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HR M&A Director - Americas Region (Remote)

Company: Cognizant Technology Solutions
Location: Teaneck
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:


Role Title

HR M&A Director (Americas Region)

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Human Resources

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Cognizant (NASDAQ-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. We specialize in helping some of the world's most established companies by advancing every aspect of how they serve their customers: digitizing their products, services and customer experiences; automating their business processes; and modernizing their technology infrastructures.

Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 in 2021, with a truly global footprint and over 300,000 employees worldwide.

A core part of our strategic growth plans is a strong focus on expanding and strengthening our product offerings through targeted inorganic growth. This is a unique opportunity to join an expanding, specialist global team, with a focus on acquisition-related employee integrations.

Position Summary

The HR M&A Director is accountable for managing the full deal lifecycle from pre-LOI to integration. They will engage with specialists on the due diligence and integration teams, HR centers of expertise (COEs) and other partners, both within HR and outside of HR, to execute on the deal strategy. They will have accountability for stakeholder management and the overall employee experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Lead end to end deal activities for HR globally and in the Americas region.
Develop HR and People deal strategy and integration approach and oversee implementation, considering the deal commercial and operational objectives. Solicit input and gain buy-in from stakeholders to ensure consistent and smooth execution.
Engage HR deal teams and resources regionally and globally, overseeing key activities and providing hands-on support.
Coordinate involvement by HR partners, COEs and external consulting expertise at various deal milestones.
Ensure each deal is managed in accordance with HR governance and operating model.
Develop and maintain strong relationships and client focus for internal partners and external stakeholders.
Facilitate knowledge sharing across the due diligence and integration teams.
Serve as a primary point of contact for HR and point of escalation for deal HR matters.
Gather feedback, identify areas for improvement, and participate in action planning.

Knowledge and Skills

Experience leading multiple, complex regional and global deals from pre-LOI through post-integration. Demonstrated ability to multi-task, manage prioritization and lead multiple projects simultaneously.
Experience working in a large, global and matrixed, fast-paced environment.
Exceptional experience with complex problem solving.
Strong collaboration skills to work with HR functional leaders, compensation and benefits teams, corporate development and executive teams.
Executive presence and the ability to conduct virtual and in-person meetings and influence outcomes.
Knowledge of US laws related to HR, employment, benefits and compensation. Understanding of employment environment and significant laws in other regions and countries.
Strong communication and relationship building skills. Successful team player who builds and maintains solid relationships with internal teams, helping further a collaborative work environment.
Ability to work with target companies, internal teams and different business units for integration planning and implementation.
Detail-oriented with proven ability to multi-task, manage time with competing priorities and aggressive timelines to achieve goals and close issues.

Employee Status : Full Time EmployeeShift : Day JobTravel : NoJob Posting : Dec 09 2022About CognizantCognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at or follow us @USJobsCognizant.Applicants may be required to attend interviews in person or by video conference. In addition, candidates may be required to present their current state or government issued ID during each interview.Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.If you have a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, please email with your request and contact information.

Keywords: Cognizant Technology Solutions, Paterson , HR M&A Director - Americas Region (Remote), Human Resources , Teaneck, New Jersey

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