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Location :
Northbrook, IL US
Level :
Senior Manager
Job Category :
Human Resources
Description :

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Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You’ll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers’ lives. We’ll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you’ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Description

Strategic Workforce Planning is a continual process to certify that human capital and talent management strategies run parallel to business goals. It drives long-term performance improvements by identifying initiatives that address critical current & expected challenges facing the workforce – both at a business unit and enterprise level.


Job Summary

The Strategic Workforce Planning leader manages a team who partners with the business to use robust data to analyze and quantify the key workforce challenges and drivers of those challenges. In strong partnership with HR and business leaders, he/she identifies people strategies that will improve long term performance and enable implementation plans by providing direction and establishing accountability for results. He/she will be accountable for creating an enterprise-wide view of strategic workforce & talent strategy, while consulting with and identifying implications within each business function.

Key Responsibilities

  • Accountable for the Strategic Workforce Planning process & portfolio for each business unit & at the enterprise level to identify synergies and themes across
  • Facilitates strong partnerships with business leaders, data & analytics, and finance partners to ensure consistency & accountability for execution
  • Understands the business strategy and uses as input into developing Strategic Workforce plan
  • Consult with business & HR client partner to develop high level, long-term strategic workforce plan to proactively address key challenges by prioritizing emerging solutions, identifying phases of actions, articulating next steps & owners, KPIs and critical success factors
  • Establish and maintain core strategic workforce planning metrics and relevant scorecards/tracking to contribute to the evaluation of the SWP process.
  • Partner with technology to leverage supporting tools & resources and data/analytics to identify data need for measurement around implementation strategy, metrics & dashboards, and effectiveness
  • Solicit feedback from business leaders and HR to identify, recommend, and develop enhancements to strategic workforce planning process & methodology
  • Use strategic workforce planning to consistently define and build capabilities across the enterprise, including developing strategic workforce planning skills within his/her own team
  • Use strategic workforce planning to inform HR strategy around recruiting, talent pipelines, enterprise resource strategy, etc.
  • Travel required

Job Qualifications

  • 12+ years of experience in strategic planning
  • Experience in workforce planning preferred
  • Deep understanding of applying data and analytics to business decision making
  • Ability to synthesize complex data from various sources into meaningful conclusions
  • Competent in using predictive analytics, statistical modeling, measurement, and forecasting
  • Strong ability to structure documents to effectively translate analytics into a compelling story and communicate with senior management to drive alignment and decision making
  • People management & development skills
  • Deep understanding of how systems influence one another within a larger system
  • Strong collaborative capabilities
  • Strong ability to directly and strategically influence executive-level leaders’ directions and decisions
  • Ability to drive and accomplish business objectives
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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