The HR M&A/Integration Program Manager serves as the program manager for overseeing complex interrelated HR projects and/or programs from initiation through delivery, to include due diligence and integration planning and execution for company mergers and acquisition (M&A). Represents the department internally and externally on complex integration matters, translating deal strategy to successful team and system integration
Leads the successful completion of major programs and projects, including managing due diligence and integration processes throughout the M&A life cycle.
Manages and leads integration and planning according to timelines, budget and quality standards. Works cross-functionally with other project stakeholders to ensure project dependencies are identified and communicated.
Serves as a subject matter expert through the diligence process, including assisting with framing diligence objectives and coordinating the reporting of diligence findings to leadership.
Proactively ensures program and project planning gaps or other risks are effectively identified and mitigated, escalating information and recommending issue resolution as appropriate. Monitors and supports teams to ensure a smooth and seamless transition post M&A.
Ensures appropriate consideration of any organizational impacts through the integration process, including management of integration implementation and data migration into company systems.
Leverages expertise to help leadership build and execute business and cultural integration plans as well as change management.
Aligns program roadmap strategically and financially to department and company goals. Collaborates with a cross-functional team to manage delivery and governance of the integration.
Creates strategic program timelines as well as detailed project plans; assesses resource loading, dependencies, and milestones. Evaluates progress to timeline and budget and adjusts project resource allocation as needed from planning through execution.
Manages Total Reward budget and reporting analytics.
Assorted program management as required
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification.
Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 12+ years, including experience with leading post-merger integrations).
Project Management certification (preferred)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
In depth M&A subject matter expertise
Demonstrated mastery in the key principles of cross-functional project and program management (ex: time, quality, cost) as well as formal change management processes and methods (Prosci or similar approach)
Exceptional financial acumen
Demonstrated ability to lead initiatives on both strategic and tactical levels
Ability to work with cross-functional business teams to identify fundamental business drivers and risks to those drivers, and translate them into modeling parameters
Mastery of critical thinking skills with solid judgment and strong initiative
Demonstrated expert leadership/influence and collaboration across multiple and diverse groups
Expert with the use of automated systems and computerized applications such as Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.
Superb verbal and written communication, time management and organizational skills
Working Conditions and Environment:
Work is performed in an office environment with exposure to electrical office equipment.
Occasional drives to other office locations, potential for infrequent travel internationally.
Frequently stationary for 6-8 hours per day.
Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
Frequent mobility required.
Occasional crouching, stooping, bending and twisting of upper body and neck.
Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs.
Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.
Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Frequently interacts with others to obtain or relate information to diverse groups.
Works independently with little guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions and plans work schedules to meet goals. Requires multiple periods of intense concentration.
Performs a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence. Ability to perform under stress. Ability to multi-task.
Regular and consistent attendance.