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Manager - HR M&A Transactions

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Job Title: Manager - HR M&A Transactions
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Contact Name: Pete Faulkner
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Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

A leading professional services firm is seeking to appoint an HR Manager to join their busy London team.


The Role

In the HR Transactions team we focus on advising and supporting clients through the complete deal life-cycle, providing a range of sell-side and buy-side HR/People related services to clients. We contribute to and validate the deal price pre-deal and the support in the realisation of the deal synergies post-deal.

Our services range from complex HR due diligence, day one readiness, post-merger integration and post deal value enhancement such as organisation design, consultation planning and execution and culture change initiatives. We also support clients to plan and implement the HR/People elements for organisational restructuring programmes at both strategic and operational levels. The team works on engagements for UK, European & Global organisations and private equity houses across the deal and restructuring life-cycle.

These engagements are often complex and fast-paced due to the nature of the deal timelines in ensuring adherence to statutory and anti-trust regulations.

Our People Advisory Services practice has over 10,000 practitioners operating within a globally integrated team, bringing their skills, insights and experience to support our clients.

Our team draws on their people, operational and technical skills to deliver a suite of service offerings focused on our client’s people agenda across our HR and people capabilities to include Organisation Change Management and Design, HR Processes, HR Transformation, Transaction Support, Policies and Strategy, HR Operating and Delivery Model, Reward, Leadership Development and Employment Law.

Driven by our focused insight and innovation, PAS is best positioned to advise and influence our client’s activities at senior leadership level to respond to the scale and complexity of how and where our clients work globally, making us the trusted advisor of choice to our clients and creating more opportunities for our people. As a result, we’re continually seeking new markets, new perspectives and better ways to deliver value.


Key Responsibilities

  • Support the project in addressing HR Transactions/People related matters through all stages of acquisition, divestiture and merger, including pre-transaction and post deal

  • Structure and manage projects of work which meet and exceed client expectations

  • Be confident and effective in recognising and managing potential issues during client assignments

  • Review and perform report writing, project planning, data analysis, and development of presentation material

  • Analyse data and present high quality, risk-managed reports/conclusions including client and executive presentations in various formats

  • Work with key project leader to manage and maintain client relationship

  • Ensure that all client work is delivered consistently, complying with the firm’s Q&RM guidelines

  • Working collaboratively with other service lines, such as Operational Transaction Services (OTS)


Skills & Experience

  • Exposure to at least one of the following:

  • Experience of transactions, ideally in performance of HR Due Diligence / HR post-deal integration / corporate restructuring assignments

  • Experience in industry of advising clients on a range of large scale transformation programmes and business change projects gained working in a professional services firm, global consultancy firm and/or large private and/or public sector organisation

  • Experience of HR advisory and consulting within a professional services environment or as an internal consultant within a corporate

  • Line HR experience with experience of employee and/or industrial relations

  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills and data manipulation and presentation, such as through MS Excel tools

  • Team player; ability to integrate with new teams quickly

  • Collaborative, good at building relationships

  • Ability to analyse complex problems and to deliver insightful, practical and sustainable solutions

  • Able to manage difficult client relationships

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and experience of producing high calibre reports, papers, presentations

  • Frequently and effectively leverage internal and external knowledge, experience and relationships to identify new opportunities

  • Regularly brings ideas and insights to clients that provide value, help address risk

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