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Senior Manager - Global Human Resources

Location:
Alexandria, Virginia, 22306, United States
Posted:
May 19, 2017

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A trusted advisor and people connector, I am naturally curious and love learning; solution-driven, partnership-prone and strategic HR professional looking for a world class employer who is seeking to hire a strong HR performer & leader with a solid track record of building bridges, finding solutions, adding value to global & domestic organizations while providing high-level & timely advice to clients, developing strong business relationships and promoting the culture and policies of the organization. My areas of expertise include:

Managing Domestic & Global Talent Acquisition/Staffing

Organizational Development, M&A, Innovation

Employee Relations, Mediation & Investigations

Metrics / HR Analytics /Competencies modeling

Business & Operations Process Re-engineering

Employee Performance & Change Management

Total Rewards, Morale & Staff Communication

Presentations & Professional Development Facilitation

US Domestic and International Benefits / DBA

Workforce Training/ Coaching & Mapping

US Domestic & International Employment Laws (Africa, Middle East, Asia, South America, Easter Europe)

Compensation studies & Salary Negotiations

Continuous Process Improvement & HR Audits

Global legal compliance & Service Agreements

USAID; DSSR; DoS; Local employment regulations

Global Mobility and Relocation

FLUENT: Arabic, French, English.

EDUCATION

2014 – 2017 MBA / HR Management Concentration California Coast University - USA

September 2015 Master course – Professional Branding Cornell University - USA

June 2014 Immunity to Change (Assessment/Action) Harvard University - USA

November 2013 International Organizations Management (U.N) University of Geneva - Switzerland

May 2013 Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations Vanderbilt University - USA

January 2011 Graduate course: International Business Ashworth University - USA

July 2008 AS’ Human Resources Management, Ashworth University - USA

July 1999 BS’ Business Administration / HR concentration, Institut Superieur International de Tangier - Morocco

1997-1999 Publication: “Research Study: On the Job-training within the hospitality industry in Morocco”

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

COUNTERPART INTERNATIONAL – ARLINGTON VA 2/2015-PRESENT

Sr. Manager of Global HR

Key leader responsible for the strategic vision and tactical implementation of the Global HR philosophy under the Chief Operating Officer: aligning HR objectives to organizational goals and managing a portfolio of domestic and international projects and clients, supporting and advising managers, individuals and teams on a range of HR disciplines.

Overseeing the HR operations for 23 USAID, DOL and USDA projects implementation in 20 countries and in excess of $60 million in awards.

Established a stronger Global HR culture through effective cross-functional collaboration with program leaders at the HQ office, the Chiefs of Party and the HR representatives in the field, with a focus on continuous process improvement and communication.

Build & develop the capacity and technical skills of the Global HR staff in 26 projects and 2 generalists in the US.

Lead HR Ethics and employee relations investigations in various countries (Yemen, Afghanistan, Morocco) and provide recommendation for final resolution and prevention.

In charge of the oversight of the employment life cycle of all US expatriate and Third country nationals posted outside the US.

Achievements

Designed and implemented the first International Allowances Policy through buy-in from six key departments, which reduced the unallowable costs of expatriate compensation, allowed clean sheet audits, streamlined bids/proposals budgeting as well as improved recruiting process through consistent, uniformed offer packages with pre-determined costs.

Established the company’s HR global audit process to identify and correct classification, recruiting and termination compliance deficiencies, within the legal local contexts which created the necessary awareness for local HR staff.

Launched the Global HR community through the internal social platform (Yammer) for real-time collaboration and was credited with the establishment and capacity strengthening of the Global HR Team through effective hiring and technical training of local HR practitioners in 75% of the field offices.

Successfully implemented the Field HRIS Data Integrity establishing a system capturing accurate organizational headcounts reducing our global staffing data errors by 40%.

Established the company’s first Field Office Ethics & Compliance Handbook to non-US staff.

Lead the negotiation and acquisition of a new Compliance and Hotline provider with a savings value of $20,000 over 2 years.

Designed and implement country-based recruiting, compensation and incentive programs for field staffs in 11 countries with historically high litigation of terminated staff. The new policy resulted in a reduction of legal cases by 70%.

In collaboration with the COO, manage the company’s staff re-classification as a result of the compensation study and analysis performed in July 2016, to align with the upcoming FLSA update and the annual merits, promotions and equity’s adjustments.

Reduced the field turnover rate by 20% and increased staff retention using internal movement and cross-functional training of staff.

Using the Lominger Method, developed and launched the Leadership Training program for Senior international country leads as well as newly promoted managers.

PACT INC. – WASHINGTON DC 2/2014-2/2015

Global HR Manager

Key leader responsible for the roll out of the strategic HR plan worldwide under the direct supervision of the HR Director: aligning HR objectives to organizational goals and managing a portfolio of global business units, supporting and advising individuals and teams throughout the company on a range of HR matters to ensure alignment with company and local regulations. As the HQ HR Manager, I was overseeing the HR operations for USAID and other donors ‘funded project worth over $100 million in awards in over 30 nations.

Overseeing the HR operations for USAID and USDA projects implementation in 25 countries and in excess of $75 million in awards. Achievements

Project leader in charge of the assessment, study, buy-in and successful deployment of various HR related systems with a long term and global value proposition to our internal stakeholders.

Oversee the global talent acquisition process and train junior recruiter on key regulations and practices within USG awards.

Full cycle HR Global support to the Expatriate employees working in over 24 countries from orientation, relocation to exit.

Lead the system and process assessment and improvement with the payroll manager to reduce payment processing to 5 steps

Streamline the execution of the international assignees total compensation and benefits election.

Partner as the Global HR consultant with technical leads for bids, awards, recruiting events, staffing and all staff related actions.

In charge of the data collection and delivery of the Quarterly HR metrics with notable outcomes: reduce onboarding length and costs, decreases turnover and better information sharing to field offices.

Relationship Manager between HR & Global relocation firms which led to standardization of process and lower negotiated rates.

HR Advisor to Programs Directors on international employment matters including project start-up and close out, talent acquisition, layoffs, redundancies payments, notices, localization, taxation, employee’s entitlements under local laws resulting in low legal fees.

ABT ASSOCIATES INC. – BETHESDA, MD 2/2012 – 11/2013

Sr. HR Generalist - International

Direct report to the International HR Director delivering tactical, strategic and proactive HR expertise to global clients in over 23 countries to support USAID Global projects world-wide.

Closely support the recruiting team & hiring managers in sourcing and reviewing candidates as well as finalizing the offer packages for US domestic, expatriate, third country and local county staff members.

Advise program Directors on local employee’s entitlements and close down requirements to avoid litigation and expenses.

Achievements

Successfully introduced the HRIS Data Integrity system and reduced my clients’ error rates by 70%.

Lead the revamping of the Employee Exit process to include system assessment and new vendor recommendations.

Responsible for developing the retention and transition package for international staff resulting in quick outplacement.

Successfully conduct international investigations leading to actionable recommendations and no legal proceedings.

Increase HR efficiency through removal of 35 obsolete process maps & redesign over 100 HR processes & a new repository.

Project Lead for internal HR initiatives; Coach, & develop the two HR Coordinators into Generalists.

Contribute to the restructuring of the HR Operations and creation of the HR Shared Services as a one stop for HR transactions.

DYNCORP INTERNATIONAL / GLS - FALLS CHURCH, VA 12/2007 – 2/2012

Human Capital Principal Generalist

Single HR Partner during start up in charge of all HR operations, department staffing, procedures and processes implementation. Direct report to the HCM Director, overseeing the development and delivery of tactical & strategic HR initiatives to domestic & global clients by partnering directly with Country Managers & technical leaders to support the mission, drive people strategies and manage change initiatives while leveraging data and metrics to improve current operations & identify future organization needs.

Key member of various HR milestones: the compensation strategy, the performance merit program; the manager’s trainings, global recruiting, legal/ER investigations & disciplinary actions, international benefits, HRIS Data Integrity & employee’s integration.

Achievements

Team Lead to select the screening vendor, train users to successfully verify 200+ candidates/ week & reduce costs by 20%.

Successfully led a diverse & globally dispersed HR team of 7 and reduce operating costs by $32K annually.

Coordinate the HR operations and staffing plans for exit from Iraq and entry into Afghanistan

Revamp the Talent Acquisition process & reduce time-to-fill by 10 days.

Successfully conduct and resolve over 45 investigations and reduce hotline resolutions time from 90 days to 15 days.

Create and manage the company’s first HR Metrics Dashboard for weekly analysis, reporting and action plans.

Successfully implement the compensation standards and ensure full legal compliance of 130 job descriptions & contracts.

Design the 1st Global Labor Laws repository through translation and monitoring of Arabic text laws.

THE RENDON GROUP, INC. – WASHINGTON DC 4/2004 – 12/2007

Deputy Director HR & Administration

●Responsible for implementing the HR strategy in direct collaboration with the HRD and the CFO supporting various US Government contracts; driving corporate and strategic change initiatives and implementing a new workforce design converting all independent contractors to employees with benefits. Achievements

Accurately processed regular and year end invoices/payroll for over 75 consultants and employees with no errors.

Successfully managed the monthly financial review cycle for the CFO’s approval and submission, ensuring 30-day payments and compliance with the GSA and DFAS/WAWF systems.

Organizational planning and space set up for employees and consultants for optimum utilization of space and energy resources

Manage staff deployments, international allowances and medical requirements while maintaining confidentiality of records.

Manage the full life-cycle recruiting, benefits administration & separation for staff & contractors in/outside the US.

Support the CFO during RFPs and DCAA audits; contribute to the creation of the Employee handbook.

SERANA GROUP, LLC – ARLINGTON, VA (PERSONAL SMALL BUSINESS) 2004 – 2008

Founder; HR Principal Consultant

●HR & Small Business Consultant, assisting companies with US-based and deployed personnel create & evaluate policies and procedures to ensure optimum organizational efficiency, design HR operations manuals, assess staffing/organizational needs, ensure compliance with US regulations;

●Full cycle talent acquisition partner for small business companies targeting international talent and expertise; as well as administrative, corporate finance/accounting, HR/administrative vacancies.

●Design trainings for employees & managers; manage a team of contractors and temporary staff in the US and overseas.

SARAH TOURING, LLC – ALEXANDRIA, VA 2001-2003

U.S Operations Project Manager

●Manage all aspects of the travel operations with external clients, vendors, global partners and the overseas locations.

●Supervise the permanent and contingent workforce and design streamlined HR processes, reducing hiring costs by 40%.

●Develop new marketing strategy & branding campaign acquiring 17 new business clients.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Task Force

Member, HR Leadership Council – Corporate Executive Board

Professional Member, Society for Human Resources Management since 2007

CERTIFICATIONS

The Lominger System – The Leadership Architect (KF)

HR Generalist Certification (SHRM)

Facilitative Leadership Certification

Successful Workplace Investigation

Defense Finance & Accounting Services Certification

Compliance (100+ hours): SOX, FMLA, OFCCP, FAR, DCAA, FLSA…

QuickBooks Intuit Certification

Taxation Management: US Expatriates, International Assignees, & Your Organizational Risk

Introduction to Lean Six Sigma

USAID Awards and Compliance – HR Rules

International Human Resources for Non profits

LANGUAGES & SYSTEMS

Fluent in English; Native in French and Arabic;

MS Office, Outlook, Mac OS, Oracle HRIS, IGraphix, Process Central, Vizio, Yammer, Time and Labor System, Hire Right, HR Plus,

EthicsPoint, Taleo, Deltek, ADP, Ultipro, Unanet, Deltek QuickBooks, Cornerstone, Proben, PeopleSoft, SharePoint, Oracle,, MSXP,

FileMaker Pro6, System 21, Argo, Emerald, Marsha, Holidex, Sabre, Amadeus and social media.

WORK related TRAVEL

Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Kenya, Zambia, Morocco, Canada, Continental U.S.



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