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Director of Talent Management

| Chicago

Summary
The Director of Talent Management will have broad involvement in leadership and employee development, change management and organization effectiveness. This role develops and delivers programs meant to improve performance, productivity, and engagement of the SMS Assist leadership team and employees.

 

Responsibilities

  • Create a high performance culture and ‘raise the bar’ for Talent through active performance and investment in development. Ambition: become a business where talent management is a mind-set, not just a process.
  • Evaluate the current and future needs of the business against current performance and capability.  This includes talent familiarization, reviews, succession planning, moves and leadership pipeline with a strong focus on promotion, motivation, retaining key leaders and top employees.
  • Enhance the employee experience through onboarding, training, education, mentoring, and/or career pathing; ensure that programs align with organizational needs.
  • Create a talent and development community within the business units; ensure a sense of belonging, knowledge sharing and act as an advisor and guide to this community.
  • Deploy all manager skills assessment of baseline capabilities to determine competencies and gaps.  Understand and address gaps in talent pipeline and target development to ensure we are growing our best people for our key roles.
  • Develop, design and implement programs that focus on learning and organizational development of leadership and employees.
  • Develop professional competencies for all levels of the organization, as well as succession plans for leadership staff.
  • Lead semi-annual performance review cycles.  Support and drive a common SMS promotion process.
  • Lead by example in creating an environment in HR where all people can perform and develop to their maximum potential. Serve as a subject matter expert to the team and leadership; coach and/or mentors others.
  • Partner with human resources, communications and training teams to drive effective communications of new initiatives.
  • Ensure confidentiality of internal and external data.

 

 

 

 

 Professional Skills

These are the professional skills we would expect from an individual fully established in this role.

  • Customer Service - Advanced
  • Verbal Communication - Advanced
  • Written Communication - Advanced
  • Teamwork - Advanced
  • Relationships - Advanced
  • Organizational Awareness - Advanced
  • Analysis - Advanced
  • Problem Solving - Advanced
  • Process Orientation - Advanced
  • Prioritization – Advanced

 

Role Specific Skills

  • Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook required

 

People Management Skills

  • Advanced proficiency in all people management processes, including recruitment, performance management and reward
  • Advanced proficiency in building, growing and developing a team; including department structure design and resourcing
  • Advanced proficiency in coaching and developing individual team members to reach their potential
  • Proficient in engaging multiple teams through communication, processes, personal impact and influence

 

Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 10 years of experience in human resources or change management
  • 7 years of experience creating, implementing, and facilitating training and employee development curriculums

 

    Other Relevant Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree preferred

 

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Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities, and schedule may change at any time with or without notice.

 

SMS Assist is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and/or expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reasons prohibited by law.

 

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Location

875 North Michigan Avenue , Chicago, IL 60611

What are SMS Assist Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive Salary. Flexible Spending Plans. Prescription Drug Program. Free Fitness Center membership.

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