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Vice President, Human Resources - Individual Solutions Group

About the position

Prudential is one of the largest financial services companies in the world and consistently recognized as an environment where talent develops and grows.

The Individual Solutions Group (ISG) has a great career opportunity for a seasoned lead human resources business partner to provide strategic consultative support on human capital matters and the full range of human resources support. Reporting to the Head of Human Resources for the Individual Solutions Group, and working collaboratively with the HR leads for each of the Individual Solutions Group business units you will partner with business leaders to build a compelling culture that drives competitive advantage and the organizational capabilities to win. As the Lead for ISG HR, you will consult on all key HR-related disciplines with a strong focus on talent management, succession planning and organizational design. You will serve as a trusted advisor and confidante to senior leaders; coaching and consulting with management teams on all people related issues. In this role you will lead and participate in ISG-wide HR projects, oversee the early talent strategy including the Summer Internship and MBA program and sponsor change in business units and in work practices. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Set the strategic direction and lead a seasoned team of HR professionals.
  • Partner with senior leaders to plan/drive change, enhance organizational effectiveness, identify areas for improvement and develop/implement related strategies.
  • Implement operational efficiencies to build a high-performing culture.
  • Consult on all key HR-related disciplines including organizational design, talent and succession planning and performance management.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor and confidante to senior leaders; coaching and consulting with management teams on all people related issues.
  • Partner with client groups in executing all cyclical processes such as annual compensation, performance management, succession management and Employee Engagement Survey analysis and action planning.
  • Collaborate with HR partners from Talent Management Centers of Expertise, Corporate Benefits, Diversity and Inclusion, as well as Employment Law to deliver against HR’s overall strategic commitments for the business.
Organization Effectiveness (OE) Focus: You will help leaders establish the organizational culture and climate in which people have the competency, concern and commitment to serve customers well. You will consult on employee development opportunities and with the support of the Organization Effectiveness Center of Expertise, provides organization development solutions and approaches to problem solving. You will advise on how to create a positive work environment in which people will choose to be motivated and contribute to the goals of the organization. Talent/Diversity: In partnership with the Talent Management Center of Expertise you will help leaders build talent strategies that drive a climate of inclusion. You will also be responsible for integrating programs and assessments from the Centers of Expertise to ensure readiness of leaders and overall development of key talent. In this role, you will partner with Diversity & Inclusion and participate actively in diversity initiatives. Change Focus: You will be responsible for championing and executing change strategies while measuring the effectiveness and keeping a close pulse on adoption and employee engagement. Leadership characteristics:
  • Demonstrate the highest levels of ethics, values and integrity; should be highly respected within current/previous organizations and within the industry as a trusted professional. Will stand up for managing the right way and create a safe to say environment.
  • Demonstrate high energy, resiliency, capacity and the ability to manage multiple priorities and make ongoing decisions.
  • Demonstrate good balance of confidence and humility, which will solidify trust and enhance ability to get things done.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability. Needs to be fluid and effective as business conditions and organizational dynamics change. Remain calm and thoughtful, yet decisive under pressure.
  • A self-critical and disciplined approach, with a positive, constructive attitude toward managing.
  • Adapts communications and style to meet colleagues’ needs and expresses information in a clear, direct way.
  • Possesses the ability, experience and confidence to effectively manage change throughout the organization.
  • 10+ years HR experience with prior senior HR consulting responsibility, talent management and people leadership.
  • Solid working knowledge in all major HR disciplines (succession planning, compensation, diversity/EEO, learning and development, organization development/effectiveness, talent acquisition).
  • Proven record of effectively operating at both a strategic and tactical level and demonstrated ability to manage multiple and diverse issues. Successful track record of relationship building, problem solving and demonstrating sound judgment.
  • An expert on operational efficiency and high-performing cultures and will become a trusted partner with senior leadership.
  • Excellent business acumen.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Superior written, listening and oral communications skills.
  • Based in Newark, NJ, with the ability to travel nationwide when the need arises.

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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