Calibrate Legal has been retained by Kennedys CMK to recruit an HR Manager - US to oversee the US HR function with the support and collaboration of the global HR Team. Kennedys, a global law firm with expertise in dispute resolution and advisory services, has over 1,900 people in 37 offices across 22 countries. The US office, known as Kennedys CMK following the 2017 merger with Carroll McNulty & Kull, has over 100 lawyers providing legal advice within the insurance and reinsurance industry. The firm has six offices in the US, including New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Texas and Florida. to the US Managing Partner, the HR Manager - US will provide strategic and hands-on leadership and be responsible for the effective people management, recruitment and development of lawyers and business services staff across the US.
The ideal candidate will exhibit unquenchable intellectual curiosity and a talent for asking the right questions to cultivate new ideas and creative solutions. We are seeking an experienced HR professional who operates comfortably at an executive level with demonstrated accomplishments in talent management, employee relations, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, learning and development and HR operations. An exceptional leader and role model, the successful candidate will be a highly effective communicator with a demonstrated ability to establish credibility, build trust and provide coaching and employment-related advice to attorneys, managers and professional staff. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a successful track record of leading change initiatives, be resourceful problem solvers with honed analytical skills and the ability to be flexible and adaptable to shifting priorities.
A minimum of 10 years of progressive human resources experience within a professional services environment is required, preferably in a law firm. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred; an advanced degree is a plus. Some travel is required. The position may be based in the Basking Ridge NJ or NY office.
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