The HR Project Manager is responsible to provide input on the development and enrichment of business operations to align the global HR strategy and the overall firm strategy. The incumbent will support the overall strategic goals of the Human Resources services offered within all firm offices through enhanced processes and innovative technology. The incumbent will work exclusively on special projects and HR function priorities and will partner with firm leaderships and HR colleagues to identify and develop sustainable and impactful improvements.
Translate strategy into improved functional and operational changes
Act as an internal consultant by analyzing and recommending solutions to Human Resources services (processes and/or systems) by performing gap analyses
Support leadership and business stakeholders by assessing their needs and providing recommendations for process improvements or system enhancements; gather feedback on current state and present recommendations for future state; influence and drive change through compelling research, data and presentations.
Create strong business cases, which include but are not limited to, documented analyses, action plans and process maps, to secure approval for projects; work with leadership and business stakeholders on prioritization
Research market trends and industry best practice to augment functional operating model
Map and re-engineer HR business processes to ensure that operations and systems are streamlined and user friendly
Continuously introduce and educate leadership and business stakeholders on new trends to support the overall strategic vision of HR services
Identify and develop process/system controls to sustain implemented changes and solutions with HRIS/HR Operations; ensure quality and accuracy of controls in place
Lead other projects, as needed
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (current employees should contact Human Resources).
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related field
Minimum of 7 years of progressive analysis and project management experience within an HR function
Knowledge of continuous improvement disciplines with practical application experience
Advanced capabilities and knowledge of Microsoft Office
Demonstrated ability to create process maps
Executive presentation experience
HR process experience
Strategic planning experience
Project Management certification
Other Skills and Abilities:
The following will also be required of the successful candidate:
Strong organizational skills
Strong attention to detail
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
Able to work under pressure
Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.