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Sr. Talent Development Consultant in Columbus, OH at NiSource

Date Posted: 10/24/2018

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Job Description


The Talent Development Consultant is responsible for leading the planning, design and solutioning of multi-faceted NiSource-wide development initiatives to ensure NiSource is prepared with the leadership and workforce for the future. Key focus areas include experience and relationship based development strategies and high-potential development.  Incumbent will also facilitate the design of strategies to connect development solutions to broader talent management processes including selection and succession management.  

Incumbent will collaborate with the Manager Talent Strategy, Sr. Business Leaders, Talent & Organization Effectiveness team members, HR Leadership, and HR Consultants throughout the solution lifecycle in order to ensure solutions meet or exceed business needs and objectives.

 Key Results:

  • Increased understanding of the current state of talent and future talent requirements
  • Readily available resources and tools to address talent development needs
  • Integrated approaches to talent development driving greater awareness of high-potential talent and associated development strategies
  • Effective collaboration with HR partners
  • Creates awareness and understanding of talent development strategies and resources both in HR and across the business.

Responsible for the design and execution of simple, scalable and sustainable development strategies that identify and enable the future talent needs to execute business strategy across NiSource.

 Talent Strategy

  • Contribute to the development and continuous improvement of the NiSource-wide talent management strategy.
  • Partners with the business to craft longer-term development strategies leveraging a variety of development methods - to meet specific business needs.

 Talent Review & Succession Planning

  • Identifies opportunities to influence and design strategies to connect development solutions to broader talent management processes including talent review and succession management.  

 Talent Development

  • Influences and engages sr. level business stakeholders to design and execute NiSource wide strategies to accelerate performance and development of leaders in alignment with identified success profile (i.e. individual development planning, coaching, mentoring, learning strategies, etc.) 
  • Facilitates decision-making of sr. leaders across business units to align on approach, resourcing and timing for implementation of development strategies.
  • Assists with identification of assessments that align with the behaviors identified for each level of leadership  i.e. 360s, leadership style indicators etc.
  • Partners effectively with external vendors and resources as needed for development solutions.

Process Education & Continuous Improvement

  • Educates and consults with HR and leaders to comprehend, value and institutionalize talent development processes
  • Benchmarks best practices and stays abreast of trends and available solutions in talent development.
  • Designs evaluation strategies to collect feedback, assess the effectiveness of solutions, and make recommendations for improvements.

Required for Selection:

  • Bachelors degree
  • 6+ years experience in a talent development related role designing and executing integrated development processes and tools across multiple functions, regions or geographies.
  • Ability to gain an understanding of organization¿s business goals and translating business strategy into development needs.
  • Significant experience interacting and partnering with sr. business leaders
  • Is recognized as an external thought leader within workforce and talent development.
  • Exceptional project management skills to formulate a plan of action and effective execution of the plan.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment to make timely decisions, solve complex problems and prioritize projects/responsibilities
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and support multiple people/programs simultaneously
  • Demonstrated customer service skills (both internally and externally) at all levels within the organization from entry level to the executive levels.
  • Excellent computer technology skills with an emphasis on Microsoft Office desktop tools and electronic communications such as e-mail, calendars, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Drives results.  Excellent problem solving skills. 
  • Works collaboratively and cooperatively across organizational boundaries.

Preferred for Selection:

  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources or Organizational Development
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Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration.  Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at on or before November 21st!

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

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