Job Opportunity For Senior Manager- HR At The Apprentice Project In Pune /Mumbai

Website The Apprentice Project (TAP)


Role Summary

Location -Pune/Mumbai OR Remote (visit the city of placement once every 4 months).

Time Commitment – Full Time

Reporting to – HR Director

Minimum Work Experience -5+ years

Compensation -8.90 – 13.80 LPA (inclusive of EPF & Medical Insuranc


Key Job Areas:

Organizational Development:

● Support managers and teams in business delivery through enhancing their capability to manage their people, implement change and build relations with key stakeholders (internal and external)

● Lead and drive the people, culture and engagement plan for the organization

● Focusing on designing and implementing the performance management system of the organization

● Building processes within the people, operations & talent acquisition teams and introduction of tools for easy management of pipeline and processes

● Set up and maintain robust representation and escalation systems from ground to the Board

● Work in cross-functional projects with varied organizational dependencies

● Have a strategic outlook towards talent acquisition, people development, career pathways and its alignment with the organization

● Work closely with TAP leadership and employees to build work relationships, creating a culture of trust, respect and transparency between the management and employees

● Ensure adequate and updated HR policies, including regular internal communications

● Play the role of Manager in case of unplanned/untimely exit of a Manager across roles within the organization


Talent Acquisition:

● Determine HR needs, lead recruitment and onboarding efforts to attract the best talent

● Assist talent acquisition with identifying and hiring top talent

● Personally overlook all senior level/leadership hiring

● Build processes to ensure smooth onboarding, training and exit of team members

● Design, develop and implement recruitment strategies, including process flow and procedures

● Assess people required for successful implementation of the strategic plan

● Liaison with external partners to bring in the right resources

● Work on overall recruitment branding and culture branding of the organization

Talent Retention:

● Design and lead a comprehensive performance evaluation process to assess employees on technical acumen, attributes and alignment with TAP values

● Design and lead a strong professional development mechanism – to meet training needs, mentor staff and ensure appropriate career development tracks

● Plan initiatives to improve employee engagement and build a sense of connectedness among employees

● Design and execute Change Management systems to support organization through its fast paced scaling goals

● Set up and maintain robust representation and escalation systems from ground to the Board

● Drive the planning and budgeting for the vertical every quarter

● Proactively resolve operational inefficiencies and manage conflict resolution


Program and Policy of the Organization:

● Document the culture of the organization and the diversity we bring as a team for future recruits

● Work closely with the team leads and founders to ensure goal setting and compensation planning

● Build regular programs to ensure learning and development of team members along with focused programs for specialists

● Succession planning for mid to senior positions and creating processes for documentation and handovers

● Ensure policies are implemented smoothly and tweaking/ building new policies to meet the team’s needs and expectations

● Provide feedback on managerial decision making as a core part of the team

● Maintain knowledge of laws, regulations and best practices in employment law, human resources, and talent management

● Research, develop and implement competitive compensation, benefits, performance appraisal and employee incentive programs

● Collaborate with executive leadership to define the organization’s long-term mission and goals; identify ways to support this mission through talent management

● Identify key performance indicators for the organization’s human resource and talent management


Learning and Development:

● Create a culture of high performance by supporting those who are unable to meet goals and studying patterns of those exceeding expectations

● Recognize high performers in the organization

● Manage and expand client relationships

● Ensure optimal bandwidth for efficient delivery of organization’s programs throughout the year

● Setup and engage alumni networks for the organization

● Manage large distributed teams of Strategists, Fellows and Volunteers, spread across the footprint

● Proactively resolve operational inefficiencies and manage conflict resolution

● Work in cross-functional teams on core organizational projects which involve collaboration across verticals

● Lead employee relations and safety and wellness programs


People Management Operations:

● Support in benefits management and payroll administration including system management, data record-keeping and contract management for staff, independent contractors and volunteers

● Ensure compliance to applicable Labor Laws and policy administration

● Ensure documentation related to all core functions, including correspondence and letters, staff files and related documentation are in place


Qualifications & Experience:

● 5+ years of experience in HR practices or aligned fields

● Experience of working on projects gained working within a professional services firm, global

consultancy firm and/or large private and/or public sector organizations

● A track record of strong coaching, conflict management and influence up, down and across the


● Experience in managing small to medium teams within a complex environment

● A strong background with HR Business Partner accountabilities including change management,

consulting agility, and organization design

● Experience of building and leading an engaged team

● Bachelor’s/Post Graduation Diploma/Master’s Degree in Business, Economics, Human Resource

Management, or other relevant field



● HR transformation

● Project management

● Senior stakeholder management

● Leadership alignment


Desired Competencies:

● Data-driven

● Action-oriented

● Passionate about leadership skill-building in children

● Is an organized thinker

● Able to manage difficult situations


Compensation is provided at par with the sector benchmark for this position in alignment with the

individual’s prior experience and qualifications.

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