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Director, Talent Management

About the position

The Talent Management Center of Expertise (CoE)’s mission is to attract, assess and develop talent across Prudential. In achieving it’s mission, the Talent Management CoE is looking to hire a Director who can drive thought leadership, process excellence, and flawless delivery in the areas of assessment, performance management and succession management. This position will have broad exposure to senior executives and HR Partners across the organization. The incumbent will be responsible for the following: Talent and Succession Management:
  • Serve as the point person for talent management team members, HR Business partners and reporting teams in the execution of ongoing succession management activities
  • Create and refine informational materials to support key stakeholders in the succession management process
  • Bring thought leadership to the succession process and recommend opportunities to continually evolve succession strategy
  • Ensure accurate and flawless delivery of succession process during talent reviews
  • Lead the assessment practice for selection and development
  • As an assessment subject matter expert, support business partners on ensuring the right assessment approach is leveraged to achieve desired outcome
  • Oversee and create detailed analytics and adverse impact analysis on all existing assessment tools and recommend enhancements as appropriate
  • Support validation and research of assessment programs to ensure Prudential is optimizing assessment outcomes
  • Serve as the go to resource for Talent Acquisition and HR business partners on assessment related inquiries
  • Nurture ongoing relationships with assessment vendors and external partners
Performance Management:
  • Support the evolution of Prudential’s performance management approach through the incorporation of empirically based methodologies
  • Engage with critical stakeholders on defining and executing change management activities for performance management
  • Oversee day to day process ownership for performance management
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree with a focus on Industrial and Organizational Psychology or related field strongly preferred
  • Experience working in talent management with focus on one or more areas: assessment, performance management and/or succession management
  • Expert-level statistical skills
  • Experience creating, validating, implementing and managing assessments for selection
  • Successful track record of execution, organization, relationship building, problem solving and demonstrating sound judgment
  • Demonstrated success in situations in which the goals are unclear and changing
  • Ability to build strong relationships and become a business ally. Strong track record of credibility built on trust
  • Comfort in serving as an ambassador of change in a complex and results-driven organization; ability to be influential, innovative, nimble, proactive and collaborative
  • Clear and concise communication, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated experience with coaching and influencing leaders at all levels
  • Highly collaborative and team-oriented work and leadership style

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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