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Sanofi Group Performance Improvement Specialist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The purpose of this position is to work with managers and employees through the Performance Improvement process providing support and guidance to employees, management, and Human Resources Business Partners (HRBP), consulting with legal counsel as needed, to create an overall high performance and healthy work environment. Implements and execute Performance Improvement practices that create a positive organizational culture and enable management effectiveness.


  • Provide consultative support and guidance to managers on resolution of employee performance concerns, ensuring performance gaps are understood to determine the ongoing coaching or corrective and/or disciplinary action needed.

  • Foster communication between employee and management by providing a mechanism for expressing concerns without fear of reprisal and mediating situations where appropriate.

  • Influence positive change by being not only reactive but proactive in addressing Performance Improvement.

  • Partner with HRBP to ensure open communication regarding performance matters and discipline.

  • Assist in developing and support delivery of training and other proactive measures to ensure a high performing organization.

  • Participate in planning, developing, recommending, and implementing Performance Improvement practices and procedures.

  • Consolidate Performance Improvement cases using database to analyze data and prepare trend analyses. Prepare ad hoc reports.

  • Conducts analysis looking at trends to proactively educate HRBPs and HR Leaders.

  • Works closely with HRBPs, Employee Relations, Legal, employees and management.

  • Maintain files with all related documentation and actions taken.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with minimum 3 years of HR or similar work experience.


  • Ability to build and maintain effective rapport with teammates, employees and managers and maintain constructive working relationship despite disagreement.

  • Track record of quickly establishing credibility and influencing others.

  • Ability to stay objective and fair when dealing with sensitive situations.

  • Be tactful, maintain confidences, and foster an ethical work environment.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions in a manner consistent with company values.

  • Demonstrate issue resolution skills with ability to negotiate and resolve complex matters after reviewing the facts, maintaining a solutions-oriented approach.

  • Demonstrated internal consulting skills, able to partner effectively and participate in joint problem solving.

  • Strong communication skills on all levels: listening, verbal, written and presentation.

  • Must be self-directed and able to handle multiple, concurrent issues with minimal supervision and a sense of urgency.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, ability to process information quickly and concisely provide alternatives, adaptability to changing situations and environment needed for success.

  • Interested in and ability to understand the business and how HR can enhance the overall work environment.


  • Adaptability, Building Effective Partnerships, Business Acumen, Collaboration and Teamwork, Communicating with Impact, Facilitating Change, Planning & Organizing, Managing Work-Self

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. All US based roles require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

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.