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Employee Engagement Manager

| Chicago

The Employee Engagement Manager will partner with key stakeholders across the company to create a company-wide engagement strategy. This will be achieved by working with the HR Director to develop and execute communication plans, company-wide projects, and by serving as an information resource for all employee engagement initiatives. This position is also responsible for working with senior leadership to craft messaging that supports employee engagement.


Employee Engagement Strategy: Create a comprehensive and sustainable employee engagement strategy. Work with senior leaders and cross-functional teams to develop strategies that have demonstrable links between engagement and company strategic goals. Successfully manage, document, and implement employee engagement initiatives and tasks using project management practices. Build relationships and collaboration across teams, departments, and locations. Support cultural transformation, by analyzing the impact on employee engagement.


Employee Engagement Surveys: Manage employee surveys, communicate results, and convert results into actionable intelligence. Serve as the subject matter expert on the survey results. Create and execute a communication plan to ensure all employees receive results. Establish and report on metrics that support continual improvement of employee engagement. Manage internal relations by responding in a timely and positive manner to all inquiries, comments, and suggestions.


Cultural Transformation: Conduct research, analyze company culture, diagnose challenges, and provide strategic recommendations for cultural transformation. Create and develop 'culture branding.' Develop and manage multimedia content. Establish a suite of internal communication tools such as newsletters and webcasts. Work with subject matter experts to ensure content is accurate, relevant, and consistent with company objectives. Ensure consistency of messaging and alignment with the organization's strategic plan.


Corporate Messaging: Develop and/or consult on messaging that supports employee engagement effort and cultural transformation for senior leadership, including speeches, talking points, newsletter articles, intranet, and website content.


Training and Development: Design, develop, and facilitate training for all levels of management to support management's culture transformation strategy and employee engagement initiatives.


Employees may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


Role Responsibilities

  • Provide a first-class employee experience by promoting development feedback, objective setting, employee engagement
  • Promote and engage in diversity & inclusion initiatives
  • Manage all employee relations cases from initial advice through to completion
  • Provide data, reporting insights and analysis to support the US senior leaders in making decisions to improve their teams
  • Advise managers on compensation discussions
  • Design and deliver key People & Culture (P&C) initiatives, specifically within the US and Canada
  • Ensure HR data integrity and ensure changes are communicated to the P&C Coordinator/others as needed
  • Report on P&C activity, including headcount, attrition, diversity, and employee relations
  • Serves as a subject matter expert on People related compliance in the US
  • Maintain P&C policies ensuring they are up to date and fit for purpose
  • Manage P&C projects as assigned
  • Lead by example by living Affinitiv’s values and culture in day to day behaviors and interactions with all levels of colleagues
  • Streamline and manage the new employee onboarding process (for non-sales teammates)


Role Requirements

  • 5+ years’ experience in People & Culture/HR, preferably at a high growth company
  • Fluent understanding of HR analytics
  • Knowledge of the automotive industry is a plus but not required
  • Experience in influencing, coaching and counseling employees and leadership
  • Using metrics/data to advise and influence
  • Support staff going through huge amounts of change and business growth
  • Experience with coaching and counseling employees of all levels on performance management, conflict management, employee relations, and organization development
  • Broad generalist understanding and exposure to the following is preferred:
  • Managing annual talent reviews
  • Annual compensation planning
  • Actioning employee survey results
  • Running workshops
  • Performance management
  • Employee relations
  • Organizational design
  • Business savvy and analytical with strong presentation skills
  • Excellent communication with first class relationship building skills at all levels
  • Flexible and proactive attitude
  • Ability to manage multiple projects as well as manage day to day role
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We are located in the southwest corner of The Loop, right on the river! Just over the bridge from Union & Ogilvie and a few blocks from two L stops.

An Insider's view of Affinitiv

What is your vision for the company?

My vision is to transform auto retention marketing by providing omnichannel solutions rooted in innovative analytics and field consulting. We will change the business model from selling communications to sharing in clients’ success. Working together, our OEM and dealer partners will thrive as the industry transitions to a Razor/Razorblade business.

Scot Eisenfelder

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Chairman

What are Affinitiv Perks + Benefits

Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Affinitiv hosts lunch "You Auto Know" seminars led by our CEO Scot about once a month.
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