Associate Director - HR (Mergers and Acquisition)

  • Competitive
  • Singapore Singapore Singapore SG
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions APAC
  • 21 Aug 18 2018-08-21

Associate Director - HR (Mergers and Acquisition)

The key deliverable's of the role will be:

  • Attend Management meetings with targets and summarise feedback
  • Due diligence review of data room and attend clarification calls / meetings with target with external advisor as required.
  • Discuss and provide input and advice on compensation and retention arrangements for management and key employees and prepare (with required advisor support) new employment contracts for closing if required.
  • Identification of HR implications, risk analysis of all people aspects in the target for example defined benefits pension plans, social security, retention, change of control clauses, cost of employment, litigation etc.
  • Work closely with compensation and benefits, HR team and Academy building virtual teams to evaluate synergies in the target and harmonization/integration approach.
  • Review SPA and schedules and TSA's as required.
  • Work with the business team to create retention plans for target leadership and key employees
  • Work closely with local HR teams to update and identify key areas for integration.
  • Carry out cultural assessment and lead local teams in identifying key areas for consideration in integration
  • Work as an active member to monitor and to review the HR integration as part of the “look back” process.
  • Be pro-active to identify issue and recommend mitigation strategy.
  • Be prepared to document the lessons learn and share the information with the leadership team.
The successful applicant will ideally have:

  • Minimum 5 years HR experience in acquisitions & transformation
  • HR/law degree level qualification
  • Minimum 5 years successfully leading HR projects within an IT/technology/consulting environment
  • Good understanding of compensation and benefit arrangements
  • Extensive experience around employee engagement, HR transformation and implementation
  • Understanding of Singapore and at least one other ASEAN country employment law and typical benefits structures
  • Convincing relationship building skills
* Candidates should be prepared to come and present an example of an acquisition they have lead from HR viewpoint