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VP of Talent, Development and Diversity

Company: American Century Investments
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

American Century Investments-- is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. Founded in 1958, the firm's 1,400 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors, offering a wide range of investment strategies across a variety of investment disciplines. We are committed to providing institutional-quality, actively managed solutions with a performance-centered mindset. Our expertise spans global equity, global value equity, disciplined equity, multi-asset strategies, global fixed income, alternatives and ETFs. Privately controlled and independent, we focus solely on investment management. This empowers us to align our decisions with client expectations and concentrate on their long-term money management needs. Our culture of winning behaviors exemplifies our dedication to clients every single day. Delivering investment results enables us to distribute over 40% of our dividends-more than $1.7 billion - to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization with a controlling interest in American Century Investments. Our dividend payments provide ongoing financial support for the Institute's work of uncovering the causes, treatments and prevention of life-threatening diseases, like cancer. Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., we also have offices located in New York; London; Hong Kong; Frankfurt; Sydney; Los Angeles; and Mountain View, Calif. (Silicon Valley). For more information, please visit americancentury.com. American Century Investments has a long-valued culture of integrity, where hard work, motivation, and teamwork yields excellent investment performance and quality customer service every day. Jim Stowers, Jr. established our company based on the Guiding Principles . The Winning Behaviors were later introduced as a framework to define the foundation for our culture to compete and win. Our Management Committee is committed to building upon our culture, and we view our Talent, Development and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) efforts as integral to our Winning Behaviors. We are looking for a VP of Talent, Development and Diversity reporting to the Chief HR Officer (CHRO) to proactively drive our talent and diversity strategy. Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the Recruiting, Learning & Development and DE&I function globally, leading the teams and ensuring that aligned initiatives advance our mission and culture and drive organizational and employee effectiveness and efficiency
  • Provide thought leadership and research to identify and design global recruiting, management and learning strategies to meet our leadership needs. Responsible for the creation, design, development and assessment of programs. This will be accomplished through building partnerships in HR and with business leaders and by gaining a deep understanding of our business
  • Ensure we have an outstanding internal and external recruiting strategy that focuses on building diverse highly performing teams. Be aware and opportunistic of the external diverse talent pipeline for entry to senior level positions. Partner with key schools and third-party organizations to continually improve our ability to attract diverse talent pools. Enhance our internal career development initiatives and mobility opportunities
  • Lead the Learning and Development team to focus on strategies for onboarding, skills development, manager development executed via new and innovative e-learning methods
  • Assess, identify and implement learning and growth programs to ensure the development of highly performing and engaged team members
  • Facilitate the performance management cycle by creating state of the art connected tools for managers to accelerate the growth of employees
  • Create tools, resources, and education to enable the successful execution of a talent process including a global firm-wide framework. Identify effective processes to accurately assess talent and readiness of high potential employees. Determine programs to support development of these team members
  • Ensure we integrate a diverse, equitable and inclusive approach to all our HR processes. Focus on moving our diversity strategy forward in the following three areas: Employee Engagement - Foster a culture that accepts and enables all employees as they bring their authentic selves to work, thereby encouraging them to further share their experiences, perspectives, feedback and ideas. Partner with the Business Resource Groups (BRGs) as they evolve and work towards sponsoring programs, dialogue and learning opportunities for our employees Talent Development - Focus on developing best in class strategies to recruit, develop and retain diverse talent through refreshed recruiting and talent processes. Enhance our talent optimization efforts with improved processes, tools and training Community - Purposely build upon our community-based, educational and corporate partnerships
    • Develop productivity metrics to ensure optimization of recruiting, talent and development programs
    • Use our cloud-based technology to evolve the tools and resources vital to an optimal manager and employee experience Requirements:
      • A Bachelor's degree is required, advanced degree preferred
      • Minimum 15 plus years of human resources experience in Learning & Development, Talent Management, Diversity or senior level HR Business Partner roles; management/supervisory experience is a must
      • Experience anticipating and understanding business needs and objectives and taking the initiative to drive valuable, effective and aligned strategies and solutions
      • Highly tech proficient in integrated cloud-based HR systems, e-learning, talent technology and recruiting systems a plus; ability to work with technology professionals to build cutting edge tools that optimize productivity
      • Experience developing, executing and measuring training/career development programs
      • History of successfully influencing others
      • Experience leading large cross-functional project teams from scoping phase to project implementation
      • Continuous self -development and professional networking to stay on top of emerging and progressive ideas and practices
      • Ability to analyze and quickly use data for storytelling and measuring return on investment of programs and processes
      • Ability to toggle between strategic and tactical with a willingness to "roll up their sleeves" Other Success Attributes:
        • Executive-level verbal and written communication and presentation skills. Approachable and open to other's ideas
        • Solid sense of community; motivates others
        • Appreciation of a successful, diverse team culture
        • Highly organized with strong initiative and superior work ethic
        • Reacts and adjusts quickly to changing conditions and addresses with practical solutions
        • Possesses a call to action We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. American Century Investments believes all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity and advancement opportunities without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals forty years of age and older, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. ACI does not discriminate or adopt any policy that discriminates against an individual or any group of individuals on any of these bases. American Century Investment Services, Inc., Distributor. A merican Century Investments-- is a leading asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. It's how we manage money and make an impact.

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