The Talent Pipeline Program Manager is responsible for developing strategy and programming to effectively develop and retain a pipeline of talent across the globe. Consulting with leaders across HR and the business will be critical to ensure needs are understood and a pipeline is developed to keep pace with a dynamic business environment. The incumbent will collaborate frequently with the HR Leadership Team, the HR Consulting Function, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Head of HR Strategy, Procurement, Business Leaders, Talent Acquisition, and external vendors. This position will be accountable for top talent and scalable programs in support of mid-level leadership talent (2VP-VP). As capacity permits, this role will also support the development and execution of senior-level (SVP+) development strategies. This position will report to the NA Regional Practice Lead, who also has accountability for Global Curriculum & Development. This role is based in Chicago.
Develop and contribute to a point of view on how our collective Leadership Development Programs can yield an even greater ROI and best support the business. Continually assess our programs, processes and resourcing model and recommend changes that could drive efficiencies, tighter integration with other HR programs (e.g., talent acquisition, diversity, L&D, etc.), etc. Recommendations must be aligned with business objectives, embraced by key stakeholders, easy to use, scalable, and sustainable.
Serve as the program manager for our mid-level leadership development programs (Enterprise Talent Leadership Program and our Mid-Level Career Program). Provide program leadership (vision, purpose, selection process, developmental programming, budget management, etc.), determine the extended team that will coach and support participants on their career maps and development plans, partner with Enterprise L&D to identify development opportunities to close development gaps, and partner with leaders and BU HR teams across the globe to facilitate career movement. Launch and support the kick-off and onboarding of new cohorts across the globe.
Develop strategies to engage managers in reinforcing what is learned during the programs.
Partner closely with the Entry-Level Talent Program Manager to ensure strategies are complementary.
Partner with the Global Curriculum & Development Team to communicate the value story regarding what we deliver to all partners and what we deliver to targeted audiences (e.g., Manager and Pipeline Programs).
Track program metrics to analyze our strengths and opportunities. Drive the agenda and periodic discussions with the HR Consulting Function and Business Leaders to address critical needs and opportunities.
Contribute to developing our philosophy and approach to leadership assessments and how to best incorporate them into our leadership development practices.
Able to translate broad strategic intent into tactical plans that yield incremental improvements
Expert program and project management
Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
Strong presentation and facilitation skills
Able to form strong relationships with clients, program participants, team members, etc.
Strong consulting, influence, conflict management, and negotiation skills
Development program expertise (assessment strategies, design, curricula, workforce metrics, etc.)
Broad industry knowledge of best practices in this space
Strong process management and governance
Innovative problem-solver able to work under time and client pressure and/or other constraints
Excellent organizational and analytical skills required
Relentless attention to detail, high standards, and able to produce high quality deliverables
Seasoned leader with business experience and broad functional expertise who has been successful leading through influence and collaboration at all levels
Experience consulting with internal clients to identify needs and translate them into solutions
Experience implementing global development initiatives that have had a clear impact on the performance and effectiveness of an organization
Prior budgeting and forecasting experience
Experience designing and/or reengineering processes to gain efficiencies
Vendor sourcing and vendor management experience
BS/BA in relevant field is required (MS/MA preferred)
Minimum of 7-10 years of work experience, preferably 3-5 years in HR with at least 2-3 years of experience in L&D, D&I, and/or high potential development programs is expected
Global experience is also preferred.
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