Wolters Kluwer Senior Manager - HR Business Partner in Kennesaw, Georgia

Wolters Kluwer (www.wolterskluwer.com) is a global leader in professional information services. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world. Headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, we serve customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion.

Wolters Kluwer combines deep domain knowledge with specialized technology. Our portfolio offers software tools coupled with content and services that customers need to make decisions with confidence. Every day, our customers make critical decisions to help save lives, improve the way we do business, build better judicial and regulatory systems. We help them get it right.

As a Senior HR Manager, you will support 2 business segments within our Tax and Accounting North American operations. You will be an integral part of the business team specifically partnering with leaders to translate business strategies and objectives into tangible human capital plans and executing against those priorities. You will address the critical elements of organizational effectiveness, including workforce planning and analytics, talent and performance management strategies, the people dimension of transformation and change management, employee relations and the lead for local implementation of global HR initiatives. You will also help improve key components of change leadership, including leadership development, process or technology adoption, and culture. You will be accountable for facilitating effective relationships with human resource shared services centers, as well as business leaders.

In this role, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Define the segment HR strategic plan based upon business and global HR priorities. Implement the strategy and manage programs designed to drive efficient operations and results of the business.

  • Consult with senior leadership on talent and organizational implications of business objectives and provide expertise on maximizing the results of the organization's talent resources. Lead annual and quarterly workforce planning efforts (in conjunction with recruitment) to assure we have the right capabilities in the organization at the right time.

  • Lead annual HR processes such as talent management & succession planning, employee engagement action plans, performance management, and annual compensation planning (including base, short-term incentives as well as sales compensation).

  • Coach employees and managers to drive desired business results and assure effective career development plans.

  • Review non-merit salary changes, promotional approvals and equity reports to ensure compliance and equity within the organization.

  • Consult, support and recommend appropriate actions for employee relations, investigations, dispute resolution, and performance management issues in conjunction with the Employee Relations function.

  • Partner with Human Resource Centers of Excellence (COE) to implement programs and initiatives that fit unique business needs. Partner with our Human Resource Service Center for operational support.

  • Facilitate training workshops, as needed.

As a top candidate, you will have knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Proven expertise in developing client relationships at each level in the organization as well as develop and execute against annual human capital plans.

  • Advanced working knowledge of human resource functional areas (employee relations, performance. and talent management, career pathing, compensation, engagement, change management, organization design/effectiveness, etc) with ability to coach & guide others through processes.

  • Proven experience in investigating and recommending resolution for simple to complex workplace issues based on a best practices approach, which includes proper documentation, tracking, and trend reporting and analysis.

  • Ability to understand organizational metrics and reporting to identify trends and make recommendations for action.

  • Must be current on human resources-related federal, state, local and company rules and regulations.

  • Working within a distributed Shared Service Human Resource model.

  • PeopleSoft or other similar HRIS or ERP application.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or related field.

  • Minimum 10 years of progressive Human Resource Generalist experience supporting a designated client group preferably in a professional services B2B environment; 3 years' experience developing and executing against a strategic HR plan, and 3 years supporting variable compensation planning processes (bonus and commissions)

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills including facilitation and presentation experience

  • Problem solving, diagnostic and consulting skills; Ability to use practical common sense and translate data to make decisions and determine priorities

  • Ability to influence and drive results through others at all levels in the organization

  • Ability to drive organizational change while coaching managers through the process

  • Demonstrated project management skills

  • Ability to react with a sense of urgency

  • Ability to manage significant workload with multiple concurrent deliverables

  • Familiarity with human resource automated processes

  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (including Excel & PowerPoint)

  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred


Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.

Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

For more information about our solutions and organization, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions, and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


For any assistance with your application for this job opening, please call the HR Source at (888) 495-4772 or email HRSource@WoltersKluwer.com. TTY is also available at 888 (495) 4771.

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