Director Mergers and Acquisitions (Follansbee)


: $93,600.00 - $140,300.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

Director Mergers and Acquisitions at LABORATORY CORP OF AMERICA HOLDINGS

Location Burlington, North Carolina Job ID 19-83002

This role is an integral part of the Global HR M&A team and will report to the VP M&A-Diagnostics and will be a key HR resource for all mergers and acquisitions, working with the HR Business Partner leading the specific M&A effort. Leveraging strong HR operations and business partner experience, the individual will be responsible for successfully managing all HR related due diligence matters and integration.

This role functions as the HR mergers and acquisition SME and works in partnership with the HRBP for the business and is closely involved in project planning (pre and post-acquisition), partnering with members of the deal team to raise any due diligence HR compliance issues, HR COE leaders, Finance, Legal and other functions on aspects of the deal (from concept to integration). Serves a critical role in planning and managing M&A projects.

Key responsibilities

  • Develops HR best practices on processes that will be utilized during all merger and/or acquisition initiatives, both domestic and international, continuously improving the deal execution and integration processes.
  • Works with the designated HRBP lead on M&A team meetings and partners with Global HR organization and HR Centers of Excellence on due diligence and analysis. Ensures all HR efforts are coordinated and operational HR risks are identified and addressed during due diligence and integration.
  • Provides expertise, strategic consulting as well as thought leadership to help drive effective people strategies for each deal and influence deal negotiations accordingly.
  • Responsible for enhancing the structure of the HR M&A due diligence process, including integration checklists, project templates, best practices and project management tools pertaining to HR.
  • Serves as a liaison to ensure smooth integration of mergers and acquisitions into the organization, providing valuable insight on integration of HR processes and practices, including but not limited to organizational design, compensation and benefits.
  • Analyzes target company data to identify key HR-related financial exposures in a due diligence context, including those related to compensation and benefits plans.
  • Provides assistance in managing projects and supporting HR initiatives designed to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the Global HR Team, including but not limited to compensation, benefits, data analytics and HR operations.

Basic qualifications

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of HR experience, including experience in mergers and acquisitions.
  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in HR or similar field.
  • Demonstrated minimum of 3 years project/program management experience.
  • SHRM certification desired

Other requirements and preferred qualifications

  • Expertise in acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, recruiting, HR generalist, and or compensation/stock programs preferred.
  • Completion of formal project management training preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communications and strong presentation skills.
  • Experience reviewing HR policy and benefits documents.
  • Strong cross-cultural skills to be able to effectively interact with senior leadership as well as represent LabCorp to external company senior management.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.


Bachelor's Degree, preferably in HR with 7-10+ years of HR experience. Demonstrated minimum of 3 years' project/program management experience.


Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm and as business needs require

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