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Temporary Human Resources Manager at Springer Nature in New York, New York

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Springer Nature opens the doors to discovery for researchers, educators, clinicians and other professionals. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals, platforms and technology solutions reach millions of people. For over 175 years our brands and imprints have been a trusted source of knowledge to these communities and today, more than ever, we see it as our responsibility to ensure that fundamental knowledge can be found, verified, understood and used by our communities – enabling them to improve outcomes, make progress, and benefit the generations that follow. 

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Springer Nature is an ambitious and dynamic organization that is home to some of the best-known names in research, educational and professional publishing and we have an exciting 6+ month assignment for an experienced Temporary Human Resources Manager. The successful candidate will serve as a local HR business partner for the US Journals business while our current HR Manager is on leave and will join and partner with a team of talented HR professionals. Some of the areas of focus will include: employee relations, performance management, coordination and support of variable compensation program and annual salary increase process, change management, HR legal compliance, Journals related projects and other project areas to be identified as needed.



  • Partner with the Journals client group (approximately 215 employees) on HR related needs.

  • Coach managers on effective employee relations resolution and performance management techniques to mitigate company risk while supporting business objectives

  • Effective coordination of annual HR processes - i.e., annual salary increase process, annual performance management process and target-setting and evaluation for variable compensation plans, etc.

  • Conduct departure meetings

  • Ad hoc HR-related queries

  • Any other duties that can reasonably be expected of you


Experience, skills, and qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a minimum of five (5) years of HR generalist experience

  • Strategic and innovative thinker; ability to gain the confidence of managers and partner with them to achieve business objectives

  • Demonstrated ability to drive organizational change

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to manage and prioritize conflicting demands and work with high autonomy as well as meet tight deadlines

  • Knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint required

  • Adheres to strict confidentiality requirements and protection of sensitive HR data


  • Experience within a global organization and medical communications agency or publishing experience preferred

  • Prior experience with variable compensation/bonus programs a plus

  • Experience within the STM industry is helpful


Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following “Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law” poster:


Visit the Springer Nature Editorial and Publishing website at for more information about our Research E&P career opportunities.


At Springer Nature we value the diversity of our teams. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce with equitable opportunities for everyone. We strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles.



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