Human Resources Business Partner/Talent Manager

Cognizant - Teaneck, NJ4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $87,000 - $110,000 a year
Job Summary:
Talent Managers serve as strategic business partners who collaborate with senior leadership to resolve course and shape of the people strategy. Due to the fast-paced, global nature of our business, successful Talent Managers at Cognizant are extremely enthusiastic, flexible and detail-oriented. Talent Managers are responsible for all HR generalist responsibilities including, but not limited to: labor relations, rewards and recognition, performance management, employee engagement, career management, change management, executive coaching, group dynamics, teambuilding, and learning and development. Talent Managers interact with all levels of the Cognizant Business Unit and partner with all Human Resources centers of excellent (COE) to support the business.

Essential Functions:
You will serve as a strategic Human Resources Partner to the Business Unit on a variety of talent management initiatives; exercising a keen understanding of the global business model
You will build and maintain influential relationships within the Business Unit supported
You will drive the performance management process through the Business Unit. This includes performance normalization, working with and coaching training managers and leaders on the process.
Lead labor relations issues end to end; conduct investigations and make sound recommendations
Own and execute Business Unit practice level initiatives/projects with minimal oversight
Partner with global HR counterparts to drive account level initiatives or processes
Provide new business development support with respect to HR (i.e. client presentations, RFP submissions, etc.)
Liaison with Compliance and Legal teams on significant HR issues
Partner with HR COEs to take on issues and enhance support (Talent Manager should have fundamental knowledge of how each COE functions and its basic processes)

Job Qualifications / Requirements:
7+years of experience in the field of HRM, including experience supporting a non-exempt population
Experience leading complex account groups and direct report(s) is preferred
Extraordinary verbal & written communication skills; very strong presentation & client relationship management skills (client could be internal or external)
Validated project management skills to define & enable processes. Often working with high volume data entry.
Comfortable working in a dynamic, constantly changing work environment where status quo is always challenged & ambiguity is tolerated
Highly self-motivated & driven, while being comfortable working independently
Team orientation and ability to collaborate with individuals from all backgrounds
Proven understanding of immigration, state and local employment laws.
A BA/BS degree in Human Resource Management or a related field, MA/MS in Human Resources is a plus
Ability to travel approximately 10%
Our strength is built on our ability to work together. Our diverse backgrounds offer different perspectives and new ways of thinking. It encourages lively discussions, inspires thought leadership, and helps us build better solutions for people. We want someone who thrives in this setting and is inspired to craft meaningful solutions through true collaboration.

If you’re comfortable with ambiguity, excited by change, and excel through autonomy, we’d love to hear from you.

Why choose cognizant
It takes a lot to succeed in today’s fast-paced market, and Cognizant Technology Solutions has become a leader in the industry. We love big ideas and even bigger dreams. We stand out because we put human experiences at the core.

We help clients engage customers by envisioning and building creative products and services. But we don’t stop there. We develop go-to-market strategies and invent entirely new business models, ensuring that every company we work with walks away with both inspiration and a plan.

Everything we do at Cognizant we do with passion—for our clients, our communities, and our organization. It’s the defining attribute that we look for in our people.

Employee Status : Full Time Employee

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Nov 07 2018

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About Cognizant

Cognizant is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant, a member of the NASDAQ-100, is ranked 195 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at or follow us on Twitter: USJobsCognizant.
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