Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Teaneck


At Cognizant, we have experienced firsthand how the growing
skills gap in technology-related fields impacts employers and businesses that
rely on high-skilled technology talent. It is a growing gap that affects all
aspects of the U.S. economy, and, American competitiveness on the global stage.
To advance this effort, the Global Workforce Strategy and
Economic Development team works with various partners to cultivate qualified
technology talent that we can hire into our organization. Economic incentives
help to fund these programs to support our continued growth and expansion.
Pursuits and negotiations include a multi-step process that consults government
affairs, business units, corporate communications, human resources, tax, and
real estate - all with exposure to Cognizant executive leadership team.
The Associate Director works directly with and reports to
the Senior Director of Workforce Strategy and Economic Development (office of
COO) to pursue and manage the company’s portfolio of incentive awards, compliance
with program requirements, and key economic development relationships. In this
role, you will be responsible for leading the annual Site Selection Process to
determine locations to establish new Digital Hubs or expand existing Hubs. You
will lead a team to provide data on our economic footprint across North America
and highlight trends, metrics and measures to the Cognizant Digital Hub leaders
and Talent Acquisition teams.
Pursuit of global economic incentives and compliance
support (50%)
Responsible for reviewing,
researching, and applying for various workforce and job creation
incentives program globally that may be available to Cognizant.
Assist in preparing
economic and public policy research for proposals and pursuits of economic
incentives globally.
Build quantitative models
to determine if Cognizant meets program requirements and compare the value
of various incentive programs.
Act as a liaison with the
external audit, payroll, and tax teams to ensure accuracy of headcount,
wage, and tax reporting, as well as the revenues from economic incentive
Maintain compliance with
all awarded workforce and job creation incentive programs.
Prepare monthly/quarterly
monitoring on the progress made to meet the requirements contract requirements
(e.g. headcount target, average wage target).
Report on
headcount/demographic data in each location of interest on a quarterly
basis and as needed.
Collect and update
Cognizant’s economic footprint in each geography.
Set up processes with
various business partners (e.g. HRSS, CSR, Tax, etc.) to improve the
quality of data used in public policy activity.
Work with cross-functional
teams to collect and report on data.
Assist in creating ad hoc
research reports.
Data and reporting support for Talent Demand and
Cognizant Digital Hubs Planning (50%)
Work collaboratively with
the Talent Supply teams to gather and analyze resource demand.
Support the demand
pipeline for CDH’s (Cognizant Digital Hub) locations, by providing
business teams with insights on prospective locations and relevant
marketing collateral.
Monitor the utilization,
productivity, and effectiveness of CDH’s.
Promote overall data
quality and assist in managing the company’s workforce data; run regular
audits, report issues, and see them through to resolution.
Provide support,
analytical or otherwise, as needed to solve complex problems and assist
with projects/initiatives across various disciplines including talent
acquisition, talent management, compensation planning and analysis, and employee
Overall expectations:
You are a creative,
outgoing, analytical thinker who has proven project management skills and
who can manage a variety of highly visible projects and reporting.
You have the ability to
fulfill all duties with a high degree of integrity, professionalism and
Coordinate the above
activities with other members of the Workforce Strategy and Economic
Development, Operations, Legal, Communications, and Government Affairs
Lead by example in
adhering to Cognizant’s cultural values
Experience and skills
A minimum of 5 years’
relevant experience in disciplines including corporate operations, project
management, and business

About the company

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 100 development and delivery centers worldwide and approximately 221,700 employees as of December 31, 2015, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.

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