• Sr. HR Manager

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

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    We are seeking a Sr. HR Manager in our Raleigh office 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 to separation.


    This position will be responsible for the core HR areas including recruitment, employee onboarding, performance management, employee engagement, employment law compliance, employee relations and talent attraction. The right candidate must be highly adaptable, motivated, a natural relationship builder and ready and willing to roll up their sleeves and get the job done. This is a position for a self-motivated, strategic thinker, who understands organization development and efficiency, and is a stickler for details.


    Are you passionate about helping to create a fun, collaborative and engaged work environment?  Want to help continue to build a culture that will be the envy of others? Are you a go-getter who gets their energy from building relationships and developing innovative programs? Yes? Then this role might be right up your alley…so stop reading and start applying!

    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 multiple business units in areas including, performance management, leadership development, succession planning, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, HR operations (including compensation, HRIS and benefits), and employee relations
    • Responsible for sourcing, "woo-ing", interviewing and hiring of top talent at all levels
    • Partner closely with management to thoroughly understand the needs of the business, be close to current and future hiring needs, and develop the best search strategy to identify and attract exceptional candidates in a fast growing, competitive market
    • Work closely with all levels of employees to build relationships, provide HR support and drive the business strategy
    • 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, partnering with the HR leaders, 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


    • Six plus years of generalist HR experience as well as recruiting experience
    • Proven track record in successfully implementing HR programs
    • Proven project management skills and project leadership capabilities
    • Demonstrated 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 preferred, PHR certification a plus IND13 #LI-ML1

    About Ketchum

    As a global communications consultancy with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum is a trusted partner who is equal parts creative and analytical. Ketchum is a place where all perspectives and points of view are welcome and encouraged. We are a collection of communications specialists, content creators, creatives, researchers, data analysts, media pros, digital strategists, issues and crisis counselors, and tech nerds. And we love when those worlds collide to create the very best teams and solutions for our clients. We work with the world’s leading brands, emerging start-ups, and everything in between. We are beyond proud to have created some of the most celebrated and award-winning campaigns in our industry. We’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.


    We encourage our employees to be curious, brave, inspiring, and a force for good. Let’s talk. Come belong at Ketchum!


    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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