Vice President – Talent in Oak Brook, IL at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 9/28/2019

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Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


IL Oak Brook

Job Type:

Human Resources General

Job Posting Title:

Vice President – Talent

Job Description:

The Vice President – Talent is a key member of the TreeHouse Human Resources team and reports directly to the SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer.

In this newly-created role, the VP – Talent will have responsibility to build out the Talent Acquisition, Talent Management & Development and Diversity organization.  Partners with the HR and business leaders to identify and prioritize needs, formulate strategies for key talent acquisition, including sourcing, attraction, assessment and recruiting, and on boarding.  Develops talent management strategies and solutions aligned with the business priorities.  Leads the human capital planning process to include talent reviews, succession planning and workforce planning.  Works with the business to develop the company’s Diversity and Inclusion agenda, ensuring that the D&I priorities are embedded in talent acquisition and talent management strategies and solutions.

Position Responsibilities:

Talent Acquisition

  • Design and develop talent acquisition strategies for the enterprise, including the development and execution of innovative and cost effective recruiting plans and activities
  • Continue to build the Talent Acquisition team to ensure proper resourcing of the function
  • Work with HR leaders to identify talent needs, prioritize those needs and implement effective solutions.  Assess, on an on-going basis, the businesses’ needs and competencies required to fill upcoming openings; work with HR and line leaders to  ensure workforce planning is aligned with needs. Partner closely with HR leaders on effective usage and implementation of the various talent acquisition programs.
  • Develop, improve and champion the company’s talent acquisition, selection and talent management processes, policies and tools. Support their effective execution, compliance and quality results.
  • Support recruiting efforts by ensuring the appropriate education, training and/or tools are provided in a timely and efficient manner. Organize, design and deliver Talent Acquisition training to support the rollout and sustainment of initiatives and programs. Utilize relevant resources and partnerships as needed to execute this effectively
  • Understand market conditions for targeted talent pools and prepare distinct and effective recruiting approaches to attract the best talent. Facilitate the development of pipeline talent for hard to fill positions. Provide talent acquisition support to specific disciplines to assist with key staffing projects and challenges.
  • Keep abreast of best in class recruitment practices and implement as appropriate. Look to challenge traditional recruitment thinking & find opportunities to include candidates from non-traditional sources
  • Develop Talent Acquisition scorecard and metrics to monitor and communicate progress

Talent Management & Development, Diversity & Inclusion

  • Design and develop talent management strategies and processes, including performance management, succession planning and talent reviews. Develop, initiate and maintain effective programs for workforce retention.
  • Build workforce planning capabilities to ensure talent availability is aligned with the business and strategic plans.  Drive insight into knowledge transfer needs and develop plans to address
  • Collect, analyze and maintain data gathered to inform targeted leadership development (e.g., succession planning)
  • Direct the design, development, implementation and ongoing administration of all learning and organizational development programs including but not limited to leadership development, HIPO development, succession management, career management, capability and competency management
  • Establish and implement a comprehensive competency assessment process and related career progression models to support leadership, management and employee development and to foster an environment of internal mobility
  • Advise, coach and counsel leadership, management and employees on learning and development issues and the creation and implementation of individual development plans
  • Develop an enterprise wide Diversity and Inclusion strategy and plan, including resources and programming
  • Partner with recruiters and HR business partners to design and implement strategies to attract, hire, advance, and retain a diverse workforce
  • Work with CHRO and Executive Leadership Team on integrating Inclusion into business strategy and practices. Use data to help the business identify specific opportunities, gaps, and challenges that are relevant to building strong, diverse teams.

Position Qualifications

  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in Human Resources, talent acquisition and/or talent management in large complex organizations
  • Demonstrated experience building teams and organizational capability
  • Previous experience in the creation and implementation of organization-wide process and programs
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and engage business partners and gain support for solutions to talent challenges
  • Ability to use metrics and data analysis to identify and resolve issues
  • Knowledge of contemporary talent acquisition technologies and systems
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required; advanced degree preferred

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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