General Electric Senior HR Manager - Mergers and Acquisitions in Schenectady, New York
Job Description Summary
Role leads HR M&A due diligence and pre-sign deal support to GE Business Development (BD) & HR teams for People Ops aspects of divestitures, acquisitions, and JVs. Works directly with GE Business BD teams to understand and track global confidential deal pipeline.
Support establishing compliant and deliverable global employee transfer mechanisms for deals (“step plans”). Provide significant support to BD teams and Corporate HR in confidential due diligence ensuring standard and compliant approaches. Influences a range of stakeholders to accomplish strategic priorities.
Roles and Responsibilities
Trusted partner advising GE Business HR and Corporate HR early in deal cycle (pre-sign) as a resource/liaison for decisions and strategy regarding "people process" aspects of divestiture separation. Represent GE People Ops during early stages of deals, influence deal structure where possible. Advise deal teams on adjacent HR areas, providing expert technical guidance to minimize needing additional EE's under NDA.
Offer proposals based on understanding customer needs and business capabilities, perform stakeholder analysis and strategy for decision-making. Able to answer buyer/seller questions, and to educate on GE benefits and People Operations platforms and processes.
Work directly with GE Business BD teams to understand global, confidential dynamic deal pipeline. Accountable for tracking and appropriately communicating deal pipeline and understanding potential impacts on People Operations.
Establish employee transfer mechanisms with Tax, Finance, and business teams (GESA/TSA/Day 1). Ensure GE's high standards of ethics and compliance during project strategic planning.
Facilitate analysis and ensure US benefit comparability and sign-off. Submit deals for US Benefit Board approval. Populate US deals HR datarooms with benefit and other information as requested by buyer.
Verify GE standards are included and complete for US and outside of US in Employee Matters Agreement (EMA).
Maintain standard project plan framework ensuring compliance with global standards.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders to advance HR M&A knowledge within businesses for successful deals.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in related area (or a high school graduate/GED or equivalent with at least 8 years of relevant work experience
Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) experience
Minimum 5 years Payroll & Benefits or HR Operations or M&A experience
Significant Mergers and Acquisition experience
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of US benefits plans and US Executive Compensation
Deep understanding of US benefits and payroll, with 5+ years experience in HR or related functional area
Master’s degree preferred
Demonstrated cross-functional team leadership experience, with proven ability to mentor and coach team members
Proven ability to work across large matrix organizations with stakeholders at Corporate, GE Businesses, and People Operations organizations
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while tracking multiple priorities for delivery
PeopleSoft experience with Employee Data Management, Payroll or Benefits Administration
Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to build and maintain positive working relationships
Solid and demonstrated analytical and process skills, including the ability to identify trends and develop innovative process improvements
Solid coaching, facilitation, and influencing skills
Proven project/process management experience
Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with ability to present complex information to stakeholders at all levels both within and outside the company
Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, and accuracy
Ability to flex working hours to accommodate global timezones
Ability to travel to meet business needs
Committed to data integrity & protection
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Smartsheet
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).
Relocation Assistance Provided: No