Overview

Job Location:
Dallas TX

The People Group Mergers & Acquisitions Manager is responsible for leading the end to end People Group life cycle for mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and other corporate transactions on a global scale. This includes project managing People Group due diligence, planning and participating in integration activities and execution for all M&A transactions. The Manager works and collaborates with multiple People Group functional teams, Practices and closely partners with the Corporate Development team.

Duties and responsibilities, as they align to Ryan’s Key Results

People:

  • Evaluate the current culture of the new organization and monitor ongoing progression of assimilation for up to one year
  • Create, coordinate and participate in the logistics and delivery of on-site orientation and training programs for newly acquired employees
  • Develop and implement geographically tailored communication plans in support of the acquisition
  • Work with People Group team to identify lessons learned and process improvements to support continuous improvement of M&A activities
  • Support M&A capability building projects including development of training materials for HR teams supporting deal activity
  • Participate in external M&A conferences and round table discussions and share learnings/best practices with the M&A team

Client:

  • Assist in development project plans and tracking progress against plans and communicating updates to the project team members
  • Identify, track and monitor risks by managing report development across all People Group functions. Implement and oversight of terms, conditions and benefits of transferring employees
  • Manage multiple internal key stakeholders in ensuring alignment and effectiveness of functions related to ensuring completion of the transition plan and its key milestones
  • Develop and follow strategies for handling various aspects of the transition process, people and technology challenges
  • Provide hands-on guidance to the leaders of the new organization by connecting them with key Ryan team members and facilitating their onboarding
  • Present processes to capture talent data and facilitate the adoption of these tools and processes to measure team member turnover, performance and engagement

Value:

  • Primary People Group lead on due diligence and integration/separation activities, including providing project management support on multiple concurrent acquisitions, divestitures and other transactions
  • Assist with conducting cultural assessment on target companies to identify synergies or differences; make recommendations to ensure successful cultural integration.
  • Work with People Group functional leads to conduct employee-related data analysis (e. g. headcount, salary, benefits, etc.)
  • Make recommendations on appropriate risk mitigation strategies following completion of thorough due diligence review.
  • Conduct compensation and benefits analysis to support the absorption of acquired employees into Ryan
  • Evaluate and establish roles, titles and comp adjustments for each deal
  • Completes special projects as needed

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in developing and implementing mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activities on a global scale with a focus on human capital, human resources, organization design, talent selection and leadership assessments, talent management or change management
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
  • Strong executive presence
  • Prior experience managing global merger and acquisition activities
  • Additional industry deal experience as part of a corporate development team with operational exposure across primary corporate functions (e.g. HR, IT, Finance, and Legal)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience project managing multiple complex initiatives within the complete M&A life cycle
  • Excellent foundational consulting skills: analytical, written and verbal communication, strong executive presence, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Expert skills in conducting HR Due Diligence Analysis
  • Must have excellent demonstrable Excel spreadsheet skills
  • Strong business orientation. A business problem solver with a proven ability to both conceptualize & deliver results
  • PMP Certification preferred

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have advanced knowledge of Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint and Internet navigation/research. In addition, this position requires advanced experience with Workday.

Certificates and Licenses:

Valid driver’s license required. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Indirect supervisory responsibilities, including managing employees and projects, training employees, assigning work, and making sound business decisions while representing the Firm.

Work Environment:

  • Standard indoor working environment.
  • Long periods of sitting while working at computer.
  • Occasional long periods of standing.
  • Position requires regular interaction with employees at all levels of the Firm and interface with external clients or sellers.
  • Independent travel requirement: 15-30%

Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran