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HR M&A Assistant Manager

Date: Feb 25, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

In HR M&A we advise on all aspects relating to HR and change management on the deals process from HR due diligence through to deal execution. Our focus areas:

Employee experience:
Shaping the employee experience strategy and executing an engagement program. This often is based on our unique digital engagement platform, to ensure that the workforce is engaged and key talent is retained in order to protect deal value

Organisational Design:
Building and developing tailored organisational design, people strategy, operating models and driving synergies and value creation for integrations, carve-outs or JVs
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Labour relations and compliance:
Ensuring that labour and HR risks and obligations are understood and managed globally in order to deliver on the deal timelines and planned changes. We have one of the strongest experiences in workforce transition in the market and have advised on the transition of >150,000 employees across >80 countries

HR operations:
HR Operations focuses on the integration of the HR function itself, from strategy, operating model, integration or separation of systems and processes including standing up/securing payroll on deals

Our I&S team culture and HR M&A ways of working are highly collaborative, open and high performing.
You will be providing support to project leadership on a variety of M&A projects from small transactions to global programmes from a people, HR and communications perspective.

Client Delivery:
Leverage previous HR / consulting experience to provide practical advice and solutions to client issues
Provide analysis and insights on the people elements of the business including costings, headcount, processes, systems, HR contracts as well as any employment law risks or issues (e.g. TUPE)
Help to advise and deliver the people / Deal strategy and build of organisational design structures for an integration or separation (carve outs)
Advise on optimisation initiatives (e.g. synergy analysis) including the development of target operating models, understanding the current people landscape, defining transitional service agreements, developing detailed plans and supporting the implementation
Help to advise on effective employee engagement, talent retention, culture and communication strategies
Ownership of sub-workstreams and PMO hygiene including leading meetings, documenting actions / notes and managing risks, issues and interdependencies
Help to facilitate key client workshops and meetings, designing and building materials
Provide high quality outputs in PowerPoint and Excel

People and Practice Development:
Support the overall growth and profitability of the HR M&A team
Work collaboratively with the HR M&A team (UK and India) on a variety of practice development initiatives including creation of new digital assets, marketing and knowledge management
Work with leadership to develop market winning business development and pitch materials
Network with the wider Integration & Separation (I&S) and Deal Advisory practice

Experience Required
Essential:
HR expertise in a transformational environment*
Understanding of HR’s role in M&A
Understanding of statutory HR requirements involving the transfer of employees
Experience of working in a fast paced environment
Project management experience

Desirable:
Consulting experience*
Experience of working in an M&A environment*

For our Assistant Managers we require candidates to have experience in at least one of these 3 areas

Skills Required
PowerPoint presentation skills
Data analysis and problem solving skills
A good attitude, willingness to learn and ability to pick things up quickly
Able to work with limited supervision
Team player with effective communication skills
Comfortable working in high intensity and ambiguous environments


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