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Senior Human Resources Manager

Posted: Monday, April 05, 2021 Full-Time


Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP is seeking a Senior Human Resources Manager to join our Houston, Texas office. This individual will formulate partnerships across the firm to deliver value added services to management and employees that reflect the core business principles of the firm while maintaining the business objectives. This position will service as a strategic partner and will help modernize and position the HR function to support the law firm of the future. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business strategy with a focus on continued improvement
  • Develop and administer programs, policies, procedures and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the firm
  • Manage complex employee relations issues; conduct thorough and objective investigations and offer recommendations for disciplinary action, performance improvement plans, and terminations
  • Provide day to day performance management guidance (e.g. coaching, counseling, etc.)
  • Remain current on related subject matter and advocate for appropriate changes to policies and procedures
  • Deliver innovative solutions to meet firm needs; lead the development and implementation of a variety of human resources projects of broad scope
  • Manage performance management, compensation, succession plans, mentoring and diversity for assigned Business Services departments
  • Maintain strong knowledge of internal health and welfare benefits as well as plan compliance and reporting requirements including, expertise with ERISA, COBRA, HIPPA, ACA, and other industry legislation
  • Lead US efforts for the global resilience, mental health and well-being program and promote financial wellness for employees
  • Monitor trends, participate in area and industry surveys, analyze survey results, and make recommendations to management
  • Remain current on HR related and legal industry subject matter and advocate for appropriate changes to policies and procedures
  • Maintain positive working relationships with internal & external customers, and vendors
  • Provide leadership and overall development of direct reports
  • Special projects, as assigned

Other duties

Please note this job description does not cover or contain all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; degree in Human Resource Management preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of related and progressively more responsible and broad-based Human Resources experience with a minimum of five years of leadership and management experience in a large, complex organization
  • Experience with health benefits, retirement benefits and total rewards programs
  • Knowledge of Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Plans
  • Strong business acumen, superior problem-solving and relationship building skills
  • Adaptable and flexible leadership style
  • Comprehensive knowledge of principles & practices of HR, including technology applications, HR regulations & compliance
  • Demonstrated skills in employee relations with strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to work independently and use sound judgment in decision making; demonstrated ability to partner and influence at all levels in the business and to be viewed as a credible, valuable source of information and integral part of management team
  • Excellent communication abilities, both written and oral
  • Strong organization and time management/project management skills necessary to prioritize multiple assignments and to meet set deadlines; ability to react quickly in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively with all levels of management, lawyers and employees
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)
  • Integrity and good judgment when handling confidential information

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status