Director Talent and Development

Sierra Nevada Corporation
Englewood, Colorado, United States (on-site)
12 days ago


As Director Talent and Development, you will support internal strategies and oversee policies, procedures, processes, and programs in all aspects of Talent and Development including leader and professional development, learning, and Inclusion, Diversity and Equity. You will collaborate cross-functionally to champion best practices and strategies in Talent and Development to create top-quality talent capabilities that instill a sustainable, high-performance culture. You will identify and establish meaningful Talent goals and initiatives and provide partnership and insight to our business leaders to identify areas of opportunity and growth. You will promote a culture of compliance, integrity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity across the organization and ensure the activities of the Talent and Development teams are in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements and internal policies and procedures.

As SNC's corporate team, we provide the company and its business areas with strategic direction and business support spanning executive management, finance and accounting, operations, human resources, legal, IT, information security, facilities, marketing, and communications.Learn more about SNC's Corporate team

Must Haves:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Management or related field of study
  • Demonstrated expertise in Talent and Development administration in one or more of the following areas: talent development, performance management, learning and learning systems, inclusion and diversity, employee engagement
  • Deep understanding of and experience in a fast-growing enterprise with multi-site operations including:
  • Successfully driving Talent and Development activities and goals in support of continuous growth and advancement; and
  • A proven ability to lead multiple teams as a strategic and tactical resource in coordinating department initiatives, programs, procedures, and policies; and
  • Building scalable Talent and Development programs capable of growing with the organization
  • Thorough knowledge of and direct experience with development of competitive talent programs, initiatives and best practices for leader and professional development, learning and learning systems, inclusion, diversity and equity, top/critical talent identification, succession planning, employee engagement, and performance management
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, plan, and manage department budgets
  • Proven ability to add value and increase organizational effectiveness, efficiency and profitability through the alignment of human assets to contain costs and improve financial performance
  • Excellent acumen for assessing talent initiatives utilizing data analytics and metrics to drive progress and measure results
  • Possess a working knowledge and understanding of federal, state and local employment laws and regulations
  • Proven leadership abilities inclusive of successful change management, mentoring, career development, training, succession planning, holding people accountable, and conducting yearly reviews
  • Mastery of the ability to manage complex situations, delegate authority, lead and inspire your team, drive innovative thinking, instill collaboration, drive success, challenge status quo and demonstrate ability to adapt to dynamic situations
  • Proven experience and skills in team building, conflict resolution, briefing, presentation, and strategic thinking
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to clearly express concepts in verbal and written forms; ability to tailor conversations to adapt to varying audiences
  • Ability to navigate change and uncertainty, make defensible decisions in ambiguity and own those decisions

  • Preferred:
  • Typically 10-12 years of relevant Leadership experience; 8+ years demonstrated experience Human Resources or Talent/Learning Development
  • Master's degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology or Organizational Development
  • Active SHRM-CP/SCP or PHR/SPHR/GPHR Certification
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems. Experience with system implementations or migrations (Cornerstone LMS and Workday Learning).
  • Skills in assessing external competition by gathering data from multiple, often disparate, qualitative and quantitative sources and synthesizing it into meaningful reports and presentations
  • Possess leadership acumen to perform as a true strategic partner to top company executives; ability to establish presence and demeanor to interface and work collaboratively with leaders and skill to make significant contributions on key leadership committees
  • Experience with mergers, acquisitions, and integration
  • Demonstrated passion for ideation and innovation, as well as motivating others to act by creating a shared sense of vision or purpose.
  • Proven long-term and strategic perspective that extends beyond the immediate initiatives; visualizes and articulates a clear direction
  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, the US Department of Defense (Civilian), NASA/Civil or commercial space and/or US Military, with an understanding of defense, aerospace, intelligence, and adjacent markets
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances

  • Important Notice:

    To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

    At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America's fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

    Estimated Starting Salary Range: $180,679.95 - $248,434.93

    SNC offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

    SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, andmore.

    In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, SNC Is required to comply with protocols. SNC aligns its COVID requirements, including mandatory vaccine requirements for employees, based on the status of applicable court orders and injunctions. SNC will take no action to implement the requirements in locations subject to a court order prohibiting the enforcement of Executive Order 14042 protocols. The status of these protocols are subject to change depending on the course of ongoing litigation, and candidates may later be required to show proof of COVID vaccination or have an approved exemption.

    At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. SNC is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to SNC come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

    Job Information

    • Job ID: 66888783
    • Workplace Type: On-Site
    • Location:
      Englewood, Colorado, United States
    • Company Name For Job: Sierra Nevada Corporation
    • Position Title: Director Talent and Development
    • Job Type: Full-Time
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