|Director, Human Resources M&A
Requisition Number: 46976
Date posted: 07/20/2016
Location: New York, New York
This new role will be integral to the Global HR team and will be the designated HR resource for all mergers and acquisitions. Incumbent will leverage strong HR operations as well as business partner experience and will be responsible for successfully managing all HR related due diligence matters. Functioning as the HR mergers and acquisition lead, the individual will be involved in project planning (pre and post-acquisition), partnering with members of the deal team to raise any due diligence HR compliance issues, HR COE leaders, Finance, Legal and other functions on aspects of the deal (from concept to integration). Will represent HR in planning and managing M&A projects. During periods of light acquisition activity, this position will assist on other HR projects.
•Develop HR best practices on processes that will be utilized during all merger and/or acquisition initiatives, both domestic and international. Serve as HR lead on M&A team meetings and partner with Global HR organization and HR Centers of Excellence on due diligence and analysis to ensure all HR efforts are coordinated and operational HR risks are identified. Conduct post mortems on all deals to continually strengthen integration process.
•Provide expertise, strategic consulting as well as thought leadership to help drive effective people strategies for each deal and influence deal negotiations accordingly.
•Responsible for creating and/or enhancing the structure of the M&A due diligence process, including integration checklists, project templates, best practices and project management tools.
•Partner with HRBPs on significant organizational design, benefits, and compensation integration issues.
•Serve as a liaison to ensure smooth integration of mergers and acquisitions into the organization, providing valuable insight on integration of HR processes and practices.
•Identify best practices and recommend solutions to enhance partnership with M&A deal team and HR.
•Analyze target company data to identify key HR-related financial exposures in a due diligence context, including those related to compensation and benefits plans.
•Minimum of 7 years of HR experience, including some experience in mergers and acquisitions
•Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in HR or similar field
•Demonstrated minimum of 3 years project/program management experience
•Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
•Experience reviewing HR policy and benefits documents
•Strong cross-cultural skills to be able to effectively interact with Assurant senior leadership as well as represent Assurant to external company senior management
•Strong leadership and management skills
•Ability to perform in an ambiguous environment and make decisions in short timeframes
•Confidence to respond quickly in unfamiliar situations, relying on both data and judgment to help navigate the fast moving M&A environment
•Strong customer service skills
•Ability to handle difficult and complex negotiations with external contacts, including international audiences
•Strong MS Office skills
•Expertise in acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, recruiting, HR generalist, and/or compensation/stock programs
•Master’s Degree or MBA
•Completion of formal project management training
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