Director, Talent Management at OCC

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The Director, Talent Management is responsible for partnering across the HR function to align business needs with talent strategies and solutions. Serve as a trusted advisor and strategic partner in the areas of employee relations, organizational design and effectiveness, workforce planning, employee engagement, talent management, performance management/improvement and policy interpretation to optimize HR’s contribution to helping OCC achieve its strategic goals.

  • Partner with functional leadership to develop an understanding of talent issues and implement talent management strategies including but not limited to leadership development, executive coaching, succession management, career management and performance management. 
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations and performance management issues. Conduct effective and thorough investigations of employee issues and concerns. Work with legal counsel as needed.
  • Act as a consultant to influence the business, deliver constructive feedback, diagnose and resolve issues and positively influence change.
  • Act as an employee champion and change agent. Provide coaching and counseling support to employees and managers regarding employee relations, career development and/or HR policy interpretation. Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale and increase productivity and retention.
  • Support HR talent related initiatives such as employee engagement, organizational design, workforce planning and change management initiatives. Collaborate with HR leadership to ensure OCC’s programs are enabling OCC to become a high performance organization.
  • Review fingerprint reports for new employees and independent contractors and work with legal counsel to obtain appropriate documentation to address findings.
  • Partner with Talent Development in the identification, development and execution of training programs.
  • Partner with managers and legal counsel to prepare separation paperwork and conduct termination meetings as needed.
  • Conduct exit interviews, analyze data and make recommendations to VP Talent Management for corrective action and continuous improvement.
  • Respond to employee questions and requests regarding employment policies, procedures, programs, compensation, benefits, HRIS, etc. Identify ways to improve Talent Management policies and procedures. Support the preparation of job aids, employee communications, training materials, etc.
  • Perform special projects as required by the CHRO and VP of Talent Management.


Qualifications/Technical Skills/Education:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong stakeholder orientation
  • Capable of independently handling difficult and/or confidential matters
  • Teamwork and collaboration; capable of building strong working relationships
  • Ability to think strategically and push back and challenge where appropriate
  • Ability to effectively prioritize workload; manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Excellent presentation skills and written/oral communication skills.
  • Ability to appropriately handle sensitive and confidential information
  • HRIS experience preferred (Workday)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources (or equivalent) or Business, Master’s Degree highly desirable
  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in an HR business partner role
  • Experience with creating a culture of engagement, collaboration and teamwork
  • Extensive knowledge of employment laws.
  • SPHR preferred

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Adjacent to the Willis Tower, close to CTA, Metra and expressways with plenty of food and entertainment options nearby.

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Monthly happy hours, summer and winter outings and cultural celebrations to honor our diverse workforce.


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What are OCC Perks + Benefits

OCC Benefits Overview

Educational Assistance and Student Debt Forgiveness, 12-week paid parental leave, technology stipend up to $2,000, mobile data reimbursement of $35 per month. Open offices, online health coaching.

Volunteer in local community
Each year, OCC employees select a locally-based charitable organization for each of our three offices (Chicago, Dallas and Washington, D.C.). We offer multiple opportunities to get involved.
Friends outside of work
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
OCC provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 50% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
OCC provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
OCC employees receive between 22 and 32 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Eligible employees get 30 days of paid sabbatical after their first 10 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
OCC Offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Relocation Assistance
OCC offers relocation assistance which varies based on the position level and location.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
OCC offers employees professional development opportunities including onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related certification courses, conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $1000.
Lunch and learns
OCC hosts leadership lunches on a regular basis so you can learn about your colleagues and their unique backgrounds.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Employees are strongly encouraged to stay current in relevant technologies and supports certification programs.
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