Director, Talent Management at KeHE Distributors (West Suburbs, IL)

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The culture at KeHE is unique and transformative. Our purpose statement as a company is that "We Serve to Make Lives Better." Serving is at the core of who we are, and reflected in the way we lead, the way we treat our customers, the decisions we make about people, and the way we give back to the world around us. By staying true to these values, our company has created a unique and special working environment for our people that has fueled record growth for over a decade, that shows no signs of slowing down in the years to come.

The Director, Talent Management will oversee the enterprise talent management and employee engagement programs within the human resource function, including Talent & Succession Planning, Performance Management, and enterprise continuous listening, life-cycle survey, and e ngagement survey programs.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with senior executives and HR to understand KeHE strategic talent needs.
  • Direct the creation of a talent management strategy to continually improve KeHE talent.
  • Lead cyclical talent & succession planning, and performance management programs.
  • Assist with preparation and facilitation of succession planning at the executive level and support HRBPs in conducing talent review and succession processes and discussions.
  • Continuously improve talent processes drawing on best and next practices.
  • Ensure talent programs support diversity and inclusion strategies and outcomes.
  • Oversee an enterprise program of continuous listening and employee engagement.
  • Identify and design lifecycle and other ad-hoc surveys to support HR and KeHE priorities.
  • Maintain cutting-edge subject matter expertise in talent management & engagement.
  • Lead and manage others to execute on talent management and engagement goals.
  • Source and manage relationships with third party providers/vendors as needed.
  • Ensure change management, communications, and training are in place to educate HR, leaders and employees on talent management and engagement programs as needed.

Essential Functions

Other Area of Support:

  • Guide the linkage of talent program and data analytics to find new ways to derive second order value from talent data
  • Educate other members of the Human Resource team and business leadership on best practices related to talent management and engagement
  • Performs all other duties as assigned to support the Human Resource function and KeHE

Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a preference for an advanced degree in a related field (e.g., M.A./M.S. in Human Resources, I-O Psychology, or Business Management).
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience, with a preference for 10+ years of experience
  • Strong track record of successfully designing and implementing innovative strategic talent management programs and processes throughout a large organization
  • Expert in presentation and communication skills
  • Expert in analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Experience leading and managing others
  • Strong business acumen and ability to link business needs with talent strategies
  • Ability to develop highly effective relationships at all levels both internally and externally
  • Ability to engage and influence senior leaders and other key stakeholders
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel to manage and manipulate data
  • Ability to use PowerPoint to communicate information and guide decisions
  • Strong project management and time management skills
  • Exhibits a growth mindset; open to coaching and feedback; continuously learns
  • Demonstrates a passion for the unique mission and values of KeHE
  • Preference for advanced knowledge of research methods and applied statistics

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Easy commute off of I-88 | Walking distance to variety of food options | LA Fitness in the complex (where you get a major discount) | ample parking | 100% Remote work for most IT jobs, otherwise "Hybrid"

An Insider's view of KeHE Distributors

What’s the vibe like in the office?

KeHE is the perfect blend of hard work and diverse culture while maintaining a vibe that is fun and collaborative. It's not just a group of professionals paid to do the work, but instead everyone is part of a team working towards a common goal.

Moe Khan

Sr. Software Automation Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As the Manager of UI/UX Design, we work alongside & collaborate daily with engineers, product managers, and KeHE stakeholders to advocate UX & consistency across applications. The most exciting part about working for KeHE, besides the great people, is innovation - leading us to deliver high quality digital solutions transforming the food industry.

Ashley Plumb

User Experience Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

Engineering isn't just about writing code. Understanding the needs of our users and translating those needs into a better product is a huge part of our day-to-day. Writing clean, performant code is fun and exciting, but if we don't deliver a functional product to our users at the end of the day, none of that matters.


Lead Engineer

What are some social events your company does?

This year, the IT department at KeHE held their inaugural hackathon. It gave us the opportunity to collaborate and strengthen friendships in the spirit of friendly competition, as well as work with new and emerging technology. I cannot wait to see what is in store for next year’s hackathon!

Anthony Gacek

Software Engineer

What are KeHE Distributors Perks + Benefits

KeHE Distributors Benefits Overview

We are proud of our comprehensive benefits package - one that protects our employees and their families. Some benefits are provided automatically at no cost. Other benefits are available by choice. The benefits we offer are an important part of our total rewards which includes pay, benefits, and long-term career growth. Unique to being an employee-owned company, our team members are eligible to receive shares in the company through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan. For our tech teams, remote work will continue to be an option.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
-Company-paid STD policy at 60% of weekly earnings -Company-paid LTD at 50% of weekly earnings
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
3 Medical Options: - BCBS Health Care Plan (Full FSA allowed) - BCBS Health Savings Plan (Limited FSA & HSA allowed) - BCBS Value Plan (Limited FSA & HSA allowed Company pays majority of premium
Life Insurance
Company-paid policy 1.5 x annualized salary.
Wellness Programs
-Virgin Pulse (Opportunity to earn up to $300 incentive yearly. -Marketplace Care Partners -EAP through ComPsych -Free biometric screenings
Mental Health Benefits
-Marketplace Care Partners -EAP through ComPsych
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
What is an ESOP? An ESOP is a retirement plan known as an “employee stock ownership” plan. Under this type of Plan, the Company makes contributions into employees’ accounts.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
KeHE may match charitable contributions for our "KeHE Cares" partners for special circumstances.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Through KeHE's Flexible Spending Account option, employees can set aside pre-tax dollars towards child care expenses.
Flexible Work Schedule
For corporate and sales, we offer in-office flex, hybrid, and 100% remote opportunities that are position-specific.
Remote Work Program
A select number of positions in corporate and sales offer the ability to work 100% remote.
Family Medical Leave
In addition to FMLA, KeHE offers an additional 12 weeks of medical leave (unpaid) with supporting medical documentation.
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Fitness Subsidies
Gym discounts nationwide.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Monthly earnings of $20-60/mo. for remote positions meant to subsidize cell phone and/or internet coverage.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
We offer $2500 annually for continuing education.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
In addition to the 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, KeHE also provides you with the opportunity to share in the company’s financial success through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. KeHE will make contributions on your
behalf to the ESOP. You do not contribute any of your own money.

ESOP Highlights:
• The plan provides eligible employees an opportunity to share in the profitability and growth of KeHE and to earn additional income for retirement.
• The plan provides a stake in the company’s success.
• The ESOP is not directly affected by the ups and downs of the stock market.
• What we do each day and how the company performs directly impacts the ESOP.

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