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Humana Senior M&A Professional in Springfield, Missouri


Humana is seeking a seasoned leader to provide programmatic matrixed oversight and support for all work streams related to merger & acquisition activity for the Enterprise Associate & Business Solutions (EABS) organization. The individual will report directly into the Director, Enterprise Associate & Business Solutions Center of Excellence and will matrix report into the EABS senior leadership team.

The role will own the oversight and responsibility for the organization's administrative and common programmatic activities and work streams related to mergers & acquisitions for Enterprise Associate & Business Solutions. The work and the leader will support a diverse team of functional areas including:

  • HR Service Delivery

  • HR Service Excellence

  • Core HR Services

  • Humana Safety & Security

  • Workplace Solutions (Corporate Real Estate)

  • Aviation Services


The Senior HR M&A Professional makes recommendations regarding the impact of possible mergers, acquisitions and divestitures on the organization's associate experience, culture and profitability. Conducts appropriate due diligence to ensure the reliability of information provided by potential acquisition targets. Begins to influence department's strategy. Makes decisions on moderately complex to complex issues regarding technical approach for project components, and work is performed without direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments.

In addition to leading the administrative and programmatic functions of mergers & acquisitions, it is expected the new leader will explore and incorporate industry best practices for managing complex programs in a highly matrixed organization. The individual will proactively drive process improvements in a number of key operational areas to meet and exceed organizational goals. This individual will work side-by-side with merger & acquisition functional leaders and associates that are within various teams across EABS to ensure the work is completely successfully and to support the functional leaders and their teams. Other areas of responsibility include:

  • Partner with CAO M&A team on understanding pipeline and communicating to EABS senior leadership team as needed on various related topics

  • Inform and influence EABS senior leadership team on decisions and inputs needed at all stages throughout M&A projects

  • Attend all diligence calls and ensure all pockets of the EABS workstreams are represented and appropriate questions are raised.

  • Attend strategic & operational calls for M&A work across CAO and EABS

  • Partner with CAO/HR M&A team to strengthen playbook(s)

  • Partner with M&A team to strategize a seamless integration of applicable associates into EABS

  • Lead administrative efforts related to M&A activity on behalf of EABS:

  • Understand and manage timelines and expectations

  • Ensure activities and deliverables are met and achieved in partnership with EABS functional M&A leaders

  • Partner to manage and remove roadblocks & barriers on M&A activities

  • Act as 'general manager' of all administrative tasks and reporting for M&A activity for EABS functional team and leaders

  • Create weekly executive overview for EABS senior leaders based on progress, risk identification, metrics, etc.

  • Assist with setting up gap analysis discussions and training schedules.

  • Help to escalate concerns as issues arise

  • Identify and understand resource constraints across EABS on M&A related matters

  • Make recommendations and influence EABS leaders regarding resource needs, impacts, and planning for demand periods

  • Develop inputs into future year budget planning related to M&A related facility needs in partnership with EABS functional leaders and teams

  • Establish and maintain meetings and huddles with team members to ensure proper communication as required/necessary

  • Provide documentation and materials requested by the HR M&A team for EABS with assistance from team members

  • Create project timelines and deliverables for EABS and manage to deadlines

  • Remain engaged to support integration efforts as needed after deal closure

A successful candidate will be able to :

  • Collaborate and proactively engage with M&A team.

  • Be a driver of influence, and willing to address road blocks and challenges from a position of empowerment.

  • Have the ability to build relationships with other senior leaders across the Enterprise Associate & Business Solutions.

  • Understand how to build creditability in a complex organization and use the skill of influence in getting things done.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of M&A and how it impacts systems, processes, polices, as-well-as other interrelated corporate services, and the business.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of how M&A connects to the bigger picture, championing the larger version within the business.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to work across the business and partnerships

  • Previous experience developing project plans

  • Previous relevant experience leading complex initiatives in a matrixed environment

  • Previous experience with integration and execution while multitasking

  • Experience tracking and monitoring risk

  • Consistent career progression into roles of increasing responsibility and complexity

  • Demonstrated track record of introducing innovation and best practices into a complex organization producing results

  • Demonstrated creative thinker with the ability to ensure that solutions are created with end-user 'experience' being at the center of the design, planning, and implementation

  • Demonstrated business influencer that is high energy, proactive, dynamic and a committed leader who instills passion in both internal and external audiences

  • Experience leveraging resources across the enterprise

  • Previous experience operating and maintaining the health of documented processes and the quality of the experience for associates

  • Demonstrated experience in building relationships and working with various levels of leadership

  • Travel required up to 10%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree

  • Merger & Acquisition or Project Management experience desired

  • 1-2 years of relevant experience researching, analyzing, documenting, and making recommendations about potential acquisitions, joint ventures, and divestures that support an enterprise's strategic objective.

Additional Information

Why Humana?

At Humana, we know your well-being is important to you, and it's important to us too. That's why we're committed to making resources available to you that will enable you to become happier, healthier, and more productive in all areas of your life. Just to name a few:

  • Work-Life Balance

  • Generous PTO package

  • Health benefits effective day 1

  • Annual Incentive Plan

  • 401K - Immediate company match

  • Well-being program

  • Paid Volunteer Time Off

  • Student Loan Refinancing

If you share our passion for helping people, we likely have the right place for you at Humana!

Humana and its subsidiaries require vaccinated associates who work outside of their home to submit proof of vaccination, including COVID-19 boosters. Associates who remain unvaccinated must either undergo weekly negative COVID testing OR wear a mask at all times while in a Humana facility or while working in the field. Every associate and contractor who work inside a Humana facility or in the field, regardless of vaccination status, must complete a daily health-screening questionnaire. Please note: Some areas of our business, such as the Primary Care Organization including CenterWell, Conviva, Kindred at Home, onehome, SeniorBridge, Neighborhood Centers, Pharmacy Distribution Centers and others, may be required to adhere to federal, state or local or additional workplace guidelines.

Work-At-Home Requirements:

Must have the ability to provide a high speed DSL or cable modem for a home office. Associates or contractors who live and work from home in the state of California will be provided payment for their internet expense. A minimum standard speed for optimal performance of 25x10 (25mpbs download x 10mpbs upload) is required. Satellite and Wireless Internet service is NOT allowed for this role. A dedicated space lacking ongoing interruptions to protect member PHI / HIPAA information

Social Security Task:

Alert: Humana values personal identity protection. Please be aware that applicants being considered for an interview will be asked to provide a social security number, if it is not already on file. When required, an email will be sent from Humana@myworkday.com with instructions to add the information into the application at Humana's secure website.

Interview Format:

As part of our hiring process for this opportunity, we will be using an exciting interviewing technology called Modern Hire to enhance our hiring and decision-making ability. Modern Hire allows us to quickly connect and gain valuable information for you pertaining to your relevant skills and experience at a time that is best for your schedule. If you are selected for a first round interview, you will receive an email correspondence inviting you to participate in a Modern Hire interview. In this interview, you will receive a set of interview questions over your phone and you will provide recorded or text message responses to each question. You should anticipate this interview to take about 15 minutes. Your recorded interview will be reviewed, and you will subsequently be informed if you will be moving forward to next round of interviews.

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