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SVP, Talent

Apply Location Atlanta, Georgia Additional Locations: Chicago,Illinois; Miami,Florida Requisition Number R-88465

As a senior member of the Global People Organization and Assurant Leadership Team, Assurant’s Senior Vice President of Talent will be responsible for providing the strategic vision for Talent in support of Assurant’s overall business priorities and have oversight for our talent acquisition, performance management, succession planning, learning, leadership, and career development and mobility. The SVP of Talent will focus on building scalable programs and processes for our 14,000+ employees globally to support our overall talent and diversity objectives and differentiate Assurant in the marketplace. The Talent leader will report to Assurant's Chief Administrative Officer and will work in close partnership with our People Business Partners, business leaders and other external partners to ensure that our talent strategy drives business outperformance by anticipating challenges and proactively developing targeted programs and solutions.


  • Partner with leaders in our People Organization, our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) organization and other key partners and business stakeholders to develop and deliver a data-driven, customer-centric talent strategy in direct support of business initiatives that will drive outperformance, and support Assurant’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals.

  • Oversee the design of programs and solutions that proactively address shifts in business strategy and/or the needs and preferences of the evolving workforce.

  • Champion a mindset and a culture of “people-first leadership” that comes to life in the business as people leaders actively own the goal setting, learning and career development, coaching, and performance measurement processes that are enabled by Programs Teams and Solutions support.

  • Serve as the organization’s champion and subject matter expert on talent strategy and program design.

  • Lead team responsible for defining strategy, operational metrics, programs and policies for enterprise-wide People Organization programs related to Talent.

  • Validate program and process design requirements with People Business Partners to confirm understanding of workforce needs and changing business priorities when building and/or rolling out new initiatives.

  • Partner with Total Rewards leadership to ensure coordination of efforts and alignment around a shared vision for the end-to-end talent lifecycle experience for all Assurant employees.

  • Collaborate with the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion team to ensure programs and solutions are designed to drive greater equity in career growth outcomes, greater diversity in hiring and mobility, and more inclusive people leadership practices.

  • Oversee, lead, coach and mentor a team of Talent Program leaders responsible for various areas within Talent including learning, leadership development, performance management, career development & mobility, succession planning, and all aspects of talent acquisition.

  • Partner with Analytics team members on people analytics initiatives, helping to define the use cases and insights that are necessary to inform Assurant's Talent Program strategy.

  • Consult with workforce experience team members when designing human-centered programs to drive value.

  • Support People Business Partners and the analytics team in conducting workforce planning and translating insights into solutions to address gaps (e.g., building a more robust pipeline or investing in development of a certain capability).

  • Define and continuously evolve third party and outsourcing strategy related to talent programs.

  • Lead the development of technology strategy related to talent programs and solutions and partner with the Digital Solutions team to acquire, configure, and implement necessary tools.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business and/or Human Resources related fields · Advanced degree (preferred).

  • 20 years combined general business and professional HR experience.

  • 5+ years working at the executive HR level.

  • Extensive expertise across talent management and talent acquisition with understanding of evolving trends and leading practices in each program area.

  • Experience partnering with senior leaders to reach strategic business goals.

  • Experience leading, global teams with knowledge of country/regional employment laws and requirements.

  • The successful candidate will have dealt with all the leadership challenges attributable to a fast-paced growth environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent project management, leadership, facilitation and interpersonal skills.

  • Deep strategy and business acumen.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to organize and present information in a clear and concise way to executive leaders.

  • Fluent in analytics and how insights can inform strategy.

  • Experience in organization, culture, or leadership strategy work.

  • Project management experience: able to coordinate internal resources and partners for flawless execution of projects.

  • Ability to clearly articulate objectives and influence outcomes.

  • Highly developed personal and interpersonal skills.

  • Mastery of self-knowledge and self-aware.

  • Demonstrates consistently the highest level of integrity and trust.

  • Demonstrates a positive approach; ability to deal with change and ambiguity.

  • Demonstrates courage to deal with challenging and complex situations.


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