The US Immigration Manager partners at all levels of the company to ensure the successful execution of our current and future US immigration strategy. The ideal candidate will have significant previous experience leading an immigration program in-house at a fast-growing multinational company and/or in a US immigration attorney role at a law firm. Strong vendor management/partnership and demonstrated success independently managing multiple activities for a large US immigration program are required. The successful candidate will be pivotal to the program running smoothly across the various insourced and outsourced operations teams and maintaining compliance with government regulations - all the while delivering a premium people experience.
Provide in-depth counsel with analysis of US immigration processes, identification of process and policy gaps, drafting of policy and process revisions and assist with the implementation of new or revised programs
Independently manage vendor relationship to deliver premium employee experience. This includes ensuring overall compliance in filing immigration petitions while partnering on strategic initiatives to ensure innovation
Lead a team of experienced immigration professionals to partner deeply with business units and People team
Provide consultations on the most complex and high-level matters to develop strategies to mitigate risk and provide timely solutions
Lead or Partner on specialized projects with strategic focus on US immigration policy, vendor selection and performance management, stakeholder education and consultation/advising and implementing, maintaining and reporting on immigration policy matters
Ensure that our vendors and internal partners provide a high-quality experience to employees, managers and business stakeholders by leveraging internal shared services and outsourced partners for transactional activity while focusing themselves on more strategic initiatives
Role model partnership and collaboration at all levels with internal stakeholders, to deliver our high bar of people experience
Provide critical subject matter expertise for corporate development activity, i.e., mergers and acquisitions. Ability to manage transitions related to M&A activity independently and quickly
Lead various internal reviews or audits of immigration data, processes and policies
Develop and deliver company-wide education materials, seminars, Q&A's, etc.
Collaborate with growing global mobility team on other team initiatives and projects as assigned
Expected to take on additional program ownership in the immigration area as team scales to meet company growth needs
Ability to travel as needed
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in immigration, Human Resources or directly related field
8+ years working in a technical role within US immigration with industry in-house immigration and mobility program experience or law firm experience
Working knowledge of all US visa types, processes and the experience reviewing case facts to determine the optimal filing type
Experience influencing all levels of leadership and leading industry transforming practices across all vendors and to articulating immigration matters to leadership and/or stakeholders
Project management skills across multiple disciplines and stakeholders driving projects from conception to implementation
Experience in exercising independent judgment and discretion while utilizing company policies and practices to determine appropriate action. Experience analyzing situations and spotting potential issues
Attention to detail and accuracy and working with highly confidential data. Experience absorbing/retaining large amounts of data
Communication skills and experience handling sensitive matters with tact and diplomacy
Experience working independently but contributing within a team environment
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