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Talent Manager

Talent Management Los Angeles, California

We have an exciting opportunity for a Talent Manager to join USC within the Talent Acquisition team. The team is focused on supporting the USC senior leadership team to identify and develop colleagues to meet future talent capability requirements through the recruitment and development of talent. S/he will design, develop and implement the talent review and assessment process. S/he will conduct individual leadership, career and talent assessments and will compile the skills, abilities, and goals of each employee, compare them to the needs of current and future roles, and track employee progress towards being ready to fill these roles.

The Role:

  • Helping to define the talent and capability requirements of the business/function  
  • Managing and facilitating the annual talent identification and review cycle that includes Talent Brokering, Succession Planning, identification of high-potential employees, assessment of flight risks, 360 feedback roll-out
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of 'Business as Usual’ talent management within the university, providing specialist insight, analysis and recommendations to continuously improve the approach
  • Strengthening and diversifying talent pipelines to business critical and leadership roles and embedding increased diversity in leadership roles
  • Advising on how to maximize talent and capability growth opportunities as well as to manage potential risk, within business change and transformation programs
  • Benchmarking and developing the senior leadership population; including succession plan deployment leadership assessment and development and implementation of initiatives to drive increased diversity in leadership roles
  • Design, develop and implement a talent review process for succession planning
  • Implementation of the 360 performance assessment
  • Compile goals, skills, abilities of the employees and compare them to the needs of current and future roles
  • Track employee progress
  • Facilitate talent review discussions
  • Developing materials and providing expert and influential guidance to HR stakeholders on talent management related matters along with roll-out of new talent management products and solutions
  • Actively up-skilling and improving collaboration across the HR teams and senior leadership to strengthen talent management across USC

The Person:

  • A proven collaborator with the ability to influence senior management.
  • A track record of supporting business leaders to identify, develop and deploy talent
  • 10+ years experience in researching, developing and implementing progressive talent models and interventions
  • Comfortable using data to drive insight and decision making
  • 4+ years experience in working with external consultants
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills
  • Pro-active, resilient, motivated and results oriented
  • Proven experience delivering projects and facilitating/co-ordinating meetings within a large complex organization


REQ20068569 Posted Date: 12/05/2018 - Thru date - 2018-12-21

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