facilitates the workday process.

Workday: Resolving system issues following data quality / integrity audits by liaising with managers and MyHR to have them perform actions in the system (eg. Supervisory orgs, monthly data cleaning leading up to year end processes, etc) .

Will assist the HRBPs in the implementation and operational portion of various special projects such as organization transformations, corporate projects , and global initiatives, amongst others.

Union relations:

Is actively collaborating with the HR teams on union related matters and providing support in some key CLA related processes

Work in partnership with the Labor relations specialist on various topics, such as:

JLMC minute taking and actions tracking

Leads the operational portion for lay-off / reclassification processes (seniority lists)

Responsible of the application of the Probationary Review in alignment with the Collective Labor Agreement

Facilitates the job evaluation process for unionized job book reviews

Basic Qualifications

The position requires a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two to three years Human Resources or relevant business experience

Highly proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Excellent written and verbal communications skills in both French and English

Solid customer support/relations experience.

Preferred Qualifications

HR systems (Workday) and Excel experience

Experience working in a global mid-size to large company in a highly matrix environment

Prior professional work experience working in Human Resources department or other area requiring need for high level of discretion and confidentiality.


Potential traveling to the US on an occasional basis

Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

Thank you in advance for your interest.

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Sanofi, Empowering Life


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.

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