HR M&A Due Diligence Lead - “This opening may be filled at the following location(s): Teaneck, NJ or other East Coast location preferred. Working remotely may also be an option." at Cognizant

Posted in Information Technology 3 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Teaneck, New Jersey





Job Description:

Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 100 delivery centers worldwide and over 260,000 employees at the end of December 2016, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world.

Following several years of sequential growth we are looking to recruit a senior Human Resources team member to support the people aspects surrounding our increasing number of acquisitions. The role will also support global acquisitions driven from other geographies which impact the Americas Regions.

The key deliverables of the role will be:


  • Due diligence review of data room and attendance with calls / meetings with target

  • Identification of HR implications, risk analysis of all people aspects in the target for example defined benefits pension plans, social security, high attrition, high cost of employment, litigation etc..

  • Work closely with The Americas compensation and benefits, HR team and Academy building virtual teams to evaluate synergies in the target.

  • Review SPA and schedules and TSAs as required.

  • Work with business team to develop new employment contracts/service agreements for leadership teams in the target as part of close

  • Work with the business team to create retention plans for target leadership and key employees

  • Work closely with local HR teams to update and identify key areas for integration.

  • Carry out cultural assessment and lead local teams in identifying key areas for consideration in integration

The successful applicant will ideally have:


  • Minimum 4 years HR experience in acquisitions & transformation

  • HR/law degree level qualification

  • Minimum 3 years successfully leading HR projects within an IT/technology/consulting environment

  • Extensive experience around employee engagement, HR transformation and implementation

  • Excellent understanding of US employment law and typical US benefits structures

  • Convincing relationship building skills

Candidates should be prepared to come and present an example of an acquisition they have lead from HR viewpoint.

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.

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