Marsh & McLennan HR Leader - Pacific in Melbourne, Australia

Passion, Drive and a Proactive approach combined with your sound HR knowledge will see you set up for success in this pivotal role as Mercer continues to drive our business forward, winning new clients and retaining our existing business.

As HR Leader for Pacific, you will be the focal point for all people and cultural matters for our 2,100 Pacific colleagues, who play a key role in delivering Mercer solutions and services to over 2000 clients, with brands you’ll no doubt love and admire.

The Role: Reporting the EuroPac HR Leader regionally and locally to the CEO this position provides strategic HR leadership to a complex market. Providing direction, leadership, and developing strategy on the full range of HR areas of specialty and consult on broader business issues of workforce planning and organisational design and management.

The role is a member of the Pacific leadership team and sits on a number of our Mercer Australia boards.

Key aspects of the role:

Partner with the leadership team in driving transformational change, covering culture, organisational design, leadership development and workforce changes and act as a sounding board and advisor on all People and Culture issues Partner with leaders to identify and champion organizational and leadership development needs Provide strategic advice on recruiting, assessment and selection of senior staff (both internal and external) Manage movement of workforce in and out of the organization as the business needs change (including acquisitions) Partner with leaders to ensure strong, diverse talent pipelines Partner with the MMC Talent Acquisition CoE to meet business requirements for a qualified and diverse pool of new talent and with MMC Shared Services to ensure HR processes are efficient and of high quality. Manage the year-end compensation process Oversee the development, co-ordination and implementation of HR policies and programs and ensure compliance with legal, company and employee standards. Provide leadership and management of the HR team Qualifications Some of the key experience and attributes we’re looking for include:

Extensive knowledge of HR and experience in managing a sizeable function The ability to influence stakeholders and partners to deliver a great experience for our business as you’ll operate as an advisor on all People and Culture issues affecting our business Extensive change management experience and the ability to drive organisational change (ideally within a matrix environment) Passion, drive and a proactive approach to all areas of HR and Organisational Change Strong commercial acumen

Board experience would be beneficial (but not essential as you may be asked to complete the AICD company director course) At Mercer, we make a difference in the health, wealth and careers of 110 million people every day. Mercer’s mission is to help clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset - their people. We’re in the business of creating more secure and rewarding futures for our clients and their employees — whether we’re designing affordable health plans, assuring income for retirement, or aligning workers with workforce needs. Using analysis and insights as catalysts for change, we anticipate and understand the individual impact of business decisions, now and in the future. We see people’s current and future needs through a lens of innovation, and our holistic view, specialized expertise, and deep analytical rigor underpin each and every idea and solution we offer. For more than 70 years, we’ve turned our insights into actions, enabling people around the globe to live, work, and retire well. At Mercer, we say we Make Tomorrow, Today.

Mercer fosters an inclusive culture that elevates our people to the highest level of performance and engagement by drawing on their different personal characteristics and life experiences. This diversity enriches the solutions we bring to our clients and creates an environment in which all our employees can thrive and contribute fully to shared success. Applications will only be accepted from candidates that have the appropriate approval to work in Australia. Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Record and Bankruptcy check prior to commencement of employment MEL003EF-en