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Business Services
19000391 Requisition #
Are you an HR professional looking to develop your career in a growing international law firm?

About the role

The purpose of this role is to lead, manage and develop the operational activity within the HR and Reward function. Through strong relationships you will work with the business and the wider HR team to design and implement appropriate commercially driven actions to support this and other firm-wide initiatives.

Reporting into the HR Director and as a member of HR leadership team you will have oversight and responsibility for firmwide Operational and Reward activity together with leadership of the HR Administration team. 
Key areas will include a strategic review of the firm’s HR technology (globally), seeking opportunities to use data to reduce risk, increase efficiency and free up our people to focus on “value add” advisory activity. You will also lead the Reward and Benefits team and further develop the firm’s Reward and Benefits strategy including undertaking a review of the resource required to run a global Reward and Benefits function and developing a firm-wide improved annual salary review process. 

About you

We are looking for an experienced HR professional with prior work experience at a senior managerial level within a professional services environment. You would have dealt with the full employee life cycle with a commercial and pragmatic approach and have extensive experience in managing the Reward process. 
You will demonstrate a strong coaching and influencing style with the skills to foster true strategic business partner relationships. You will have strong people skills with experience of managing and developing teams. A confident, calm and credible manner with a good understanding of commercial drivers will ensure your success in this role. 

About us

CMS is an international law firm with leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. We create sustainable and rewarding futures for our clients, our people and our communities.

Ranked as the world’s 5th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in over 40 countries from 70+ offices worldwide.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.

Equal opportunities

CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”).

For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.

How to apply

If you are interested please apply online or contact Tahira Choudhry, Talent Acquisition Advisor, for more information.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted. 

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