Manager, Talent Management

Overall Job Summary

As a member of the Talent Management Team, this role will collaborate and partner with the VP, Director, and other HR team members in the planning, development, implementation and administration of Talent Management strategies and programs such as performance management, talent reviews, succession planning, assessments & career development. They will create, implement, and manage talent strategies and solutions in order to achieve critical business initiatives, partnering with various stakeholders and functions to deliver solutions proactively, quickly and effectively.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Min 5%)

  • Leads and manages the execution of the annual performance management, talent review and succession planning processes, collaborating with HRIS, HR Business Partners, Total Rewards, and other key business stakeholders
  • Manage the assessment strategy, provide oversight and implementation of 360s, selection assessments, leadership assessments and associated coaching and debriefing of the assessments.
  • Lead and manage competency strategy and associated training, communication and change management.
  • Provide expertise and lead the design and implementation of manager development programs that equip our People Leaders to be more effective with the talent planning and performance management of their team.
  • Drive and manage the creation of communication and training materials for HR Business Partners and Team Members to improve understanding of talent initiatives
  • Lead continuous improvement of the Talent Management Experience for the best possible experience for our managers and Team Members.
  • Manage external vendors to develop and implement talent management and development initiatives that support the company’s objectives
  • Lead Career Pathing and Development for the company in alignment to overall HR strategy and leadership direction.
  • Drive reporting and measurements of the effectiveness of talent initiatives, including sharing insights with relevant stakeholders and adjusting as necessary

Required Qualifications

Experience: Minimum of 8 years of progressively increasing Human Resources experience in two or more specialized functions (e.g., talent management, succession management, leadership development, learning & development, performance management) with at least 3 years leading Talent Management initiatives.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related field is required.  Master’s degree or PhD in Organizational/ Industrial Psychology or related field preferred.  Experience with SAP Successfactors is strongly preferred.  Any suitable combination of education and experience will be considered.

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities

  • Strength in building trusted relationships and collaborating across teams – peers, senior leaders, and direct reports
  • Strong project  and change management skills
  • Demonstrate flex of communication and consultative styles and approach with proven ability to build credible relationships, influence and gain commitment of senior leaders, internal business partners and key stakeholders
  • Energized by innovation, ambiguity, and the need to prioritize with the end-user in mind; listens and learns from external + internal insights
  • Easily sees connections and strategic opportunities – and knows how to balance those with delivering on current priorities
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills that convey complex ideas in a simplified manner; as well as prioritization and planning skills – with strong attention to detail.
  • Experience with creating Board of Directors level presentations and materials.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Strong analytical skills and experience using and presenting data to make decisions.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively manage multiple projects with overlapping tasks
  • Proven track record of sound decision making, taking proactive ownership, and delivering results.
  • Ability to build strong relationships and influence others while working in a cross functional environment, including senior members of the business. 
  • Ability to handle responsibilities independently, while exercising good judgment in problem solving and keeping team members adequately informed.
  • Ability to see around corners thinking about both the big picture and individual needs.

Working Conditions

  • Hybrid / Flexible working conditions
  • Occasional travel required

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting
  • Standing (not walking)
  • Walking
  • Reaching overhead
  • Lifting up to 20 pounds
  • Kneeling/Stooping/Bending


This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position.  It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities.  A team member should perform all duties as assigned by his/ her supervisor.



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