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Director of Talent & Development

| Chicago

Unique opportunity with a mobile marketing leader

We help marketers unlock new revenue by arming them with the technology and expertise they need to succeed in mobile marketing. The Vibes Mobile Engagement Platform enables marketers to easily manage all mobile communication channels including text messaging, push notifications, Apple Wallet, Google Pay and mobile web campaigns — all through a single interface. Vibes has delivered more than ten billion mobile experiences on behalf of customers that include Chipotle, Discover, Old Navy, Home Depot, PetSmart, Foot Locker and Allstate, and is recognized as one of only four Tier 1 aggregators by the Common Short Code Administration (CSCA). To learn more about Vibes, visit www.vibes.com .

Vibes is seeking a dynamic Director of Talent & Development to join our strategic Talent Team.  The top candidate will have demonstrated impact as the HRBP and Recruiter for Technology & Product teams, as well as experience designing and launching company-wide training & development programs.  In addition, our new teammate has a passion for all HR functional areas as well as the drive, smarts, and integrity to guide and optimize Vibes’ culture and talent. 

This is an exceptional opportunity to join the Talent department of a high-growth marketing technology company and to contribute to an exciting and critical chapter in Vibes’ success. This position will report directly to the SVP of Talent & Development and is located downtown Chicago at 300 W. Adams Street.


  • Strategic Talent Partner (HRBP) for multiple departments including Vibes’ dynamic technology, product & finance teams
  • Lead strategy to ensure the departments you serve continuously attract, develop and retain top performers
  • Partner with CTO, VP of Product Experience and CFO on talent programs for their divisions including resource planning, employee satisfaction & engagement, career pathing, mentoring & high potential programs, employee development and change management
  • Be a proactive change agent and continuously enact the Talent Team vision to “Be The Power Driving Vibes and Employees Reaching Their Full Potential”
  • Lead talent acquisition strategy and execution to ensure a pipeline of diverse top talent across multiple levels & departments including but not limited to software engineering, Data Warehouse/BI, IT Operations, Product Development, UI/UX and Finance & Accounting teams
  • Be seen as a trusted advisor and management coach across all levels, including new and developing managers, directors and executive team members
  • Co-lead Vibes’ Learning & Development Center of Excellence with SVP of Talent & Development
  • Lead strategy and execution for company-wide training & development program, Vibes Accelerate
  • Design & facilitate management and leadership development training and New Employee Onboarding across all teams
  • Design & implement company-wide OD initiatives and iterate and evolve existing programs to support company growth
  • Develop and execute Vibes LMS strategy and optimization with SVP of Talent & Development
  • Be seen as a leader within the Talent department and the company as a result of your business savvy, energy, positivity, solution orientation, ownership, collaboration, smarts and passion for growth and improvement
  • Directly manage 1-2 team members in the next 12 months
  • Continuously elevate internal brand of the Talent department as strategic business partners
  • Exemplify Vibes’ Core Values

 Requirements & Qualifications:

  • 10+ years Talent Partner, Recruiting and HR Generalist experience in fast paced high growth companies
  • 8+ years Full Service Recruitment experience including technology and director-level recruitment experience
  • Demonstrated success as a strategic Talent Business Partner to multiple departments, executives and employees at all levels
  • 5+ years Training & Development experience, including designing and delivering Management & Leadership Development programs
  • Experience in Digital and/or Software as a Service Industry highly preferred
  • Knowledge and passion across talent metrics & insights, talent acquisition, management & leadership development, change management, employee relations, employee satisfaction strategies, HR Operations and Comp & Benefits
  • Superior presentation and facilitation skills
  • Experience managing LMS launch and roadmap a plus
  • High level of self awareness and demonstrated ability to accept and apply feedback for personal and professional growth
  • Proven track record of effective partnership with department managers and leaders as evidenced by a passion for their teams and those teams’ challenges and opportunities
  • Ability to think several steps ahead, develop contingency plans and adjust when needed
  • Good listener balanced with ability to “push back” and challenge constructively
  • Demonstrated success managing & mentoring more junior HR & Talent professionals
  • Experience creating, vetting and implementing new HR & OD best practices, technologies and tools to increase department efficiency
  • Equally strategic and detail oriented
  • Excellent project management capabilities and ability to juggle multiple projects and work well under deadlines
  • Always “open to possibility”
  • Strong communication, project management and critical thinking skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to complete large volumes of work efficiently and effectively
  • Professional, reliable, driven and results-oriented

 Our Core Values:

  • Respect, Honesty, and Integrity for All Stakeholders
  • Always be Learning
  • Relentless Focus on the Customer
  • Never be Satisfied
  • Create Value
  • Seek Accountability and Ownership

Vibes is an equal opportunity employer that encourages and fosters diversity in the workplace.  We offer a career building experience in a fast paced organization and industry.

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300 W. Adams St., 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606

What are Vibes Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Quarterly Core Values Award • Quarterly Teamwork Award & Gift • Anniversary Gifts & Service Awards • Wellness Reimbursement • Monthly Cell Phone Reimbursement • Identity Protection Benefit • Annual Holiday Party and Family Halloween Party • Summer Fridays (Memorial Day – Labor Day) • “Welcome” Popcorn and Cookie Bouquet • Monthly Birthday Cupcakes • Charitable Match

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