• Sr. HR Manager

    Operations (Finance, HR, IT, Administration)
    US-NY-New York
    Position Type
    Full-Time Salary
  • Overview

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    We are seeking a Sr. HR Manager to help create and executive innovative HR programs that will attract talent and drive employee engagement and retention.  We are looking for a passionate HR generalist who is ready to join a fun, collaborative HR team.  This is a hands on HR role that will have responsibilities for the full employee life cycle from recruiting Talent Acquisition:

    About the Job

    • In collaboration with others, assist with creating impactful talent programs to drive attraction and retention of employees.
    • As a member of the HR team, you will provide generalist HR support across the business in areas including: performance management, leadership development, succession planning, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, HR operations (including compensation, HRIS and benefits), and employee relations.
    • Work closely with all levels of employees to build relationships, provide HR support and drive the business strategy. Experience interacting with senior management a must.
    • Monitor Performance Management Program compliance to ensure timely and valuable performance processes; help identify competency, knowledge, and talent gaps; develop specific recommendations to fill gaps.
    • Execute the day-to-day responsibilities of the HR function, including salary and new hire administration, reporting and tracking. Drive continuous improvement in all processes and systems.
    • Critically analyze current HR programs and partner with HR leaders to design, develop and implement changes to drive continuous improvement.
    • Connect and build relationships with other HR professionals across the agency network to ensure alignment and use of best practices.


    • Five plus years of HR generalist experience
    • Proven track record in successfully implementing HR programs
    • Proven project management skills and project leadership capabilities
    • Demonstrates strategic and creative thinking, with strong influencing, problem solving, mediation and decision making skills
    • Ability to build relationships with all levels of employees
    • Experience working in a fast-paced, matrixed environment
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong presentation skills
    • Agency (Digital, PR, Advertising), billable environment or service industry experience helpful
    • Bachelor’s required, PHR certification a plus



    About Ketchum

    As a global public relations and communications agency with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum builds brands and reputations for clients.  We start conversations, build communities and engage stakeholders—and have a lot of fun doing it.  We inspire and empower our people to think about products, companies, issues and challenges in a different way.   And we’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.


    We believe great ideas shatter expectations, change thinking and build brands.  We call this break through, and it’s our mission to deliver it.  How?  Very simply—our people.  By listening, cultivating diverse perspectives and rewarding fearless creativity, we’ve developed a culture of break through.  

    What we offer

    • Robust benefits program 
    • Generous time off policies 
    • Retirement program with company match 
    • Workplace flexibility 
    • Business casual dress code 
    • Workplace and off-site social gatherings 
    • Yoga @ work 
    • Professional learning and development opportunities 
    • Tuition reimbursement 
    • Paid maternity/paternity leave 
    • Transit benefits

    Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you.


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