Employee Engagement Mba Project Report

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As a result of its increased discipline and focus on talent management (TM), the Talent
Management organization at Saks Fifth Avenue has an immediate opening for a Senior Manager,
Talent Management position. This position will be located in New York City and will report
directly to the Senior Director, Talent Management. This newly created position will play a
pivotal role in helping to drive various aspects of Saks’ TM platform, which will propel Saks
Fifth Avenue into a state-of-the-art TM organization.

This role is accountable for delivering exceptional results associated with the design and
execution of TM tools, processes, and initiatives that support Saks’ mission to become a high
performance culture. The incumbent will be responsible for helping to drive: talent stewardship
initiatives, talent reviews, employee engagement, performance management, succession
planning, competency modeling, employment value proposition research, and aspects of
diversity analysis. A major focus of this position will be to help integrate various components of
Saks’ talent management platform. The primary responsibilities of this position will focus on 5
key areas:

 Enhance the tools and processes used to support Saks’ Talent Review initiatives– which
   include the accurate identification of high potential talent, critical positions, A players, and
   retention risk assessment, and succession plans for critical positions.

   Analyze and synthesize data from talent review sessions into meaningful conclusions that
    enhance fact-based talent decision-making; report key talent metrics.

   Manage post-talent review processes that ensure proper follow through of actions determined
    at talent review sessions.

   Coordinate quarterly functional talent review meetings that foster talent sharing between
    various divisions; establish processes that ensure appropriate follow-through on decisions.

   Support the migration of talent review data to a state-of- the- art web enabled platform that
    vastly improves and expedites talent decision making.

 Manage and develop programs that support the development of high potential associates that
    are identified through Saks’ Talent Review process; (e.g. mentoring, action learning, 360
    feedback, CEO Forum, etc.)

 Manage the end to end execution of the Saks High Performance Culture Survey – including
    vendor management, data analysis and interpretation, and action planning follow-up.
 Manage the process and tools associated with Saks’ newly enhanced performance
    management model, which measures Associate performance against both the achievement of
    business objectives and high performance culture objectives.

 Support the implementation of various research methods that enable Saks’ to better
   understand and communicate a compelling and differentiated EVP. Research methods may
   include, but are not limited to: Job Decline and Acceptance Interviews, Exit Interviews,
   Focus Groups, surveys, etc.

Position Requirements
 Bachelor degree required. Masters degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or
  related discipline is preferred. MBA is also desirable.
 5-8 years of related experience, preferably in a talent management /Center of
  Excellence role.
 Excellent project management skills, strategic thinking, and tactical implementation
 Strong data analysis and interpretation skills (ability to translate data into
 Excellent problem solving ability.
 Excellent verbal and written skills.
 High proficiency in Excel (pivot tables, macros, ability to manipulate and sort a large
  amount of data.
 Excellent PowerPoint skills– ability to develop graphically appealing and compelling
 Detail oriented, resourceful, able to multi-task.
 Strong follow-up ability.
 Strong learning agility and intellectual curiosity for how things work.

Interested candidates can email Owen Sweeney at Owen_SweeneyJr@s5a.com.
No recruiters or search firms please.

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