Senior Manager HR Deals Consultant London

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London (Greater)
14 Oct 2019
14 Nov 2019
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The People in Deals team is a multi-disciplinary team that works alongside transaction services and our HRM consulting teams.

We deliver end-to-end HR and pensions deal services, to help our clients achieve success from their deals and create value through M&As, disposals and restructuring.

As HR deals experts we have designed and overseen hundreds of successful deals, from developing the right people strategy to ensuring that the deal is executed seamlessly with a clear value focus. We support companies to implement changes that will deliver people synergies and improvements long after the deal is signed. Our team’s experts cover a variety of HR and pension areas such as workforce planning and transition, organisational design, engagement and culture, retention, compensation & benefits, HR service delivery, employee relations, and HR systems and processes.

As deals become more complex (cross border, assets swaps etc) the people elements become ever-more important. PwC recognise this and the People in Deals business has been given licence to grow. The People in Deals team are looking to grow against an aggressive target, growing opportunities internally within our successful Value Creation in Deals (VCiD) team, but also seeking out new market opportunities.

Clients and workOur clients are from various industries (such as health & pharma, retail & consumer, industrial products, energy/ utilities/ mining, financial services, and telecom/ media/ technology) as well as Private Equity (PE). The deals we advise on vary from small domestic to global multi-billion pounds transactions. We advise our clients throughout the whole deal cycle from due diligence to integration and separation planning and execution, as well as post deal business and cultural transformation. Our service portfolio includes:

Buy and sell side HR and pensions due diligence

Synergy development and review

Carve out and divestment support (incl. employee transfers and HR function set-up)

Taking control and 100 day planning

Operational people, HR, and cultural integration (mergers, acquisitions and integration)

Post-acquisition performance improvement and transformation

Key SkillsAs a Senior Manager in the People in Deals team you will be the bedrock of our delivery – this involves:

Developing deep and ongoing client relationships in organisations and using your knowledge of the transaction lifecycle to develop sell-on opportunities

You have a deep knowledge in both people and HR matters on a transaction, with a focus on the post-deal space

You comfortably work under the pressure and tight deadlines of a deal environment

You work effectively within cross-functional teams, bringing your HR / People expertise to a variety of business challenges

You work with teams to develop and enhance compelling propositions to take to clients (either for sell-on opportunities within existing projects, or for new client opportunities)

You actively coach and develop colleagues, seeking feedback to improve your own technical and interpersonal / presentation skills and enhance your practice

You are a subject matter expert on the in-deal and post-deal space with knowledge and experience of both the ‘soft’ (culture change, change management and communication and talent management) as well as the ‘hard’ and more technical aspects of a deal (organisation design, people transition and industrial relations)

Significant experience or subject matter expertise in a particular area such as Organisational Design or Culture is particularly desirable

Key experience

You have significant experience of working on deals (across both integration and carve-out), ideally coupled with experience of business transformations

For the senior manager roles we would additionally look for professional services experience, and particularly a strong business development track record

You will have a strong HR background and understanding of the people agenda

You have worked effectively within teams as the HR/People subject matter expert or project lead and have managed successful workstream delivery to time and of a high quality

You have worked directly with the HR Directors and senior HR stakeholders to shape the HR / People activities across an integration or separation programme, acting as a trusted advisor and providing insight and lessons learned to your client

You have worked with clients to scope the HR activities on transactions, and have experience of winning new business and pursuing on-sell opportunities

You have been a people leader / performance manager and / or coached and developed client or internal teams to improve performance. You give ongoing and immediate feedback to upskill colleagues and manages, and can effectively manage upwards

You have experience across all key areas of the HR / People workstream in a deal, with a focus on in-deal and post-deal activities: both the ‘soft’ (culture change, change management and communication and talent management) as well as the ‘hard’ and more technical aspects of a deal (organisation design, people transition and labour / industrial relations)


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