People Operations Manager

New York, United States | Internal | Full-time

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COMPANY OVERVIEW

Acquis is proud to be consistently recognized as a leading management consulting firm. These accolades validate our core values, and commitment to excellence. Acquis is a global consulting firm specializing in strategy and implementation. We help ambitious organizations solve business challenges that enable sustainable growth and healthy efficiency. We do this by not just designing strategies but also putting them to work.   

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

As People Operations Manager, you will be responsible for helping develop, motivate and retain the team at Acquis.  You will act as champion for the company culture and will support the company executives and team leaders, allowing the company to develop and grow.  In this role you will be responsible for HR related activities and will report to the Chief Operating Officer. 

One of our core values is “People First”.  Accordingly, we have created a “second family” environment where each individual has an opportunity and obligation to contribute to our shared success.   We measure this success not only through our delivery excellence but through the satisfaction of the people that work here.  We believe that we have created a unique environment that balances autonomy with responsibility, offering the ability to learn by doing while providing a careful balance of oversight.  Acquis is a learning organization that is built on the premise that our employees can add value from day one.  

People Operations partners with all areas of the company to help support our people and build our organization.  This will include working with the recruitment coordinator to source the best talent, oversight of our benefits programs, and managing programs that help develop and retain staff.  

This position is a key role in the company, involving both strategy and execution to continue building our strong people-oriented culture at Acquis.    

The ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator, a strong collaborator, and someone who is prepared to both ideate and turn those ideas into a reality.  They will thrive in an entrepreneurial, results-oriented, growing business environment.

 

SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working with the leadership team, you will own Human Resources related activities.
  • Over time, you will take on more responsibility within the PeopleOps organization, such as oversight of the Employee Experience, Learning & Development and Diversity Inclusion Efforts
  • Provide human resources support and consultation across the business on the most complex people issues, supporting staff, managers and executives in all related areas and regions including: recruitment, performance management, rewards and recognition, and people development
  • Provide useful data to help guide decision making, and allow the company to learn from the data and scale effectively and efficiently
  • Provide leadership on people related issues and policies across the company.
  • Be able to communicate at all levels in the company

 

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required
  • A minimum of three years of human resource management experience preferred

 

SKILLSET AND EXPERIENCE

Preferred professional backgrounds include but are not limited to:

  • 5-10 years of HR experience working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience managing a People Operations or HR function.
  • Ability to challenge conventional approaches, continuously improve, and contribute to the build of a unique approach.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent knowledge of HRIS systems.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS and talent management systems.

 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Well-rounded – wide range of interests and an exceptional work ethic
  • Positive – upbeat outlook on work and career
  • Adaptive – varied skill set that can fit into a variety of situations
  • Quick-learning – high comfort-level with non-repetitive projects and new challenges
  • Results-oriented – exceptional ability to excel in a small organization (e.g., independent, motivated, proactive)
  • Customer-focused – mental agility to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Quick-thinking – strategic thinking that delivers results
  • Flexible – resilient interpersonal talents and poise to manage change
  • Collaborative – intuitive team player who can collaborate and communicate