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Director, Performance & Talent Management

Thomson Reuters Human Resources 12/15/2017 7:36:39 AM New York, NY United States of America
Job Description

Thomson Reuters is seeking an experienced Director, Performance & Talent Management to join the Global Talent & Development team.

Performance & Talent Management (P&TM) is a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in the Thomson Reuters Global Talent & Development (T&D) team. The role reports into the VP, Performance & Talent Management. Given the global scope of this role, it is open in terms of location.


Over the last 3-5 years, Thomson Reuters designed and deployed consistent performance, talent management and engagement measurement practices across the enterprise (~46K employees). With the launch of Workday in 2013, performance and talent management practices are run at scale with the increasing ability to derive insight from data, helping to shape our approach. As well as continuing to improve these practices, we have a significant focus on building a flexible and future-proofed approach to career development and talent movement. In partnership with the Global T&D team, the CoE is playing a key role in putting in place the right platforms that will enable more agile resourcing models and career development practices in the future.

Position overview:
The Director, Performance &Talent Management position is key to continuing to drive consistent and high impact performance and talent management at scale.  S/he will plan ways in which Thomson Reuters can identify, deploy, engage and develop our talent, and work with colleagues in T&D, HR and the business to implement this across the organisation.  S/he will ensure we have effective approaches for talent and performance management going deep into the organization.

This role combines flawless execution of current talent and performance management processes with the ability to improve process. The incumbent needs to stay abreast of latest trends and their potential use and/or impact on Thomson Reuters. Knowing how to leverage performance and talent management functionality and data in Workday is key to success. The incumbent will bring advanced analytical capabilities to the team, helping build out and evolve our existing analytical capabilities today. They will be adept at manipulating and interpreting data in compelling ways to help shape the Company’s strategy and approach for performance and talent management.

The Director, Performance and Talent Management will lead on designing and implementing the right platform for the Talent Marketplace, an innovative and flexible solution to resourcing our most strategic projects with talent from across the organisation. S/he will also play a key role in helping solve for a comprehensive solution to career development.

Partnering across Thomson Reuters, the Director, Performance & Talent Management will ensure HR and leaders build capability around performance, engagement and talent management. S/he will create creative ways to communicate, engage and train around the topic of performance and talent management.

Working closely with colleagues in T&D, HR and the business, the Director, Performance & Talent Management will build a reputation as being an expert in this field, who can provide strategic insight, practical advice and make connections. 


Working alongside the VP, Performance & Talent Management:

  • Build deep insight into present and future talent needs and gaps: assess and build leadership depth, pipeline and capability
  • Carry out internal and external research/consultation to enhance our approach to talent and performance management, and engagement measurement (at enterprise and BU-level), partner with T&D and HR colleagues for high-impact roll-out of processes
  • Manipulate and interpret data from multiple sources (including Workday, engagement surveys, manager effectiveness surveys etc.) to build insights, shape approaches and develop action plans. Build out and enhance existing analytical capabilities in the team.
  • Partner with the T&D and HR community (including the Global HR Solutions & Services team) to implement the right technical platform and to evolve Workday functionality to support more agile career development and talent movement 
  • Develop thorough and innovative communication strategies to engage leaders, managers, employees and HR with the agenda and to build capability

Skills and experience

  • Expert in and passion for talent management, organisational performance and engagement strategies: proven ability to design, develop, implement approaches and continually improve process
  • Advanced analytical capabilities  
  • Consulting and research skills
  • Communications and engagement
  • Project management
  • Workday experience preferred; other systems experience also useful
  • Strong collaborator and relationship builder across matrix structures: a natural partner
  • Able to coach, teach and bring others up to speed
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills
  • Degree qualified; advanced qualifications in HR good, but not essential

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

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