12 days old

Head of Talent

Washington, District of Columbia 20005
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Bialek Environments is a leading provider of workplace design solutions, with primary manufacturer lines such as Herman Miller (furniture) and DIRTT (architectural walls), along with 200+ other manufacturers. Recognized for excellence in business practices, corporate culture, ethics, and design, Bialek creates inspiring workplaces across various industries – Government, Healthcare, Commercial and Education. This is a growing organization, with over 60 direct employees in two locations -- Rockville and Washington, DC.


What this Job is About

The Head of Talent champions Bialek’s efforts to attract, train, support, and retain the best staff. This leader will focus on motivating and engaging valued teammates and leaders, aligning them with the company’s culture and building the knowledge and abilities of each individual to ensure they have the skills they need to do their job. The Head of Talent helps each Bialek teammate develop and achieve their potential, so both the Company and the teammate can succeed and grow. This hands-on, talent development leader will create talent objectives with a focus on teammate engagement, retention, performance management, succession planning, and talent acquisition. The Head of Talent will also help to process and bring structure to create a centralized HR function.


The role is responsible for all aspects of the teammate experience, serving as a trusted and objective ambassador for the Company, leaders, and teammates alike, keeping a pulse on key issues, effectively balancing different perspectives, and providing coaching and solutions as needed. This Head of Talent will, through their contributions, continue to build on a culture of teammate support and growth.


If hired, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop organization strategies by identifying and researching HR issues.
  • Implement HR strategies by establishing department accountabilities and role responsibilities.
  • Create teammate-oriented programs to positively impact change and teammate engagement.
  • Drive change by developing and strategically leading teammates and/or change management initiatives including business transformations, organization design/evolution/development, and issues surrounding Diversity and Inclusion
  • Design customized talent development plans based on individual business needs including measurement systems for learning and development strategy.
  • Build relationships and stay engaged with the executive team and managers in order to understand talent strengths and gaps and help formulate career growth and succession plans that will retain and engage key talent and build bench strength for the organization.
  • Work closely with the executive team and department/vertical managers to develop and deploy an integrated talent management strategy, encompassing front line to C-level employees.
  • Create teammate-oriented programs to positively impact change and employee engagement.
    • Oversee talent related processes and projects; work with internal staff tasked for support, as well as vendor procurement and management.


What You Are About

  • You offer 8+ years of proven experience as an HR leader and 5+ years of experience managing people and/or processes.
  • You have a strong background in creating and executing a talent strategy, talent planning, organizational design, workforce planning, employee relations, talent acquisition, and learning & development.
  • You have built a proven track record in management and navigation in a matrix organization and in building collaborative relationships with all levels of leaders and teammates.
  • You have a fine-tuned ability to adapt quickly to new information, requirements, and priorities, and can make timely decisions in difficult and ambiguous situations.
  • You have standout abilities as a written, oral, and multimedia communicator.
  • You have thorough knowledge of HR management principles and best practices.
  • You have earned a Master’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field and/or advanced certification (s) including the SPHR, APTD or CPLP.


What You Will Get Out of It

  • The opportunity to be a member of the senior leadership team and culture influencer, in support of Bialek’s focus on excellence
  • A committed and dedicated team of colleagues working in a collaborative and high performing environment
  • Professional development opportunities to grow your career


Next Steps

For immediate consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to the following job link: https://cessnasearch.zohorecruit.com/recruit/ViewJob.na?digest=wUKJ7psyOrA4CgEqKjvWGkxL8.Y41w6IN4WiDiWEphk-&embedsource=CareerSite


Inquiries should go to Beth Cessna at Beth@cessnasearch.com or 202/232-1765.


It is the policy of Bialek to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Bialek will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Posted: 2019-07-02 Expires: 2019-08-01

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