Job ID: 7416
Updated: Nov 16, 2023
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Category: Human Resources
About Kirkland & Ellis
At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.
As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and alternative asset management; restructurings; high-stakes commercial and intellectual property litigation; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,500 lawyers) operating from 20 offices across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.
Essential Job Functions
The Senior Human Resources Manager will act in a Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) role and develop a trusted and strategic partnership with the Finance and Paralegal departments’ leadership and business services professionals to support their goals and business needs. Through collaboration with local Human Resources teams, Recruiting Business Advisors (RBA), HR Centers of Expertise (COE), and the Finance and Paralegal departments, the HRBP will act as a coach and consultant on operational and strategic HR matters and provide a solution-focused assessment of ongoing challenges and opportunities in alignment with department and Firm priorities.
The Senior Manager will demonstrate business acumen to support development and change management efforts within the Finance and Paralegal departments, while establishing and implementing best practices.
The Senior Manager will report directly to a member of the HR leadership team with accountability to the Finance and Paralegal departments’ Senior Staff members.
Essential Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Talent Acquisition & Management
Other Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills:
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