People M&A Deal Lead

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

We are looking for an HR M&A Deal Lead to join our global People Team. In this role you will Drive the People strategy and operational aspects of global mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, or divestitures. You will design and execute an outstanding employee experience through effective planning and delivery, and your work will cut across various areas and all phases of M&A - from diligence to post-merger integration. You have a solutions-oriented mindset, are curious, open-minded, structured and can adapt your communication to different stakeholders.

You Will: 

  • Drive people-related decisions across the broader M&A Ecosystem

  • Lead the People workstream on all diligence and integration related efforts during the M&A process including culture assessment, org design, and people operations.

  • Partner closely with our Corporate Development Team, cross functional project managers, as well as lead the people team through the various stages of the deal, from  diligence to post-merger integration execution.

  • Serve as the point of contact for the People team with the target company to ensure a world-class employee experience throughout the engagement

  • Advise on new M&A opportunities, risks, and trends while developing strategy and action plans to help us continuously improve and evolve our people-centric integration approach

  • Develop a strong partnership, and collaborate closely with leaders across the People team, and the business to identify and solve complex cross-functional challenges related to people integration, including compensation, benefits, leveling, payroll, recruiting, onboarding, employment law, corporate tax, etc

  • Build out and continuously improve HR M+A practices and integration capabilities by identifying and developing process improvements, best practices, playbooks, and tools to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the team and improve the quality of the integration efforts


You have:

  • 8 years of relevant experience as an HR Business Partner and/or with M&A integration

  • Experience in a People M&A role strongly preferred

  • Experience leading global or regional change initiatives

  • Strong understanding of central HR specialist functions: Compensation, Benefits, Stock, Talent acquisition, etc

  • An executive presence, with the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to deliver results on time with a high level of accuracy during fast-paced deals

  • Ability to prioritize, communicate on top-level risks and requirements, and propose mitigation approaches

  • Self-starter who can thrive in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment

  • Experience working in matrixed, global organizations

  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to connect with a variety of senior executives throughout the business

  • Ability to zoom in on details as well as zoom out to the bigger picture, making it easy for others to follow your lead

  • Familiarity with industry-standard project management tools

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.


We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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