IDT - Coralville Operations (1710 Commercial Park)

  • Director of Talent Management

    Job Locations US-IA-Coralville
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/23/2019 12:56 PM)
    # of Openings
    Human Resources
    M-F 40 Hour Week (United States of America)
  • Overview

    The Director, Talent Management, working with our business units and corporate leadership, is responsible for the design and implementation of global talent management strategies, programs and processes, while ensuring alignment and support of the organization’s strategic direction and business system, and business unit and individual performance goals. This role will liaise with Human Resource and business leaders to design, develop and deploy strategies and actions to address critical organizational and talent issues.


    This position is highly visible, reporting directly to the Vice President, Human Resource, and serves as an internal advisor on leadership and executive development, succession planning, and long-term talent planning. Overall, the incumbent of this position will positively affect high potential and high performer retention rates, successor readiness and leadership effectiveness. 


    Essential Functions:

    • In collaboration with senior leadership, develop, promote and facilitate Organization & Talent Assessment (OTA) process and culture on an enterprise-wide basis.
    • Working closely with business unit and corporate senior leaders on organization capability assessment, talent review, succession planning, and individual development plan execution.
    • Organizational development support for managing through change and implementing best practices in global organizational effectiveness (organization structure, job design, team development, competency application, communication, organization diversity, etc.).
    • Organizational and senior talent performance issue identification, analysis, business partner collaboration, and intervention.
    • Effective organizational/leadership development interventions (multi-rater assessments, structural interviews, coaching and mentoring). Includes delivering one-on-one customized psychological assessment and feedback for senior leadership and co-creating effective development action plans.
    • Partner with corporate and business unit HR to build and align our talent management processes, systems and reporting to ensure they are integrated with and supporting the Danaher Operating System and organization’s strategic talent agenda.
    • Create or modify learning & development programs to advance the readiness of our talent.
    • Group facilitation, training, and presentation to various organizational audiences.
    • Provide strategic and operational oversight to the enterprise-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives.
    • Manage and leverage relationships with external vendors in the performance management, succession planning, executive coaching and other related talent initiatives.
    • Demonstrates and upholds behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values and delivers the Integrated DNA Technologies experience to customers and other business associates.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.



    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (leadership, organizational behavior, I/O psychology) is required.

    Professional Experience:

    • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading talent management in a fast-paced, performance-driven culture required.
    • Demonstrated success as an internal and/or client facing external executive coach, consultant and advisor is preferred.
    • Experience using individual talent and organizational capability assessment tools and diagnostic instruments is preferred.
    • Strong track record of meeting talent acquisition and/or development needs in a geographically dispersed, decentralized, multi-unit organization is required.

    Other Job Qualifications

    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • Ability to encourage and facilitate cooperation, teamwork and pride.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and management in both written and verbal format.
    • Deep knowledge of talent management processes and programs including talent reviews, succession planning, 70/20/10 development framework, experiential learning, competency modeling, etc.
    • Technical knowledge and application of various psychological assessment and measurement tools including cognitive ability assessments, personality/styles assessments, 360 feedback surveys, organizational culture surveys, etc.
    • Strong consultative and diagnostic skills.
    • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication/presentation skills.
    • Strong critical thinking skills - using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
    • Possesses complex problem solving skills – identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
    • Strong leadership skills – willingness and ability to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
    • Possesses high sense of urgency. Effective self-management and project management ability.
    • Adaptability to perform under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.
    • Adaptability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
    • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.
    • Ability to accept responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.
    • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.

    Travel Requirements:

    • Occasional = Up to 20% of time

    Physical Requirements:

    Exert up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to a minimal amount frequently

    Constant (67%-100% of work day)

    • Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.

    Frequent (34-66% of work day)

    • Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work- those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
    • Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds at normal range; ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when auscultating and percussing.
    • Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

    Visual Acuity:

    • Work requires close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.
    • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.

    Integrated DNA Technologies is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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