Vice President of Talent
The Vice President of Talent shapes and implements strategies to develop and retain high-performing and high-potential employees. The Vice President of Talent’s responsibilities will include designing employee training programs, implementing organizational effectiveness initiatives and guiding organizational succession planning. To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of full-cycle recruiting, operational discipline combined with a strategic, business-oriented mindset.
Advantage Solutions is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management, and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. Advantage Solutions services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.
Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC dba Advantage Solutions is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. Advantage Solutions services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.
Learning & Development
-Design and deliver employee training programs, including business unit, competency-based and leadership training, to enhance performance
-Manage succession planning and career management programs
-Lead a performance based culture by designing development programs to improve results and develop tools that will enable a more engaged workforce
-Evolve a leadership development model and framework to ensure that current and future leadership needs are met and succession plans are in place across the organization
Talent Acquisition and Retention
-Ensure that Talent Acquisition strategies align with long-term talent development plans to create a complete and well-rounded Talent Management approach
-Facilitate strategy development by identifying root cause issues while working with business leaders to develop and implement action plans
-Create and manage effective tools, rewards, processes and development programs to ensure engagement and retention of high value employees
-Demonstrate skilled vendor assessment and management capabilities to select highest impact third party companies to support organization’s talent goals
-Participate in the restructuring HR systems and processes that result in improved business performance while reducing costs and increasing efficiencies
-Leverage industry best practices to ensure effective service delivery in both L&D and Talent acquisition areas
-Identify talent-related gaps and recommend thoughtful solutions, grounded by company strategy, to drive individual and organizational performance improvement and build capability
-Create strategy that identifies roles/skills required in the future and creates learning approach to address
-Define Organizational Effectiveness and Organizational Development (OE/OD) philosophy; devise and manage the real-time implementation of corresponding programs
- Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources
- May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports
Travel and/or Driving Requirements
- Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job
- Travel up to 25%
The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job
Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
(Preferred): Master's Degree or equivalent experience
Field of Study/Area of Experience
- 10+ years of experience in progressive HR/OD roles leading and facilitating processes within a large, complex organization
Highly flexible, relationship-oriented individual experienced in the direct development and implementation of talent development methodologies that have been proven drivers of improved business performance
Analytical, business-oriented thinker with hands-on operational experience, including direct P&L management responsibility
Systems implementation experience demonstrating the ability to align processes and systems to support the organization’s strategic objectives
Thrive in a matrix environment and promote strong teamwork across business groups and functions by sharing of ideas and information
Strong relationship management skills, high level of resourcefulness, influence/organizational savvy, strategicv vision, executional skills, executive presence
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
- Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
- Strong prioritization skills
- Skill in supervising to include delegating responsibility, training and evaluating performance
- Team building Skills
- Ability to exercise sound judgment
- Ability to make oral presentations
- Ability to work effectively with management
- Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically
- Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
- Ability to direct, lead, coach, and develop people
- Demonstrated ability to provide cross-functional leadership
- Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment
Environmental & Physical Requirements
Office / Sedentary Requirements
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.
Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Advantage Solutions reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. Advantage Solutions shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.
Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Solutions: Come learn why “Winning Together” is more than just words on a piece of paper. It is the vision by which we live our mission as an organization: "To create outstanding value for clients and customers through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services."
Advantage Solutions is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, Advantage Solutions shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
Advantage Solutions will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance. All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment. Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.