• Senior Leader, Talent Management & HR Technology

    Work Location US-MI-WYOMING
    Job ID
    1300 GEZON PKWY SW
    Job Category
    Human Resources
    Nearest Metro Area
    MI-Grand Rapids
  • This senior leadership opportunity will oversee North American People and Organization Development; HR Technology, and HR Project Management Office (PMO) and associated teams, strategies, services, processes, systems, and budget, all in support of strategic vision, business objectives, and the Gordon Food Service mission.


    Our Human Resources professionals are here to ensure that we have both the tools and the culture in place to maximize the performance of our people and ensure that they feel valued and recognized.  Divisional HR teams work daily with the business to bring the "people perspective" into the discussion and also to support our employees through their work life cycle, preserving the culture that makes us unique.  In addition, HR teams in our Home Office provide the strategy, processes, and programs that allow us to attract, develop, reward, and retain a workforce of over 19,000 people.

      Prof - 2 women


    Partnering with other areas of HR, the Senior Leader - Talent Management and HR Technology will report directly to the Chief People Officer, driving effective implementation of strategy and process, and ensuring company culture is preserved and enhanced through all strategic interventions.  As a key HR leader, responsibilities will include:


    People & Org Development

    • Creates the people & organization development strategies and roadmap.
    • Defines the needs assessment and rationalization for programs and services in the areas of employee development, succession management, performance management, learning, career management, competency management, strategic workforce planning, organization development, organization design, talent acquisition, training, assessment and engagement.  Oversees the efficient design and delivery of these programs.
    • Leads the strategy and efforts to solve complex organizational effectiveness problems and to proactively shape the organizational culture.
    • Serves as a leadership advisor and strategic thought partner for organization leadership and HR Directors across North America and for large scale organizational change



    • Creates the HR Technologies strategy and roadmap; responsible for business and systems analysis in support of talent services.
    • Identifies HR technology solutions and drives implementation and optimization strategy
    • Leads identification of talent management technologies, collaborates with HRIS for implementation, and serves as a subject matter expert on company talent management technologies.


    Program Management

    • Identifies  HR Project Management Office strategy and approach to solve complex business problems and ensures effectiveness of HR systems, processes  and interventions
    • Leads North American HR PMO efforts to ensure HR capacity and ability to execute are optimized and not overburdened.  Works with business and HR leaders to plan and adjust HR annual organizational systems/processes deployment and communications effectiveness.
    • Establishes  HR project management office approach and effectiveness measurement


    People Leadership

    • Leads a team of 15-20 HR leaders and professionals.  Responsible for  hiring, training, performance, development  and retention of  these teams.  
    • Mentors, motivates, develops and serves as a resource to team and others.  


    Leading candidates will differentiate themselves with...

    • Bachelor degree required, Master's preferred
    • 10+ years of broad Human Resources experience required, with large organizational oversight
    • A minimum of 4+ years of people management experience, including hiring, motivating and directing people as they work
    • Keen insight into the implications of workforce diversity and inclusion
    • Experience working directly with executive level senior leaders to deploy HR systems, processes, and tools
    • Management experience and knowledge of strategic planning, resource allocation, and business decision making


    We are excited that you are thinking about opportunities with us, and we have an amazing story to share.  Here's a quick glance of who we are and the impact you could have on the food service industry.   Gordon Food Service At a Glance  There's a seat at our table for you..


    Be part of an amazing culture where what matters to you, matters to us!


    Gordon Food Service values our customers and understands that their success is largely dependent upon their workforce.  To demonstrate our commitment to our partnership, we will require any candidate who works for a Gordon Food Service customer to provide a letter of support from their management if they are selected for the interview process.  



    We take care of each other at Gordon Food Service.  Employees love our competitive benefit plans, which include all the things you would expect and a few that you might not! 
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    Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.   The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

    If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request to talent@gfs.com and use the words “Accommodation Request” in your subject line. Please keep in mind this method is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability.

    All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco free.

    Gordon Food Service is a drug free workplace and drug tests all employees.  



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