Aetna HR Operations M&A Program Mgr 44007BR in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 44007BR


The H&A Merger and Acquisition Program Manager will be responsible for ensuring HR deliverables are integrated and completed through all phases of Corporate Development activity - M&A, Divestitures and Joint Ventures (due diligence, pre-close planning, Close, post-close planning and execution)

Fundamental Components:

Responsible for complete analysis on Due Diligence materials, create comparisons, risk identification/concerns; develop recommended strategies, planning, coordination and implementation and integration recommendations for all HR functions (Business integration, Talent Mgmt, Culture/change, Diversity, Onboarding, Policy and Compliance, Compensation, benefits, HR Global Business Solutions, HR data/tools.)

Partner with legal on Employee Matters identified in the purchase agreements

Responsible for delivering on HR cost savings through integration cost

Partner with business owners on Op Model - People, process, technology

Identify 1x HR and ongoing run rate expenses aligned to Op Model & Due Diligence (All HR functions Enterprise Level)

Partner with enterprise organizations to identify and facilitate interdependencies this includes Legal, Procurement, IT, Corporate Compliance, Security, Investigative Services, Corporate Communications, Treasury, RBAC for new employee setup, etc.

Lead and manage HR cross functional teams/segments through group facilitation for integration planning, delivery and execution of all HR Functions

Consult with business areas on HR policies and practices

Drive strategic thinking to develop recommendations to mitigate differences between acquired companies policies/practices

Identify training requirements, develop and oversee training plan and deliver as needed

Liaison to the business leader for all M&A. Influence and drive business results based on agreed upon recommendations in order to achieve a successful end state

Advocate for newly acquired company as they transition onto Aetnas policies, procedures

Responsible for tracking and managing M&A related milestones and deliverables within EMA

Maintain detailed recordkeeping for historical purposes

Support multiple ongoing pipeline of corporate development initiatives in addition to potential execution of multiple integration plans.

Duration of integration engagement per transaction can be up to 2+ years.


Prior experience in HR Merger and Acquisition activities

Proven track record in meeting project milestones and negotiating for resources.

Proven negotiation skills and consulting skills

Experience includes development and management of multiple budgets related to various projects and or program.

Proven project management skills.

Strategic thinking


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


Human Resources/HR Project Management Certification is desired


Leadership/Driving Change/ADVANCED


Service/Creating a Differentiated Service Experience/ADVANCED


The candidate will be apart of transforming the way we currently do this work - by bringing big thinking, external insights to drive change

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.


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Job Function: Management