HR Project Manager

Nordson - Westlake, OH (30+ days ago)3.8


The HR Project Manager will be responsible for driving the Human Resources Mergers & Acquisitions lifecycle from project kickoff through due diligence, integration planning and integration execution and acts as the HR project lead during mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. This position works on a cross-functional team that manages the global Merger & Acquisition integration efforts across all necessary business lines for the company. Additionally, this position works with stakeholders to develop and define a cohesive Human Resources integration plan that captures the aspects of technology, people, and process and will support the delivery with a focus on planning and execution.


Coordinate Human Resources Merger & Acquisition strategy engagements in operational due diligence, synergy assessments, stand alone cost assessments as well as HR performance improvement projects.
Develops and manages an HR M & A program management structure to drive integration/divestiture success, minimize execution risks and drive efficiencies.
Assess organizational, people and HR functional implications of a deal and assists with developing the HR approach and initial strategy.
Identifies and engages HR resources to conduct due diligence, assigning roles and responsibilities appropriately.
Act as the day-to-day project manager to help ensure successful issue identification, comprehensive analysis and problem resolution.
Drive project scope, budgets, staffing resources, information/data requests; lead workshops, create and coordinate final deliverables, and assist with presentation of results.
Manages and coordinates execution of project integration plans to achieve end state including transitioning staff members to company benefits, payroll, policies, etc., onboarding, developing processes and training in partnership with HR Business Partners, Global Business Services and Communities of Expertise to ensure a successful transfer of capabilities and achievement of desired business objectives.
Provide coordination of HR functional workstreams throughout the deal and serve as the primary team interface managing dependencies.
Supports the broader global transformation and M&A integration efforts, including change management, organization design, and workforce transition design.
Project manages other global HR strategic projects as they arise as well as the M&A activities.
Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Organizational Development, Human Resources, Finance, Corporate Development or a related field required.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an HR strategic consulting or corporate role with a focus on HR M&A strategy, due diligence, Day One transition and integration planning and execution.
At least 2 years of experience providing counsel, influencing and challenging thinking of business leaders.

Exceptional communication skills required: ability to translate complex ideas into clear, influential communications
Project management experience
Ability to work well within a cross-functional global environment, resolve conflict, and foster teamwork.
Strong business acumen, with analytical and problem solving skills, prioritizing/organizing and tracking details and meeting deadlines of multiple projects with varying completion dates.
Knowledge / understanding of compensation, benefits and HR systems and ability to apply to M&A integration analysis
Experience in the indirect management of team members, including assisting in the development, training and assignment of work/projects to other members of a team.
Experience managing relationships and collaborating cross-functionally.
Experience effectively prioritizing projects in a dynamic environment.
Experience tailoring communications, both written and verbal, to a wide range of audiences.
Comfort with fast paced, changing business environment.
Ability to demonstrate high energy and persistence in a fast pace work environment.
Ability to engage with all levels of the organization, particularly at management and executive level.
Current knowledge on applicable employment and labor regulations.
Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Office environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Estimated 50% Domestic and International

Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.